MIT Men's Track and Field Finishes First at Meet Against Bates, Colby and USM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its second home meet in the past two weeks, the MIT men's outdoor track and field team finished in first place with 246.5 points. Bates College was close behind in second place with 229, the University of Southern Maine was third with 115.5 and Colby College was fourth with 85 points.
Junior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) kicked the meet off with first place finishes in the 100m with a time of 11.06 and the 200m in 21.93. Freshman States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) came second in the 200m with a 22.25.
MIT performed very well in the 400m, taking six of the top eight spots. Freshman Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Lee tied for first with a time of 48.84, while senior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) was third in 49.32. Sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) was fifth in 50.73, junior Mac Gager (Rye, N.Y.) was seventh with a 51.06 and senior Daniel Ronde (East Northport, N.Y.) came eighth with a time of 52.17.
In the 5,000m, sophomore Matthew Jordan (Matthews, N.C.) was second with a 15:12.00, senior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) was third in 15:19.00 and sophomore Allen Leung (Arcadia, Calif.) finished fourth with a 15:19.34. Freshman Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) came first in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.58, breaking the MIT freshman record in the event.
MIT won both the 4x100 and the 4x400 relays. In the 4x100, Michael DuPlessis (Wantagh, N.Y.), Kaba, Lee and Singer-Clark crossed the line in 42.60, just a tenth of a second ahead of Southern Maine's relay. In the 4x400, Kaba, Marx, Ronde and Singer-Clark finished with a time of 3:17.03, leaving a gap of over four seconds between them and Southern Maine's relay.
Freshman Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J) kicked off the field events with a second place finish in the high jump with a jump of 1.88m. He was followed by sophomore John Thomas (Somerville, Mass.) and senior Matthew Falk (Barnegat, N.J.) in third and fourth, both with jumps of 1.83m. Senior Cyrus Vafadari (Columbus, Ga.) won the pole vault in 4.60m. Freshman Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was second in the long jump in 6.37m and first in the triple jump with a jump of 13.47m. Classmate Angel Echevarria (Sacramento, Calif.) finished directly after him in the triple jump in 13.31m.
MIT will return to action on Friday, April 19 when it travels to Princeton, N.J. for the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton.