May 25, 2013

MIT Men's Track & Field Completes Final Day of NCAAs

LA CROSSE, Wis. - The MIT men's track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday evening. The Engineers concluded the three-day meet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse tied for 54th place with four points. Tech improved on their showing from last year's Championships, where they tied for 68th place.

To start the day, the 4x100 relay competed in finals, after finishing fourth in prelims on Thursday afternoon. The relay that was made up of junior Michael DuPlessis (Wantagh. N.Y.), freshman Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.), senior Josh Duncavage (Austin, Texas) and junior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) finished in sixth place with a time of 41.06. They dropped about two tenths of a second from their time earlier in the week, also bettering their MIT varsity record time and earning All-America honors.

Running in the finals of the 800m, senior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) ran a 1:52.53 to take ninth place, just missing out on scoring a point towards the Engineers' final score by half a second.

Ending the day was the 4x400 relay, which was composed of freshman States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), Kaba, freshman Derek Barnes(Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Singer-Clark. The Engineers ran a 3:15.85 to sneak into eighth place and earn a point and All-America honors.