2013-14 MIT Men's Track and Field News

June 24, 2014
Six Engineers Named To Capital One Academic All-America Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third year in a row, members of the MIT men's and women’s track and field teams were named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday afternoon.

May 29, 2014
Five Engineers Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five members of the MIT men’s track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

May 24, 2014
Tech's 4x400 Relay Places 4th on Final Day of NCAAs
DELAWARE, Ohio - MIT's men's outdoor track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday. Overall, the Engineers scored eight points to nine-way tie for 33rd, improving greatly on their 54th place finish from last year.

May 23, 2014
Tech Returns to Track for Day Two of NCAA Championships
DELAWARE, Ohio – Tech returned to action at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division III Track and Field Championship on Friday with four successful individual performances. The Cardinal and Grey wrapped up day two in a three-way tie for 29th place.

May 22, 2014
Schreck Earns All-America Honors on Day One of NCAA Championships
DELAWARE, Ohio – Day one of competition at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division III Track and Field Championships got underway on Thursday at Ohio Wesleyan University. Tech’s 11th ranked men’s track and field team had an extremely successful opening day earning All-America honors in one event and setting themselves up for continued success on days two and three of competition. After one day, Tech is currently in tied for 14th place with three points.

May 20, 2014
Taylor Named USTFCCCA New England Men's & Women's Coach of the Year
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Halston Taylor, head coach of MIT’s track and field programs, was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men’s and women’s Coach of the Year for the New England region on Tuesday.

May 20, 2014
MIT Track and Field Headed To NCAA Championships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT is sending eight members of the men’s track and field team to the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three day competition begins on Thursday, May 22nd at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

May 16, 2014
Tech Finishes Third at ECAC Championships
TROY, N.Y. – Tech returned to the track on Friday for the second and final day of competition at the ECAC Division III Championships. The MIT men’s track and field team finished the meet tied for third with host RPI, scoring 46 points. Also running on Friday, two members of the team headed to Princeton University to compete in the 138th annual IC4A Men’s Championship.

May 15, 2014
No. 15 Men’s Track and Field Competes at ECAC Championships
TROY, N.Y. – Three members of the No. 15 Engineers’ men’s outdoor track and field team kicked off the two-day ECAC Division III Championships on Thursday at RPI in Troy, N.Y. On the last weekend of qualification before the NCAA Championships, MIT track and field student-athletes will be competing at RPI and the IC4A Championships at Princeton University through Friday.

May 10, 2014
MIT Finishes Ninth at New England Championships
WESTFIELD, Mass. – MIT’s men’s track and field team was in action again on Saturday for day three of the New England Outdoor Championships hosted by Westfield State University. Up against 27 Division I, II, and III programs from across New England, Tech took ninth place in the team tally and recorded four personal best times on the day.

May 9, 2014
Samsel and Lee Lead MIT at New England Outdoor Championships
WESTFIELD, Mass. – A few members of the MIT men’s track and field team took to the track on Friday to compete in day two of three of the New England Outdoor Championships at Westfield State University. After claiming the team titles at the NEWMAC Championship and New England Division III Championship the past two weekends, Tech faced off against student-athletes from Division I, II, and III institutions from across the region.

May 8, 2014
Rounding the finish of a good run
Early Sunday mornings, when the streets of Cambridge are still empty, you might find MIT senior Justin Bullock running one of his favorite loops: down Memorial Drive along the Charles River, through the woods at Fresh Pond Reservation, and back down Massachusetts Avenue to his dorm, Burton Conner.

May 3, 2014
Men’s Track and Field Wins New England Division III Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MIT’s men’s outdoor track and field team won their second Championship of the season finishing the New England Division III Championship by more than eighty points. Just one week after claiming their 14th consecutive NEWMAC title, Tech scored 159.83 points to win the 32-team contest ahead of second place Bates College with 79.33 points. This victory is particularly sweet after finishing second in 2013, just one point behind Bates College.

May 2, 2014
Tech in First After Two Days at New England Division III Championships
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Tech returned to action for day two of competition at Springfield College for the New England Division III Track and Field Championships. The seventeenth ranked men’s outdoor track and field team recorded numerous outstanding performances on the second day of competition in the 10,000-meter run, decathlon, hammer throw and long jump.

May 1, 2014
Samsel Excels on Day One of New England Division III Championships
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MIT’s men’s outdoor track and field team, which is currently ranked 17th in the nation, kicked off the New England Division III Championships at Springfield College on Thursday with a strong performance by sophomore Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) in the first five events of the decathlon.

April 29, 2014
Taylor Named NEWMAC Men's and Women's Coach of the Year
BOSTON, Mass. – Head MIT track and field coach Halston Taylor was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year for both the men's and the women's programs, as announced by the league on Tuesday.

April 28, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 74 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 166 selections, followed by Springfield College with 104.

April 26, 2014
Tech Claims 14th Consecutive NEWMAC Track and Field Title
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – For the 14th consecutive year, the MIT men's outdoor track and field team captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship title.

April 21, 2014
Motley Named NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. - Following a busy weekend for the No. 16 MIT men's outdoor track and field team, sophomore Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2014
Tech Track Renames Meet to Honor Officer Collier
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams, both of which are nationally ranked, hosted the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

April 19, 2014
Lee Leads Engineers With Pair of Wins at Sean Collier Invite
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hosting their only home competition of the 2014 outdoor season, No. 16 MIT men's track and field won five events at the inaugural Sean Collier Invitational. Highlighting the day for MIT was sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), who took the top place in both the 200-meter dash, finishing in 22.21, and the 400-meter dash, crossing the line in 49.04.

April 18, 2014
Men’s Track and Field Competes at Larry Ellis Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. – At a meet featuring numerous Division I programs and more than 1,000 athletes from 120 collegiate teams and 41 club programs, four representatives of MIT’s men’s track and field program raced in at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University.

April 14, 2014
Lee and 4x100 Relay Receive NEWMAC Weekly Nods
BOSTON, Mass. – For the third consecutive week, the No. 11 MIT men’s outdoor track and field team received two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards on Monday afternoon.

April 12, 2014
No. 11 Engineers Claim First at Bates
LEWISTON, Maine - MIT's men's outdoor track and field, which is ranked 11th in the nation, traveled to Maine on Saturday afternoon for a meet against Bates College, Colby College and the University of Southern Main.

April 11, 2014
Bullock and van den Heuvel Named Finalists for Arthur Ashe Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) and Louise van den Heuvel (Nashua, N.H.) were named as finalists for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, as announced on Thursday by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

April 7, 2014
Men's Track & Field Receives Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – For the second week in a row, the No. 9 MIT men’s outdoor track and field team picked up two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards.

April 5, 2014
Engineers Finish in First against RPI and WPI
TROY, N.Y. – At just its second meet of the outdoor season, the No. 9 MIT men’s track and field team finished in first place at the Engineer’s Cup with 165.5 points. Host RPI was second with 138 and WPI was third with 84.50 points.

March 31, 2014
Cooper and Tech's 4x100 Relay Receive NEWMAC Weekly Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT men’s track and field, which opened the outdoor season over the weekend, received two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards on Monday.

March 29, 2014
Tech Wins 9 Events at Westmont Collegiate Classic
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - After last weekend's meet was canceled due to poor weather, the MIT men's track and field team officially opened the outdoor season on Saturday in sunny California at the Westmont Collegiate Classic.

March 15, 2014
Tech's 4x400 Relay Finishes in 4th at NCAA Championships
LINCOLN, Neb. - MIT's men's track and field wrapped up the indoor season at the NCAA Division III Championships, tying for 34th place out of 68 teams with six points. Over the course of the weekend, junior Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and the members of Tech's 4x400 Relay earned All-America honors for finishing in the top eight in their respective events.

March 14, 2014
Engineers Open 2014 NCAA Championships
LINCOLN, Neb. - Just four members of the MIT men's indoor track and field team competed on the first day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Friday. Junior Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) earned Tech's lone point when he finished in eight place in the Pole Vault.

March 12, 2014
Taylor Named USTFCCCA New England Men's Coach of the Year
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Head track and field coach Halston Taylor was named the men’s Coach of the Year for the New England region, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

March 12, 2014
Seven Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Champs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s men’s indoor track and field team, which is currently ranked 12th in the country, will be sending seven student-athletes to the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, which will be hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University at the Bob Devaney Sports Center this Friday and Saturday, March 14-15.

March 8, 2014
Tech Competes in ECAC and IC4A Championships
BOSTON, Mass. - With the indoor season slowly coming to a close, the No. 10 MIT men's track and field team sent its student-athletes to two different meets, as it has done a number of times in the past few weeks.

March 7, 2014
Engineers Open ECAC Champs
BOSTON, Mass. – On the first day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Friday, just a handful of members of the MIT men's indoor track and field team competed. The Championship will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center through Saturday, March 8.

March 6, 2014
Engineers Compete at Tufts Last Chance Meet
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - As an added opportunity to improve on their NCAA qualifying marks, a small group of the No. 10 MIT men's indoor track and field team competed in the Tufts Last Chance Meet on Thursday afternoon.

March 1, 2014
Men's Indoor Track and Field Finishes in 16th at New England Champs
BOSTON, Mass. - Just two individuals and one relay competed for the No. 7 MIT men's indoor track and field team on the second day of the New England Championships. Tech wrapped up the weekend in 16th place out of the 37 entered in the meet with 13 points.

February 28, 2014
No. 7 MIT Men's Indoor Track & Field Completes Day One of NEICAAAs
BOSTON, Mass. - After the first day of competition at the New England Championships at Boston University on Friday, the No. 7 MIT men's indoor track and field team are tied for 10th with UMass Dartmouth and the University of Southern Maine with six points.

February 22, 2014
Cardinal and Gray Defend Title at New England Championships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On the second and final day of the New England Division III Championships, the No. 4 MIT men's track and field team won the title for the second year in a row, wrapping up the weekend in first out of 26 teams with 138 points. No. 7 Tufts University finished in second with 94 points and Williams College was third with 59.

February 21, 2014
MIT Outdoor Track & Field Picked to Repeat as NEWMAC Champions
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT’s men’s track and field team was the unanimous selection by the coaches to repeat as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champion, as was announced on Friday. Tech, who has won 14 consecutive conference titles, earned all six first-place selections.

February 21, 2014
Samsel and Mizerak Take on Heptathlon at N.E. Div. III Champs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the first time since 2009, the No. 4 MIT men's indoor track and field team hosted the New England Division III Championships.

February 19, 2014
MIT Men's and Women's Track & Field Move up in National Rankings
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Already in its fourth week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll that was released on Wednesday afternoon revealed that both the MIT men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have moved up in the rankings. Tech’s men, who were ninth last week, are now fourth, while the women’s squad moved up from third to second.

February 15, 2014
Engineers Take on the Cupid Challenge and the Scarlet & White Invite
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - At its final meets before the New England Division III Championships, which will be hosted by the Engineers next weekend, the MIT men's indoor track and field competed at the Tufts Cupid Challenge and the Boston University Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday.

February 8, 2014
No. 9 Men's Track and Field Runs Well at Gordon Kelly Invite
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With some of its athletes at Boston University for the David Hemery Valentine's Invitational, another group of the No. 9 MIT men's indoor track and field team remained at home for the Gordon Kelly Invitational, which was hosted on Saturday afternoon. Three different Engineers walked away with wins at the end of the day.

February 8, 2014
Engineers Earn Multiple Personal Best Times at David Hemery Invite
BOSTON, Mass. - While some of its members competed in the Gordon Kelly Invitational at home, another group of the No. 9 MIT men's indoor track and field team traveled down the road to Boston University for the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Saturday. Almost every one of the Engineers earned either a season best or a personal best time in their races.

February 1, 2014
Tech Emerges from Stampede in First
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - With groups of runners going to three different locations for meets last weekend, the MIT men's indoor track and field team had a more relaxed weekend this time, traveling down the road to Tufts University for the Tufts Stampede Invitational on Saturday. Tech finished in first place with a score of 257, finishing over 100 points ahead of host Tufts in second with 117. Coast Guard was third with 85.50.

January 25, 2014
Engineers Host Art Farnham Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – While some of its athletes were on the road at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Invitational, another group of the #6 MIT men’s indoor track and field team remained at home for the Art Farnham Invitational, a meet that was renamed in honor of former head coach Art Farnham, who coached the Engineers from 1957 until 1973.

January 25, 2014
Men's Track and Field Fares Well at John Thomas Invitational
BOSTON, Mass. – With members of the MIT men’s indoor track and field team heading in many different directions, a group of Engineers traveled across the river to Boston University to the John Thomas Terrier Invitational on Saturday. With no team scoring opportunities, the runners were competing for top performances and qualifying times for the various championships.

January 23, 2014
Track & Field Meet Renamed to Honor Former Head Coach Art Farnham
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will host the Art Farnham Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 12:00 p.m. The meet, which is being renamed to honor former cross country and track and field head coach Arthur “Art” E. Farnham, Jr., is the Engineers’ first home event of the season.

January 18, 2014
Cardinal and Gray Pick up First Place Finish at Bowdoin Quad Meet
BRUNSWICK, Maine - No. 6 MIT men's indoor track and field returned to Maine for the second weekend in a row, this time for the Bowdoin Quad Meet, which took place on Saturday afternoon. Tech ended the day in first place with 272.33 points, over 160 points ahead of host Bowdoin College with 111.83 points.

January 15, 2014
Tech Ranked Sixth in Nation in Preseason Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason poll that was released on Wednesday, the MIT men’s indoor track and field team was ranked sixth in the country. The highest the Engineers had ever been ranked before this was seventh, occurring in both 2010 and 2012. Tech was 16th in last year’s preseason ranking.

January 11, 2014
Tech Finishes in First at Bates Invitational
LEWISTON, Maine - After having last raced over a month ago, the MIT men's indoor track and field team continued its 2013-14 at the Bates Invitational on Saturday afternoon, finishing first with 194 points. Host Bates College was second with 100 and Colby College came in third with 67 points.

December 7, 2013
Bullock Competes in 3000m at Boston University Season Opener
BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) was the lone representative of the MIT men's indoor track and field team at the Boston University Season Opener on Saturday morning. As he did last year, he competed in the 3000m, finishing just over a second slower than his MIT record-breaking time from last season.

August 7, 2013
MIT Track & Field Lands 22 on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ten men and 12 women on the MIT indoor and outdoor track and field teams were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 year, as announced late last month. The organization honored student-athletes for their combined efforts in the classroom and in competition.