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.

Sophomores Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Angel Echevarria (Sacramento, Calif.) competed in the Triple Jump. Motley came in sixth with a jump of 47-01.00, while Echevarria was 10th in 45-06.25. Both were narrowly off their season-best marks.

MIT's 4x400 relay came in fifth place with a time of 3:15.58, crossing the line two tenths of a second behind Tufts University's relay with its time of 3:15.35. Tech's relay, which was made up of sophomores States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.), Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and lone senior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.), finished almost a second ahead of Northeastern University's relay that followed in sixth place and were less than a second off the MIT varsity record.

Tech will send athletes to three different locations next week. One group will compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, which will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. Another bunch of Engineers will return to Tufts University on March 8 for the Last Chance Qualifier in hopes of improving on their performances before the NCAA Division III Championships in less than two weeks. And one other group will take part in the IC4A Championships at Boston University on March 8 and 9.