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. At last year's Championships, Tech finished in 45th place.
Junior Ken Cooper (Newport Beach, Calif.) is the only Engineer to be entered in two individual events, being seeded ninth in the Weight Throw on the first day and 11th in the Shot Put on Saturday afternoon. He will be joined by fellow juniors Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), who will compete in the Pole Vault, and Samuel Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.), who will run the 800m.
Competing in the 400m is sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), who will be seeded 11th. He recently broke the MIT varsity record in the event that had remained untouched for the past 20 years, only to break it once more last weekend at the IC4A Championships. In the fifth-seeded 4x400 relay, Lee will be joined by classmates Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) and Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.), and senior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.).
The NCAA Championships will begin with the Heptathlon at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Live stats, heat sheets, schedules and results can all be found here.