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. The final day of the Championships, which are being hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University, will take place tomorrow.

Schreck earned his one point and All-American status when he finished in eighth place in the Pole Vault, clearing the bar in 15-07.00. Sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) narrowly missed out on making it back to finals in the 400m with his time of 49.20, coming in 11th.

In the 800m, junior Samuel Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.) came in 11th place, crossing the line in a season-best time of 1:53.07, while classmate Ken Cooper (Newport Beach, Calif.) took 14th in the Weight Throw with a 56-03.25.

Day two of the Championships will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.