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.

Junior Ken Cooper (Newport Beach, Calif.) was Tech's lone individual competitor on Saturday, coming in 10th place in the Shot Put with a throw of 51-00.00 and narrowly missing out on scoring.

In the final event of the weekend, MIT finished in fourth place in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:15.14, earning five points towards the Engineers' final score. The relay, which was made up of sophomores States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.), Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.), Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and senior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.), crossed the line less than half a second ahead of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

With the indoor season officially completed, the Engineers will open the outdoor season next Saturday, March 22 at the Jerry Gravel Invitational at Westfield State College.