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. Sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) was named the Track Athlete of the Week and was part of the 4x100 relay that received Relay of the Week accolades.
 
Over the weekend, Tech traveled to Maine for the Bates Quad, finishing in first place out of four teams with 257.5 points and winning 10 events throughout the day. Lee performed well in all of his events, taking second in the 100m with a time of 11.07 and coming in first in the 200m with a 21.84, earning personal best times in both events. He also ran a strong third leg of the 4x100 relay to assist in the victory, and led off the 4x400 relay that was first with its time of 3:22.80, winning by almost five seconds.
 
MIT's 4x100 was first with its time of 43.10, crossing the line just eight-tenths of a second ahead of Colby College's relay. The relay, which was made up of Lee, junior John Thomas (Somerville, Mass.), and sophomores Adrian Samsel (Whippany. N.J.) and Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) ran a few tenths of a second faster than Tech's relay from the weekend before.
 
Samsel will be the only Engineer competing in the Holy Cross Decathlon this coming Wednesday and Thursday, while a handful of runners will travel to Princeton University for the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday, April 18.