April 18, 2014

Men’s Track and Field Competes at Larry Ellis Invitational

PRINCETON, N.J. – At a meet featuring numerous Division I programs and more than 1,000 athletes from 120 collegiate teams and 41 club programs, three representatives of MIT's men's track and field program raced in at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University.

Highlighting the day for the Engineers were Juniors Samuel Parker (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Harrison Hunter (Northampton, Mass.) who both recorded personal best times in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:52.46 and 1:53.64 respectively. Both performances place on MIT's Top-Ten list, moving Parker up to fourth and Hunter into eighth.

Also competing for the Engineers, senior Justin Bullock (Detroit, Mich.) crossed the line in the 1500-meter race in 3:58.02.

Meanwhile, at the Last Second Decathlon Meet at Tufts University, sophomore Adrian Samsel (Whippany, N.J.) took first place with a total score of 6092, more than 900 points in front of runner-up Allan Yau from Tufts who finished with 5177 points. Samsel won three of the ten events including the long jump (21-10.75), the 400-meter dash by nearly three seconds (50.53) and the 110-meter hurdles finishing in a time 15.73.

The Engineers return to action on Saturday, hosting the Sean Collier Invitational at the Henry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium.