- Location: Al B. Carius Track and Recreation Center - Naperville, Ill.
- The Lead: Graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) earned All-America honors on day one of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championship as he placed eighth in the 5,000 meters. For Deyo, this is his fourth overall All-America honor and his first in indoor track and field as he was previously an All-American in outdoor track and field once and twice in cross country. As a team, MIT currently sits in a tie for 29th place overall out of 47 teams.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the 5,000, Deyo and sophomore Dennis Maloney (Dublin, Ohio) ran to the front and it remained that way throughout the first half of the race. Deyo led the early laps and again moved to the front just over eight minutes into the race. Deyo finished in a time of 14:31.43, followed by Maloney in 11th place with a time of 14:43.74. The duo will compete again on Saturday afternoon in the 3,000 meters, which will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.
- In addition to Deyo and Maloney, junior William Ruschel (Bethel Park, Pa.) will compete in his second straight NCAA Indoor Championship in the triple jump, which is set to get underway at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
- MIT wraps up the 2016-17 indoor season on Saturday as the Engineers compete on day two of the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship. Action gets underway at 11 a.m. Eastern time.