No. 12 Men's Track and Field Places 69th at NCAA's

No. 12 Men's Track and Field Places 69th at NCAA's

THE BASICS:

- Location: Al B. Carius Track and Recreation Center - Naperville, Ill.

- The Lead: At the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championship, the No. 12 ranked MIT men's team finished in a tie for 69th place as a team in the two-day event.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the triple jump, junior William Ruschel (Bethel Park, Pa.) posted a ninth-place finish as he qualified for the final in the event. Ruschel's top jump came on his third attempt as he posted a leap of 46 feet, 5.25 inches to narrowly miss All-American honors.

- In the 3,000, graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) and sophomore Dennis Maloney (Dublin, Ohio) wrapped up their showing at this year's national championship. Deyo, who was an All-American in the 5,000, finished in 13th place with a time of 8:32.12. Maloney crossed the line in a time of 8:36.38, which was good for 15th place.

UP NEXT:

- MIT has now concluded the indoor season as the Engineers will open the 2017 outdoor season on Saturday, March 25th at the Bears Invitational at Bridgewater State University.

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