MIT Receives Four Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, four MIT student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. Rising seniors Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were tabbed to the first team, while Portia Jones '12 (Queens, N.Y.) and Stephen Serene '12(Washington, D.C.) represented the Engineers on the second and third teams, respectively. MIT’s four awards tied Washington University (Mo.) for the highest tally among Division III programs to receive an accolade this year. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 188 honors.
MIT Places Five on Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five student-athletes from the MIT men’s and women’s track & field and cross country teams were named to the Capital One Academic All-District One team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Senior Stephen Serene (Washington, D.C.), junior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) were honored on the men’s side while senior Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and junior Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) landed on the women’s squad.
Engineers Finish Season at NCAA ChampionshipCLAREMONT, Calif. – MIT finished up competition at the NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship on Saturday. The Tech women finished in a tie for 26th and the men were 68th overall. Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) highlighted the performances on Saturday, finishing as the national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles. The women’s 4x400 relay also earned All-America honors with an eight-place showing.
Umachi Earns All-America Honors on Day Two of NCAA Track & Field ChampionshipCLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) was the first MIT athlete to land on the All-America podium at the 2012 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship, earning seventh-place in the hammer throw, as the Tech men sit in a tie for 26th entering the final day of the national meet. The women, who have yet to score, will have plenty of chances on Saturday, with three individuals and one relay scheduled to compete in event finals.
Simmons, Mattocks, Serene Advance to Finals on Day One of NCAA ChampionshipCLARMEONT, Calif. – The MIT men’s and women’s track & field teams opened competition at the NCAA Division III championship on Thursday, with qualifying heats as well as the finals of the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters. Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) was the top performer for the Cardinal and Gray, advancing to the finals of the 400-meter hurdles and running on the 4x400 relay that also qualified for the event final.
Full Field for NCAA Track & Field Championship ReleasedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven men and seven women will make the trip to Clermont, Calif. for this weekend’s NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship, hosted by Clermont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges May 24-26. The Tech women will hope for a repeat of their fourth-place showing from 2011 while the men are hoping to return to the awards’ podium after not scoring last year.
Engineers Prep for Nationals at ECAC ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT track and field teams traveled to RPI over the weekend to compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III championship, the final tune-up before next weekend's NCAA championship meet. While not sending their full squads to the competition, the Engineers still managed to fare well, with the men placing fourth and the women taking eighth place.
Women's Track & Field Competes at NEICAAA ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s track and field team, ranked No. 15 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, took on teams from across Divisions I, II and III at the NEICAAA championship at the Steinbrenner track over the weekend. The Cardinal and Gray received some impressive individual showings to finish 14 overall and fourth among Division III squads.
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 64 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 138 honors followed by WPI at 110.
Jones, Umachi Highlight NEWMAC Track & Field AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) led the way as MIT picked up five individual conference track and field awards as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Wednesday. Jones was tabbed as the Women’s Track Athlete of the Year while Umachi was tabbed as the Men’s Field Athlete of the Year. Freshmen Sheldon Trotman (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Tilly Taylor (South Deerfield, Mass.) swept conference Rookie of the Year honors while head coach Halston Taylor picked up his 10th men’s Coach of the Year award.
Women's Track & Field Captures Fourth-Straight NEWMAC TitleNORTHAMPTON, Mass.--MIT captured both the men's and women's team titles at the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships, hosted by Smith College on Saturday. Six NEWMAC records were broken during the competition.
Hannon and Simmons Named NEWMAC Track Athletes of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT track and field student-athletes were honored Monday as the Athlete of the Week by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Senior Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) was named the NEWMAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week while junior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) garnered similar recognition on the men’s side.
Records Fall at Spring Invite and Larry Ellis Invitational over the WeekendCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The third-ranked MIT women’s track and field team had a number of impressive individual performances at Saturday’s non-scoring MIT Spring Invitational at the Steinbrenner Track. Seniors Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) had a tremendous head-to-head dual in the 400-meter hurdles, posting two of the top five times in the country to highlight the Engineers’ final weekend of competition before entering the upcoming championship portion of their schedule.
Jones Captures NEWMAC Athlete of the Week HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT senior Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) was selected as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Monday, following her dominant performance at a meet at Colby College over the weekend. Jones accounted for 28.75 points, winning three individual events, as the Cardinal and Gray took first over Bates College, Colby College, Husson University and the University of Southern Maine.
Jones and Simmons Help MIT Defeat Bates, Colby, Southern Maine and HussonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Portia Jones (Queens, N.Y.) and Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) accounted for 45.5 points between the two of them as the No. 3 ranked MIT women’s track and field team finished first out of five teams at a meet hosted by Colby College on Saturday. The Cardinal and Gray finished with 198.5 team points to beat out runner-up, Bates College, by 46.5. Colby took third, followed by the University of Southern Maine and Husson University.
MIT Dominant in Engineer's Cup WinTROY, N.Y. – The MIT women’s track and field team, ranked No. 4 in the country, put on a dominating display Saturday, winning the Engineer’s Cup over WPI and host RPI with 201 total points, 81 ahead of second-place WPI. The Cardinal and Gray won all but one event on the track and also took first place in the four of the eight field events.
Simmons, Umachi Earn NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT seniors Jamie Simmons (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Chinedum Umachi (Detroit, Mich.) were honored on Monday by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for their stellar performances at this past weekend’s Westmont Collegiate Classic. Simmons was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week while Umachi was tabbed with Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Engineers Take First at Westmont ClassicSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The MIT women’s track and field team traveled to California for its annual spring break training trip, which culminated with a competition in the Westmont Collegiate Classic on Saturday. The No. 4 ranked Engineers captured the team title with 84.67 points, ahead of second-place Fresno Pacific University.
Harper Leads the Way for Tech at Northeastern InviteBOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up their outdoor seasons on Saturday, sending a small contingent of runners to the Northeastern Invitational. Tech had entries in the 5000 and 10,000 meter races at the non-scoring invitational meet.
Hannon, Kuntz Receive NCAA Elite 89 Awards at Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT track and field student-athletes received the prestigious Elite 89 awards from the NCAA at last week’s NCAA Division III indoor championship, becoming the first pair of students from the same institution to garner this recognition in the same sport. Juniors Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Lauren Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were recognized by the NCAA as the student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average competing at the final site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championships.
MIT Men Finish 14th, Women 21st at NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipGRINNELL, Iowa – The MIT men’s track and field team earned a tie for 14th place while the women were tied for 21st overall at the NCAA Division III indoor track & field championship held at Grinnell College over the weekend. The Engineers earned a total of seven All-America honors at the championship as the men finished with a team score of 14 points and the women totaled nine points.
Men Fourth, Women 22nd After Day One of the NCAA Indoor ChampionshipGRINNELL, Iowa – The MIT men sit in fourth place while the women are 22nd after the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor track & field championship at Grinnell College. Bolstered by three All-America performances, the men totaled 11 points while the women scored in one event Friday and currently have four points.
MIT Track & Field Prepares for NCAA Indoor ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Grinnell College for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Indoor championship, beginning on Friday afternoon. The women, ranked No. 3 in the country in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, will send eight competitors to the national meet to compete in a total of six different events. The tenth-ranked men also have eight athletes entered in five events, including a pair of relays.
Engineers Capture ECAC Title in Final Tune-up Before NCAA ChampionshipNEW YORK, N.Y. – In its final meet before next weekend’s NCAA Division III indoor championship, the MIT women’s track and field team had a number of terrific individual performances that resulted in the team winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III championship. The Engineers, ranked third in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25, amassed 56.33 points and achieved a number of personal bests and NCAA qualifying marks.
Track and Field Competes at All-New England'sBOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams took on some of the top squads in New England from Divisions I, II and III this weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) championship, hosted by Boston University. The women placed 11th and first among all Division III teams, at least partially avenging their narrow loss to Williams College in last week’s New England Division III championship, while the men placed 13th overall and were also the top DIII squad.
Women's Track & Field Misses out on New England Title by One PointNORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Third-ranked MIT finished just one point behind Williams College at the top of the team standings at the NCAA New England Division III track and field championship held at Smith College over the weekend. The Engineers took second place at the regional championship for the third year in a row, this time by the narrowest of margins.
Women's Track & Field Preps for New England Championship at Home and BUCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s track and field squad, ranked No. 6 in Division III had some impressive performances in its final tune-up before next weekend’s New England Division III championship. The Engineers competed at the non-scoring Valentine Invitational at Boston University on Friday and at a home invite on Saturday afternoon.
Engineers Compete at Beantown ClassicCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s nationally-ranked No. 6 women’s track and field team took on Division I rivals from Harvard University, Boston University and the University of Northeastern in the Battle of Beantown on Friday, finishing third out of the four squads. The Engineers managed to post some impressive individual performances among the competitive field.
Strong Individual Performances are Highlight for MIT at Terrier ClassicCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 6 ranked MIT women’s track and field team competed in a pair of non-scoring meets over the weekend, with some competitors heading across the river to compete at the Boston University Terrier Classic while others stayed at home for an invitational at the Shobrys and Aronson Track. The focus of the meets was on strong individual performances and many of Tech’s top athletes delivered
MIT Dominates Springfield InvitationalSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The MIT women’s track and field team, ranked No. 5 in Division III, dominated the 10-team field en route to an easy victory at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers scored points in every event, with the exception of the shot put and 4x400 relay, and won seven different running events, scoring 163 team points to easily outpace second place Tufts University (89 points).
Women's Track & Field Picks up Season-Opening Wins over Bates and ColbyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s track and field team, which debuted at No. 5 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason poll, kicked off its 2012 indoor season with a convincing victory over Bates College and Colby College on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers finished with 210 points to easily beat out second-place Bates, with 88 points. Colby rounded out the tri-meet with 80 points.
MIT Receives Vercauteren Program of the Year AwardCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Prior to the start of the annual track & field Alumni Meet, MIT head coach Halston Taylor was presented with the 2010-11 Deb Vercauteren Division III Women’s Program of the Year award on Saturday afternoon. United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) CEO, Sam Seems, was on hand to present the award and MIT Chancellor, Eric Grimson, was also in attendance to recognize the outstanding accomplishment by the MIT women’s cross country and track & field teams.
Indoor Track & Field Schedule RevealedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT released the 2011-12 men’s and women’s indoor track and field schedules on Wednesday, highlights of which include four meets at the Shobrys and Aronson indoor track as well as the NCAA Division III championship, which will be hosted by Grinnell College this year. Both teams will open up at their home venue with a tri-meet against Bates College and Colby College on Saturday, January 14.