Men's Track and Field Finishes First in Engineer's Cup

Senior Yida Gao
Senior Yida Gao

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's track and field team finished in first place with 180 points at the Engineer's Cup, which took place on the MIT campus on Saturday afternoon. RPI was second with 128.5 and WPI was third with 97.5. Nine different Engineers took first place in various events, as did the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay.

In the 10,000m, MIT took the top four spots. Sophomore Matthew Jordan (Matthews, N.C.) came first with a 32:05.39 and was followed by classmate Allen Leung (Arcadia, Calif.) in 32:25.75, junior Roy Wedge (Lawrence, Kan.) in 32:27.59 and freshman Matthew Deyo  with a time of 32:37.66.

Junior Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) came first in the 100m with a 10.96 and went on to win the 200m later on in the meet with a 22.01. In the 400m, freshmen Derek Barnes (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) finished in first and second place with times of 49.36 and 49.38 respectively. Senior Patrick Marx (Grand Rapids, Minn.) and sophomore Harrison Hunter (Northampton, Mass.) led the pack in the 800m, finishing in first and second with times of 1:57.96 and 1:58.35.

MIT took first and second in the 1500m, with senior Kyle Hannon (Park Ridge, Ill.) taking first in 4:09.27 and sophomore Chadd Kiggins (Xenia, Ohio) coming in second with a 4:11.67. The Engineers took first through third in the next event, the 5000m; senior Logan Trimble (Clearwater, Fla.) was first in 15:21.51, and freshmen Ian Tolan (Binghamton, N.Y.) and Edgar Gridello (Douvainer, France) following in 15:22.51 and 15:23.63 respectively.

Freshman Michael Kaba (Jackson, N.J.) narrowly finished first in the 400m hurdles with a 54.61, with the second place finisher crossing the line in 54.85. In the 4x100 relay, MIT was first with a 42.70 and, in the 4x400m, the Engineers finished over five seconds ahead of the rest of the competition with a 3:21.66.

The Cardinal and Gray placed in first through fourth place in the pole vault, with senior Yida Gao (Marietta, Ga.) and classmate Cyrus Vafadari (Columbus, Ga.) tying for first with a vault of 4.30m. Sophomore Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) was third with 4.00m and freshman Marshall Wentworth (Oakland, Calif.) tied for fourth with 3.85m. To wrap up the MIT wins, freshman Carrington Motley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won both the long jump and the triple jump with jumps of 6.41m and 13.56m. In the long jump, classmates Arinze Okeke (Hawthorne, Calif.) and Angel Echevarria (Sacramento, Calif.) were second and third with jumps of 5.85m and 5.78m respectively.

MIT will host another meet next weekend on Saturday, April 13 at 12:00 p.m., with Bates, Colby and the University of Southern Maine coming to campus.