No. 2 Men's Track and Field Competes at Tufts, Boston University

No. 2 Men's Track and Field Competes at Tufts, Boston University

THE BASICS:

- Location: Tufts University (Medford, Mass.) and Boston University (Boston, Mass.)

- The Lead: Over the weekend, the No. 2 ranked MIT men's indoor track and field team competed at the Tufts Stampede and the John Thomas Terrier Classic. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At Tufts, graduate student Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.) was outstanding again as he ran a time of 8:23.36 to lead four Engineers in the top 10. His time ranks third in the country as sophomore Dennis Maloney (New Albany, Ohio) is now ninth nationally after finishing in 8:29.20.

- Freshman Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) cleared 15 feet, five inches in the pole vault to rank 14th in the country, while junior Chris Sweeney (Woodland Park, N.J.) finished second in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.61 seconds. Freshman Daniel Sun (Irvine, Calif.) also posted a top-10 finish as he crossed in 9.11 in the hurdles to place seventh.

- Sophomore Jon Fakkema (Blaine, Wash.) had an outstanding with two top-10 finishes, including a runner-up showing in the weight throw. In the weight throw, Fakkema posted a PR of 51 feet, 10 inches while also finishing ninth in the shot put at 43 feet, 7.75 inches.

- Other top 10 finishes at the Tufts included sophomore Christopher Mutty (Arlington, Va.) placing second in the 800 at 2:00.83 and freshman Brian Bates (Corning, N.Y.) finished eighth in the 1,000 at 2:38.71. 

- At BU, sophomore Nathan Munet (Elkhart, Ind.) placed fourth in his heat in the 800 in a time of 1:54.60 and is currently ranked 16th in the nation. Freshman Tyndale Hannan (Dublin, Ohio) is now 23rd in the country as he was sixth in his heat with a time of 1:55.07. Sophomore Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) also finished fifth in his heat in the mile with a time of 4:20.31.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action Saturday, February 4th as the Engineers travel to both the Tufts Cupid Challenge and the BU Scarlet and White Invitational.

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