No. 2 Men's Track and Field Shines at BU, Gordon Kelly Invite

No. 2 Men's Track and Field Shines at BU, Gordon Kelly Invite

THE BASICS:

- Location: Johnson Athletic Center - Cambridge, Mass. and Boston University - Boston, Mass.

- The Lead: On Friday and Saturday, the No. 2 ranked MIT men's indoor track and field team competed at both the David Hemery Invitational at Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the David Hemery Invitational, junior Tre Albritten (Plano, Texas) ran the fastest time in the nation in the 200 meters as he ran a converted time of 21.79. Freshman Tyndale Hannan (Dublin, Ohio) was ninth in the 500 meters at 1:04.81, while freshman Alec Reduker (Newburyport, Mass.) tied for third in the high jump at six feet, 6.75 inches.

- At the Gordon Kelly Invitational on Saturday, the MIT men's team picked up five individual victories. In the 600 meters, senior Henry Tareque (Ossining, N.Y.) picked up the win in a time of 1:25.38, while junior Chris Sweeney (Woodland Park, N.J.) placed first in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.46 seconds. Also on the track, freshman Vilhelm Anderson-Woltz (Logan, Ohio) won the 1,000 in a time of 2:38.07, along with a runner-up finish by freshman Joe Faraguna (Houston, Texas) with a time of 2:44.30. Freshman Kenneth Acquah (Tenafly, N.J.) picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters as he crossed in 23.86 seconds.

- In the pole vault, freshman Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) captured the event with a vault of 15 feet, followed by sophomore Scott Cameron (Dublin, Ohio) in second with an identical height. In the triple jump, junior Jason Villanueva (Hesperia, Calif.) won the event with a leap of 43 feet, 8.5 inches. Freshman Shane Lyons (Brunswick, Maine) also finished among the top five, taking fifth place in 39 feet, 8.5 inches. Lyons was also fourth in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 9.75 inches.

- Freshman Chris Washington (Frisco, Texas) was second in the high jump with a personal-best leap of six feet, eight inches that ranks him 16th in the nation. In addition, freshman Steven Speck (LaGrange, Ohio) was fifth with a jump of six feet, four inches.

- In the weight throw, sophomore Jon Fakkema (Blaine, Wash.) was second at 49 feet, 2.25 inches, along with a fifth-place showing in the shot put by junior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) with a toss of 45 feet, 6.5 inches.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on February 17th-18th as the Engineers travel to Tufts University for the New England Division 3 Indoor Track and Field Championship.

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