- Location: Birmingham CrossPlex (Birmingham, Ala.)
- The Lead: Led by a runner-up finish from freshman Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) in the triple jump, the No. 24 ranked MIT men's track and field team placed 18th overall out of 66 teams with 12.5 points at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championship. Overall, the Engineers had three student-athletes earn All-America recognition over the two-day event.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- On his third attempt at the triple jump, Shaoul set the MIT school record with a leap of 50 feet, 1.25 inches as he came just a half inch short of claiming the national title. Senior William Ruschel (Bethel Park, Pa.) picked up his first career indoor All-America honor and second overall as he finished fifth with a leap of 48 feet, nine inches.
- Sophomore Alec Reduker (Newburyport, Mass.) earned All-American accolades with a tie for eighth on his third attempt at the height of six feet, nine inches. This marks his first career All-America accolade.
- In the 3,000 meters, junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) finished 13th overall out of 15 runners in the final as he crossed in a time of 8:29.69.