- Location: Lee Track (Williamstown, Mass.)
- The Lead: In a dual meet with Williams College on Saturday, the No. 13 MIT men's track and field team dropped a 104-93 final to the No. 19 ranked Ephs at the Dick Farley Invite.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Sophomore Chris Washington (Frisco, Texas) captured the high jump with a clearance of six feet, seven inches as he is now ranked 16th in the country. Sophomore Steven Speck (LaGrange, Ohio) was second at six feet, 3.25 inches, along with a fourth-place finish by junior Sope Eweje (Jacksonville, N.C.) with a height of five feet, 9.25 inches.
- In the sprints, freshman Benton Wilson (Dublin, Ohio) won both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.83 and 21.82 seconds that were each MIT freshman records. Senior Ryan Prinster (Boulder, Colo.) was third in the 100 at 11.44, while sophomore Kenneth Acquah (Tenafly, N.J.) was third in the 200 at 23.14 seconds. Acquah was also fifth in the 400 in 51.64.
- Senior Chris Sweeney (Woodland Park, N.J.) won both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles as he ran times of 15.11 and 55.47 seconds. Junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.21 while also finishing as the runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:36.53. Senior Ben Freed (Frederick, Md.) was fourth in the steeplechase as he crossed in 9:54.48.
- Senior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) won the shot put and discus as he posted throws of 46 feet, 11.5 inches in the shot and 152 feet, 10 inches in the discus. Bratten also added a third-place showing in the hammer throw with a toss of 146 feet, five inches. Junior Jon Fakkema (Blaine, Wash.) won the hammer throw at 155 feet, nine inches and was third in the shot put at 43 feet, 3.75 inches, while sophomore Albert Menio (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) was second in the discus at 136 feet, 10 inches and fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 137 feet, one inches.
- Prinster won the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 9.5 inches, while freshman Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) won the long jump and is ranked 20th in the country at 22 feet, 9.25 inches. Senior Jason Villanueva (Hesperia, Calif.) was the runner-up in the triple jump at 42 feet, 3.5 inches, while Washington was third in the long jump at 20 feet, 7.75 inches.
- Junior Scott Cameron (Dublin, Ohio) led four MIT finishers in the top five in the pole vault as he cleared 13 feet, 11.25 inches to win the event. Sophomore Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) was third at 13 feet, 5.25 inches, along with freshman Max Hardy (Houston, Texas) in fourth at the same height and freshman Everett Brandyberry (Hill City, Kan.) in fifth with a height of 12 feet, 11.5 inches.
- In the 1,500 meters, freshman Dylan Doblar (San Jose, Calif.) was second in a time of 4:02.68, followed by junior Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) in fourth at 4:03.82 and freshman Kent Slaney (Palo Alto, Calif.) in fifth in a time of 4:05.15. In the 5,000 meters, senior Alex Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) finished second in 15:16.19, while freshman Ellery Rajagopal (Harrison, N.Y.) was fifth in the 800 in a time of 2:01.61.
- In the relays, the Engineers finished second in the 4x100 (43.51), the 4x400 (3:22.70) and the 4x800 (8:15.02) that included a .04-second margin in the 4x100 and a .07-second deficit in the 4x400.
- MIT is back in action next weekend as the Engineers host the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday, April 21st. The Engineers will also send some athletes to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University on Friday, April 20th.