Men's Track and Field Captures Five Events at Sean Collier Invitational

Men's Track and Field Captures Five Events at Sean Collier Invitational


- Location: Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track (Cambridge, Mass.) and Weaver Stadium (Princeton, N.J.)

- The Lead: On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 ranked MIT men's track and field team hosted the Sean Collier Invitational as the Engineers picked up five event wins. The team also sent a pair of runners to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on Friday.

Larry Ellis Invitational

- On Friday at Princeton, junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) ran a time of 9:35.62 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as his time is currently ranked No. 40 nationally. Sophomore Josh Rosenkranz (Glencoe, Ill.) competed in the 5,000 meters and crossed in 14:51.99.

Sean Collier Invitational

- Senior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) led the way with wins in the shot put and the discus, along with a fifth-place showing in the hammer throw. He won the discus with a throw of 158 feet, .75 inches and is currently ranked 18th in the country. He then took the shot put with a toss of 49 feet, 1.75 inches while posting a distance of 148 feet, 1.75 inches in the hammer. Junior Jon Fakkema (Blaine, Wash.) was third in the shot at 42 feet, six inches, along with placing fourth in discus at 141 feet, 2.25 inches and third in the hammer at 160 feet, 7.75 inches.

- Senior Ryan Prinster (Boulder, Colo.) won the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, 2.5 inches and is ranked No. 26 in the country. In the high jump, sophomore Chris Washington (Frisco, Texas) was the winner with a height of six feet, six inches. Junior Sope Eweje (Jacksonville, N.C.) placed second at six feet, two inches and sophomore Steven Speck (LaGrange, Ohio) completed the MIT sweep in third at six feet.

- Junior Scott Cameron (Dublin, Ohio) was the winner in the pole vault as he cleared 15 feet, five inches. Sophomore Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) finished second at 14 feet, 5.25 inches and sophomore Raja Rajcic (Lubbock, Texas) placed fifth with a clearance of 13 feet, 5.25 inches.

- Freshman Dylan Doblar (San Jose, Calif.) placed second in the 1,500 in 4:06.95, followed by freshman Kent Slaney (Palo Alto, Calif.) in third at 4:07.04. Freshman Ellery Rajagopal (Harrison, N.Y.) was second in the 800 meters in 1:57.42, while junior Nathan Munet (Elkhart, Ind.) finished in fourth overall in 1:58.46.

- Sophomore Billy Woltz (Logan, Ohio) was second in the 5,000 in a time of 15:22.66, while sophomore Kenneth Acquah (Tenafly, N.J.) came on in the final 100 meters of his heat in the 400 to finish fourth overall in a time of 51.95.


- MIT is back in action next weekend on Saturday, April 28th as the Engineers travel to the NEWMAC Championship for a 10:30 a.m. start at Springfield College.


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