Gilson, Bratten, Sweeney Compete on Day One at NCAA Championship

Gilson, Bratten, Sweeney Compete on Day One at NCAA Championship


- Location: Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

- The Lead: Junior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) advanced to the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second straight season to lead the MIT men's track and field team on day one of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship.


- In the discus, MIT senior Cody Bratten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) finished 12th overall with a throw of 156 feet, seven inches that came on his third and final attempt. 

- Senior Chris Sweeney (Woodland Park, N.J.) finished 14th in the 400-meter hurdle prelims as he ran a time of 54.22 seconds. He had come into the championship as the No. 18 seed.

- Gilson capped off the first day of competition for the Engineers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as he finished fourth in his heat and eighth overall with a time of 9:24.05 to automatically advance to the final for the second straight season. 


- The Engineers return to action on Friday, May 25th for day two of the NCAA Outdoor Championship. Competition will resume at 11 a.m. Central time.


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