Engineers Post Four All-American Performances, No. 6 Men's Track and Field Sits in Second Place at NCAA Championship

Engineers Post Four All-American Performances, No. 6 Men's Track and Field Sits in Second Place at NCAA Championship

THE BASICS:

- Location: The SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio)

- The Lead: The No. 6 ranked MIT men's track and field team sits in second place overall and the men's and women's teams have four overall All-American performances over the first two days of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. The men's team has 22 points, while the women sit in 43rd place with one point.

HOW IT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY: 

- In the long jump, sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) placed second with a school-record jump of 24 feet, 11 inches on his final jump. Junior Alec Reduker (Newburyport, Mass.) was the top performer from the first flight and finished third overall, posting a leap of 24 feet, 8.25 inches.

- On the women's side, senior Kari Stromhaug (Oslo, Norway) earned All-American honors for a third straight time in the pole vault as she finished in eighth place with a height of 12 feet, 5.5 inches. Overall, Stromhaug is now a six-time All-American with three honors each both indoors and outdoors.

- Senior Aidan Gilson (Florence, Mass.) was 19th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase prelims heat, crossing in 9:55.11 in his third straight NCAA outdoor appearance. In the javelin, junior Gabriel Madonna (Tyngsborough, Mass.) placed 18th in his first career NCAA appearance, throwing 173 feet, one inch on his opening throw.

HOW IT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY:

- On Friday in the high jump, Reduker was perfect over his first four heights, including clearing six feet, 10.25 inches that put him in the lead. Kyle Rollins from St. John Fisher broke the tie with a clearance of six feet, 11.50 inches on his second attempt as Reduker earned eight points for a total of 14 points for the championship.

- In the 800-meter prelims for the women, senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) advanced to Saturday's final with a fourth-place finish in the second heat, running a time of 2:11.25. She enters the 11-person final as the No. 8 seed. Junior Margaret Trautner (Houston, Texas) narrowly missed out on the final, finished 12th overall and fourth in her heat in 2:13.88. 

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers are back in action on Saturday, May 25th with finals in the men's triple jump, men's pole vault, women's 800 meters and the women's 5,000 meters.

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