Shaoul Claims Triple Jump Crown as Men's Track and Field Finishes as National Runner-Up; Men and Women Combine For Seven All-Americans

Shaoul Claims Triple Jump Crown as Men's Track and Field Finishes as National Runner-Up; Men and Women Combine For Seven All-Americans

THE BASICS:

- Location: The SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio)

- The Lead: Led by a national title from sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) in the triple jump, the No. 6 ranked MIT men's track and field team finished as the national runner-up and the MIT women's track and field team placed 43rd at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. For the men, this marks the top point total in program history at 38 points as this is the program's highest team finish ever and the fourth top-10 showing overall. For the meet, the Engineer men's and women's teams had seven All-American performances over the three-day championship.

HOW IT HAPPENED ON SATURDAY:

- In the triple jump that started off the day, Shaoul completed the sweep of the indoor and outdoor triple jump titles as he posted a season-best leap of 50 feet, 7.5 inches to win the championship by a 2.75-inch margin. Shaoul's winning leap came on his second attempt, which he nearly matched in his fifth jump as well.

- In the men's pole vault, sophomore Liam Ackerman (Miami, Fla.) captured a third-place finish for six points as he ended his year as an All-American both indoors and outdoors. Ackerman was perfect through his first four heights to temporarily sit in first place before wrapping up his competition with a height of 15 feet, 11 inches.

- Senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) earned her first outdoor All-American honor and third 800-meter accolade overall as she crossed in a season-best time of 2:10.98. In the final race of the championship for MIT, sophomore Katie Collins (Newton, Mass.) finished in 10th place with a time of 17:42.15 in the 5,000 meters. This was the first NCAA Track and Field Championship for Collins.

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