New Orleans, La. (May 30) -- MIT sophomore Yorai Shaoul (Raanana, Israel) has been named as the Most Outstanding Men's Field Performer from the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. As a team, the Engineers finished second overall for the top finish in program history.
Each year the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honors the Outstanding Performers of the Meet at the NCAA DIII Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Winners are determined using a formula that takes into account team points scored, plus meet records (five additional points), Division III season-bests (three additional points) and facility records (one point). Relay points, if applicable, are split equally between the four team members.
Using the formula noted above, Shaoul tallied 21 points as he captured the triple jump championship to complete the sweep of the indoor and outdoor national titles. He also finished as the National Runner-Up in the long jump, while adding the NCAA D3 season-best mark of 50 feet, 7.75 inches to earn him three points towards this award.
Through two seasons, Shaoul now has two national championships and three national runner-up showings as he is a five-time All-American, a seven-time New England D3 Champion and a four-time NEWMAC Champion.