No. 7 Men's Track and Field Competes at the Tufts Final Qualifier

MIT sprinter Benton Wilson preparing to run the 200 meters.
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- Location: Gantcher Center (Medford, Mass.)

- The Lead: The No. 7 ranked MIT men's indoor track and field team competed at the Tufts Final Qualifier on Saturday afternoon in the final meet before next week's NCAA Championship in North Carolina.


- Junior Benton Wilson (Dublin, Ohio) picked up the win in 200 meters in a time of 22.23. He also ran the anchor leg of the victorious 4x400 relay team of sophomore Nick Duchatellier (Dix Hills, N.Y.), first-year Nisarg Dharia (Novi, Mich.), sophomore Andrew Shao (San Jose, Calif.) and Wilson ran a time of 3:20.21.

- In the pole vault, senior Bobby Upton (Wexford, Pa.) and junior Max Hardy (Houston, Texas) both cleared 14 feet, 5.5 inches to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

- Sophomore Ryan Wilson (Redwood City, Calif.) finished in eighth in the 800 meters at 1:55.46, followed by sophomore Aiden Foucault Etheridge (Leverett, Mass.) in 2:04.95 to finish 28th overall.

- First-year McKinley Polen (Los Altos, Calif.) finished fifth in the 60-meter finals in 7.05 seconds, while first-year Steven Marquez (El Centro, Calif.) tied for second in the high jump with a clearance of six feet, 4.25 inches.


- Below are the current top-20 rankings for the Engineers, from meets up to this point in the season as listed at

60-Meter Hurdles
7. Kenneth Wei - 8.10

5,000 Meters
14. Andrew Mah - 14:38.74 

High Jump
1. Alec Reduker – 7' 1.5"
10. Chris Washington - 6' 9.5"

Pole Vault
19. Bobby Upton - 15' 9"

Long Jump
11. Kenneth Wei - 23' 8.25"
13. Alec Reduker - 23' 6.75"
20. Yorai Shaoul - 23' 2.75"

Triple Jump
5. Alec Reduker - 48' 10.25"
6. Yorai Shaoul - 48' 9"
9. Kenneth Wei - 48' 2"

Weight Throw
20. Ryan Nall - 58' 9.25" 


- MIT wraps up 2019-20 indoor season next weekend as the Engineers travel to the NCAA Division III Championship on March 13-14. The two-day event will take place at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.


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