CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 10 MIT opened the 2012 campaign with a tri-meet victory against Bates and Colby, scoring 199 team points on Saturday afternoon at the Shobrys and Aronson Track. Bates took second with 116 and Colby was third with 64 points.
Freshman Sheldon Trotman had an impressive debut in his first intercollegiate competition, earning a pair of wins along with a third-place finish. Trotman was first in the long jump at 20-4.50 feet and the triple jump at 41-7.25 feet. He also placed third in the high jump, clearing 6-feet even. Teammate Matt Falk was the winner in the high jump, with a 6-4.00 foot effort.
Sophomore Brian Gager led the Cardinal and Gray to a sweep of the top three at 400 meters. Gager finished with a time of 52.38 seconds. Freshman Nick Diamantoni was second in 53.03 seconds and sophomore Jacob Jurewicz took third.
Those three were joined by sophomore Tyler Singer-Clark on the 4×400 meter relay that took first place with a time of 3:29.85, nearly three full seconds ahead of runner-up Bates.
Singer-Clark earned second place in the 200 meters (23.13 seconds) and fourth in the 55-meter dash (6.78 seconds).
Other MIT wins on the track came from freshman Chadd Kiggins in the 600 meters, sophomore Justin Bullock in the mile and the 4×800 relay.
Senior Nathan Peterson and freshman Benjamin Schreck took one-two in the pole vault. Peterson cleared 14-5.25 feet and Schreck made it over the bar at 13-11.25 feet.