No. 6 MIT picks up first-place finish at Bowdoin Quad Meet with 272.33 points
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- MIT returned to Maine for the second weekend in a row, this time for the Bowdoin Quad Meet, which took place on Saturday afternoon. Tech ended the day in first place with 272.33 points, more than 160 points ahead of host Bowdoin with 111.83 points. Springfield ended up in third place with 104.83 and WPI was fourth with 59 points.
To start things off, junior Ken Cooper came in first place in the weight throw with a throw of 57-02.25. A few short events later, he also won the shot put in 55-00.25, while freshman Sebastian Santos came in second place in 45-11.25. In the pole vault, fellow junior Benjamin Schreck won when he cleared the bar in 15-01.00 and senior Jordan Mizerak followed in second with a vault of 14-01.25, while junior Chadd Kiggins won the 1,000m by almost four full seconds with a time of 2:31.77.
Improving on his performance from last weekend, sophomore Carrington Motley finished in first place in the triple jump with a 44-10.75 and classmate Angel Echevarria was second in 43-09.25. In prelims of the 60m hurdles, fellow sophomore Michael Kaba crossed the line in first with a time of 8.58. He improved to an 8.56 to hold onto first in the finals, finishing just two-one hundredths of a second ahead of the second place finisher from Springfield.