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MIT Captures 2011 New England Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships; Williams Second, Springfield Third

2011 New England Division III Championships Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. -- February 19, 2011 -- MIT captured the 2011 New England Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships this afternoon at the SC Field House, winning the meet by winning the final event, the 4x800 meter relay. MIT scored 114 points. Williams finished second with 112, Springfield third with 74 points.

This was the first major championship Springfield College has hosted in this facility, which first became operational in the 2008-09 academic year.

Here are the final team standings: MIT (114 pts.), Williams (112), Springfield (74), Bates (62), Bowdoin (50), Tufts (44), Amherst (42), Wesleyan (37), UMass Dartmouth and Middlebury (36) Colby (27), Keene State and Coast Guard (19), RIC (18), Bridgewater State (15), Westfield State (13), Southern Maine (12), Fitchburg State (11), Connecticut College (9), Trinity (7), WPI and Brandeis (6), Eastern Conn. State (5), Worcester State (3), and Emmanuel (1).

The only double winner this afternoon was Springfield College senior Nickel Hay, who won both the 55 meter dash in 6.49 seconds, and the 200 meter dash in a facility record 22.48 seconds.

A total of 10 facility records were established today.

The only New England Division III indoor record set today was by Ben Scheetz of Amherst in the 600 meter run. His time of 1:19.76 bested that of Jeff Willis of Amherst, who ran a time of 1:20.63 in 2000.

Complete final results, including Friday's pentathlon results, are now listed on www.nesportstiming.com.

2011 NE Div. III Indoor Track & Field Champions
Pentathlon -- Isaac Nicholson, Williams -- 3539 points
55 Meter Dash -- Nickel Hay, Springfield -- 6.49 seconds
200 Meter Dash -- Nickel Hay, Springfield -- 22.48 (facility record)
400 Meter Dash -- Taylor Fitzgerald, Williams -- 50.48
600 Meter Run -- Ben Scheetz, Amherst -- 1:19.76 (NE Div. III & facility record)
800 Meter Run -- Brendan Corcoran, Westfield State -- 1:55.79 (facility record)
1000 Meter Run -- Stephen Serene, MIT -- 2:32.70
1-Mile Run -- Kyle Hannon, MIT -- 4:17.56 (facility record)
3000 Meter Run -- John McGrail, Amherst -- 8:29.54 (facility record)
5000 Meter Run -- Samuel Seekins, Bowdoin -- 15:16.10
55-Meter Hurdles -- Matthew Horan, Bridgewater State -- 7.80
High Jump -- Brandon Higgins, UMass Dartmouth -- 1.96 meters
Pole Vault -- Nathan Peterson, MIT -- 4.70 meters
Long Jump -- Kevin Coyle, Springfield -- 7.04 meters
Triple Jump -- Chris Perry, UMass Dartmouth -- 14.72 meters (facility record)
Weight Throw -- Bryan Kolacz, Keene State -- 19.29 meters (facility record)
Distance Medley Relay -- MIT (Richard Prevost, Nicholas Leonard, Justin Bullock, Eric Safai) -- 10:21.04 (facility record)
1600 Meter Relay -- Amherst (Andre Gary, Andrew Reed, Tommy Moore, Matt Melton) -- 3:23.47 (facility record)
3200 Meter Relay -- MIT (Logan Daum, David Way, Gilbert O'Neil, Dawit Zewdie) -- 7:55.54 (facility record)

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