Track & Field at MIT Last Chance Meet
Thursday, May 17—5 p.m.
Don and Sherie Morrison Track—Cambridge, Mass.
Senior John Decker, and juniors Matthew Dynan and Angelina Raffone, will have one more opportunity to improve their standing before Saturday's NCAA Championships selections when they compete at MIT's last chance meet on Thursday night.
WHAT TO KNOW
Decker enters Thursday's meet with the eighth fastest time (1:51.14) in Division III this season in the 800-meter run, while Raffone ranks 28th with her school-record 12.20 in the 100-meter dash. Dynan, who ran 3:54.73 to tie the school-record last weekend, comes in at 44th in the 1500-meter run.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The quartet of Decker, Dynan and sophomores Nicholas Virkler and Samir Arora ran a school-record 7:48.85 in the 4x800-meter relay at the NEICAAA Championships at Dartmouth College. Dynan placed 13th in the 1500-meter run, tying his school-record 3:54.73, while Decker ran 1:54.49 in the 800-meter run. On the women's side, junior Chaela Hood even-split her way to a 10,000-meter run personal-best, 39:25, while Raffone placed 10th in the 100-meter dash running 12.31.
LAST ONE FAST ONE
Thursday is the last day that athletes will have a chance to secure their spot at the NCAA Championships. On the men's side, the top-20 athletes on the national list in each event will have the chance to compete at the NCAA Championships, while the women's side invites the top-22 athletes on the national list to the championships.
The NCAA National Championships will run from May 24-26 at Roger Herring Stadium in La Crosse, Wisconsin.