CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final meet of the 2018 outdoor season before this year's national championship qualifiers are announced, a pair of program records fell at the MIT Last Chance Qualifying Meet Thursday afternoon.
Men's – No Team Result
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the 4x100-meter relay the team of Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.), Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.), Stefan Powell (Hyde Park, Mass.), and Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa) broke the program mark by tripping the sensor with a time of 41.15 seconds. That time broke the program record which was set by the four sprinters in April of 2017 by .16 seconds.
The Beacons now sit fifth in the country in the 4x100-meter relay, as they look to become the first male relay team to qualify for back-to-back outdoor national championship meets. The meet also marked the final regular season meet for Nda and Miriyoga.
Also in action at MIT was Virgil Harrell III (Hamden, Conn.), who took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 46-00.75 feet.
With his impressive leap, he broke the original program mark, which was set in 2013. In just his first outdoor season as a Beacon Harrell now owns a pair of program records, as he also owns the top mark in the long jump.
The Beacons will find out who will be competing at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship tomorrow, May 19 when the qualifiers are announced on NCAA.com.