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Men’s Track and Field Finishes Seventh at NACC Outdoor Championships

Barry Brookins scored in two events Saturday (photo credit: Luke Stanczyk)
Barry Brookins scored in two events Saturday (photo credit: Luke Stanczyk)

LISLE, Ill. – The Illinois Tech men's track and field finished up at the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Outdoor Championships on Saturday at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The Scarlet Hawks finished the meet in seventh place with a total of 49 points.

Team Scores

  1. Benedictine and Aurora: 169
  2. MSOE: 111.5
  3. Wisconsin Lutheran: 91
  4. Concordia-Wisconsin: 79.5
  5. Concordia-Chicago: 52
  6. Illinois Tech: 49
  7. Edgewood: 46
  8. Rockford: 37
  9. Lakeland: 6
  10. Marian: 4

Meet Highlights – Saturday

  • Yesterday, Evan Balizado qualified for the finals in the 800m. Today, he placed third in the final round with a time of 2:00.66.
  • Also placing third in an event was Saisaketh Valluri, as the senior earned points for Tech with a 6.44m mark in the high jump.
  • After placing third on Friday in the discus, Barry Brookins finished third on Saturday in the hammer throw at 42.55m and fifth in the shot put at 12.50m.
  • Julian Go was awesome in the 5,000m, finishing in seventh place at 16:15.08.
  • Tech's best relay was the 4x400m as Balizado, Brendan Batliner, Edwin Vallecillo Rivera, and Jacob Gagner finished fifth at 3:28.61.

Up Next

  • Tech's next race will be the Dr. Keeler Final Qualifier at North Central College, which takes place on Thursday and Friday of next week.