2008 Track and Field News

  • Jillson Selected to the ESPN The Magazine/Co-SIDA All-American Third Team
    June 24, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- Junior distance runner Kevin Jillson has been named an ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA) Academic All-American for track & field and cross county. Jillson received third team college division honors after earning first team All-District I accolades earlier this month.
  • Jillson Named to the ESPN The Magazine/Co-SIDA All-District I First Team
    June 09, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- WPI junior distance runner Kevin Jillson has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA) Academic All-District I Track & Field and Cross County College Division first team. Jillson has registered a 3.97 grade point average while majoring in Biochemistry.
  • Arredondo Selected to the ESPN The Magazine/Co-SIDA All-District I First Team
    June 09, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- WPI sophomore thrower Jarrett Arredondo has been named to the ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA) Academic All-District I Track & Field and Cross County College Division first team. Arrendondo sports an impressive 3.95 grade point average in Chemical Engineering. Arredondo was also named to the 2008 All-NEWMAC Academic team this past season.
  • Jeff Baker Places 17th in Javelin at NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    May 24, 2008
    Oshkosh, WI --- Jeff Baker finished 17th in the javelin on the final day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The freshman tossed the javelin a distance of 153-0 feet. The event was won in dramatic fashion by RIT's Stephen Burns, whose top throw of 207-10 was equaled by Concordia's (WI) Brock Solveson.
  • Arredondo Finishes 11th in Hammer Throw at NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    May 23, 2008
    Oshkosh, WI --- Jarrett Arredondo placed 11th in the hammer throw on day two of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The sophomore's first throw of the day was his best, traveling 59.21 meters or 169-11 feet.
  • Baker and Arredondo Earn Spots at NCAA Championships
    May 19, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- WPI Men’s Track and Field athletes Jeff Baker and Jarrett Arredondo have been selected to compete at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Arredondo will be participating in the hammer throw on Friday at 6pm while Baker will be competing in the javelin at noon on Saturday.
  • Baker Earns Bronze at ECAC Division III Championships
    May 16, 2008
    Springfield, MA --- WPI sophomore Krista Baker finished third in the discus while senior Megan Murphy placed ninth in the 800 meter run on day two of the ECAC Division III Track and Field Championships on Friday afternoon hosted by Springfield. The WPI Men ended the meet in 18th place with 14 total team points while the women took home 35th with 6 points.
  • Arredondo, Baker and Jillson Garner All-ECAC Honors
    May 15, 2008
    Springfield, MA --- Jarrett Arredondo placed third in the hammer throw while Jeff Baker finished fourth in the javelin to help lead the WPI Men's Outdoor Track and Field team at day one of the ECAC Division III Championships on Thursday afternoon hosted by Springfield. Through Thursday's event the Engineers are in fourth place with 12 team points while SUNY Cortland is in first with 29.
  • Arredondo Third in Hammer at New Balance Qualifying Challenge
    May 10, 2008
    Randall’s Island, NY --- Select members of the men’s track and field team competed at the New Balance Qualifying Challenge in New York. Although the meet included no team scoring, several WPI athletes turned in outstanding performances. Jarrett Arredondo led the way for the Engineers with a third place finish (169-3) in the hammer throw. Freshman Jeff Baker finished third in the javelin.
  • Men's Track Places Eighth at New England DIII Championships
    May 03, 2008
    New London, CT --- Ben Roy (Buxton, ME) and Jeff Baker (Wallingford, CT) each earned second place finishes to help the Engineers to an eighth place finish at the three-day New England Division III Championships held at Coast Guard Academy. WPI finished with 32 points while Williams took home the overall title with 151 points. On the day, WPI picked up nine All-New England honors (top eight finishes).
  • Rudolf and Baker Earn All-New England Women's Track Honors
    May 03, 2008
    New London, CT --- WPI Women's Track and Field finished 23rd overall at the New England Division III Championships hosted by Coast Guard Academy. Williams was the meet winner with 111 points. Stacy Rudolf brought home WPI's top finish, amassing 3191 points to place fifth in the seven event heptathlon. Teammate Amanda Gurnon finished behind Rudolf in tenth place with 2823 points.
  • 14 Men's Track Student-Athletes Named Academic All-NEWMAC
    May 01, 2008
    Babson Park, MA --- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced its 2008 Men's Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday. WPI placed 14 student-athletes on the team this year, which is the second most in the conference behind MIT. WPI seniors honored include Pat Benson, Jon Bourque, Devin Auclair, Anthony DiOrio, Lou Grillon and Eugene Douglass.
  • Eight Women's Track Athletes Earn Academic All-NEWMAC Honors
    May 01, 2008
    Babson Park, MA --- Eight student-athletes from the WPI Women's Track and Field team were selected to the 2008 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team. The Engineers had the third most athletes named in the league behind MIT and Mount Holyoke. Those honored include Catie Casey, Jessie Brasefield, Amanda Gurnon, Beth Hegarty, Stacy Rudolf, Liz Schreiber, Danielle Volpe and Megan Murphy.
  • 21 Track and Field Athletes to Compete at Division III New England Championships
    April 30, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- 21 WPI Track and Field athletes will represent head coach Mike Maceiko's squads at the Division III New England Championships at Coast Guard. The meet begins with selected events on Thursday and Friday with a full day slated on Saturday. Included is a list of athletes participating.
  • Baker and McCann Bring Home NEWMAC Track Championships
    April 26, 2008
    Northampton, MA --- Jeff Baker set a NEWMAC Championship record with his first place finish (198-6) and improved upon his NCAA provisional distance in the javelin to help WPI to a fourth place finish at today's NEWMAC Championships held at Smith College. Senior Chris McCann also won an event, taking home the crown in the 800 meters.
  • Murphy & Baker Shine at NEWMAC Women's Track Championships
    April 26, 2008
    Northampton, MA --- Graduate student Meghan Murphy qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 800 meters with her fifth place finish at the NEWMAC Championships held Saturday at Smith. The Engineers finished seventh with 25 points while Wheaton was the overall meet winner. Krista Baker placed third in the discus and eighth in the shot put while Amanda Tichy took home fourth in the pole vault.
  • Baker and Arredondo Qualify Provisionally for NCAA Men's Track and Field Championships
    April 19, 2008
    New London, CT --- Jeff Baker and Jarrett Arredondo each qualified provisionally for the NCAA Division III Championships in their respective events as the Engineers tallied 139 points to finish second overall at the 2008 Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College. Coast Guard was the meet champion with 243 points.
  • Women's Track Finishes a Soild Fifth at Silfen Invitational
    April 19, 2008
    New London, CT --- Senior Amanda Tichy posted a height of 9-5.25 in the pole vault to take home a victory and help WPI to a fifth place finish at the 2008 Silfen Invitational. The Engineers scored a total of 64 points while host and meet winner Connecticut College amassed 164 points. Tichy's vault broke her old school record of 9-0.25 which was set just last Friday's in tri-meet with Springfield and Coast Guard.
  • Roy, Jillson and Price Take First Places Finishes for Men's Track
    April 11, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- The 4x400 meter relay team of Jason Erickson, Thomas Adams, Kyle Coleman and David Boyle (3:33.61) highlighted eight first place finishes for Coast Guard this afternoon at WPI's Norcross track. The Bears scored a meet-high 174.5 points while Springfield registered 125 points and the Engineers tallied 90.5 points. First place finishers for WPI included Ben Roy, Kevin Jillson and Shaun Price.
  • Tichy and Schreiber Set New School Records for Women's Track
    April 11, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- Nikki Hay won four events to help spark Springfield's first place finish at a tri-meet hosted by WPI this afternoon at Norcross Track. For the Engineers, Amanda Tichy (Pole Vault) and Liz Schreiber (400 meter hurdles) each broke a school record while Krista Baker won the discus with a toss of 115-1.
  • Weather Forecast Pushes Track and Field Meet to Friday
    April 10, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- Due to the forecasted heavy rain on Saturday, the track meet between WPI, Springfield and Coast Guard has been shifted from Saturday to Friday afternoon at Norcross Track at Alumni Field. Field events will now begin at noon while running events are slated to start at 1pm. Fans please be aware that classes are in session and there is a baseball game on Friday afternoon so parking will be at a premium.
  • McCann and Jillson Highlight Men's Track at Engineers Cup
    April 05, 2008
    Cambridge, MA -- Men's Track and Field combined for 95 points, the largest point total at the Engineers Cup for WPI since 1995, to finish third overall at the meet. Host MIT took home the overall title with 191 points. Senior Chris McCann had a stellar meet for the Crimson and Gray, qualifying for both the ECAC Championships and New England Division III Championships with his performances.
  • Baker Takes Discus Title for Women's Track at Engineers Cup
    April 05, 2008
    Cambridge, MA --- WPI Women's Track and Field tallied 42.5 points to finish third at the Engineers Cup Meet held at MIT on Saturday afternoon. Krista Baker tallied WPI's lone victory of the day with a win in the discus and also finished fifth in the shotput. Stacy Rudolf jumped to second place in the high jump before running to fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles.
  • Men's Track and Field Brings Home Worcester City Title
    March 29, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- WPI freshman Jeff Baker took the top spot in the javelin and the discus as the Engineers finished in first place at this year's Men's Outdoor Track and Field Worcester City Meet. Saturday's meet marked the first track event held at the renamed and remodeled Merl Norcross Track, named in honor of the former legendary WPI track coach.
  • Women's Track and Field Falls a Point Short of the City Title
    March 29, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- WPI posted a pair of double-winners as Stacy Rudolf picked up victories in the high jump and 100 meter hurdles while teammate Megan Murphy ran to first place in the 800 and 1500 meters at the Worcester City Championships. As a team, WPI fell one point short of the title. The meet marked the first track event held at the renamed and remodeled Merl Norcross Track.
  • Track and Field Announces Schedule for this Weekend's Worcester City Meet
    March 28, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- The WPI Track and Field teams will be hosting the Worcester City Meet on Saturday, March 29th on the Merl Norcross Track at Alumni Field. The meet is the first outdoor competition for head coach Mike Maceiko's squad. Due to the weather conditions, a decision on the status of the meet will early Saturday morning.
  • McCann Earns All-ECAC Status in Two Events at Harvard
    March 08, 2008
    Cambridge, MA --- Select members of the WPI track and field team competed at the ECAC Championships at Harvard. The men's team faired well finishing 21st out of 58 scoring teams with 16 points. St. Lawrence was the meet winner with a total of 69 points. Senior distance runner Chris McCann was outstanding for the Engineers as he ran to a third place finish in the 1,000 meter run before taking home fifth in the mile.
  • McCann, Arrendondo and Roy Earn All-New England Track Accolads
    February 23, 2008
    Medford, MA --- Twelve different members of the WPI men's track and field team competed at the New England Division III Championships held at Tufts University. Chris McCann led the way for the Engineers with a sixth place finish in the one mile run before taking ninth place in the 1000 meter run. Ben Roy picked up WPI's top finish with a time of 7.89 and a fifth place finish in the 55 meter hurdles.
  • Rudolf Earns All-New England Status for Women's Track
    February 23, 2008
    Northampton, MA --- WPI Women's Track and Field sent four athletes to the New England Division III Championships at Smith on Saturday. Stacy Rudolf grabbed the top finish of the day for the Engineers with her sixth place finish in the pentathlon. Rudolf earned 2536 events throughout the five event competition and garnered All-New England honors for her performance.
  • 16 Track and Field Athletes to Compete at Division III New England Championships
    February 19, 2008
    Worcester, MA --- 16 WPI track and field athletes will represent head coach Mike Maceiko's squad at the Division III Championships on Saturday. The men's meet will be held at Tufts while the women will travel to Smith. Included is a list of athletes participating.
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