Scott and Wittenberg Set Records in Men’s Track & Field Appearance at BU Invite

Austin Scott
Austin Scott

BOSTON – Senior Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) and sophomore Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) each broke a school record as the WPI Men's Track and Field team took part in the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational Saturday.

Scott reset his own record in the mile with a time of 4:14.28 while Wittenberg claimed the 800-meter run record with a heat-winning time of 1:55.02. Freshmen Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, RI) and Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH), as well as senior Kyle Morrison (York, ME) posted times of 4:24.67, 4:28.57 and 4:30.63 in the mile.

Freshman Alex Rus (Newton, MA), junior Andrew Kelly (Medford, MA), junior Paul-Henry Schoenhagen (Cleveland Heights, OH) and junior Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) tentatively clocked the eighth-best 4x400-meter relay time in Division III thus far with a converted 3:22.05. Rus also posted a personal-best 48.83 (49.62 converted) to take his heat in the 400-meter dash, which sits 20th on the NCAA list, as Schoenhagen registered a PR of 22.25 in the 200-meter dash and freshman Kevin O'Driscoll (Norwell, MA) did the same in the 800-meter run (1:59.23). Senior David Goodrich (North Haven, CT) was a fraction of a second behind O'Driscoll with a 2:00.19. Staver added a 49.56 in the 400-meter dash to go with a 50.90 by Kelly.

Senior Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA) captured his heat of the 60-meter dash with a 7.25 and was followed by classmate Hugh Whelan (Madison, CT) .02 seconds later. Freshman Matt Jankowski (Burlington, MA) sent the shot put 42-2.75. Sophomore Michael Brady (Medway, MA) handed in an 8:55.78 and freshman Jake Scarponi (Barrington, NH) logged a 9:19.68 in the 3,000-meter run.

Both teams are back in action Friday and Saturday at the New England Division III Championships. The men head to Tufts and the women trek to MIT. In terms of relays, the 4x400 (third), 4x800 (seventh) and the distance medley (ninth) are all in the DIII NE top 10.

 

Individual Postseason Qualifiers

Name Event Performance Meet Qualified For NCAA Top 50
Nick Fleury 60m 7.14 Springfield College Season Opener DIII NE
Hugh Whelan 60m 7.15 Tufts Cupid Challenge
DIII NE  
Antoine Harris 60m 7.17 Springfield College Season Opener DIII NE

Brian D'Amore 60m 7.19 Tufts Cupid Challenge DIII NE  
Alex Rus 200m 22.68 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Paul-Henry Schoenhagen 200m 22.96$ BU Valentine Invitational
DIII NE  
Alex Rus 400m 49.62$* BU Valentine Invitational
DIII NE, NEICAAA 20
Warren Staver 400m 50.36$ BU Valentine Invitational
DIII NE, NEICAAA
 
Paul-Henry Schoenhagen 400m 50.84 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 DIII NE
Ryan Wittenberg 400m 51.45 Tufts Cupid Challenge DIII NE  
Andrew Kelly 400m 51.53 Wheaton Invitational DIII NE  
Warren Staver 500m 1:04.63 (600) 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 NEICAAA -----
Warren Staver 600m 1:22.67 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 DIII NE -----
Ryan Wittenberg 600m 1:25.22 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 DIII NE -----
Ryan Wittenberg 800m 1:56.67$* BU Valentine Invitational
DIII NE, NEICAAA 48
Austin Scott 800m 1:59.24 Middlebury Invitational DIII NE  
Tom Hanlon 1000m 2:34.67 Tufts Cupid Challenge
DIII NE -----
Austin Scott Mile 4:17.54$* BU Valentine Invitational DIII NE, NEICAAA 30
Tom Hanlon Mile 4:24.37 Middlebury Invitational DIII NE  
Jason Bugarin 3000m 8:51.93 Tufts Cupid Challenge DIII NE  
Fabian Gaziano 60H 8.86 Wheaton Invitational DIII NE  
Brandon Hoghaug High Jump 6-4 Tufts Cupid Challenge
DIII NE
Jack DeVine High Jump 6-4 2017 Bowdoin Indoor Invitational #1 DIII NE
Lucas Acaba Pole Vault 13-5.25 Wheaton Invitatonal DIII NE  
Matt Bennett Shot Put 45-4.25 Middlebury Invitational DIII NE  
Matt Jankowski Shot Put 44-6.25 Tufts Cupid Challenge DIII NE  
Nick Dalton Heptathlon 4,237 Wheaton Invitational
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* = Improved on previous qualifying performance | Top 15 declared in each event qualifies for NCAA Championships
$ = Converted