Staver and Gaziano Strike Gold as Men's Track & Field Takes Second at NEWMACs

Staver and Gaziano Strike Gold as Men's Track & Field Takes Second at NEWMACs

Cambridge, MA --- Junior Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) won the 400-meter dash and freshman Fabian Gaziano (Wilbraham, MA) captured the 110-meter hurdles as WPI placed second as a team at the 2017 NEWMAC Track & Field Championships. It is the sixth year in-a-row the Engineers have been the runner up at the event.

Staver, the runner up the past two years, broke the tape with a time of 49.15 while Gaziano clocked a 15.37 to claim the event after posting a second-place 15.95 in the prelims.

Michael Brady (Medway, MA), Brandon Hoghaug (Douglas, MA), David Frederick (Orono, ME), Patrick Wang (Beijing, China) and Aaron Weeks (Pittsfield, MA) achieved All-NEWMAC status by placing second in their solo events in addition to the 4x100-and 4x400 meter relays. Brady turned in a time of 15:34.36 in the 5,000 meter run while Hoghaug matched his 2016 title effort with a 6-4 performance in the high jump and Frederick cleared 14-11 in the pole vault. Wang launched the hammer throw 152-3 and Weeks turned in a distance of 179-7 in the javelin. It marks the second consecutive All-Conference nod in the hammer as NCAA participant Jason Beauregard '16 had been the reigning champion.

The foursome of Hugh Whelan (Madison, CT), Alex Rus (Newton, MA), Nick Fleury (Hopkinton, NH) and Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA) crossed the finish line in the 4x100 in a time of 43.02 while Rus, Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH), Staver and Andrew Kelly (Medford, MA) turned in a 3:22.96 in the 4x400. It was the second time in three years the 4x100 was the runner up as D'Amore and Whelan were on opposite ends of the lineup in 2015 while it was the 4x400's fifth consecutive All-Conference finish, which included Kelly and Wittenberg a year ago. 

Eight different Engineers took home bronze medals. Rus ran a 22.26 in the 200-meter dash while Kelley was clocked in 49.35 in the 400-meter dash. Nick Santangelo (Sudbury, MA) reached the finish line in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.99, Kyle Morrison (York, ME) turned in a time of 9:53.87 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Nathan Stomberg (West Greenwich, RI) posted a 33:36.86 in the 10,000-meter run. Billy Kopellas (Needham, MA) leapt 21.3.50 in the long jump while Matt Jankowski (Burlington, MA) sent the shot put 44.3.25 and Brendan Johnson (Pembroke, MA) heaved the javelin 148-4. 

Men's Track and Field returns to action on Friday and Saturday at the New England Division III Championships at Williams.


NEWMAC All-Conference First Team


NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team

 

Individual Postseason Qualifiers

Name Event Performance Meet Qualified For NCAA T-50
Brian D'Amore 100m 10.96* NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Nick Fleury 100m 11.07 Amherst Spring Fling DIII NE  
Hugh Whelan 100m 11.22 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Antoine Harris 100m 11.25 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Paul-Henry Schoenhagen 100m 11.25 Amherst Spring Fling DIII NE  
Alex Rus 200m 22.25 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Andrew Kelly 200m 22.36 Springfield College Classic DIII NE  
Paul-Henry Schoenhagen 200m 22.39 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Warren Staver 200m 22.60 Springfield College Classic DIII NE  
Nick Fleury 200m 22.60 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Brian D'Amore 200m 22.82 Amherst Spring Fling DIII NE  
Warren Staver 400m 49.15* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Andrew Kelly 400m 49.35* NEWMAC Championships  DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Paul-Henry Schoenhagen 400m 49.35 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Alex Rus 400m 49.52* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE  
Ryan Wittenberg 400m 50.01* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE  
Ryan Wittenberg 800m 1:57.35 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Austin Scott 1500m 3:58.78 Springfield College Classic DIII NE  
Austin Scott 5000m 14:54.49 Conn. College Silfen Invite DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Michael Brady 5000m 15:24.02 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Nathan Stomberg 10000m 32:55.44 Tufts Snowflake Classic DIII NE  
Fabian Gaziano 100H 15.37* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE, NEICAAA  
Nick Santangelo 400H 57.99 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Kyle Morrison Steeple 9:53.87* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE  
Brandon Hoghaug High Jump 6-4 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Jack DeVine High Jump 6-2 Springfield College Classic DIII NE  
David Frederick Pole Vault 15-3 Springfield College Classic
DIII NE, NEICAAA 36
Billy Kopellas Long Jump 21-3.5 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Kevin Pawlak Long Jump 21-3.25 WPI/CGA/Springfield DIII NE  
Jack DeVine Long Jump 21-5.5 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Matt Jankowski Shot Put 44-3.25* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE  
Matt Bennett Discus 137-5* NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Lucas Gagne Discus 136-8 Springfield College Classic DIII NE  
Patrick Wang Hammer 152-3 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Brendan Johnson Hammer 148-4 NEWMAC Championships DIII NE  
Aaron Weeks Javelin 182-4 Springfield College Classic
DIII NE 38
Mike Corace Javelin 169-11* NEWMAC Championships
DIII NE  
           

*Improved on previous qualifying performance