Harris Sets Record, Ascends NCAA Performance List as Men’s Track & Field Excels at BU

Antoine Harris
Antoine Harris

Boston, MA --- Junior Antoine Harris (Southington, CT) destroyed the 200-meter run record while 10 more members of the WPI men's track & field team handed in personal-bests Saturday at the BU Valentine Invitational.

Harris, the top Division III finisher in the 200, posted a time of 21.86 which is currently No. 12 on the NCAA performance list. The mark was .67 seconds faster than the runner up in the heat and .34 quicker than the previous WPI standard set by Austin Holliday in 2015. Senior Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) and freshman Matt Adiletta (Bolton, MA) were .02 apart with times of 22.48 and 22.50, respectively.

Junior Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) clocked a 50.15 in the 400-meter dash while junior Remi Gaetjens (Limerick, ME) delivered a 2:36.65 in the 1,000-meter run. Senior Jimmy Doty (Queensbury, NY), who normally runs the 600-meter run, registered a 1:08.20 in his first 500 which translates to a projected PR of 1:25.93 in the longer race. Sophomore Kevin O'Driscoll (Norwell, MA) completed the 800-meter run in 1:57.08 and freshman Yossef Naim (Marlboro, MA), competing in his second 800, recorded a time of 2:00.21.

Freshman Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) was one of two DIII student-athletes to make the 60-meter hurdle finals where he delivered a time of 8.34. The long jump, meanwhile, saw senior Jack DeVine (Wilbraham, MA) reach a distance of 21-04.75. Sophomore Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH) ran a 4:22.56 mile while graduate student Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) was .29 seconds off his school-record time from last week with a 4:13.34.

The men's and women's track & field teams will be on their own once again next weekend as the men hit the road for Middlebury and the women head west to Springfield for the New England Division III Championships. The list below does not indicate intent to compete.

Individual D3 NE Qualifiers

Name Event Performance Meet NCAA Top 25
Antoine Harris 60m 7.04 Bowdoin Invitational  
Matt Adiletta 60m 7.09 Bowdoin Invitational  
Nick Fleury 60m 7.12 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Antoine Harris 200m 21.86* BU Valentine Invitational 13
Alex Rus 200m 22.41* BU Valentine Invitational  
Warren Staver 200m 22.48 BU Valentine Invitational  
Matt Adiletta 200m 22.50* BU Valentine Invitational  
Warren Staver 400m 48.87* BU Valentine Invitational 20
Alex Rus 400m 49.20* BU Valentine Invitational  
Ryan Wittenberg 400m 50.15 BU Valentine Invitational  
Andrew Kelly 400m 50.29* BU Valentine Invitational  
Ryan Wittenberg 600m 1:21.39 Bowdoin Invitational  
Warren Staver 600m 1:21.99 Lyons Invitational  
Ben Steeves 600m 1:23.29 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Kevin O'Driscoll 600m 1:23.31 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Yossef Naim 600m 1:25.18 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Ryan Wittenberg 800m 1:53.94 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 5
Austin Scott 800m 1:55.52 Wheaton Invitational 19
Warren Staver 800m 1:55.94 Wheaton Invitational  
Ben Steeves 800m 1:56.51 Wheaton Invitational  
Kevin O'Driscoll 800m 1:57.53 Wheaton Invitational  
Tom Hanlon 800m 1:58.07 Wheaton Invitational  
Austin Scott 1000m 2:30.83 Lyons Invitational  
Tom Hanlon 1000m 2:33.52 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Austin Scott Mile 4:13.05 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 8
Tom Hanlon Mile 4:22.56 BU Valentine Invitational  
Tristam Winship 3000m 8:50.15 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi   
Avery Ingegneri 3000m 8:51.61 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi   
Michael Brady 3000m 8:53.44 Wheaton Invitational  
Michael Brady 5000m 15:24.80 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi   
Fabian Gaziano 60H 8.30 Lyons Invitational 16
Oliver Thomas 60H 8.34* BU Valentine Invitational 24
Mark Bray 60H 8.40 Lyons Invitational  
Jack DeVine High Jump 6-4 Bowdoin Invitational  
Brandon Hoghaug High Jump 6-4 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi   
Johann Bradley Pole Vault 14-6.25 Lyons Invitational  
David Frederick Pole Vault 14-0.5 Lyons Invitational  
Nick Fleury Long Jump 21-8 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi  
Jack DeVine Long Jump 21-4.75* BU Valentine Invitational  
William Kopellas Long Jump 21-1.5 Bowdoin Invitational  
Matt Adiletta Triple Jump 42-5.5 Bowdoin Invitational  

*Improved on previous qualifying performance