Jarrett Arredondo
Jarrett Arredondo
Title: Class of 2018
Organization: Track & Field

While Jarrett’s individual success in competition and in the classroom are impressive, the 2009 All-America thrower was key in helping the Crimson and Gray achieve new heights within the NEWMAC.

"It had been a decade since a member of the men’s track & field program experienced success at the NCAA Championships,” said head coach Brian Chabot. “Jarrett not only restored the tradition of throwing success at the national level but helped usher in a new era of team success regionally and nationally, that has continued to this day."

In addition to placing seventh at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the hammer throw as a junior, Jarrett accumulated 24 of 79 points, including the hammer and shot put titles, earned by the throwers as the Engineers finished second at the conference meet for the first time in program history. The Boynton Hillers went on to place fourth at the Division III New England Championships, their best showing since winning in 1987.

"Jarrett was one of those rare athletes that you could always pencil in for a victory in his event, each and every week," said Chabot. "As a coach, its great knowing you are automatically beginning each meet with a surplus in points."

The 2009 and 2010 NEWMAC hammer throw champion also earned valuable points in the shot put (including the 2009 title) and discus throw all four years.

"Jarrett was like an adding machine; he could always be counted on to give his best effort for the team," said longtime WPI throws coach and 2010 USTFCCCA Men’s Track & Field New England Assistant Coach of the Year Mike Stomski.

Jarrett still currently ranks second, behind all-time great Michael Pockoski, in the hammer and weight throw. He is also a top-10 performer in the indoor and outdoor shot put. Overall, he qualified for the national meet four times and received invitations in 2008 and 2009. Regionally, he earned 17 All-D3 New England, All-NEICAAA (All-New Englands), or All-ECAC accolades in the weight throw, shot put, and hammer throw.

For his efforts in the classroom, the three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection is now one of four men’s cross country and track & field student-athletes to have earned a pair of Academic All-Americas. He also has the distinction of being the second member of the men’s program to have earned NCAA and CoSIDA accolades in the same season.

A native of Somerville, Jarrett graduated with high distinction in 2010 with a degree in chemical engineering. His MQP focused on optimizing the manufacturing process of aerospace components. He is a sales engineer for Watson-Marlow in Wilmington, Mass.