Men’s Track and Field Begins New Year with Second Place Showing at Bowdoin

Ben Altshuler
Ben Altshuler

Brunswick, ME --- The WPI Men's Indoor Track and Field team finished second Saturday at the 2012 Bowdoin Invitational.

Ben Altshuler (Ellenville, NY) qualified for the NCAAs with a 20-5.75 jump in the long jump event, one of several WPI winners on the day. Altshuler also placed third in the triple jump with a 41-3. Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY) came in first in the 400 dash with a time of 51.81. Timothy Forrest (Madison, CT) won the 60 hurdles with an 8.63 time while Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA) was victorious in the pole vault with a height of 14-1.25.

The 4x400 relay picked up a win. The team of Joey Collins (Standish, ME), Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA), Nicholas Aleles (Tappan, NY) and Kocienski finished with a time of 3:27.12. Collins also came in third in both the 60 dash with a 7.33 and the 200 dash with a 23.60.

The Engineers also had a strong day in the high jump, as Tristan Richardson (Attleboro Falls, MA) and Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) came in second and third, respectively, with heights of 6-1.25. Edmund Eduah (Accra, Ghana) was second in the triple jump with a 42-6. Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) and Nate Martel (Standish, ME) were second and third in the weight throw, with distances of 46-08.25 and 46-6.75 respectively. Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) was third in the 800 run with a time of 2:05.41. Jay Giambarresi (Amesbury, MA) had a 9.04 in the 60 hurdles, good for third place.

WPI is back in action when the team travels to the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, January 21st.

Video Highlights by team member Ryan Moran '15