Galloway and DeChristofaro Star for WPI Men's Track and Field at Engineers Cup

Jameel Galloway
Jameel Galloway

Troy, NY --- Competing in his first-ever collegiate meet, Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) set the school record in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 9 inches to lead the WPI Men's Track and Field team to a third-place finish at the Engineers Cup Invitational hosted by RPI on Saturday. The Crimson and Gray netted a total of 102 points.  

Galloway's jump won him the event, and put him in strong contention for the NCAAs. Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) was a double winner for WPI, winning the long jump (23-0.75) and the triple jump (45-10.75). DeChristofaro was also second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time 15.94.  

Joey Collins (Standish, ME) was second in the 400 meter dash, finishing with a time of 50.88 seconds. Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA) placed second in the pole vault (13-11.25) while Ben Altshuler (Ellenville, NY) was second in the triple jump (43-3.25). Nate Martel's (Standish, ME) throw of 45-1.75 in the shot put also ranked him second, as did Gary Feldman Jr.'s (Ellington, CT) 122-10 mark in the discus throw. Feldman was also second in the hammer throw (162-4). 

Other notables for WPI included Tristan Richardson (Attleboro Falls, MA), who was third in the high jump (6-4) and Tim Forrest (Madison, CT), third in the triple jump (43-1.75). Matt Butler (Lincoln, RI) was third in the discus throw (122-5) while Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) finished third in the hammer throw (157-9). 

The 4x100 meter relay team, with Collins, Forrest, Matt Whitman (Holden, MA) and Ditton Kawalya (Bugolobi, Uganda) came in third (44.34) as did the 4x400 meter relay team (3:27.75) with Collins, Nick Aleles (Tappan, NY), Kirk Murphy (Swansea, MA) and Morette.

WPI is back in action next Saturday as the bulk of the team competes against Coast Guard and Springfield in a tri-meet. Mike Thyden (Sutton, MA) will compete Saturday and Sunday at the Tufts Decathlon.