Six Individuals and a Relay Strike Gold for Men’s Track & Field at Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet

Six Individuals and a Relay Strike Gold for Men’s Track & Field at Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet

Fitchburg, MA --- Six individuals and the 4x400-meter relay claimed victories for WPI men's track and field at the non-scoring Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet hosted by Fitchburg State on Saturday.

Austin Holliday (Danville, CA) paced the Engineers with wins in the 100-meter dash (11.38) and the 200-meter dash (22.94) while David Frederick (Orono, ME) and Connor Morette (Leominster, MA) shared the pole vault title with a height of 13-7.25. Warren Staver (Centreville, MA) was the top collegiate participant in the 400-meter dash (49.69) and Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) clocked a time of 4:11.38 to win the 1,500-meter dash.

Nate Martel (Steep Falls, ME), Harry Lanphear (Manchester, ME) and Jason Beauregard (New Bedford, MA) took the top three spots in the hammer throw with heaves of 150-7, 147-7 and 147-6, respectively. The foursome of Holliday, Ryan Dennis (Milford, CT), Staver and Joey Collins (Standish, ME) used a time of 3:31.80 to take the 4x400. Dennis also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.41) while Collins was second overall in the 400m with a 51.33.

Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA), Holliday, Jacob Mercier (Litchfield, NH) and Hugh Whelan (Madison, CT) came home second in the 4x100 as did Brandon Hoghaug (Douglas, MA) in the high jump with a height of six feet. Scott rounded out the top three finishers with a time of 1:56.93 in the 800-meter run.

Jason Bugarin (Fitchburg, MA), George Kuegler (Tewksbury, MA) and Brendan Johnson (Pembroke, MA) each posted a fifth place finishes on the day. Bugarin took 33:34.54 to complete the 10,000-meter run while Kuegler turned in a time of 17.48 in the 110-meter hurdles and Johnson threw the discus 126 feet.

WPI heads to Springfield on Saturday for a meet that also features Coast Guard.

Postseason Qualifiers            
Name   Event   Performance / Meet   Qualified For
Austin Holliday   200m   22.26 / Coast Guard Invitational   DIII NE, ECAC, All-New England
Warren Staver   400m   49.79 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet   DIII NE, ECAC
Austin Scott   800m   1:56.93 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet   DIII NE*
David Frederick   Pole Vault   14-1.25 / Coast Guard Invitational   DIII NE
Connor Morette   Pole Vault   13-7.25 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet   DIII NE*
Nate Martel   Hammer   158-4 / Coast Guard Invitational   DIII NE, ECAC
Harry Lanphear
Hammer   149-2 / Coast Guard Invitational   DIII NE
Jason Beauregard   Hammer   147-6 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet   DIII NE

Bold = New Qualification Performance, * = Improved Qualification Performance