Fitchburg, MA --- David Frederick (Orono, ME) won a pair of events as the WPI men's track and field team captured the Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet crown on Saturday. The Engineers racked up 186.5 points as Rhode Island College finished second (113) and UMass Boston came in third (105). In all, 22 scoring teams participated in the event.
Frederick achieved a personal-best height of 15-3 to claim the pole vault and won the javelin with a throw of 173-7. Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) broke the tape in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.59 while Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) took just over four minutes (4:00.17) to strike gold in the 1,500-meter run. David Goodrich (North Haven, CT) added a victory in the 800-meter run (2:00.8). The 4x400-meter relay also found success as Paul-Henry Schoenhagen (Cleveland Heights, OH), Nicholas Aleles (Tappan, NY), Andrew Kelly (Medford, MA) and James Doty (Queensbury, NY) won in a time of 3:25.96.
Connor Morette (Leominster, MA) followed Frederick with a third-place clearance of 13-9.25 in the pole vault as did Aaron Weeks (Pittsfield, MA) in the javelin with a seventh-place toss of 155-10. Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA), Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA) and Patrick Murphy (Danvers, MA) trailed Scott in the 1,500-meter run as they finished third (4:04.86), fifth (4:08.94) and eighth (4:12.94), respectively.
Daniel Stomski (Dudley, MA) was the runner up in the steeplechase with a time of 10:31.56 while the 4x100-meter relay team of Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA), Austin Holliday (Danville, CA), Jacob Mercier (Litchfield, NH) and Hugh Whelan (Madison, CT) was .03 seconds (42.90) behind the winning team from UMass Boston.
Joe Kelly (Brooklyn Park, MN) came home third in the 5,000-meter run (15:55.07) and Anthony Gallo (Rocky Hill, CT) checked in with a seventh-place time of 16:25.13. Shawn Ferrini (Norton, MA) and Matt Bennett (Southington, CT) were 3-4 in the shot put with heaves of 43-7.75 and 41-10 while Harry Lanphear (Manchester, ME) followed in eighth (39-8). A trio of Engineers placed third through fifth in the hammer throw as Jason Beauregard (New Bedford, MA) launched the hammer 162 feet as Nate Martel's (Steep Falls, ME) went 160-1 and Lanphear's went 156-3.
Melvin Moore (Coluimbus, NH) was fourth in the triple jump (41-0.5) and fifth in the long jump (21-1.5) as Keith Guay (Nashua, NH) leaped 20-8 to claim eighth place in the long jump. Brandon Hoghaug (Douglas, MA) added a fifth-place performance in the high jump (6-2.75).
The discus saw Ferrini and Martel separated by two inches in the discus as the duo finished seventh (122-8) and eighth (122-6).
WPI travels to MIT for the NEWMAC Championships on Saturday.
|Name||Event||Performance / Meet||Qualified For|
|Austin Holliday||100m||11.00 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE, ECAC, All-NE|
|Jacob Mercier||100m||11.09 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Nick Dalton||100m||11.14 / Holy Cross Decathlon||DIII NE|
|Brian D'Amore||100m||11.18 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Hugh Whelan||100m||11.22 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Austin Holliday||200m||22.26 / Coast Guard Invitational||DIII NE, ECAC, All-NE|
|Warren Staver||400m||49.79 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet||DIII NE, ECAC|
|Thomas Kostelak||400m||50.59 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE|
|Austin Scott||800m||1:56.93 / Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet||DIII NE|
|Austin Scott||1,500m||4:00.17 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*|
|George Kuegler||110H||16.38 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Andrew Zayac||3000 Steeple||10:04.50 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Brandon Hoghaug||High Jump||6-2.75 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*|
|David Frederick||Pole Vault||15-3 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*, ECAC, All-NE|
|Connor Morette||Pole Vault||13-9.25 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*|
|Melvin Moore||Long Jump||21-4.25 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Chad Dellaporta||Shot Put||44-0 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|Jason Beauregard||Hammer||163-1 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE, ECAC|
|Nate Martel||Hammer||160-1 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*, ECAC*|
|Harry Lanphear||Hammer||156-3 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE*
|Shawn Ferrini||Hammer||148-1 / 163-1 / Springfield/WPI/Coast Guard||DIII NE|
|David Frederick||Javelin||173-7 / Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet||DIII NE|
|Nick Dalton||Decathlon||5505 / Holy Cross Multi-Event Meet||DIII NE, ECAC|
Bold = New Qualification Performance, * = Improved Qualification Performance