Cambridge, MA and Delaware, OH --- Sophomore Matt Adiletta (Bolton, MA), junior Nick Fleury (Hopkinton, NH), junior William Kopellas (Needham, MA) and senior Antoine Harris (Southington, CT) set records during their excursion to the Great Lakes Final Qualifying Meet at Ohio Wesleyan while a number of others took part in the MIT Final Qualifying Meet Thursday evening.
The foursome teamed up to set the WPI record and, unofficially, clock the 17th-ranked time on the NCAA Division III performance list with a 41.46 in the 4x100-meter relay. If the ranking holds up, the group will need at least one team to not declare in order to secure a return trip to Ohio later this month. Individually, Harris reset the program's 200-meter dash record with a time of 21.49, which is unofficially 19th on the list.
The top 20 men and 22 women, and the top 16 relays, in Division III will head to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, OH, May 23-25.
Closer to home, junior Mike Corace (Spotswood, NJ) tossed the javelin a personal-best 174-7 and sophomore Ben Steeves (Hollis, ME) handed in a PR of 1:52.55 in the 800-meter run. The men also saw senior Lucas Gagne (Franklin, NH) send the discus 148-5, junior Fabian Gaziano (Wilbraham, MA) post a 15.40 in the 110-meter hurdles and sophomore Johann Bradley (Slidell, LA) clear 13-11.75 in the pole vault.
Freshman Bridget Wirtz (Branford, CT) was first of five entries in the pole vault with a height of 11-10.5 while senior Michelle Gencorelli (Andover, MA) closed out with a 26.10 in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Arden Tanner (Ventura, CA), Gencorelli, freshman Katherine Pawlak (Westford, MA) and freshman Janelle Knight (Santa Barbara, CA) began the track portion of the evening with a 48.99 in the 4x100-meter relay.
Junior Faye Gauthier (West Warwick, RI) and senior Kendra O'Malley (Charlton, MA) posted hammer throws of 153-0 and 144-11, respectively. Freshman Victoria Carreiro (Westerly, RI) threw the javeling 118-4. In the jumps, senior Xandria Korn (Woodinville, WA) cleared 5-4.25 in the high jump and sophomore Katy Nippert (Salem, NH) leaped 17-1.5 in the long jump.
In addition to today's performances, senior Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) is 12th in the 800-meter run and classmate Carley Dykstra (Andover, NJ) is 13th in the pole vault as of 9:25pm. UPDATED: Per NCAA.com, official invitations are slated to be handed out Friday at 10:30pm.