Paxton, MA --- The WPI men's cross country team earned a perfect score for the fourth consecutive year en route to the program's 45th Worcester City Meet title Saturday at Moore State Park. Junior Jake Scarponi (Barrington, NH) was the individual champion while senior Michael Brady (Medway, MA) earned the Brian Savilonis Award.
The Engineers (15 points) were followed by Worcester State (50), Fitchburg State (93) and Clark (99), Anna Maria also had a pair of entries in this year's race.
Scarponi broke the tape in a time of 27:27 and Brady was eight seconds behind (27:35). Freshman Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT) came home third in his debut (27:48) as junior Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH), junior Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, RI), last year's champion, and sophomore Logan Gaudette (Holden, MA) were fourth (28:02), fifth (28:20), and sixth (28:24), respectively. Graduate student Kyle Gerlach (Smithfield, RI) placed ninth (28:42) in his return to the Engineer lineup.
Freshman Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA), senior Matt Rabasco (Pittsfield, MA), senior Remington Gaetjens (Limerick, ME) and freshman Blake Audibert (Milford, NH) represented 10th through 14th place. Freshmen Alexander Simoneau (Attleboro, MA), Nate Meyer (Princeton, MA) and Andrew Yatsuhashi (Reading, MA) also posted a top 20 finish.
In addition to the activity on the course, the WPI cross country and track & field teams began a two-week food drive to benefit Why Me/Sherry's House, which serves families who have a child battling cancer.
The Crimson and Gray are at UMass Dartmouth Saturday.