WORCESTER --- WPI’s Sydney Packard and Oliver Thomas have been chosen as track & field/cross country Academic All-Americas, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Packard was selected to the first team while Thomas drew third team accolades.
Westwood, MA --- For the second time in the eight-year history of the award, WPI has claimed the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Presidents Cup, as announced at the conference’s annual meetings earlier this month.
The Crimson and Gray also took home the honor after the 2014-15 academic year and had placed second in all four years in between the two victories.
WPI is proud to unveil our newest feature "Hangin' with the Herd". Check in throughout the next few weeks as we profile a different WPI student-athlete and learn more about why they chose WPI, they favorite memories of their team and time on Boynton Hill and some fun insight about them away from their sport.
Today we feature Sydney Packard from Women's Cross Country (and Track and Field). Sydney is a senior Georgetown, MA. She is majoring in chemical engineering.
Don’t for one minute let the name of this team fool you.
No, the Old Goat Track Club isn’t a group of 60-plus runners looking to clean up the senior divisions at area road races. Not that they’d turn back anyone just because they were graying at the temples.
A group of recent WPI graduates, fresh from success in the Engineers’ cross-country and track programs, formed the Old Goat TC two years ago, seeking the outlet to remain competitive as they venture forth with their careers.
New Orleans, LA --- The WPI men’s and women's cross country squads both logged top 20 team GPAs within Division III as both squads were named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams. In addition, five men and three women were recognized for their accomplishments at the NCAA Division III New England Championships and in the classroom.
Westwood, MA --- The NEWMAC has announced the Fall 2019 All-Sportsmanship team. Logan Gaudette, Jill Comeau, Jivan Purutyan, Abbie Gilbert, Hannah Larochelle and Steve Meyhave been named to their respective NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams. Rookie Lora Dufresne from women’s cross-country was also honored.
Westwood, MA --- WPI placed 79 fall student-athletes on their respective NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams. Football led the way with 21 selections while women’s soccer boasted 15 and men’s soccer placed ten. Volleyball had seven honorees while field hockey had eight. Women's Cross Country broke its program record by placing ten while men’s cross country saw eight earn accolades.
Louisville, KY --- WPI rookie David Reynolds placed 113 at the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Cross Championship, hosted by Spaulding, at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday morning.
Indianapolis, IN --- WPI freshman David Reynolds has been selected to participate in the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, which will be hosted by Spalding University and the Louisville Sports Commission, this Saturday at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louis
Brunswick, ME – The WPI women’s cross-country team put the program’s competitive consistency on display on Saturday’s NCAA Division III New England Championships at Bowdoin, matching the school-record with a 10th-place finish for a third consecutive year. Seniors Sydney Packard and Ari Rozen both finished in the top 50 to lead the Engineers, with Packard coming in the 37th place (22:32.92) and Rozen in 43rd (22:38.90).
Brunswick, ME – Freshman David Reynolds helped the WPI men’s cross-country team to its best finish ever in the NCAA Division III New England Championships on Saturday. Reynolds completed the 5-mile course in a blazing time of 25:29.60 to finish in the 20th place, while the Engineers placed in the top 10 for the fourth time in five years, coming in eighth with 246 points.
Boston, MA --- Senior Ari Rozen secured All-Conference accolades for the third time in her career in helping the WPI women’s cross-country team finish fourth at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships hosted by Babson at Franklin Park.
Boston, MA --- Freshman David Reynolds, sophomore Brian Brooks, senior Jake Scarponi, and junior Logan Gaudette each earned All-NEWMAC honors as the WPI men?s cross-country team placed second at Sunday's NEWMAC Championship hosted by Babson at Franklin Park.
Waterford, CT --- Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA) finished 27th to lead the WPI men's cross country team to a 10th-place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park.
Waterford, CT --- Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) was 35th and the WPI women's cross country team placed 16th at the 6K Connecticut College Invitational, which featured a number of nationally-ranked teams and eight of the top teams in New England, Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park.
In recent weeks, concerns about the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the region have increased considerably. The city and state have urged residents to follow guidelines to reduce risk, in particular, by avoiding outdoor activities from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
Dartmouth, MA --- Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) finished 12th to pace WPI as the women’s cross country team placed third at the 47th annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Keely Nistler (Vadnais Heights, MN) chipped in with a 20th-place showing for the Boynton Hillers.
Dartmouth, MA --- David Reynolds (Andover, NH) was third out of 257 runners as the WPI men’s cross country team won the 47th annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, RI) also posted a top 10 finish for the Engineers.
Amherst, MA --- David Reynolds (Andover, NH) placed third overall to lead the WPI men’s cross country team to a third place finish at the UMass Minutemen Invitational on Saturday. The 6K, that featured all but one Division I team, was contested on the UMass Cross Country Course.
Amherst, MA --- Keely Nistler (Vadnais Heights, MN) guided the WPI women’s cross country team to a fifth-place showing at the UMass Minutemen Invitational on Saturday. The 5K, which touted four Division I teams, was run at the UMass Cross Country Course.