Indianapolis, IN --- WPI freshman David Reynolds (Andover, NH) 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 Louisville, Kentucky.
He becomes only third Crimson and Gray harrier to make the national championship field, joining WPI Hall of Fame inductee Dave Berthiaume '91, who placed 59th at the event in 1990 and Austin Scott '17, who finished 68th in 2015.
Reynolds earned All-New England accolades with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Regional on Saturday at Bowdoin to become one of 56 individuals nationally, who were not part of a qualifying team, to earn a berth to the title meet. The rookie's spot was confirmed when MIT, Amherst, Bates and Middlebury were selected as at-large teams, joining automatic qualifiers Williams and Colby at nationals.
Reynolds has had an outstanding freshman campaign finishing as the top WPI runner in five of the six events he competed in, including third places finishes at UMass Minutemen Invitational, the UMass Dartmouth Invitational and the NEWMAC Championships, which earned him All-NEWMAC honors.
With Reynolds leading the way, the Engineers took the UMass Dartmouth Invitational title and registered a program-best eighth-place finish at the regional meet. He also helped the Crimson and Gray set the program record for fewest points in the team's runner up finish at the NEWMAC Championships while his third place showing was the best ever by a WPI runner.