WORCESTER, MA — Avery Ingegneri of Warwick was one of 15 WPI men’s track & field student-athletes earning All-New England honors this past weekend.
Sophomore Oliver Thomas won the 60-meter hurdle title as the WPI men’s track & field team placed third at the 2019 NCAA Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT. It is the program’s best indoor finish and second only to the 1987 outdoor championship team overall.
The hosts earned the team crown with 164 points while Tufts wassecond (78) and the Engineers collected 67 points. Southern Maine (65.5) and
Thomas’ 8.08 also serves as a new school record and thethird-ranked time on the NCAA Division III performance list. He was followed bysophomore Malek Elshakhs with an eighth-place 8.75. Sophomore Matt Adilettatied his school record with a 6.96 in the 60-meter dash as senior AntoineHarris crossed the finish line .05 seconds later (7.01), which was .01 off hisPR of 7.00 in the prelims.
Earlier this month, Thomas and Adiletta garnered All-New Englandstatus in their respective events at the NEICAAA (All-New EnglandAll-Divisions) Championships.
Sophomore Ben Steeves set a personal best with a 1:21.76 in the600-meter run and was called upon as a substitute in the All-New England 4x400mand distance medley relays. The 4x400m consisting of junior Alex Rus, seniorAntoine Harris, Steeves and junior Nick Fleury took third in a time of 3:25.45while the DMR configuration of junior Avery Ingegneri, Steeves, freshman NateMeyer and freshman Brian Brooks secured sixth in a time of 10:21.67.
Rus registered a 50.50 in the 400-meter dash, which was good forthird. The 4×800-meter relay team of Brooks, Meyer, Ingegneri and junior TomHanlon collaborated for a fourth-place 7:57.91. Hanlon was also fifth in the1,000-meter run (2:31.46). Sophomore Johann Bradley had a fifth place effort ashe tied for the spot with a height of 14-8 in the pole vault.
Adiletta was sixth in the 200-meter dash (22.60) while seniorsRyan Wittenberg and Michael Brady placed seventh in the 800-meter run (1:56.48)and 5,000-meter run (15:18.51). Junior William Kopellas used a personal-bestleap of 21-2.75 in the long jump to earn a valuable point for the Engineers.