Men’s Track and Field Posts Five Victories to Tie for First Place at Bowdoin 6-Way Meet

Thomas Kostelak

Brunswick, ME --- Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) won the 800-meter run and anchored the second place 4x800 relay to help WPI rack up 171 points, tying Bowdoin at the Bowdoin 6-Way Meet on Saturday afternoon.  WPI outscored Southern Maine (84), Colby (74), Connecticut College (43) and St. Joseph's (13). 

Sophomore Kostelak took the top spot in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.09.  He joined teammates Andrew Zayac (Plymouth, MA), Nathan Varney (East Longmeadow, MA) and Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA) to finish second in the 4x800 at 8:14.72. 

Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) chipped in two first place finishes for the Engineers. He ran 8.62 in the 60-meter hurdles, just ahead of second-place finisher Tim Forrest (Madison, CT) who came in at 8.65.  DeChristofaro leaped 21-10.25 in the long jump and finished in front of teammate Melvin Moore (Columbus, NJ) who cleared 20-02.25 for second place.

The Crimson and Gray dominated the high jump and were led by Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) who soared 6-04. DeChristofaro tallied a third place finish at 6-02, while Moore and Tristan Richardson (Attleboro Falls, MA) tied for fourth place leaping 6-0. 

Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY) led all competitors in the 400-meter run finishing at 50.87.  Kocienski also joined Joey Collins (Standish, ME), Nicholas Aleles (Tappen, NY) and Austin Holliday (Danville, CA) anchoring the Engineer 4x400-meter relay team that crossed the finish line at 3:32.04 and earned the top spot. 

The Engineer's Gary Feldman (Ellington, CT) led the way in the weight throw heaving for 51-01.5.  Nate Martel (Standish, ME) earned a third place finish in the same event hurling the weight 47-01.

Other notable performances include Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA) who placed third (2:43.73) in the 1000-meter run, followed by Kyle Gerlach (Smithfield, RI) and Dominic Gonzalez (Lowell, MA) who took fourth (2:44.26) and fifth (2:44.97) respectively.  A second place finish (13-01.5) in the pole vault by Charles Plummer (Westboro, MA) and a fourth place finish (12-01.5) by Connor Morette (Leominster, MA) added to WPI's success. 

WPI Men's Track and Field returns to action next Saturday at the Smith Invitational.