Forrest Breaks His Own School Record as Men's Track and Field Wins Smith Invitational

Tim Forrest and Cory Adams

Northampton, MA --- Tim Forrest (Madison, CT) broke his own school record in the 60 meter hurdles to lead the Engineers as WPI won the Benyon Invitational hosted by Smith College on Saturday afternoon. WPI's 215 points placed them in first place in a field of five teams as the Crimson and Gray emerged victorious for the fifth time in six appearances at Smith's January meet.  

Forrest finished first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.51 besting his old school standard of 8.62 by over a tenth of a second.

Joey Collins (Standish, ME) placed first in the 200 meter dash, clocking in at 23.26. Collins was third in the 400 meter dash (51.23). Nate Martel (Standish, ME) brought home the win in the weight throw with a distance of 51-1. Charles Plummer (Westboro, MA) had another first for the Crimson and Gray, posting a 13-01.5 in the pole vault. Plummer led an Engineer sweep in that event, with Connor Morette (Leominster, MA) placing second (12-3.5) and David Knutson (Lunenburg, MA) coming in third (11-9.75).

Eight Engineers had second place finishes, including  Austin Holliday (Danville, CA) in the 60 meter dash (7.25), Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY) in the 400 meter dash (50.87), Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA) in the 1000 meter run (2:40.45), Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA) in the 3000 meter run (9:02.70), Josh Brodin (Mansfield, MA) in the 5000 meter run (16:08.45), Gary Feldman (Ellington, CT) in the weight throw (46-09.50), and Morette's pole vault mark. Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) was tied for second in the high jump (6-2.75).

Tobin Dancy (Shrewsbury, MA) had a third place finish in the 5000 meter run with a time of 16:12.71, while Edmund Eduah (Accra, Ghana) was third in the triple jump with a total of 41-11.50.

WPI Men's Track and Field is back in action next Saturday at the Springfield Invitational.