Men’s Track Places 15th at New England Division III Championships

Wesley DeChristofaro

Lewiston, ME --- Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) led the Engineers reaching All-New England status in three events on Saturday at the New England Division III Championships held at Bates.  WPI finished 15th out of 21 scoring teams while MIT won the event with 118.5 points.

DeChristofaro had his best performance in the long jump leaping 22-1.75 for a fourth place finish.  The junior earned the fifth spot in the triple jump at 44-8.25 and finished eighth in the high jump soaring 6-2.  Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) fared well in the high jump as well ending the day in the fourth spot. 

Tim Forrest earned All-New England honors in the 60-meter hurdles ending the day in the eighth place with a time of 8.58.  Joey Collins (Standish, ME) and Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY) joined the All-New England ranks finishing eighth in the 200-meter (23.21) and 400-meter dash (50.95) respectively.  

Kocienski ran the anchor spot for the 4x400 relay quartet who finished eighth at 3:27.74 .  He was joined by Collins who ran the lead, Nicholas Aleles (Tappan, NY) and Austin Holliday (Danville, CA) in the third spot.

On Sunday afternoon, six men's track and field atletes represented the Engineers at the USATF New England Championship held at Harvard.  Five of the six posted season best finsihes.  

TJ Liguori (Westerly, RI) earned the best WPI finish of the day at eleventh in the weight throw, heaving for 43-1.  Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA) finished seventeenth in the mile run crossing the finish line at 4:27.91.  Keegan Westwater (North Andover, MA) posted a season best in the same event finishing at 4:37.8.  

Patrick Murphy (Danvers, MA), Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA) and Kyle Gerlach (Smithfield, RI) all notched season best times in the 800-meter run finishing 2:01.15, 2:01.16 and 2:04.25 respectively.

For the full results of the USATF New England Championship, click here. 

Men's Indoor Track and Field travels to the Boston University next weekend for the All-New England Championships.