Boston and Cambridge, MA --- The WPI Men's Track and Field competed in two different meets but were just a short distance apart on Friday and Saturday as they participated in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational across the Charles River at MIT.
Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA) capped the BU meet in style with a school record time of 2:31.27 in the 1,000 meters. It was the second record of the weekend as the DMR was contested Friday and quartet of Roy, Nicholas Aleles (Tappen, NY), Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) and Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA) placed 13th to break their own mark with a time of 10:18.68.
Other top performances for the Engineers at the Valentine Invitational included Forrest in the 60-meter hurdles, Mercier in the 60 meters (7.40), and Kostelak (1:58.29) and Nathan Varney (East Longmeadow, MA) (2:00.0) in the 800 meters.
WPI's best showing on Saturday was in the 1 mile, where it had four of the top five runners, led by event winner Kyle Morrison (York, ME) (4:42.72), followed closely by Joe Kelly (Brooklyn Park, MN) (4:43.06), Dan Stomski (Dudley, MA) (4:44.06) and fifth-place Dan Mortimer (Shrewsbury, MA) (4:45.23).
The Engineers also impressed in the high jump where Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) edged second-place Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) to win the event on misses after both cleared 6-4. DeChristofaro also snagged third place in the long jump with a distance of 21-4.
Jules Voltaire (Woburn, MA) finished seventh in long jump (19-9.50) and then grabbed sixth in the triple jump (40-10.25).
Hugh Whelan (Madison, CT) also impressed in multiple events, earning fifth in the 60 meters in 7.28 and then eighth in the 200 meters, finishing in 23.97.
WPI returns to BU next weekend as select athletes will compete next weekend in the Scarlet and White Invitational.