Boston, MA --- Graduate student Julie Eagle (Rock Island, IL) finished second in the high jump at the All-New England All-Divisions meet at BU on Saturday and, in the process, took a giant step to making the NCAA Division III Championships later this month.
Eagle cleared 5-7 to tie the school record achieved by teammate Laura Pumphrey (East Hampton, CT) during her All-America season a year ago. She currently appears to be tied for third in all of Division III. Her eight points for second place helped WPI finish 21st as a team in an event that featured Division I, II and III athletes from New England.
The grad student wasn't the only WPI record setter on Saturday. The 4x800 meter relay of Lucas Roy (Bourne, MA), Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA), Austin Scott (Waddington, NY), Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) smashed the old mark with a time of 7:46.68. WPI was 11th overall and third among Division III schools.
The women's 4x400 meter quartet of Anne Harris (Hamburg, NY), Maya Rhinehart (Springfield, MA), Liz Pellegrini (Worcester, MA) and Alex Price (Franklin, MA) narrowly missed a school record, placing 17th in a time of 3:58.86.
Also on Saturday, Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) just missed earning All-New England, placing ninth with a height of 6-4.25.
On Friday the DMR of Roy, Ryan Dennis (Milford, CT), Kostelak and Moran set a new school record while finishing 10th (10:15.27). Harris posted her second fastest time of the season in the 60 meters with an 8.12 while Rhinehart clocked a 25.85 in the 200 meters and Julie Tevenan (Weymouth, MA) notched a 3:04.90 in the 1000 meters. On the men's side Nicholas Aleles (Tappen, NY) turned in a time of 50.61 in the 400 meters.
The final competition before NCAAs is this Friday and Saturday at the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.