Field Events Shine For Men's Track and Field at Wheaton Invitational

Jason Beauregard

Norton, MA --- The WPI men's track and field team won four of six field events and added three individual track victories, as well as a relay triumph, Saturday at the non-scoring Wheaton Invitational.

The Crimson and Gray began the week ranked 10th regionally by the USTFCCCA.

Senior Connor Morette (Leominster, MA) led the way with his fourth pole vault win of the season as he cleared 14-1.25. Senior Jason Beauregard (New Bedford, MA) took the weight throw (44-8) as sophomores Matt Bennett (Southington, CT) and Brandon Hoghaug (Douglas, MA) claimed the shot put (44-11) and high jump (6-4), respectively. Sophomore Aaron Weeks (Pittsfield, MA) was second in the triple jump (38-9.5) while classmate Jack DeVine (Wilbraham, MA) was the runner up in the long jump (20-6.5).

Sophomore Paul-Henry Schoenhagen (Cleveland Heights, OH), sophomore Andrew Kelly (Medford, MA), junior Ryan Dennis (Milford, CT) and sophomore Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) teamed up to win the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:23.41. Their time sits 11th on the NCAA Division III leaderboard. Staver also finished second in the 500-meter run with a school-record time of 1:04.64. Junior Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA) was successful in the 60-meter dash prelims with a top time of 7.15 before clocking a 7.09 to take home gold in the finals. Freshman Mark Landergan (Newburyport, MA) crossed the finish line first in the mile (4:39.02) as sophomore Tristam Winship (Bedford, NH) broke the tape in the 1,200-meter run (3:15.67).

D'Amore added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.56) to go along with a silver performance by freshman Matt Rabasco (Pittsfield, MA) in the 5,000-meter run (16:27.44). Senior Anthony Gallo (Rocky Hill, CT) placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run (9:16.61).

Junior Nick Dalton (Woburn, MA) and senior Melvin Moore (Columbus, NJ), meanwhile, competed in the two-day Tufts Stampede Heptathlon. Dalton was fourth in the 1,000-meter run (2:54) and 60-meter dash (7.40) en route to a fourth-place finish overall with 4,109 points while Moore was fourth in the high jump (5-11.5) on his way to a ninth-place performance (3,665).

The Engineers begin their series of February trips to Boston University Saturday for the Scarlet and White Invitational.


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Individual Postseason Qualifiers

Name Event Performance Meet Qualified For
Hugh Whelan 60m 7.07 Springfield College Indoor T&F Meet #1 ECAC DIII, NEICAAA
Brian D'Amore 60m 7.08 Smith Beynon Invitational ECAC DIII
Warren Staver 400m 48.60 BU Scarlet and White ECAC DIII, NEICAAA
Warren Staver 500m 1:04.64 Wheaton Invitational ECAC DIII
Warren Staver 500m 1:03.61 (600)# DIII New England NEICAAA
Andrew Kelly 500m 1:06.85 Wheaton Invitational ECAC DIII
Ryan Dennis 500m 1:07.30 Wheaton Invitiational ECAC DIII
Eric Salina 500m 1:07.92 Wheaton Invitiational ECAC DIII
Lucas Roy 800m 1:55.78 BU Scarlet and White ECAC DIII, NEICAAA
Lucas Roy 1000m 2:32.07* DIII New England ECAC DIII, NEICAAA
Lucas Roy Mile 4:18.76 BU Valentine Invitational ECAC DIII
Brandon Hoghaug High Jump 6-4 Wheaton Invitational ECAC DIII
Jason Beauregard Weight Throw 54-0.5 BU Scarlet and White ECAC DIII, NEICAAA

*Improved on previous qualifying performance