Men’s Track & Field’s Scott and Wittenberg Post Top 10 Performances at Tufts

Jack DeVine

Medford, MA --- WPI graduate student Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) and junior Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) each broke their own record as Men's Track & Field took part in the Tufts Cupid Challenge Saturday inside Gantcher Field House.

The Engineers, who are five spots out of the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Top 25, tested their mettle against No. 2 MIT, No. 15 Middlebury, No. 18 Haverford and No. 17 Williams. Also in attendance were Amherst, Brandeis, Conn College, Geneseo, Plymouth State, the host Jumbos and Widener.

Scott clocked a 4:13.05 mile to better his school record by .41 seconds and move from 20th to seventh on the NCAA Division III performance list. Wittenberg lowered his time by just over a second, and is up one spot to fifth on the national scroll, with a 1:53.94 in the 800-meter run. Senior Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) cracked the national top 50 and is currently 16th with his converted time of 49 seconds flat in the 400-meter dash.

In addition to Staver's winning-time, junior Antoine Harris (Southington, CT) posted a top time of 7.06 in the 60-meter dash final, and sophomore Nick Fleury (Hopkinton, NH) achieved a winning-distance of 21-8 in the long jump. The 4x400-meter relay configuration of sophomore Alex Rus (Newton, MA), senior Paul-Henry Schoenhagen (Cleveland Heights, OH), Wittenberg and Staver earned gold with a time of 3:22.38. Freshman Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) was the favorite in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.46 in the prelims; however, he ended up second with a time of 8.39.

Freshman Ben Steeves (Hollis, ME) was second with a PR of 1:23.29 and sophomore Kevin O'Driscoll (Norwell, MA) wasn't far behind with a third-place personal-best 1:23.31. Sophomore Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH) was third in the 1,000-meter run with his best time of 2:33.52. Senior Tristam Winship (Bedford, NH) handed in his best 3,000-meter run performance with an 8:50.15, as did sophomore Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, RI) with an 8:51.61. Senior Patrick Wang (Beijing, China) reset his top shot put distance with a heave of 41-2.75. The 5,000-meter run saw juniors Michael Brady (Medway, MA) and Matt Rabasco (Pittsfield, MA) posted their best 5K times of 15:24.80 and 16:06.90, respectively.

Senior Jack DeVine (Wilbraham, MA) leaped a personal-best 20-11.75 in the long jump and was also the runner up in the high jump. Freshman Matt Adiletta (Bolton, MA) posted a second-place 7.11 in the 60-meter dash while sophomore William Kopellas (Needham, MA) raced to a PR of 7.29 in the prelims.

The Engineers head to BU Saturday for the men's portion of the two-day Valentine Invitational.

Individual rankings as of Saturday 11:45pm


Individual D3 NE Qualifiers

Name Event Performance Meet
Antoine Harris 60m 7.04 Bowdoin Invitational
Matt Adiletta 60m 7.09 Bowdoin Invitational
Nick Fleury 60m 7.12* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Matt Adiletta 200m 22.98 Wheaton Invitational
Alex Rus 200m 23.08 Bowdoin Invitational
Antoine Harris 200m 23.17 Wheaton Invitational
Warren Staver 400m 49.78* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Alex Rus 400m 50.60 Wheaton Invitational
Andrew Kelly 400m 51.19 Wheaton Invitational
Ryan Wittenberg 600m 1:21.39 Bowdoin Invitational
Warren Staver 600m 1:21.99 Lyons Invitational
Ben Steeves 600m 1:23.29 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Kevin O'Driscoll 600m 1:23.31 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Yossef Naim 600m 1:25.18 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Ryan Wittenberg 800m 1:53.94* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Austin Scott 800m 1:55.52 Wheaton Invitational
Warren Staver 800m 1:55.94 Wheaton Invitational
Ben Steeves 800m 1:56.51 Wheaton Invitational
Kevin O'Driscoll 800m 1:57.53 Wheaton Invitational
Tom Hanlon 800m 1:58.07 Wheaton Invitational
Austin Scott 1000m 2:30.83 Lyons Invitational
Tom Hanlon 1000m 2:33.52 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Austin Scott Mile 4:13.05* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Tristam Winship 3000m 8:50.15 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 
Avery Ingegneri 3000m 8:51.61 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 
Michael Brady 3000m 8:53.44 Wheaton Invitational
Michael Brady 5000m 15:24.80 Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 
Fabian Gaziano 60H 8.30 Lyons Invitational
Oliver Thomas 60H 8.36 Bowdoin Invitational
Mark Bray 60H 8.40 Lyons Invitational
Jack DeVine High Jump 6-4 Bowdoin Invitational
Brandon Hoghaug High Jump 6-4* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi 
Johann Bradley Pole Vault 14-6.25 Lyons Invitational
David Frederick Pole Vault 14-0.5 Lyons Invitational
Nick Fleury Long Jump 21-8* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
William Kopellas Long Jump 21-1.5 Bowdoin Invitational
Jack DeVine Long Jump 21-0* Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Matt Adiletta Triple Jump 42-5.5 Bowdoin Invitational

*Improved on previous qualifying performance