Men’s Track & Field Returns to Action with Second Place Finish at Lyons Invitational

Oliver Thomas - Ben Steeves - Track & Field 2022

Norton, MA --- The WPI indoor men's track and field team returned to competition this afternoon after not competing a year ago and placed second at the Lyons Invitational hosted by Wheaton College.  

The Bears of Bridgewater State University took the top spot on the men's side with 168 points, while the Engineers slipped into the second spot with 132 points. 

Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) and Anthony Algieri (Nutley, NJ) took the 1-2 spots in the 60 meter hurdles.  Thomas won the race with a time of 8.11 which currently places him second on the NCAA Division III descending order list. Algieri took the second spot with a time of 8.42. 

Benjamin Steeves (Hollis, ME) took first place in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:34.15, while Avinash Bissoondial (Millbury, MA) took the top spot in the mile finishing with a time of 4:31.41.  

The 4x400 team of Thomas, Tristan Andrew (Newtown, CT), Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT) and Steeves took the top spot in the relay with a time of 3:31.8.  

The Engineers had a strong day in the field events with Matt Gadziala (Clinton, NY) taking the top spot in the pole vault.  Gadziala cleared 4.05M to win the event. Will Pagliarulo (Bedford, NH) finished third in the pole vault clearing 3.40M and third in the high jump at 31.85M.  

Jack Adiletta (Bolton, MA) won the triple jump for WPI with a leap of 12.36M.  

Sam Furman (Groton, MA) finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 12.54M, while Charles Phelan (Warwick, NY) finished sixth in the event with a throw of 11.91M.  

In the 3000 meters Brian Brooks  (Brewster, MA) finished second with a time of 8:45.70, while Andrew finished third in the 300 meters with a time of 36.58.  

WPI is back in action next Saturday when the travel to URI for the Coach's Invitational beginning at 11am.