Men’s Track and Field Continues Strong Season at Tufts Cupid Invitational

Ben Steeves - WPI Men's Track & Field 2022

Medford, MA --- The WPI men's track and field team had a successful day competing at the Tufts University Cupid Invitational.  

Eight Engineers tallied individual top-five finishes at the event, led by a win from Nicholas Fiorenza (Oakton, VA). Fiorenza recorded a time of 8.35 to win the 60m hurdles.  

Benjamin Steeves (Hollis, ME) was second in the mile run in 4:18.08, while Andrew Whitney (North Kingston, RI) was third long jump in the in 6.68m (21-11.00). Whitney also punched his ticket to the postseason with a 7.12 in the 60m dash preliminary round.  

Matthew Catuccio (Trumbull, CT) and Nate Meyer (Princeton, MA) each tallied third place finishes at the event. Catuccio was third in the high jump with a 1.85m leap (6-00.75) while Meyer's third place mark came in the 400m dash in a time of 50.73.  

Three Engineers finished with 4,000 points in the heptathlon, led by a fourth place finish from Andrew Sifferlen (Sudbury, MA), who recorded a score of 4,229 points. Mike Reilly (Stoneham, MA) (6th, 4,061) and Christopher Showan (Carver, MA) (7th, 4,018) also had success in the event.  

Other individual top-five finishers for WPI were Tristan Andrew (Newtown, CT) and Matt Lacadie (Milford, CT). Andrew was fourth in the 200m dash in 22.88 while Lacadie was fifth in the 60m hurdles with a 8.90 in the finals.  

Rounding out the highlights, the 4x800m relay team of Ryan Fischer (Merrimack, NH), Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT), Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA), and Steeves placed second in 8:06.04. 

The team returns to action next Saturday, competing at Boston University's Valentine Invitational.