Men's Track and Field Takes Sixth at Division III New England Championships

Oliver Thomas - WPI Track & Field 2022

Williamstown, MA --- The WPI men's track and field team finished in sixth place at the 2022 Division III New England Championships this weekend. The two-day event was hosted by Williams. 

The Engineers saw Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) win a title while racking up 11 All-New England performances. Thomas won the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 14.35 to take the championship. He also nabbed an All-New England nod with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, going 54.95. 

Benjamin Steeves (Hollis, ME) was the runner-up in the 800-meter dash, taking second in a time of 1:51.47, while Andrew Sifferlen (Sudbury, MA) took third in the decathlon with 5683 total points. His performance in the event was highlighted by a second-place finish in the high jump and a third-place finish in the long jump, en route to All-New England honors. 

WPI's both relay entries nabbed fourth place and All-New England finishes. The 4x100m team of Andrew Whitney (North Kingston, RI), Tristan Andrew (Newtown, CT), Matt Lacadie (Milford, CT), and Thomas finished in 42.65. The 4x400m squad of Andrew,  Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT), Nate Meyer (Princeton, MA), and Steeves clocked in at 3:21.04. 

Andrew, Nicholas Fiorenza (Oakton, VA), and Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT) earned valuable points with top-five finishes. Andrew was fourth in the 200-meter dash (22.07), Fiorenza was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.85), and Lally was fifth in the 800-meter event (1:53.19). 

Rounding out the highlights for WPI were All-New England performances from Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA), Matthew Catuccio (Trumbull, CT), and Michael Neff (West Hartford, CT). Brooks was sixth in the 1500 in 4:00.42, Catuccio took sixth in the high jump (1.86m), while Neff was seventh in the javelin (53.35m). 

Qualified student-athletes for WPI will be back in action at the All-New England Championships on May 13 and 14 at Bryant.