North Smithfield, RI --- The men's track and field team had a successful weekend at the All-New England Championships at Bryant. The Engineers finished eighth overall competing student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III.
WPI tallied four All-New England honors and set three school records, ranking as the third-highest finishing Division III team at the event.
Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) is now a two-time New England Champion in the 110-meter hurdles, having defended his title from last year. He recorded a time of 14.22, lowering his own school record in the event. Thomas' time is the second-fastest in Division III this season.
WPI had a pair of All-New England performers in the 800-meter run. Benjamin Steeves (Hollis, ME) took second overall in a time of 1:50.39, improving on his own school record to rank eighth in Division III. Owen Lally (Lebanon, CT) also nabbed an All-New England honor, going 1:52.17 to take fifth place.
In the 4x800m relay, the WPI foursome of Steeves, Nate Meyer (Princeton, MA), Lally, and Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA) set a new school record, placing fourth with a time of 7:40.76. Their time bested the previous WPI mark of 7:41.57 set in 2015 by Lucas Roy, Ryan Moran, Austin Scott, and Thomas Kostelak.
Rounding out the WPI competitors were Brooks, Tristan Andrew (Newtown, CT), and Andrew Whitney (North Kingston, RI) with top-25 finishes. Brooks was 18th in 1500 (3:54.29), Andrew was 20th in the 200-meter dash prelims (22.23), and Whitney was 25th in the 100-meter dash prelims (11.09).
Select student-athletes will be back in competition at MIT's Last Chance Meet on Thursday, May 19.