Thomas Wins 110-Meter Hurdles as Men's Track & Field Places Eighth at All-New England's

Benjamin Steeves - WPI Track & Field 2022

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. 

Two Engineers finished in the top-15 in the steeplechase. Jarrett Gulden (South Bristol, ME) was 10th in 9:49.48, while Ryan Fischer (Merrimack, NH) took 15th in 10:06.49. 

In the 10k, brothers Logan Gaudette (Holden, MA) and Connor Gaudette (Holden, MA) each placed in the top-20. Logan was 16th in 32:48.19, while Connor took 19th in 33:45.11. 

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.