Springfield, MA --- Sparked by five All-New England performances, the WPI men's track and field team placed 11th overall at the New England DIII Outdoor Championships this weekend at Springfield. The Engineers combined for 25 total team points.
Senior Nicholas Fiorenza (Oakton, VA) finished third overall in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 14.48 seconds. That time now ranks him 17th among all NCAA Division III runners.
Senior David Reynolds (Andover, NH) narrowly missed his own school record in the 5,000-meter run, going 14:42.14. His time placed him third overall at the event for All-New England honors.
Senior Andrew Sifferlen (Sudbury, MA) notched a third-place finish in the decathlon, racking up 5,288 total points. He won the last event, the 1500m, while placing second in the 110m hurdles and high jump, and third in the long jump.
Sophomore Matthew Catuccio (Trumbull, CT) jumped a career-best 1.99m in the high jump, placing third overall to secure his All-New England honor.
In the 4x400m relay, WPI placed eighth overall to earn All-New England honors. Freshman Everett Mosher (Chester, VT), junior Tristan Andrew (Newtown, CT), freshman Anthony Minichiello (Burlington, MA), and freshman Thomas Skerry (Dedham, MA) combined for a time of 3:26.18.
Three Engineers finished in the top-15 in the javelin, led by sophomore Michael Neff (West Hartford, CT) who made the finals and took ninth place with a toss of 54.50m. Sophomore Ben Furman (Groton, MA) placed 11th overall with a personal best throw of 54.06m, while classmate Lucas Anthony (Lincoln, MA) placed 15th with a 51.27m.
After Fiorenza in the 110-meter hurdles, graduate student Anthony Algieri (Nutley, NJ) just missed out on the finals. He ran a time of 15.31 to place 10th overall.
Wrapping up the top WPI performances, fifth-year Brian Brooks (Brewster, MA) raced to a 13th-place finish in the 1,500-meter event, going 3:56.25.
Qualified student-athletes will next compete at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championships on May 12 and 13 at Northeastern.