Miles Ketchum
Miles Ketchum
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 508-831-6424
Email: mketchum@wpi.edu
Year: 11th Season
Previous College: Wheaton '12

2015-2016 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year

USTFCCCA DIII New England/East Women's Outdoor Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year 2016, 2021

USTFCCCA DIII New England/East Men's Indoor Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year 2019, 2022

Miles Ketchum begins his 11th season as part of the WPI track & field coaching staff and his ninth with the Cross Country program in 2022-23.  In October of 2021, he was promoted to Head Track and Field Coach.

The 2020-21 outdoor season not only saw the women's team win their first conference title since 1994, but the men take home their first-ever title. Both teams' success was due in large part to the prowess of the Ketchum-led sprints/hurdles group. Oliver Thomas '21 captured NEWMAC titles in the 110m and 400m hurdles, as well as lead-off for the victorious 4x100m relay. For his outstanding performance at the championship he was named NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year. Thomas would go on to earn the NEICAAA 110m hurdle title, as well as his third All-America honor of his career, following a seventh place finish in the event at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Hurdles was certainly a strong suit for the men's team as they finished the outdoor campaign ranked #2 in all of NCAA Division III with a 14.91 average. Along with Thomas, he would see fellow hurdler, Malek Elshahks '21 earn entry into the NCAA Championship for the 110m hurdles, earning All-Region distinction. The 4x100m relay of Thomas, Matt Adiletta '21, Tristan Andrew '24 and Matt Lacadie '24 would also go on to earn USTFCCCA All-Region honors. 

Due to the overwhelming success of his women sprinters, Ketchum was named New England Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. The highlight of the season came when the women's 4x100m relay, comprised of Arden Tanner '21, Janelle Knight '22, Vivienne Evans '24 and Katy Nippert '21 earned the the first-ever All-America finish for an outdoor relay, for either gender, in school history. The quartet would place fifth overall, with a season-best time of 47.27. In addition to the relay, Janelle Knight earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the 200m, and NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, Vivienne Evans was also named All-Region for the 100m. 

The 2016 NCAA Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year has seen his sprinters qualify for either the indoor or outdoor Division III NCAA Track & Field Championships every year he has been with the program, culminating in four All-American performances, including a runner-up finish by Liz Pellegrini '16 in the 400m hurdles, a seventh place finish by Antoine Harris '19 in the 200m and most recently back-to-back All-American performances in the 60m hurdles by Oliver Thomas '21. 

Under his tutelage, WPI women and men's sprints, hurdles and relays have set 17 school records and earned five New England titles.

A 2012 graduate of Wheaton (MA), Ketchum capped his collegiate career with an All-America performance in the 4x400-meter relay to go along with NEWMAC titles in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay. He is certified by the USTFCCCA in the Sprints, Hurdles and Relays, Strength & Conditioning, as well as the Jumping Events. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and works with many of WPI's varsity athletic teams designing and implementing their year-round strength and conditioning programs.