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Kerri Coleman (right), a junior majoring in biochemistry, became WPI's first female All-American in track and field in March. She secured her place in sports history by hurling the shot 45 feet, 9 1/4 inches (a personal best) at the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track Meet at Ohio Northern University. The toss also earned her 4th place in the event.

Melvin G. Massucco, who during his 29 years at WPI served as director of intramurals, physical education instructor, head football coach and head golf coach, died in March at the age of 76. He retired from WPI in 1996.

Whit Griffith is retiring from his post of more than 20 years as men's and women's swimming and diving coach, director of aquatics and assistant to the athletic director for club sports.

Merl Norcross, professor emeritus of physical education and athletics, won't be hanging up his track shoes any time soon. He recently completed his 50th year of involvement with WPI's track and field program; he has been assistant coach of the men's and women's teams since his retirement in 1994. A member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame, he was named Division III New England Coach of the Year in 1987.

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