April 2010

On the home stretch

The final few weeks of D-Term offer a glimmer of the warm weather to come, and the Quad is bursting with activity. April is a very busy time on campus, with students involved in end-of-the-year dinners, BBQs on the Quad, community service events—such as the campus-wide WPI Relay for Life event—varsity baseball, softball, crew, and track activities, and many student organization events.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our parents, grandparents, friends, and others who have contributed to WPI students’ success this year. Our students work hard, spend countless hours in the labs, library, and study groups—and they look forward to the end of the term. Your patience, guidance, and sound advice strengthen our partnership, ultimately benefiting your son or daughter.

Gregory Snoddy
Associate Dean of Students

Career Development Center

Jeanette Doyle, Director

Find a job

The Career Development Center's (CDC) web-based Job Finder software can help your son or daughter find a summer internship. All students have access to this system. For username and password information visit: CDC website. We post job opportunities on a daily basis, including full-time and part-time positions, summer internships, and cooperative education positions. Students may finish their classes on May 4, but the CDC receives job opportunities throughout May, June, and July. We encourage your son or daughter to login to Job Finder on a regular basis to check for new opportunities.

Workshops

Students may also attend a workshop to learn to use Job Finder. They will be held in the Gordon Library, Anderson Lab A.

April 8, 2-3 p.m.
April 13, 2-3 p.m.
April 21, 10-11 a.m.

Students may meet with a CDC staff member regarding a summer internship search. Contact the CDC at 508-831-5260or cdc@wpi.edu for an appointment.

Fill a job

If you work for an organization interested in hiring full-time summer interns or filling co-op positions, the CDC would be happy to help. Employers can post opportunities for WPI students through our Job Finder system. Learn more on the CDC website or contact the CDC at 508-831-5260.

142nd Commencement Weekend

Gregory Snoddy, Administrative Marshall

WPI’s 142nd Commencement Weekend is set for Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. The Baccalaureate Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in Alden Memorial will showcase inspirational messages and musical performances by graduating class members. The program, which typically runs about an hour, is open to family and friends; a reception will follow in the Campus Center.

On Saturday morning, the festivities begin with the ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. in Alden Memorial, followed by the Commencement Ceremony at 11 a.m. Visit the Commencement Website for more details.

Academic Advising

Dale Snyder, Director

Now is the time that students may want to consider taking summer courses or doing a summer project. WPI Summer course information can be found at the Summer programs website. While students are also welcome to take classes elsewhere, pre-approval is required. Information on the pre-approval process can be found on the Academic Advising website.

Students who received an NR in a core course and who want to improve their academic standing get a 50 percent tuition discount if they repeat the course. Core courses eligible for the discounted tuition for Summer 2010 are Calculus 1-4, Differential Equations,Chemistry 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2, and CS 1101.

Students on academic warning or probation may want to consider WPI’s Summer Bridge. This program affords eligible students (those who have passed 6/3rds for the academic year) an opportunity to improve their academic standing.

Contact the Academic Advising Office for information (academic-advising@wpi.edu).

Residential Services

Naomi Carton, Director

Residence Halls close at noon on Thursday, May 6. An upcoming email to all residential students will include closing information. Please encourage your son or daughter to attend a Residential Services hall closing meeting to make sure they have the information they need regarding the closing process.

Student Health 101

Rebekah Freeman Schulze, Assistant Director

Academic Support Services and Learning Resources

Student Health 101 is a monthly online newsletter emailed to all students—with a parents’ version too. If you haven’t checked it out yet, April’s edition features a creative opening video by our very own WPI students.

As described on the Student Health 101 website:

In 2002, our team of multi-disciplined physicians got together with the goal of actively promoting better health throughout college campuses. Their collective experience had demonstrated that students often feel inhibited about proactively seeking the advice of physicians or campus healthcare providers regarding specific health concerns. As a result, a large part of the student population remains uninformed, leading to unhealthy lifestyle decisions. Major health issues that plague campuses on a daily basis include

  • unhealthy diet and nutrition
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • unhealthy sexual practices
  • depression, anxiety and fatigue
  • drug abuse and addictions
  • cold, flu and contagious diseases

It is in this spirit that Student Health 101 launched our flagship program, the Student Health 101 Newsletter. Our program is designed to engage both students and parents on these health issues— and more— through our publications:

 

 

  • Student Health 101 Newsletter
  • Student Health 101 Annual General Health Guide

The end result— a healthier, more informed, and more productive student population.

Access the newsletters at

These are permanent links, so you can access them monthly to see the latest editions.

This publication is one of the many ways we aim to support our students in reaching their academic and personal goals here at WPI. Please remember to encourage your student to come to Academic Advising for help in overcoming struggles.

Gordon Library

Gordon Library is featuring an online exhibit, Beauty, Color, and Life, photography by Diana Lados, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), displaying her photography from around the world.

Exhibit website

Annual Fund

Azure Collier, manager, Development and Alumni Relations

WPI Parents Fund

Thanks to the support of parents, alumni, and friends, WPI can provide an outstanding educational experience for all students. Through the WPI Parents Fund, families may give to the highest priorities of the university; current-use financial aid, student life, and faculty teaching and research. Your support is important to us now and goes to work immediately to benefit WPI students today.

Please consider joining the 550 parents who have supported WPI already this year.

You can simplify your giving using WPI’s secure server at Giving to WPI.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Athletics

Head coach Mike Callahan notched his 100th career win during Baseball’s sweep of Brandeis on Sunday, April 11. The skipper is now 101-71-1 during his time at WPI while the Engineers are 17-5 on the season and 6-3 in the NEWMAC.

Men’s Crew defeated Williams on Saturday to win the Donahue Cup for the first time. The Varsity Eight finished just behind Trinity, the top ranked boat in New England. The Engineers defeated Bates, Rochester and Rhode Island on Sunday.

Softball split a doubleheader on Sunday with a strong Clark team. Meg Foley’s RBI in the ninth inning highlighted a game one win which saw WPI rally from one-run deficits in the sixth and eighth innings. The Crimson and Gray wraps up NEWMAC play this coming weekend with doubleheaders versus Wheaton and Babson.

Both Track and Field teams placed second at a tri-meet at Coast Guard with Springfield. Vicky Hewey (3000 meter steeplechase - 11:31.56) and Kristine Zeeb (400 hurdles - 1:08.86) set new school records while Jarrett Arredondo, Hewey, Krista Baker and Adrianna Davis each won two events. Also, congrats to the women’s throwers, who defeated their Coast Guard counterparts in a highly-contested relay race.

Spring championships begin this weekend as Women’s Crew participates in the NEWMAC Championships on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond. Saturday is also the final regular season home games for Baseball and Softball.

See you at the games - Rusty

WPI Weekly Athletics Update

Last Week’s Results

Monday, April 5 Worcester State 23, Baseball 7
Tuesday, April 6 Softball 1, Nichols 0
Nichols 3, Softball 2
Coast Guard 5, Baseball 3
Wednesday, April 7 Brandeis 10, Softball 1
Brandeis 12, Softball 4
Thursday, April 8 Baseball 15, MIT 2
Saturday, April 10 MIT 1, Softball 0 (8 Innings)
Softball 16, MIT 0
Men’s Track and Field - 2nd place at Coast Guard with Springfield
Women’s Track and Field - 2nd place at Coast Guard with Springfield
Men’s Crew - 2nd place vs. Williams, Conn College, Trinity and Rochester (Donahue Cup)
Women’s Crew - 3rd place vs. Williams, Conn College and Simmons (Donahue Cup)
Sunday, April 11 Baseball 10, Brandeis 3
Baseball 10, Brandeis 1
Softball 3, Clark 2 (9 Innings)
Clark 3, Softball 1
Men’s Crew - 1st place vs. Bates, URI and Rochester
Women’s Crew - 6th place vs. Wellesley, Bates, Rochester and Trinity

Men’s Athlete of the Week

Cody McGregor - Baseball - Senior - Westfield, MA
Senior baseball centerfielder Cody McGregor is the WPI Men’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 11. McGregor had four outstanding games at the plate last week, batting .500 overall for the week with 10 hits and 11 RBI. The Westfield, MA native was 2-for-4 with three RBI in Monday’s loss to Worcester State, then drove in three more runs as part of a 3-for-5 afternoon in WPI’s 15-2 win over MIT on Thursday. The senior outfielder saved his best day at the plate for the Engineers’ doubleheader sweep of Brandeis on Sunday, in which McGregor posted five hits in eight trips to the plate, with two triples, a double and five runs driven in. Five of McGregor’s 10 hits during the week went for extra bases as WPI went 3-2 over that span.

Women’s Athlete of the Week

Allie Hardy - Softball - Sophomore - West Townsend, MA
Sophomore softball pitcher Allie Hardy is the WPI Women’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 11. Hardy posted her best week of the season thus far, tossing complete game victories over MIT on Saturday and Clark on Sunday. The sophomore didn’t allow a run and surrendered just one base hit in five innings of work in a 16-0 game two win over MIT on Saturday. Hardy came back the next day to throw nine more innings in a 3-2 game two extra-inning victory over Clark. In these two conference wins, Hardy allowed just one earned run, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.

This Week’s Games

Monday, April 12 Softball at MCLA (DH) 3:30
Tuesday, April 13 Coast Guard at Baseball 3:30
Wednesday, April 14 Worcester State at Softball (DH)
Westfield State at Baseball
Track and Field at Holy Cross Multi-Event Competition
3:00
3:30
Day One
Thursday, April 15 Track and Field at Holy Cross Multi-Event Competition Day Two
Friday, April 16 Softball at Wheaton (DH)
Framingham State at Baseball
3:00
3:30
Saturday, April 17 Wheaton at Baseball (DH)
Babson at Softball (DH)
Track and Field at Fitchburg State
Men’s Crew vs. Trinity, UNH and Bates
Women’s Crew at NEWMAC Championships (hosted by Clark)
Noon
Noon
TBA
Sunday, April 18 Men’s Crew vs. RIT, Tufts, Skidmore (Baker Cup vs. Tufts) (Class of 2009 Cup vs RIT)
Women’s Crew vs. RIT, Skidmore, William Smith, Tufts (Bernie Brown Cup vs Tufts)
 

Baseball (17-5 overall, 6-3 NEWMAC)

Baseball recorded three wins in five tries last week, dropping a game on Monday to Worcester State and another on Tuesday at Coast Guard before rebounding with three straight wins over MIT and Brandeis. In Monday’s game, visiting Worcester State blasted six home runs, scoring the first 10 runs and the final 12 runs of the game, en route to posting a convincing 23-7 victory over host WPI. The visitors scored six times in the top of the first to start the game with a bang, then added four more in the top of the second to go up 10-0. WPI answered back however, scoring multiple runs in each of the next two innings to cut into the Worcester State lead. The Engineers would get no closer however, as a three-run rally boosted the Lancer lead to 14-7. They added a solo home run in the seventh to make the score 15-7, then exploded for eight runs in the ninth, keyed by a three-run blast. Mike Swanton (Foxboro, MA) and Cody McGregor (Westfield, MA) each posted 2-for-4 lines with three RBI for WPI, with Swanton belting his first home run of the year. Jameson Kokolis (Manchester, NH) was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored. WPI suffered another loss the next day on the road at Coast Guard, 5-3. WPI scored in the first on an RBI single by Kokolis before Coast Guard tied the game in the second on a sac fly. The Engineers took a 2-1 lead in the third on an RBI double by Swanton. The hit was the 100th in Swanton's career, joining him with classmates Paul Galligan (Weymouth, MA), McGregor and Mark Dignum (Albany, NY) as active members of the 100 hit club. The Bears tied the game in the fourth before a two-run triple gave them a 4-2 lead. Coast Guard added an insurance run in the fifth on an RBI single. WPI rallied in the ninth as Dignum had an RBI single to make the score 5-3, then a walk and hit batter loaded the bases, but the Bears got a strikeout to end the game. Senior Ryan Marques (Gloucester, MA) (4-1) went the distance allowing nine hits and five runs, all earned, to suffer his first loss of the season. Dignum and Kokolis each had a pair of hits for WPI. The Engineers bounced back on Thursday against MIT, smacking 18 hits in a 15-2 road victory. The victory was the program-record 85th for WPI’s senior class, surpassing the Class of 2009’s total of 84 wins. This year’s seniors include Dignum, Marques, Galligan, Nolan Murphy (Shrewsbury, MA), Swanton, Thomas Whiting (Farmington Hills, MI), Joe Walsh (Weymouth, MA), McGregor, Alex Hansen (Burlington, CT), Kokolis, Matt Moreau (Manchester, MA) and Jason Forte (Carlisle, MA). Whiting (2-0), WPI's starter, tossed seven innings, tallying 3 strikeouts, 1 walk and only 1 run (0 earned) over 9 hits. The Engineers once again received good pitching and its offense struck early in both games, as the Engineers swept a doubleheader from visiting Brandeis on Sunday afternoon. WPI registered a 10-3 victory in the opener before posting a 10-1 win in game two. Brandeis plated an unearned run in the top of the first in game one before WPI tied the game in the bottom half. Swanton laced an RBI double, scoring Bryan Watkins (Belmont, MA) to knot the score at 1-1. WPI added a run in the second on an RBI groundout from McGregor to take a 2-1 edge. Brandeis came back to tie the game in the third before WPI exploded for seven runs over the next two innings to take charge. In the third, right fielder Mitch McClune (Pembroke, MA) launched a two-run blast over the center field fence to give the hosts a 5-2 advantage. The home run was McClune's first of the season. In the fourth, Watkins and Nick Bean (Middleboro, MA) opened the frame with back-to-back singles before Swanton's two-run double gave WPI a 7-2 lead. Later in the inning, Galligan’s base hit plated Swanton and McClune doubled to chase Galligan home, as WPI closed the inning with a 9-2 lead. After Brandeis scored its third run in the top of the fifth on a Ferro RBI groundout, Watkins produced a RBI single in the bottom of the inning to give WPI the final 10-3 margin. Marques pitched solidly for WPI, tossing five innings and allowing just one earned run on three hits. Marques (5-1) struck out two and didn't walk a batter. Senior classmate Forte tossed two scoreless innings to secure the victory. Brandeis failed to retire Watkins and Swanton in game one, who paced the WPI attack. Watkins was 4-for-4 with two runs scored and one batted in, while Swanton had a 3-for-3 game with two runs and three RBI. In game two, the Engineers used a six-run first to take control. Watkins started the rally with his fifth straight hit, Bean added a double and Galligan a single to set up the hosts. After Bean scored on an error, McClune smacked an RBI single to center for a 2-0 lead. McGregor then delivered the big hit, a bases-loaded, bases-clearing triple into the right field corner that extended the Engineer lead to 5-0. Catcher Kyle Bartosik (Midland Park, NJ) singled through the right side to send McGregor home with the sixth WPI run. WPI added four more in the fourth before Brandeis plated its only run in the top of the seventh to make the score 10-1. WPI starter Alex Julian (Sterling, MA) threw five shutout innings to earn his third win (3-0). Julian surrendered two hits and didn't walk a batter. McGregor was the hitting star in game two, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI. Bartosik had a 3-for-3 day, while McClune, Bean and Watkins each had two hits for the victors. WPI's game one win marked the 100th win in the WPI career of head coach Mike Callahan. Callahan has brought the program to new heights during his five-year tenure at the helm of the Engineers, piloting WPI to a share of the NEWMAC regular season title in 2009 as well as the team's first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament. The skipper is now 101-71-1 during his time on Boynton Hill. After an off day on Monday, Baseball will be back in action with a home contest against NEWMAC-rival Coast Guard on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30pm.

Softball (13-14 overall, 4-8 NEWMAC)

WPI Softball was 3-5 last week to move to 13-14 overall on the year. On Tuesday, starter Erin Flaherty (Stoughton, MA) threw a complete-game shutout in game one, leading the Engineers to a doubleheader split with visiting Nichols. Flaherty (5-4) was masterful in game one, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out seven. The Engineers would need every bit of Flaherty's performance in order to win the pitcher's duel, as the offense mustered only a run against Nichols. In the sixth, after Kelly Johnson (Buxton, ME) led off the frame with a walk, she would score the eventual winning run on a RBI double from fellow senior Meg Foley (Belchertown, MA) to finally get on the board. Flaherty retired the Bison in order in the seventh to close out the 1-0 game one victory. In the afternoon's second game, Nichols tallied single runs in the second and third innings to jump out in front. The Engineers would get a run back in the fifth on a solo blast by Johnson, her third home run of the season. Nichols added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on a home run. WPI nearly tied the game in its last at-bat but came up just short. Catcher Erin Beaulieu (Bethany, CT) led off the inning with a walk, and pinch-runner Emily Hartzell (Brunswick, ME) came around to score on a Sarah Johnson (Eastham, MA) double that cut the deficit to 3-2. Representing the winning run, Kelly Johnson sent a shot to deep center that was tracked down just short of the fence to seal the win for Nichols and earn the twinbill split. Christa Coscia (Lakeville, MA) suffered the loss to fall to 2-2. Coscia surrendered three runs, two earned, and struck out two. Kelly Johnson led the way at the plate for WPI, putting together a 2-for-4 game at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. WPI then dropped a doubleheader at 21st-ranked Brandeis on Thursday, falling 10-1 and 12-4. Brandeis was able to take advantage of eight WPI miscues on the afternoon to score 12 unearned runs, including 10 the second game. For WPI on the day, junior RF Kim Martilla (Kings Park, NY) and rookie LF Katrina Boynton (Balston Lake, NY) each had two of their team's six hits. Boynton and junior 1B Sarah Johnson each doubled, while senior CF Kelly Johnson had a key two-run single in game two that tied the game at 4-4 in the second inning. On Saturday, WPI pitchers yielded just three hits and no earned runs but the Engineers could only muster a split in their NEWMAC softball doubleheader with MIT. MIT took opener 1-0 in eight innings before WPI bounced back with a convincing 16-0 victory in the nightcap. WPI had a chance to push a run across in the top half of the eighth of the opener but failed to score. WPI starter Flaherty set down the first nine MIT batters before the streak ended in the fourth. The WPI bats wasted little time getting on track in the second game, as the visitors scored three runs in the first inning before opening the game up with five in the second and eight in the third while batting around the lineup in each frame. Kelly Johnson led off with a base-hit and came home on Martilla’s RBI-double. Martilla would score later in the inning on an infield single by Katherine Fitton (Lebanon, CT). A fielding miscue and a couple of wild pitches would lead to a third run for the Engineers. In the second, Martilla picked up a couple more RBI with a bases-loaded, ground rule double. Two straight walks would bring in another run before a wild pitch and a run scoring ground-out plated two more. After a strike out to start the third, seven straight WPI batters would reach base, all of whom would cross the plate, in the midst of an eight-run third that would double the visitors’ lead. Fitton picked up a pair of RBI on a bases-loaded double and Roche drove in a pair with a two-out triple. MIT could only muster an infield single in the fourth, breaking up Hardy’s no-hit bid. Fitton finished the game two-for-three with a game-high four RBI. Martilla was three-for-four to go with three RBI and three runs scored. Hardy pitched the five-inning shut-out, facing just one batter above the minimum while striking out two, as WPI earned its first road win of the season in nine tries. WPI played errorless ball in the doubleheader, successfully handling 56 chances without being charged with an error. The Crimson and Gray continued to play well in a doubleheader split with Clark on Sunday. WPI rallied from one-run deficits in the sixth and eighth innings and used a Foley RBI grounder in the ninth to defeat visiting Clark 3-2 in the opener of the key NEWMAC softball doubleheader. The Cougars rallied themselves to post a 3-1 win in game two to salvage the split. Clark opened the scoring in game one with back-to-back two-out first inning doubles. The Cougars still led 1-0 until Kelly Johnson smacked a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. After a scoreless seventh inning, the game went to extra innings where the international tie-breaker was used.  In the eighth inning, Clark jumped ahead with a run, 2-1, before WPI answered back when pinch runner Erin Saari (Brookline, NH) came plateward on a Courtney Rosales (Ipswich, MA) pinch hit RBI single through the right side. Clark put the pressure on to start the ninth, putting runners on second and third with nobody out but Hardy buckled down and retired the side without damage on a pair of grounders sandwiched around a line out.  Kelly Johnson started the bottom of the ninth on second base for the Engineers, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored the winning run on Foley’s grounder to second base. Hardy improved to 5-4 on the season, scattering six hits, striking out six and allowing just one earned run.  In the nightcap, WPI jumped out to the early lead when Rosales plated Martilla with an RBI single. Clark leveled the score with a run-scoring single in the fifth and went ahead in the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles. Flaherty was tagged with the loss despite pitching well.  The righthander slipped to 5-7 on the year. WPI is back in action on Monday, heading to MCLA for a 3:30pm doubleheader.

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field

Senior thrower Jarrett Arredondo (Somerville, MA) won two events while Dan Duffty (Haverhill, MA), Fran Collins (Springfield, MA), Jeff Baker (Wallingford, CT) and Shawn Wilhelm (Milford, CT) added event wins, leading Men's Track and Field to second place in a tri-meet with Springfield and Coast Guard on Saturday. Arredondo was victorious in the shot put and the hammer throw to help WPI to 118 points, while Springfield posted 172 and Coast Guard 114 points. Arredondo recorded a throw of 43-7.75 to win the shot put before launching the hammer 176-9 to win the hammer throw. The Somerville, MA native also chipped in with a third-place finish in the discus (133-2) to finish behind Collins, who won the event with a throw of 144-1. Collins was also the runner-up to Arredondo in the hammer, with a toss of 161-11. Baker was third in the hammer (158-10) before taking the victory in the javelin (179-5). WPI's Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) placed third behind Arredondo in the shot put (43-0.5). Duffty added one of WPI's two other wins on the day in the 5000-meter run, crossing thel ine in 15:31.45, while Wilhelm added the other in the pole vault (12-9.0). The Engineers were helped by a number of third-place finishes, including Matt Whitman (Holden, MA) in the 100-meter dash (11.26), Peter Brown (Andover, MA) in the 5000-meter run (15:32.25) and Drew Martin (Hingham, MA) in the 110-meter hurdles (17.70). Scott Burger (S. Huntington, NY) and Kevin McCarthy (Wakefield, MA) also placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:41.12) and triple jump (39-2.25), respectively.WPI also added a third-place showing in the 4x100-meter relay, as the team as Stephen Kocienski (Schagticoke, NY), Andy Nelson (Hershey, PA), Frank Carnevale (Rutherford, NJ) and Whitman finished in 44.72, while the Crimson and Gray's 4x400-meter relay of Kocienski, Josh Matte (Litchfield, NH), Mike Thyden (Sutton, MA) and Scott Woodnorth (Milwaukee, WI) was third as well with a time of 3:31.73. Men's Track and Field will be back in action on Wednesday when select members of the Engineers will compete at the two-day Holy Cross Decathlon.

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field

Vicky Hewey (Sanford, ME) won two events and set a new school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase and Krista Baker (Medway, MA) and Adrianna Davis (Chelmsford, MA) also won twice, leading Women's Track and Field to a close second-place finish in a tri-meet with Springfield at Coast Guard on Saturday. WPI fell just two points short of the Pride with 148 points, while Coast Guard placed third with 82. Hewey's time of 11:31.56 in the steeplechase set a new WPI best before adding a win in the 5000-meter run (18:44.2) as well. Baker provided the Engineers with wins in the discus (124-3) and the hammer throw (153-6) and contributed a second-place finish in the shot put (38-2.75). Davis took home victories in the 100-meter hurdles (16.20) and the high jump (5-1.25). Kristine Zeeb (Nashua, NH) also established a new WPI record with her performance in the 400-meter hurdles (2nd - 1:08.86). Emily Pearce (Avon, CT) added a win for the Engineers in the pole vault (10-2.75), while Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) was the winner in the 200-meter dash (26.76). Pearce was also second in the long jump (15-9.0) and Richard chipped in with a third-place finish (15-7.5). Other top performances for the Crimson and Gray included Stacey Rauen's (San Gabriel, CA) runner-up finish in the 1500-meter run (5:07.44), Jill Perreira's (Lancaster, MA) second-place showing in the high jump (4-5.0), Funmi Adebayo's (Medfield, MA) second-place result in the hammer throw (135-1) and Kimi Joback (Bedford, NH) who was second in the javelin (101-1). In the relays, Pearce, Richard, Joan Keyes (Plymouth, MA) and Dennis placed second in the 4x100-meter relay (52.47), while the 4x400-meter relay team of Michelangela Yusif (Leominster, MA), Liz Schreiber (Ashfield, MA), Dennis and Zeeb was also second, finishing in 4:12.46. Chrystian Dennis (Milton, MA) added a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash (12.52), while Katye Milligan was third in the hammer (129-0) and Hailey Taylor (Colusa, CA) finished third in the javelin (94-6). Women's Track and Field returns on Wednesday when select members of the Engineers will compete at the two-day Holy Cross Decathlon.

Men’s Crew

Fresh off winning the Class of 2003 Cup for the second straight year, Men's Crew was successful in winning the Jim Donahue Cup over Williams on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond. The Engineers' varsity eight finished second to Trinity (6:07.6) but edged Williams 6:12.2 to win the Cup. WPI's boat of Ben Johnson (Northford, CT), John Madura (Hewitt, NJ), Ricky Holak (Windham, NH), Jeff Onderdonk (Colchester, CT), Sebastien Cohn (Orinda, CA), Arthur Gager (Kennebunk, ME), Tobin McGee (Rye, NY), Hank Moore (Jaffrey, NH) and coxswain Brenna Colleary (Southboro, MA) earned the Cup with a time of 6:11.6, just edging Williams at the line. The varsity four boat added a win for the Crimson and Gray, as Dan Pierson (Hampton, NH), Jim MacDonald (Worcester, MA), Philip Kellermeier (Berlin, Germany), Corey Stevens (Douglas, MA) and coxswain Jillian Kloc (Elma, NY) rowed to victory in a time of 7:17.4. Trinity was second in 7:29.6. WPI's second varsity eight placed fourth, with Andrew Emerson (York, ME), Jack Sternal (Westfield, NJ), Alex Becker (Webster, MA), Adam Panzica (Freeport, ME), Andrew Cunningham(Glastonbury, CT), Zack Theoharidis (Sedgwick, ME), Josh Wimble (Albans, VT), Mike Mourkas(Hampden, ME), and coxswain Lauren Moloney (Buffalo, NY) finishing in 7:45.3. The Engineers' novice four of Thomas Hunter (Maynard, MA), Alec Sirocki (Scarborough, ME), Frederick Hunter (Maynard, MA) and coxswain Renee Lanza (Waterford, CT) put forth a second-place showing with a time of 7:08.2. WPI's varsity eight boat posted a victory over URI, Bates and Rochester to lead Men's Crew at Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday. WPI's varsity eight boat of Johnson, Madura, Holak, Onderdonk, Cohn, Gager, McGee, Moore and coxswain Brenna Colleary rowed to the win in 6:21.3 over second-place URI, which was nine seconds off the pace. Men's Crew will be back in action next Saturday at 8am when it will host UNH, Trinity, Ithaca and Bates on Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond.

Women’s Crew

The Women's Crew varsity eight finished third in its quest to win the Barbara Donahue Cup Saturday morning at Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond. The Engineers' boat of Victoria Stutz (Trumbull, CT), Sarah Dinwoodie (E. Greenwich, RI), Lauren Laboissonniere (Smithfield, RI), Macauley Kenney (N. Yarmouth, ME), Caitlin Heindl (Bow, NH), Bridget Stevens (Cropseyville, NY), Suzanna Kelley (Attleboro, MA), Amy Loomis (Mahtomedi, MN) and coxswain Emily Johnson (Gray MA) ended with a time of 7:25.9, while Williams took home the Cup in 6:50.7. The Engineers' varsity four contributed a fourth-place finish, as the team of Katy Tongue (Westport, MA), Mary Hesler (Glastonbury, CT), Molli Malcolmson (Leominster, MA), Simone Staley (Albany, NY) and coxswain Hannah Pacheco (Gardner, MA) completed the course in 8:23.6. WPI's varsity eight finished a close sixth in a fast field consisting of Trinity, Holy Cross, Bates, Rochester and Wellesley, leading the way for Women's Crew on Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday. The Engineers' boat of Stutz, Dinwoodie, Laboissonniere, Kenney, Heindl, Stevens, Kelley, Loomis and coxswain Emily Johnson powered the Engineers' boat to a time of 7:38.5, while Bates was the winner in 7:12.6. Women's Crew will return to the water next Saturday at 8am when they will participate in the NEWMAC Championships on Worcester's Lake Quinsigamond.

 
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