February 2010

WPI Parents

As you may be aware, we are providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 for both your student and yourself. Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for college students and their parents. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions while in college, and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students.

Each month, you’ll receive an email with the latest issue of the parents-only Parent Perspective, along with the Student Health 101 issue that your student will receive. Please take a few minutes to read these issues each month--we believe they can be a valuable resource for you and your family.

Read the February 2010 issue of Parent Perspective.

This February issue has some great articles, among them

  • How to Check on the Health of Your Relationships
  • Spring Breaks That Won’t Break the Bank
  • 6 Signs That Say You Should See a Doctor Now
  • How to Help a Friend (or Stranger) in Need
  • Understanding and Dealing with Eating Disorders

PLUS Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson, explains why bulimia is no laughing matter.

You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101 issue for our students.

If you missed the January issue, be sure to read it here. It contains Five Secrets of Healthy Students, How to Talk to Anyone, Alternative Fitness, and more.

And, if you’d like to learn more about how to fight the spread of the H1N1 Flu, read online.

Best of luck to you and your student this semester!

Thanks,

Rebekah Freeman Schulze 
Assistant Director of Academic Support Services and Learning Resources
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
rschulze@wpi.edu

Events at Gordon Library

Location: Class of ’41 Gallery

An African and African American Art exhibit, including textiles and artwork from recycled materials, is on display this month, on loan from guest curator Jean M. Borgatti, PhD. Books relating to Black History Month are on display in the cubes and in a browsing area on the main floor.

Ice: A Photo Essay by Jesse Dann, is on display through March 5.

Dining Services

Order your 2010 Commuter meal plans by March 12 at the 2009 prices and receive a 10 Meal Bonus worth over $120 when you purchase our most popular 190 Commuter Meal Plan.

  1. All commuter meal plan “Meals” and “Commuter Bonus Points“ are valid until they are used by you (or until you graduate). No lost meals -- 100% value!
  2. Why bother with cooking and cleanup when we can do it for you.
  3. Use the 190 Commuter meal plan for meals at the trendy Goats Head Restaurant.
  4. Dine in our various meal plan locations with hours of service ranging from 7am to 1am (11pm Sunday through Thursday).
  5. Shopping for food can be a drag after a long day of classes--use your 190 Commuter meal plan for pizza delivery to your on-campus residence hall or apartment.
  6. Enjoy weekly “all you care to eat” theme meals in Morgan Hall.
  7. Can’t make a meal in Morgan Hall? Use our customized online bag lunch order form and take your meal back to your class or room. Our Grab & Go option in Morgan Hall allows any number of takeout combinations for students on the run.
  8. All commuter meal plans are exempt of the Massachusetts sales tax--your funds spent on campus through commuter meal plans save you 7%. Spend less money on taxes and have more money available for food.
  9. All commuter meal plans can use the Meal Plan equivalency in the Campus Center Food Court--trade in a meal and receive $5.00 in credit toward any items for sale.
  10. Purchase The 190 commuter meal plan online now through March 6, 2010, and receive an additional 10 meals FREE!

Choose from our five unique Dining Options

The 190 - Our Most Popular and Flexible Plan

Any 190 "all you care to eat" meals at Morgan Hall. Use meals at the Outtakes Convenience Store. Dine with friends at the Goat’s Head Restaurant (no other commuter meal plan allows meals at the Goat’s Head).
Price $2,300

The 40

Any 40 "all you care to eat" meals at Morgan Hall and $50 in bonus points.
Price $500

75 Luncheon Plus

75 "all you care to eat" lunch meals at Morgan Hall and $35 in bonus points.
Price $600

50 Luncheon Plus

50 "all you care to eat" lunch meals at Morgan Hall and $25 in bonus points.
Price $435

25 Luncheon Plus

25 "all you care to eat" lunch meals at Morgan Hall and $15 in bonus points.
Price $235

Top 10 reasons to have a meal plan. Read more...

ShopOnCampus by Chartwells is now UP AND RUNNING!

The first 100 orders will be entered into a drawing for a Free iPod Touch!

ShopOnCampus is an online convenience store and a part of the DineOnCampus project by Chartwells. Go to dineoncampus.com and link to ShopOnCampus, where you can place orders 24 hours a day and pick up your purchases pre-bagged at Outtakes convenience store located on the first floor of Founders Hall. From time to time special offers--which may or may not be available offline--will be posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter. So, check back often. 

Placing an order is very easy for both students and parents. Use the "Shop" menu option to browse the available items in the store. Simply put in a quantity and click "Add" to add items to your shopping cart. When you're done, use the "Checkout" menu option to enter your payment information. Once your order is placed, you will see a confirmation and instructions for picking up your items. You can also see these instructions by clicking the "Pick Up Information" menu option before you place your order. You can also check out FAQs to help you with campus-specific ordering issues so make sure you read those too. If you have any questions or comments, be sure to use the "Feedback" menu option and let us know what we can do to serve you. Payments can be made via credit card or students can use meal plan or bonus points.

This is a great new way for all of campus to take advantage of what is available in the convenience store and an easy way for parents to send care packages to their student.

Contact: Joe Kraskouskas at joe_k@wpi.edu with any further questions.

Financial Aid Update

Please be advised that the WPI Financial Aid Upperclass Application for 2010-11 needs to be completed and returned to the Office of Financial Aid no later than Friday, March 19. These applications were handed out to students in early December. They are available in our office for students who have not picked theirs up. These forms need to be completed by any undergraduate student applying for financial aid for the 2010-11 academic year who will be a sophomore or above.
 
New for the 2010-11 academic year: WPI will begin using the federal Direct Loan program.
 
This change will apply to the Stafford and PLUS loan programs. Funding available will remain the same. The change is in the process by which the funds come to WPI. Currently WPI participates in the Family Federal Education Loan (FFEL) program, which means the federal funds are borrowed through a variety of lending sources like banks, credit unions, etc. Under the Direct Loan program, families borrow directly from the federal government and all application and disbursement processes are run directly through the school instead of through outside lending agencies.
 
This will require all students and parents who have previously borrowed a Stafford or PLUS loan and who wish to borrow again for 2010-11 to sign a new Master Promissory Note for any future loans. More information about this process will be made available to all families in the coming months.

Academic Advising

During the week of April 5, registration will open by class year for students to register for their classes for the 2010-11 academic year.

Registration for summer classes will open on Monday, February 15. This year we are offering a 50% tuition discount for those students who have received an NR (No Record) in a core course and need to repeat that course at WPI in the summer. Core courses eligible for the tuition discount for Summer 2010 are Calculus 1-4, Differential Equations, Chemistry 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2, and CS 1101.

If students are looking to improve their academic standing this summer and have passed at least 6/3rds for the academic year, they may want to consider the Summer Bridge Program.

Athletics Update

If the second week of Winter Championships is anything like the first, WPI Athletics fans are in for quite a treat.
 
125-pounder Carl Anderson became WPI’s first NEWA finalist since 2004 when Joe Moskowitz won the championship at 157 pounds. Anderson dropped a pair of tight decisions to the defending champion. Tyler Howe placed fifth at 149 pounds and the Engineers posted their best team finish since 2005. The Crimson and Gray also shared the team sportsmanship award.
 
Records fell an alarming pace as Women’s Swimming Diving had a great seventh place performance at the three-day NEWMAC Championships. Morgan Guardino (3 meter), Sarah Dinwoodie (200 back), Heather Peruffo (100 back), and the 4x800 free relay team of Alana Aubin, Dinwoodie, Peruffo, and Kaitlyn Kelley set new school records.
 
Eleven WPI athletes/relays earned All-New England Division III honors this past weekend for indoor track and field, highlighted by two each for Jarrett Arredondo, Adrianna Davis, and Krista Baker. Fran Collins (weight throw, 2nd) and Kyle Morette (pole vault, 3rd) registered WPI’s best finishes as the men placed 11th and the women placed 12th.
 
Both basketball teams prepared for this week’s NEWMAC Tournaments with home wins on Saturday. Women’s Basketball seized the second seed with a impressive 58-44 win over rival Wheaton, while Men’s Basketball got a basket from Kyle Nadeau 1.5 seconds remaining to dispatch city foe Clark 75-73 and earn the third seed.

WPI will host a NEWMAC Quarterfinal basketball doubleheader on Wednesday evening. Be there as the men host 6th-seeded Coast Guard at 5:30pm and the women entertain 7th-seeded Mount Holyoke at 7:30pm. If the teams win, they continue play next weekend in the NEWMAC Semifinals and Championships.

Also this week, Men’s Swimming and Diving heads to Wheaton for the three-day NEWMAC Championships and Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field participate in the All-New England All Division Championships hosted by BU.
 
See you at the games - Rusty

Weekly Athletics Update

Wed., February 17

Springfield 70, Men’s Basketball 50
Women’s Basketball 63, MIT 41

Fri., Feb. 19 - Sat., Feb 20

Men’s Indoor Track - 11th Place at New England Division III Championships
Women’s Indoor Track - 12 Place at New England Division III Championships

Fri., Feb. 19 - Sun., Feb 21

Women’s Swimming - 7th place at NEWMAC Championships (at Wellesley)

Sat., Feb. 20 - Sun., Feb 21

Wrestling - 11th Place at NEWA Championship (at WNEC)

Sat., February 20

Women’s Basketball 58, Wheaton 44
Men’s Basketball 75, Clark 73

Men’s Athlete of the Week

Carl Anderson - Wrestling - Senior
Wrestling senior co-captain Carl Anderson is the WPI Men’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 21. Anderson reached the New England Wrestling Association championship round at 125 pounds before falling to the defending champion Dan Bloom from Wesleyan. Anderson was WPI’s first NEWA finalist since Joe Moskowitz won the championship at 157 pounds in 2004, and his performance helped the Engineers to a 12th-place finish overall, WPI’s best team placing since 2005. Anderson began the final day on a bright note, defeating Bloom 2-1 in tie-breaker #1 in the winner’s bracket championship bout. After Bloom won a match to get to the championship round, he defeated Anderson 2-1 on riding time as Anderson’s bid for scoring moves just barely came after buzzer in both the first and third periods. In the winner-take-all bout, Bloom expanded on a 3-2 advantage with a scoring move in the waning seconds and ended up winning 6-2. Anderson completes his outstanding career with a 29-7 record this season.

Women’s Athlete of the Week

Sarah Dinwoodie - Women’s Swimming and Diving - Freshman
Women’s Swimming and Diving freshman swimmer Sarah Dinwoodie is the WPI Women’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 21. Dinwoodie put forth a string of excellent efforts at the three-day NEWMAC Championships over the weekend, earning top-ten finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke, as well as on the 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. The freshman was a part of the 800-yard freestyle relay on Saturday that finished 11th and set a new WPI record with a time of 8:15.99 in the process. She then earned her second school record of the weekend in the preliminaries of the 200-yard backstroke on Sunday, recording a blistering time of 2:12.77 en route to a seventh-place finish in the event. Dinwoodie’s effort in the 200-back broke Suzanne Call's school record that she established in 1978, and was a key part of WPI’s seventh-place team finish at the conference championships, the team’s best showing in recent years.

Next Week’s Games

Wednesday, February 24

Coast Guard at Men’s Basketball (NEWMAC Quarterfinals) - 5:30
Mount Holyoke at Women’s Basketball (NEWMAC Quarterfinals) - 7:30

Friday, February 26

Men’s Swim/Diving at NEWMAC Champ (at Wheaton) - Day One
Indoor Track at All-New England Championships (at BU)- Day One

Saturday, February 27

Men’s Basketball in NEWMAC Semifinals - TBA
Women’s Basketball in NEWMAC Semifinals - TBA
Men’s Swim/Diving at NEWMAC Champ (at Wheaton) - Day Two
Indoor Track at All-New England Championships (at BU) - Day Two

Sunday, February 28

Men’s Basketball in NEWMAC Championships - TBA
Men’s Swim/Diving at NEWMAC Champ (at Wheaton) - Day Three
 

Men’s Basketball (18-6 overall, 7-5 NEWMAC)
Men’s Basketball was 1-1 to close out its regular season last week, improving its resume to 18-6 on the season and securing the third seed in next week’s NEWMAC Tournament with a 7-5 conference mark. The Engineers dropped a 70-50 decision to Springfield on Wednesday but rebounded with a thrilling 75-73 last second victory over Clark on Saturday. At Springfield, after an opening 10 minutes of play that featured 12 lead changes, Springfield embarked upon a 17-0 run that turned a 22-21 deficit into a 38-22 advantage just before the end of the half. The Pride did it with their defense, forcing the Engineers to miss 11 straight shots during the run and harassing the hosts into five turnovers. Springfield, who drained 51.5% of its shots in the first half, kept WPI at bay in the second half by connecting on 63.3% its attempts after the intermission. The hosts would climb back to within 11 on four different occasions in the second half but could never whittle the deficit to single digits. On the night, Springfield enjoyed a 34-14 scoring edge in the paint while snapping a nine-game regular season losing streak to the Engineers. Kyle Nadeau (Webster, MA) netted 13 of his team-high 16 points in the first half. Matt Carr (Somersworth, NH), Fernando Perez (Lowell, MA) and Craig Melillo (Wilmington, MA) all registered six points off the bench for the Crimson and Gray while Carr hauled in a team-high six rebounds. WPI, ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III Northeast rankings, bounced back on Saturday against Clark. Nadeau’s eight-foot leaner with 1.5 seconds remaining gave host WPI a dramatic 75-73 victory in the regular season finale for both squads. After a driving lay-up to put the Cougars up 73-71 with 1:14 remaining, WPI evened the game on a Jeffrey Robinson (Granby, CT) jumper with 55.6 seconds left. After Nadeau forced a five-second call on the defensive end, WPI received possession after a jump ball following a missed shot with 10.5 seconds remaining. Following a timeout, Nadeau provided the heroics when his eight-footer kissed off the glass, rolled around the rim and dropped for the game-winning points. After a pair of timeouts, Clark's desperation heave fell well short. Trailing by double-digits at 60-49 midway through the second half, WPI embarked on a 14-2 run over a 6:34 span to seize a 63-62 advantage with just six minutes left. During the spurt, the hosts held the Cougars without a field goal. Robinson paced WPI with 20 points while Jerome Stewart (Bloomfield, CT) equaled his career-high with 18. Junior Ben Etten (Hollis, NH) added 11 points while Nadeau tossed in nine points and dished out four assists. Lone senior Bennett Lessard (Belgrade, ME) hauled in a game-best seven boards in a game that featured only 52 rebounds amongst both teams. With the win, WPI earns the third seed in next week's NEWMAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Coast Guard in a quarterfinal on Wednesday at 5:30pm.
 
Women’s Basketball (17-8 overall, 13-5 NEWMAC)
Women’s Basketball was 2-0 last week, closing out its regular season schedule with four straight wins to improve to 17-8 and earn the second seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament with a 13-5 conference record. The Engineers recorded home wins over conference rivals MIT and Wheaton during the week. On Wednesday, Melissa Kuhn (Stoughton, MA) poured in a game-high 18 points to lift WPI to a 63-41 victory against visiting MIT. WPI never trailed in the matchup, jumping out to a 12-3 lead while holding the visitors to just one made field goal in the opening 9:19. The homestanding Engineers held MIT to 24% shooting from the floor in the first half en route to taking a 23-16 advantage into the locker room at the intermission. Kuhn canned 8-of-13 shots from the field and 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point arc. Lauren Hannmann (East Greenbush, NY) chipped in with 14 points while gobbling-up a game-best eight rebounds. On the night WPI enjoyed a 39-17 edge on the glass and turned that into a 28-8 advantage in points in the paint. Elle Fontaine (Franklin, MA) registered nine points and five boards for the hosts while Brittany McNally (Mapleville, RI) and Theresa Logan (Southboro, MA) each added eight. The total was a career-high for McNally, a senior forward. The contest, along with WPI's men's game against Springfield, was part of WPI's annual Pink Zone doubleheader to promote breast cancer awareness and to benefit breast cancer research. Then on Saturday, the Crimson and Gray used a sizzling start to both halves to defeat visiting Wheaton 58-44. WPI began the game by draining its first five shots from the field, only to see the Lyons keep pace by netting their first four field goal attempts. The hosts used a nifty 10-4 spurt midway through the first stanza to take a 31-19 advantage into the locker room at the intermission. It was more of the same in the second half as the Crimson and Gray canned their first six shots to open up 20-point bulge at 42-22 and never saw the visitors get within single digits the rest of the way. Fontaine led all scorers with 15 points for the Engineers while Kuhn had a solid all-around game tallying 13 points and a career-best seven steals to go along with three assists. Hannmann tossed in 10 points and McNally equaled her career-high with eights points and added six boards. Fontaine and Logan each grabbed seven boards as WPI enjoyed a 37-28 edge in rebounding and in turn a 22-12 advantage in points in the paint. With the win over their rivals, the Engineers earned the second seed in next week's NEWMAC Tournament and will host seventh-seeded Mount Holyoke in a NEWMAC Quarterfinal on Wednesday.
 
Wrestling (2-17-1 Overall)
Wrestling competed at the two-day New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships hosted by Western New England College over the weekend. Carl Anderson’s (Billerica, MA) quest for a NEWA title ended on Sunday as the senior was defeated twice by defending champion Dan Bloom of Wesleyan in the championship round at 125 pounds. Despite the losses, Anderson is WPI’s first NEWA finalist since Joe Moskowitz won the championship at 157 pounds in 2004 and his performance, along with Tyler Howe’s (Danbury, CT) fifth place showing at 149 pounds, helped the Engineers finish 12th, its best team placing since 2005. Anderson began the day on a bright note, defeating Bloom 2-1 in tie-breaker #1 in the winner’s bracket championship bout. After Bloom won a match to get to the championship round, he defeated Anderson 2-1 on riding time as Anderson’s bid for scoring moves just barely came after buzzer in both the first and third periods. NEWA rules provide a winner-take-all rematch if the two finalists had spilt with each other. In the “if necessary” bout, Bloom expanded on a 3-2 advantage with a scoring move in the waning seconds and ended up winning 6-2. Anderson, who is now 29-6 on the season, awaits word on a possible wild card selection to the NCAA championships. The NEWA receives four wild cards, which are selected tonight in a post tournament coaches meeting. The NCAA Division III Championships begin Friday March 5th in Cedar Rapids, IA. Howe began the day in the consolation bracket with a 3-1 loss in sudden victory to his opponent from Southern Maine. Howe then secured fifth place with a 6-0 victory over his opponent from Springfield. The junior, who was All-New England last season at 157 pounds, finishes his season with a 20-7 mark. WPI wrapped up the two-day meet hosted by Western New England with 25 points. The Engineers also shared the team sportsmanship award with Roger Williams. David Cardenas (Framingham, MA) and Joe Pasquerelli (Pittsfield, MA) won matches for the Crimson and Gray on Saturday at 174 pounds and 285 pounds respectively. Other participants for WPI at the championships included Stephen Poppa (Derby, CT) at 133, Alex Pittera (Salem, NH) at 141, Kenny Adams (Wilmington, MA) at 157, Chris Spinelli (Lynnfield, MA) at 165, Sean Donnelly (Londonberry, NH) at 184 and Dylan Billings (Westminster, MA) at 197. Williams won the overall championship for the second straight season, tallying 128.5 points.

Women’s Swimming and Diving (3-6 overall)
Women's Swimming and Diving competed at the three-day NEWMAC Championships over the weekend, earning a seventh-place result, its best finish in recent years. The team recorded 203 points, while Springfield won the NEWMAC championship with 839 points. It marked the 10th straight year that the Pride has taken home the conference title. The Engineers' Morgan Guardino (Manchester, CT) posted the best finish for WPI on Sunday, as the senior picked up sixth place in the three-meter dive with 406.3 points, a new school record. Nica Sylvia (Martha's Vineyard, MA) was 13th with 307.75 points. Sarah Dinwoodie (East Greenwich, RI) continued her strong run at the NEWMACs on Sunday, adding a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:15.39). Dinwoodie's blistering preliminary time of 2:12.77 broke Suzanne Call's school record that she established in 1978. The freshman also took home eighth in the 100-yard back a day earlier and was on three relays that placed in the top-ten over the weekend. Guardino and Dinwoodie's efforts provided two of four new school records for the Crimson and Gray. Heather Peruffo (Poughkeepsie, NY) set a new WPI best in the 100-yard backstroke on Saturday (1:00.99), while the 4x800 freestyle relay team of Alana Aubin (Taunton, MA), Dinwoodie, Peruffo and Kaitlyn Kelley (Salt Lake City, UT) also established a new WPI record with their time of 8:15.99 on Saturday evening. Aubin added a 17th place finish in the 100-yard freestyle on Sunday (56.46), while Heckley took 24th (19:24.44) and Miye Jacques (Bridgeton, NJ) 33rd (20:59.08) in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In Sunday's final event, WPI's 'A' relay took 16th place in the 4x400 freestyle relay as the team of Colleen Heckley (Tyngsboro, MA), Emily Colpas (Holden, MA), Jetta Garrity (Lynn, MA) and Therese Comeau (Goffstown, NH) finished in 4:13.02. The Engineers' 'B' relay team of Nikole Stone (Keene, NH), Lauren Anderson (Bedford, MA), Jenny Gill (Hudson, NH) and Emily Anness (East Providence, RI) swam to a 20th-place result in 4:23.47. Qualifying athletes will head to the NCAA Championships (all divisions) at the University of Minnesota from March 17-20.


Men’s Swimming and Diving (3-5 overall)
Men's Swimming and Diving is in the middle of a two-week break from competition as it prepares to compete in the three-day NEWMAC Championships at Wheaton on February 26-28.
 
Men’s Indoor Track and Field
Fran Collins (Springfield, MA) took second place in the weight throw and Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA) finished third in the pole vault, leading a strong effort for Men's Track and Field at the Division III New England Men's Indoor Championships on Saturday. WPI finished 11th at the event, which was hosted by Bates College. Collins was the runner-up out of an accomplished field in the weight throw with a launch of 54-06.5, his best throw of the season. The senior also contributed a 16th-place showing in the shot put (43-09.75). Morette turned in his best mark of the year as well, registering a third-place height in the pole vault (15-03.0) and earning an NCAA provisional qualifier in the process. Morette also earned a top-five finish on the 4x400-meter relay, as the team of Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY), Ryan Shooshan (Paxton, MA), Scott Woodnorth (Milwaukee, WI) and Morette posted a fourth-place time of 3:27.32. The Crimson and Gray also featured several additional top-10 finishes. Jarrett Arredondo (Somerville, MA) picked up a sixth-place result in the weight throw (52-08.25) and added an eighth-place showing in the shot put (45-05.25). Ben Roy (Buxton, ME) was eighth in the pentathon with 3,149 points, while Jeff Baker (Wallingford, CT) finished 10th in the shot (44-07.5). Both Roy and Baker added 25th-place finishes in other events, Roy in the 55-meter hurdles (8.46) and Baker in the weight throw (42-06.75). Other top performances for WPI included Kocienski in the 400-meters (11th - 51.97), Mike Thyden (Sutton, MA) in the pentathlon (15th - 2,920pts), Woodnorth in the 800-meters (15th - 2:01.97), Lane Thornton (Richmond, VT) in the 1-mile run (19th - 4:23.81) and Dan Duffty (Haverhill, MA) in the 5,000-meter run (19th - 16:03.26). Shawn Wilhelm (Milford, CT) added a 20th-place showing in the pole vault (12-05.5), while Matt Whitman (Holden, MA) was 21st in the 55-meter dash (6.84) and Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) was 21st in the weight throw (45-10.5). Men's Indoor Track and Field will compete at the New England Championships (all divisions) at Boston University next Saturday.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Adrianna Davis (Chelmsford, MA) and Krista Baker (Medway, MA) each earned multiple ECAC qualifiers, leading a great day for Women's Track and Field at the Division III New England Championships hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday. WPI finished in 12th place with 17.5 team points. Davis and Baker each recorded a fifth and a sixth-place finish to lead the Engineers, qualifying for the ECAC Championships in each event. Davis was fifth in the high jump (5-02.25) and sixth in the 55-meter hurdles (8.69), while Baker was fifth in the weight throw (47-02.25) and sixth in the shot put (38-03.25). Emily Pearce (Avon, CT) added WPI's other top-five result, a fifth-place finish in the pole vault (10-11.75) that also qualified her for ECACs. Also qualifying for ECACs in two weeks were Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) in the 200-meter dash (10th - 26.86), Vicky Hewey (Sanford, ME) in the 1,000-meter run (10th - 3:08.71), and the 4x800-meter relay, as the team of Hewey, Danielle Volpe (Chelmsford, MA), Stacey Rauen (San Gabriel, CA) and Beth Hegarty (Springfield, MA) turned in a school record-breaking performance (12th - 10:06.06). Other top performances for the Crimson and Gray included Katye Milligan (Skowhegan, ME) with a 10th-place result in the weight throw (43-00.25), Hewey's 11th-place finish in the one-mile run (5:17.27), Richard's 12th-place showing in the 55-meter dash (7.69) and Emily Hartzell's (Brunswick, ME) 15th-place effort in the pole vault (9-06.25). The 4x400 relay team of Michelangela Yusif (Leominster, MA), Liz Schreiber (Ashfield, MA, Richard and Davis followed up the great performance by the 4x800 team with one of their own, finishing 9th in 4:10.74. Yusif added a 23rd-place finish in the 400 (1:02.73). Also competing for WPI were Funmi Adebayo (Medfield, MA) in the weight throw (17th - 39-04.5), Joan Keyes (Plymouth, MA) in the 55-meter dash (26th - 7.88) and Jacqui Foti (Hopkinton, NH) in the pole vault (27th - 8-06.25). Women's Indoor Track and Field will compete at the New England Championships (all divisions) at Boston University next Saturday.

 
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