Track & Field Claims 12 All-Region Outdoor Track & Field Honors from the USTFCCCA



New Orleans, LA — WPI & Field collected a dozen All-Region honors from the U.S. & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as announced late Friday.
 
On the men’s side, Ryan Fischer (Merrimack, NH) was the lone junior to earn the nod in the Steeplechase as he dropped his best time of 9:24.35 in the event at the All-New England Championships. Joining Fischer in the Steeplechase is sophomore Brinson Wyche (Corvallis, MT) who earned the event title at the NEWMAC Championships with a 9:24.71 time. Off the , Gavin Fleck (Bend, OR) and Brett Gerlach (Lock Haven, PA) rounded out the sophomore class with All-Region recognition in the Pole Vault and Triple Jump respectively. Fleck posted a school record and cleared the top height in the pole vault at the All-New England Championships with a height of 5.06m. Gerlach jumped for 13.45m for 28thoverall in the event at the Bison Outdoor Classic hosted by Bucknell.
 
Graduate student David Reynolds (Andover, NH) collected a pair of regional nods from the USTFCCCA in the 5000- and 10000-meter events as he just earned his first trip to the 2024 & Field Championships this spring. Reynolds was crowned the 5000-meter champion at the NEWMAC Championships with a 14:44.37 time before finishing runner-up at the All-New England crossing the line at 14:38.18. In the 10k, the graduate student runner broke his own record with a 29:50.27 effort for second-fastest overall time in the region.
 
In the circle, Morgan Collins (Hudson, MA) represented the throwing squad as she claimed the All-Region status in the Hammer throw with her best toss coming at the New England D3 Championship (47.47m) that tabbed her at fifth in the east. Senior Elizabeth Matticoli (South Brunswick, NJ) earned recognition in the Javelin as she recorded the mark to qualify for the meet at the Bison Outdoor Classic in mid-April with a 40.93-meter stick.
 
Grace Hadley (North Reading, MA) showcased her versatility with a total of four regional accolades from the USTFCCCA as she was recognized in the 800, 1500, 5000 and 10000-meter events and will partake in next week’s national championships. Hadley bests the east region in all four events as she claimed the New England title in 800 at the NED3 Championship and collected a trio of crowns at the NEWMAC Championships the week prior.
 
Fleck, Reynolds, Matticoli and Hadley will represent the Crimson and Gray this weekend at the 2024 Division III & Field Championships in Myrtle Beach, .
 
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