RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

JOSE GONSALVES JR.
GRAD. YEAR: 1994

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

INDUCTED:  2012

Jose Gonsalves Jr. ’94 was a standout sprinter on the men’s track and field team from 1992-94. At the conclusion of his career, he held the RIC records in 100m (10.98), 200m (22.03) and as part of the 4x100m relay (43.86). He still holds the program mark in the 200m, while the other two marks were surpassed in 2012. Gonsalves earned All-New England honors in the 200m as a junior in 1993 and as a senior in 1994. He was named to the All-75th Anniversary Men’s Outdoor Track Team in 2005.

 

As a senior in 1994, the Exeter, R.I. native placed third in the 200m (22.03) and fifth in the 100m (11.10) at the N.E. Div. I Championships. He placed third in the 200m (22.44) and fifth in the 100m (11.29) at the N.E. Div. III Championships. At the Rhode Island College Invitational, he placed first in the 100m (11.14) and second as part of the 4x100m relay (45.7). Gonsalves finished second in the 200m (22.7) and as part of the 4x100m relay (44.5), while also taking third in the 400m (51.0) at the Tufts Invitational.

 

 

 

As a junior in 1993, he placed fourth in the 200m (23.04) at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Gonsalves finished fifth in both the 200m (23.1) and 400m (51.82) at the Brown Invitational. He placed second in the 400m (51.0), third in the 200m (22.6) and fourth as part of the 4x100m (45.8) at the Tri-State Championships. Gonsalves placed first in the 400m (50.8), the only event he competed in, at the Boston College Relays.

 

As a sophomore in 1992, he placed second as part of the 4x100m relay (46.2) and third in the long jump (19’03.00”), triple jump (39’.025”), 100m (12.00) and 200m (24.1) at the Tri-State Championships. Gonsalves placed third as part of the 4x100m relay (46.5), fifth both the 100m (11.6) and 200m (24.44) and sixth in long jump (17’10”) at the Bridgewater State Invitational. He placed first in the triple jump (41’08.’’), second as part of the 4x100m relay (46.1) and third in both the 100m (12.0) and 200m (23.9) at the Wesleyan Invitational.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Gonsalves attended the Community College of Rhode Island from 1989-91 where he was the president of a student organization, The Third World Organization for minority student affairs.

 

Before college, he was a track and field standout during his high career at North Kingstown High School where he graduated from in 1989. As a team captain, he held the title as the "Duke of South County" winning three events at the Southern Rhode Island Track and Field Championships. While at North Kingstown High, he broke three school records graduating as the record holder for the long jump (21'06.50"), the triple jump (45'02.00") and as anchor of the 4x100m relay (45.0). He placed very high in the R.I. State meet in the jumps and went on to compete in the New England Track and Field championships. As a result of placing well at the New England Championships, Jose was honored to compete in the long jump at the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Region 1 Championships held in Schenectady N.Y. that summer.

 

Gonsalves earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, while minoring in philosophy, from Rhode Island College in 1994.

 

He is currently a client manager for Fidelity Investments, a position he has held for the past three years. Gonsalves has worked in the investment industry for the past 11 years, previously working for Bank of America Investments. After college, he briefly worked with mentally challenged adults before joining the FedEx Corporation for five years before leaving as a sales executive.

 

Gonsalves resides in Pawtucket with his wife Maria (DosSantos), who also attended RIC. He has three children, Kimani (18), Bailey (9) and Madyson (5).