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November 19, 2002

 

2002 Rhode Island College
Menís Cross Country Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team closed out the 2002 season with a 19th place (35 teams) finish at the New England Div. III Championships on Nov. 16. RIC placed 16th (42 teams) at the ECAC Div. III Championships on Nov. 9. The Anchormen placed eighth (ten teams) at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Nov. 2. RIC placed fifth (five teams) among Little East institutions.

Senior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) finished 244th at the ECAC championships with a time of 41:54. He placed 107th at the Alliance Championships with a career-best time of 37:18. Carney finished 295th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 38:27. He finished 96th at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 40:53. Carney placed 78th at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 46:05.

As a junior in 2000, he placed 87th with a season-best time of 38:30 at the Alliance Championships. Carney placed 206th with a time of 40:01 at the James Early Invitational. He placed 73rd with a time of 41:10 at the Bryant Invitational. He placed 100th with a time of 39:49 at the Tri-State Championships. He placed 70th with a time of 42:46 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational. Carney placed 40th with a time of 46:37 at the CCRI Invitational.

As a sophomore in 1999, Carney placed 252nd with a time of 40:22 at the New England Div. III Championships. He placed 240th with a time of 42:03 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. Carney placed 106th overall, and 57th in the Little East, with a time of 40:03 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 19th with a time of 47:12 at the Eastern Nazarene Invitational.

As a freshman in 1998, Carney placed 218th at the New England Championships with a season-best time of 38:50. He placed 243rd with a time of 41:35 at the ECAC Championships. Carney placed 95th at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships with a time of 39:43. He placed 108th with a time of 47:54 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational.

He is a justice studies major and a 1999 graduate of Barrington High School.

Senior Mike Daniels (Warwick, RI) placed 151st at the New England Div. III Championships with a career-best time of 28:16. Daniels placed 123rd at the ECAC Div. III Championships with a time of 30:10. He placed 56th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 29:16. Daniels placed 115th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 28:41. He placed 22nd at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 30:23. Daniels placed 25th at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 31:14. He placed 121st at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 29:05.

As a junior in 2001, he placed 166th with a time of 28:56 at the New England Div. III Championships. Daniels placed 103rd with a time of 29:44 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 55th with a time of 28:54 at the Alliance Championships. He placed fifth with a time of 31:54 at the Eastern Nazarene Invitational. He placed 28th with a time of 31:28 at the Bryant Invitational. He placed 40th with a time of 30:14 at the Tri-State Championships. He placed 32nd with a time of 30:34 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational. Daniels placed 120th with a season-best time of 28:36 at the UMASS-Dartmouth Invitational.

Prior to coming to RIC, Daniels competed for the Community College of Rhode Island. He is a special education major and a 1997 graduate of Veterans High School.

 

Junior Mike Basilico (Johnston, RI) placed 154th with a time of 28:21 at the New England Div. III Championships. Basilico placed 101st at the ECAC Div. III Championships with a time of 29:33. He placed 62nd at the Alliance Championships with a time of 29:41. Basilico placed 118th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 28:45. He placed 11th at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 29:30. Basilico placed 13th at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 30:09. He placed 83rd with a season-best time of 28:03 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.

 

Junior Misha Knuettel (Warwick, RI) earned All-New England honors placing 29th at the New England Div. III Championships with a time of 25:42. It was the fifth fastest time in RIC history. Knuettel earned All-Alliance honors placing 10th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 27:00. Knuettel placed ninth at the James Early Invitational with a time of 25:44, the sixth fastest time in RIC history. He placed first at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 27:59 Knuettel placed first at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 27:42. He finished 54th with a time of 27:11. Knuettel owns four of the top 25 times in RIC history.

 

Sophomore Matt Faria (Seekonk, MA) placed 216th at the New England Div. III Championships with a time of 30:18. Faria placed 136th at the ECAC Div. III Championships with a time of 30:30. He placed 64th at the Alliance Championships with a season-best time of 29:45. Faria placed 181st at the James Early Invitational with a time of 30:04. He placed 33rd at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 31:45. Faria placed 31st at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 32:07. He placed 184th with a time of 31:48 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.

 

Sophomore Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) finished 60th with a career-best time of 26:22 at the New England Div. III Championships. It was the 11th fastest time in RIC history. Parenteau placed 25th at the ECAC championships with a time of 28:02. He placed 24th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 27:47. Parenteau placed 50th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 27:18. He placed fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 28:41. Parenteau placed fifth at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 29:03. He placed 96th with a time of 28:22 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Parenteau owns five of the top 50 times in RIC history.

 

Sophomore Josh Precourt (Woonsocket, RI) placed 227th at the New England Div. III Championships with a season-best time of 30:53. Precourt placed 199th at the ECAC Div. III Championships with a time of 32:47. He placed 94th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 31:53. He placed 54th at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 32:52. Precourt placed 65th at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 35:38. He placed 201st with a time of 32:59 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.

 

Freshman Derek Freitas (North Kingstown, RI) placed 97th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 32:08. Freitas placed 236th at the James Early Invitational with a season-best time of 31:41. He placed 62nd at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 33:59. Freitas placed 59th at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 34:16. He finished 206th with a time of 33:49 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.

 

Freshman Emmanuel Karngar (Providence, RI) placed 146th at the New England Div. III Championships with a time of 28:01. Karngar placed 33rd at the ECAC Div. III Championships with a time of 28:08. He placed 54th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 29:13. Karngar placed 24th with a season-best time of 26:29 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. It was the 12th fastest time in RIC history.

 

2002 Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country Roster

Name

Year

Hgt

Wgt

Hometown (High School)

Michael Basilico

Junior

5-4

122

Johnston, RI (Johnston)

Brian Carney

Senior

6-3

175

Barrington, RI (Barrington)

Mike Daniels

Senior

5-10

165

Warwick, RI (Veterans)

Matthew Faria

Sophomore

5-11

150

Seekonk, MA (Seekonk High)

Derek Freitas

Freshman

5-7

160

North Kingstown, RI (North Kingstown)

Emmanuel Karngar

Freshman

5-11

160

Providence, RI (Shea)

Misha Knuettel

Junior

5-5

135

Warwick, RI (Bishop Hendricken)

Joe Parenteau

Sophomore

5-10

140

Smithfield, RI (Smithfield)

Josh Precourt

Sophomore

5-8

135

Woonsocket, RI (Woonsocket)

Head Coach:

Kevin Jackson

Assistant Coach:

Jamey Vetelino

Captains:

Misha Knuettel, Mike Daniels

 

2002 Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country Results

Day

Date

Invitational

Results

Sat.

Sept. 21

at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational

13th place (31 teams)

Sat.

Sept. 28

Ray Dwyer Invitational

2nd place (6 teams)

Sat.

Oct. 5

at Tri-State Invitational *

3rd place (9 teams)

Sat.

Oct. 12

at Roger Williams Invitational

3rd place (12 teams)

Sat.

Oct. 19

at James Earley Invitational +

15th place (27 teams)

Sat.

Nov. 2

at Alliance Championships #

8th place overall (10 teams); 5th place in the LEC (5 teams)

Sat.

Nov. 9

at ECAC Div. III Championships @

16th place (42 teams)

Sat.

Nov. 16

at New England Div. III Championships +

19th place (35 teams)

 

Home Invitationals in Bold

* at CCRI

+ at Westfield State College

# at Keene State College

@ at Williams College

 

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