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February 20, 2003

 

RIC Women’s Indoor Tracksters Qualify for New England Championships

 

Providence, RI—Five members of the Rhode Island College women’s indoor track and field team have qualified for the 2003 Div. III New England Championships, which will be held at Bowdoin College on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.

 

Sophomore Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) has qualified in the 200 and 400 meters, as well as part of the 4 x 200 meter relay team. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 400 and 200 meters at the Alliance Championship on Feb. 15. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 61:32 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.18.

 

Freshman Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) has qualified in the 55 and 400 meters as well as part of the 4 x 200 meter relay team. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 55 meters, placing second with a time 7.73. Skorupa also placed ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.67.

 

Sophomore Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) and freshman Temitayo Adenodi (Woonsocket, RI) have qualified as part of the 4 x 200 meter relay team.

 

Sophomore Jessica Leonard (Warwick, RI) has qualified in the weight throw. Leonard earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing sixth with a distance of 39’06.50” at the Alliance Championship on Feb. 15.

 

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