March 19, 2003


Parenteau, Puleo and Rudd to Captain
Rhode Island College Menís Outdoor Track and Field


Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI), along with seniors Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI) and Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) will captain the menís outdoor track and field team for the 2003 season.


As a freshman in 2002, Parenteau placed seventh in the 1,500 meters and 19th in the 800 meters with season-best times of 4:10.14 and 2:08.46 respectively at the Alliance Championships.


He is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Smithfield High School.


Puleo sat out the 2002 season as a redshirt. As a junior in 2001, he was named All-Alliance/Little East as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed sixth, with a time of 47.92 at the Alliance Championships. He registered a season-best time of 55.07 in the 400 meters at the Silfen Invitational.


He is a criminal justice major and a 1998 graduate of Barrington High School.


As a junior in 2002, Rudd placed 17th as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team with a time of 3:37.36 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. Rudd earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 3:35.24 at the Alliance Championships. He also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing third with a time of 4:05.34.


He is a political science major and a 1999 graduate of Pilgrim High School.


Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team opens the 2003 season at the Snowflake Invitational, hosted by Northeastern, on Saturday, Mar. 29.



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