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March 19, 2003

 

McCalligett and Pora to Captain
Rhode Island College
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College sophomore Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) and senior Joanne Pora (Attleboro, MA) will captain the women’s outdoor track and field team for the 2003 season.  The two also served as captains of RIC’s women’s indoor track and field team this past winter.

 

As a freshman in 2002, McCalligett was named the team’s MVP. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in both the 200 and 400 meters at the New England Div. III Championships. She placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 27.13 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45, matching her season-best time. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, placing first in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:00.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32, at the Alliance Championships.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

As a junior in 2002, Pora placed 11th in the hammer with a season-best distance of 113’02.50” at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. Pora placed third in the javelin with a season-best distance of 101’09.00 at the Rhode Island College Invitational.

 

She is a nursing major and a 1999 graduate of Attleboro High School.

 

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

 

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