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March 22, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Indoor Track & Field
2002-03 Season Summary

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2002-03 season with a 39th place finish (43 teams) at the ECAC Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts University on Mar. 7-8, with a team score of 3.0 points.

 

The Anchormen team competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by MIT, on Feb 21-22. RIC finished 13th (22 teams) with a score of 19.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Feb. 15. RIC placed fifth overall and fourth in the Little East with a score of 69.

 

Senior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) closed out his indoor career, placing 17th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.09 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed ninth in the long jump with a leap of 17’00.00” at the same meet. Carney placed 17th in the long jump with a leap of 15’11.00” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed 31st in the 400 meters with a time of 1:05.29 and eighth in the long jump with a leap of 4.90 meters at the Harvard Invitational. Carney placed eighth in the long jump with a leap of 16’07.00” and placed 17th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.35 at the Brown Invitational.

 

As a junior in 2001-02, Carney ran a season-best time of 7.33 in the 55 meter dash at the Wheaton Invitational. He jumped a season-best 18’03.25” in the long jump at the Alliance Championships. He ran a season-best time of 28.46 in the 200 meters and placed tenth in the long jump with a distance of 15’11.00” at the Brown Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2000-01, he placed 20th in the long jump with a leap of 4.85 meters at the Alliance Championships. Carney placed 19th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:57.03 at the same meet. He placed sixth in the long jump with a season-high leap of 4.93 meters at the Tufts Invitational. He placed ninth in the long jump with a leap of 4.72 meters at the Smith College Invitational. Carney placed 30th in the long jump, recording a distance of 4.70 meters, at the Brandeis Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 1999-00, Carney placed second in the long jump, registering a season-high distance of 18’01.75”, at the second leg of the Quad Cup, hosted by Coast Guard. He placed 14th in the long jump with a distance of 17’04.25” at the Alliance Championships. Carney placed 14th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:47.22 at the same meet. Carney placed sixth in the long jump with a distance of 17’01.50” at the fourth leg of the Quad Cup, hosted by Bowdoin College. He placed tenth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:49.33 at the same meet. Carney recorded times of 1:38.53, placing 11th, and 2:56.40, placing 14th, in the 600 and 1,000 meters respectively at the third leg of the Quad Cup, hosted by Bowdoin College.

 

He is a criminal justice major and a 1999 graduate of Barrington High School. Carney is also a four-year letterwinner in men’s cross country and will participate in outdoor track this season.

 

Senior Robert Wahnon (Framingham, MA) placed 14th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:40.93 at the Alliance Championships. Wahnon placed 20th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.60 at the Southern Maine Invitational.

 

He is a management major and a 1998 graduate of Ashland High School.

 

Junior Mike Basilico (Johnston, RI) placed 27th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:54.60 at the Alliance Championships. He placed fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:14.23 at the Southern Maine Invitational.

 

Junior Charles Kuti (Providence, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long jump, placing sixth with a leap of 19’00.50”. He placed 15th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.09. He placed 16th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.30. He finished third in the 55 meters with a time of 6.92 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.14 and fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19’03.25” at the same meet.

 

Junior Joseph Padykula (Seekonk, MA) placed 19th in the shot with a distance of 33’01.25” at the Alliance Championships. He placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 41’07.75” at the same meet. Padykula placed 12th in the shot with a distance of 33’09.25” at the Southern Maine Invitational He placed 16th in the weight throw with a distance of 35’05.75” at the same meet. Padykula placed tenth in the weight throw with a distance of 34’07.75” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed 21st in the weight throw with a distance of 36’06.25” at the Yale Invitational. Padykula placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 11.11 meters at Harvard Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 29’08.25” at the Brown Invitational.

 

Junior James Peluso (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the pole vault, placing fourth with an effort of 12’00.75”. He established a new school record for the pole vault with that height. He placed second in the pole vault with a 12’.00.00” effort at the Southern Maine Invitational.

 

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) placed 12th as part of the distance medley relay team with a time of 10:24.19 at the ECAC Championships, establishing a new RIC record in the process. He earned All-New England honors in the 1,000 meters, placing eighth with a time of 2:34.85. Rudd also earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley relay team, which placed second with a time of 10:30.54.

 

Rudd earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 600 and 1,000 meters. He placed third in the 600 meters with a time of 1:25.65. He placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:35.79.

 

He placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.37 at the Southern Maine Invitational. Rudd placed ninth in the mile with a time of 4:29.18 at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.04 at the Yale Invitational. Rudd placed third in the mile with a time of 4:30.15 at the Harvard Invitational. He placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:39.23 at the Brown Invitational.

 

Sophomore German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) placed 17th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.31 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 17th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.43 at the same meet. Cardona placed tenth in the preliminary round of the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.30 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed 11th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.52 at the same meet.

 

Sophomore Matt Faria (Seekonk, MA) placed 10th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.32 at the Harvard Invitational.

 

Sophomore Chris Fernandes (Cumberland, RI) placed 15th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.19 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.15 at the same meet. Fernandes placed tenth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.37 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.17 at the same meet. Fernandes recorded a time of 25.58 in the preliminary round of the 200 meters at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed 19th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.15 at the Harvard Invitational. Fernandes placed fourth in the 300 meters with a time of 39.62 at the Brown Invitational, establishing a new RIC record in the process.

 

Sophomore Nicholas Heufelder (Falmouth, MA) placed 11th in the long jump with a leap of 18’01.00”at the Alliance Championships. He placed 13th in the triple jump with a leap of 35’10.00”. He placed eighth in the long jump with a leap of 17’02.75” at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 36’04.75” at the same meet.

 

Sophomore Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 12th as part of the distance medley relay team with a time of 10:24.19 at the ECAC Championships, establishing a new RIC record in the process. He earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley relay team, which placed second with a time of 10:30.54. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing fourth with a time of 4:06.08. He placed 15th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:23.11 at the same meet.

 

Parenteau placed fifth in the mile with a time of 4:31.21 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.79 at the same meet. He placed 25th in the mile with a time of 4:29.91 at the Terrier Classic. He placed 13th in the mile with a time of 4:31.08 at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. Parenteau placed seventh in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:06.29 at the Yale Invitational. He placed fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:09.95 at the Harvard Invitational. Parenteau placed eighth in mile with a time of 4:25.90 at the Brown Invitational.

 

Sophomore Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) placed 24th in the weight throw with a distance of 13.15 meters at the ECAC Championships. He placed 13th in the weight throw with a distance of 47’02.25” at the New England Championships. Piette earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw and the shot, placing first with a distance of 49’04.50” and seventh with a distance of 40’02.25” respectively.

 

Piette placed third in the shot with a distance of 41’02.50” at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 48’00.50” at the same meet. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 45’11.75” at the Terrier Classic. Piette placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 48’11.5” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 45’02.50” at the Yale Invitational. Piette placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 14.15 meters and sixth in the shot with a distance of 12.00 meters at the Harvard Invitational. He placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 44’06.25” and placed sixth in the shot with a distance of 39’10.50” at the Brown Invitational.

 

Sophomore Josh Precourt (Woonsocket, RI) placed 12th as part of the distance medley relay team with a time of 10:24.19 at the ECAC Championships, establishing a new RIC record in the process. He earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley relay team, which placed second with a time of 10:30.54. He placed 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.51 at the Alliance Championships. Precourt placed tenth in the 400 meters with a time of 55.02 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.75 at the Brown Invitational.

 

Freshman Michael Januario (Bristol, RI) placed 12th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.38 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He finished 17th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.99 at the same meet. Januario recorded a time of 26.69 in the preliminary round of the 200 meters at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed 22nd in the 200 meters with a time of 26.44 at the Harvard Invitational. Januario placed 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.19 at the Brown Invitational.

 

Freshman Derek Freitas (North Kingstown) placed 14th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.77 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 17th in the mile with a time of 5:19.67 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed 19th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:22.89 at the same meet.

 

Freshman Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) earned All-ECAC honors in the 800 meters, placing sixth with a time of 1:54.51. He placed 12th as part of the distance medley relay team with a time of 10:24.19 at the ECAC Championships, establishing a new RIC record in the process.

 

Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 800 meters, placing first with a time of 1:53.96 and breaking his own school record in that event. Karngar also earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley relay team, which placed second with a time of 10:30.54.

 

He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 and 800 meters. He placed first in the 400 meters with a school-record time of 50:04. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.08.

 

Karngar placed first in the 400 meters with a school-record time of 51:21 at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed 13th in the mile with a time of 4:24.80 at the Terrier Classic, placing first among Div. III competitors and setting a new Rhode Island College record. He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.17, finishing ahead of several Div. I competitors, at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. Karngar placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.2 at the Yale Invitational. He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.69 at the Harvard Invitational. Karngar placed second in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:35.12 at the Brown Invitational.

 

Freshman Nick Palazzo (Providence, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a distance of 45’11.25”. He placed 25th in the shot with a distance of 28’01.00” at the same meet. Palazzo placed 17th in the shot with a distance of 29’06.50” at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 42’11.00” at the same meet. Palazzo placed sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 43’09.75” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed 11th in the weight throw with a distance of 44’04.25” at the Yale Invitational. Palazzo placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.80 meters at the Harvard Invitational. He placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 32’09.00” and placed 11th in the shot with a distance of 23’09.50” at the Brown Invitational.

 

Freshman Richard Palazzo (Providence, RI) placed 26th in the shot with a distance of 25’11.50” at the Alliance  Championships. He placed 116th in the weight throw with a distance of 37’01.75” at the same meet. Palazzo placed 18th in the shot with a distance of 26’10.50” at the Southern Maine Invitational He placed 15th in the shot with a distance of 36’03.50” at the same meet. Palazzo placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 38’05.00” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 34’05.50” at the Yale Invitational. Palazzo placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 10.34 meters at the Harvard Invitational.


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