FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

April 20, 2004 

 

Marc Piette Earns Little East Conference
Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RI--Rhode Island College junior Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) was named the Little East Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Solomon Husky Invitational, hosted by Northeastern, on Saturday, Apr. 17.

 

Piette qualified for the Division III ECAC and New England Championships by placing fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 163’09’’. In other action this spring, he placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.70 meters and fifth in the shot with a distance of 11.39 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 10. He finished third in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.28 meters and ninth in the shot with a distance of 11.09 meters at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 3. He placed sixth in the hammer throw with a distance of 156’08" at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 27.

 

He is a physical education/health major and a 2000 graduate of Woonsocket High School. 

 

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team will host the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Saturday, Apr. 24.

 

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