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February 23, 2004

 

Rhode Island College’s Dana Skorupa Earns LEC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College sophomore Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was named the Little East Conference’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this winter.

 

Skorupa earned All-New England honors in two events at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. She placed fourth in both the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.40 and 26.45, respectively.

 

She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events at the Alliance/Little East Championships on Feb. 14. She placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and first in the 400 meters with times of 7.53, 26.58 and 1:00.70, respectively. Skorupa finished fifth in the finals of the 55 meters with a time of 7.63 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.55. She placed first in the 55 meters, second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters with times of 7.52, 26.82 and 1:01.92, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 31. Skorupa placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.59 and third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.98 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 24. She finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.75 and second in the 55 meters with a time of 7.50, both of which are new RIC records, at the Wesleyan University Invitational on Jan. 17. She placed 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04:62 and ninth in the semi-final round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.55 at the Yale Classic on Saturday, Jan. 10. She finished eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.03 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 13. She placed 11th in the 55 meters with a time of 7.65. She placed tenth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.97 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 6.

 

She is an elementary education major, with a concentration in special education, and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

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