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March 1, 2004

 

Four Rhode Island College Tracksters Set To Compete at ECAC Div. III Championships

Providence, RI--Four members of the Rhode Island College men's and women's track and field teams will compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, which will be hosted by Bowdoin College on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 5-6.

 

Sophomore Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) will compete in the 800 meters. Karngar earned All-New England honors in two events at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. Karngar placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.50 and eighth as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:28.14. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events at the Alliance/Little East Championships on Feb. 14. Karngar placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.27, first in the 400 meters with a time of 50.35, first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.22 and first as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:32.97.

 

Senior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) will compete in both the 600 and 800 meters. Rudd competed at the N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 29, posting a time of 1:54.50 in the preliminary round of the 800 meters. He earned All-New England honors in two events at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. Rudd placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.47 and eighth as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:28.14. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events at the Alliance/Little East Championships on Feb. 14. Rudd placed second in the 600 meters with a time of 1:24.52, second in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:36.77 and first in both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay with times of 3:32.97 and 8:27.78, respectively.

 

For the women's team, sophomore Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) will compete in the 55 and 200 meters. Skorupa tied for 13th in the 55 meters, one of only two Div. III competitors in the finals, with a time of 7.55 at the N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 29. She also posted a time of 26.28 in the preliminary round of the 200 meters. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in two events at the N.E. 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. For her efforts, she was named the Little East Conference's Women's Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. Skorupa 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.

 

Junior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) will compete in the 400 meters. McCalligett posted a time of 1:00.40 in the preliminary round of the 400 meters at the N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 29. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in one event at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. She placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.30.

 

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