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March 15, 2004

 

2003-04 Rhode Island College
Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2003-04 season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Championships, hosted by Bowdoin College, on Mar. 5-6. The Anchorwomen finished tied for 38th place (38 teams) with 2.0 points.

 

The Anchorwomen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Bowdoin College, on Feb. 20-21. RIC placed 17th (23 teams) with 13.0 points.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Feb. 14. RIC tied for eighth overall and was fifth in the Little East with scores of 26.0 and 26.0, respectively.

 

Junior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) broke two school records this season. McCalligett now holds the top times in the 400 and 800 meters. She placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.92 at the ECAC Championships. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in one event. She placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.30.

 

McCalligett finished 19th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 8.02 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 7. She placed third in both the 55 and 200 meters as well as second in the 400 meters with times of 7.70, 26.92 and a school-record 59.80, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 31. McCalligett placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.75 and ninth in the 800 meters with a school-record time of 2:29.06 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 24. She finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.00 and fourth in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.74 at the Wesleyan University Invitational on Jan. 17. She placed 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.74 and 14th in the semi-final round of the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.90 at the Yale Classic on Saturday, Jan. 10. She finished tenth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.06 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 13. She placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.60 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 6.

 

Sophomore Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was a three-time Little East Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week selection this winter. She broke two RIC records this winter, with high marks in both the 55 and 200 meters. She earned All-ECAC honors in the 200 meters, placing seventh with a time of 26.54. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in two events. She placed fourth in both the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.40 and 26.45, respectively. Both times were new school records. 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.

 

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 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 7. 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 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.

 

Freshman Amanda Rinn (Warwick, RI) placed 17th in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 31.51 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 14. She placed 21st in the 200 meters with a time of 31.61 and seventh in the pole vault with a new school-record height of 7'06.00" at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 31.