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November 16, 2004

 

2004 Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country

Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team closed out the 2004 season at the NCAA New England Regional Div. III Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Saturday, Nov 13, and placed 26th (39 teams) with a team score of 833.

 

The Anchormen competed at the ECAC Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts University on Nov. 6 and placed 25th overall (34 teams) with a score of 684.

 

RIC placed fourth overall (12 teams) with a team score of 129 at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Anchormen placed third (five teams) among Little East institutions with a team score of 76.

 

Senior Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman this fall. Parenteauís fastest time at RIC was 26:22 set during his sophomore season in 2002.

 

As a senior in 2004, he placed 127th with a time of 24:27 at the Plansky Invitational on Oct. 23. He placed 20th at the RWU Invitational with a time of 31:25 on Oct. 9.

 

As a junior in 2003, he was the Anchormenís top runner at the New England Division III Championships, placing 56th with a time of 27:39. He finished 27th with a time of 20:31 at the Plansky Invitational (shortened course). He placed 187th with a season-best time of 27:10 at the New England Open Championships. He placed sixth at the Tri-State Championships with a time of 28:11. He was the Anchormenís top runner, placing fifth with a time of 28:22 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational. Parenteau finished sixth with a time of 28:55 at the Ocean State Invitational. He was the Anchormenís top runner at the Hayseed Classic, placing 26th overall with a time of 28:39.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, Parenteau finished 60th with a career-best time of 26:22 at the New England Div. III Championships. Parenteau placed 25th at the ECAC championships with a time of 28:02. He placed 24th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 27:47. Parenteau placed 50th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 27:18. He placed fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 28:41. Parenteau placed fifth at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 29:03. He placed 96th with a time of 28:22 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Parenteau owns five of the top 50 times in RIC history.

 

As a freshman in 2001, he placed 107th with a time of 27:37 at the New England Div. III Championships. Parenteau placed 49th with a time of 28:22 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 27th with a season-best time of 27:15 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 23rd with a time of 28:10 at the James Early Invitational. He placed 21st with a time of 30:24 at the Bryant Invitational. Parenteau placed 14th with a time of 28:31 at the Tri-State Championships. He placed 16th with a time of 29:06 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational. Parenteau placed 11th with a time of 29:45 at the CCRI Invitational.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Smithfield High School.

 

Junior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) placed 35th with a season-best time of 28:01 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Goodwin placed 61st with a time of 21:52 at the Plansky Invitational on Oct. 23. He placed sixth at the RWU Invitational with a time of 29:58 on Oct. 9. He finished fourth at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 30:06 on Sept. 25. He finished 133rd at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 28:47 on Sept. 18. He was the Anchormenís top runner placing fourth with a time of 30:07 at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 9.

 

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) placed 166th with a time of 29:57 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He was RICís top runner at the ECAC Championships, placing 77th with a time of 29:16 on Nov. 6. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors, placing 18th with a season-best time of 27:01 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. It was the 20th fastest time in RIC history. Karngar placed 102nd with a time of 23:02 at the Plansky Invitational on Oct. 23. He finished fourth at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 29:51 on Sept. 25. He finished 180th at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 30:02 on Sept. 18.

 

Sophomore Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) was RICís top runner at the New England Championships on Nov. 13, placing 125th with a time of 28:49. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors, placing 15th with a season-best time of 26:49 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. It was the 16th fastest time in RIC history. Lonergan was RICís top runner at the Plansky Invitational, (shortened course) placing tied for 28th with a time of 21:01 on Oct. 23. He was RICís top runner at the RWU Invitational, placing first overall with a time of 28:39, on Oct. 9. For his efforts, he was named the Little East Conferenceís Menís Cross Country Runner of the Week. He was the Anchormenís top runner at the Ray Dwyer Invitational, placing first with a time of 29:10, on Sept. 25. He was the Anchormenís top runner, placing 85th overall with a time of 27:35, at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, on Sept. 18.

 

Sophomore Andy Neil (Warwick, RI) placed 227th with a time of 32:20 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He placed 180th with a time of 32:04 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 6. He placed 58th with a season-best time of 29:35 at the Alliance Championships on Oct.  30. Neil finished 11th at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 31:43 on Sept. 25. He finished 173rd at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 29:52 on Sept. 18.  He placed 16th at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 9 with a time of 33:24.

 

Freshman Greg Clark (Pawtucket, RI) placed 151st with a time of 29:39 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He placed 139th with a time of 30:31 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 6. He placed 34th with a season-best time of 27:59 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Clark placed 71st with a time of 22:05 at the Plansky Invitational (shortened course) on Oct. 23. He placed 17th at the RWU Invitational with a time of 31:00 on Oct. 9. He finished 14th at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 31:50 on Sept. 25. He finished 172nd at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 29:48 on Sept. 18. He placed 11th with a time of 32:18 at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 9.

 

Freshman Sam Gaye (Providence, RI) placed 232nd with a time of 32:31 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He placed 192nd with a time of 32:26 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 6. He placed 67th with a season-best time of 30:42 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Gaye placed 12th at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 31:48 on Sept. 25. He finished 208th at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 32:00 on Sept. 18.

 

Freshman Mike Sarazin (Pawtucket, RI) placed 221st with a time of 32:00 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He placed 172nd with a time of 31:46 at the ECAC Championships. He placed 66th with a season-best time of 30:33 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Sarazin placed 51st at the RWU Invitational with a time of 33:56 on Oct. 9. He placed 23rd at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 9 with a time of 35:21.

 

Freshman Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed 179th with a time of 30:22 at the New England Championships on Nov. 13. He placed 155th with a time of 31:03 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 6. He placed 46th with a season-best time of 28:46 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Van Gieson placed 93rd with a time of 22:44 at the Plansky Invitational (shortened course) on Oct. 23. He finished 10th at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 31:29 on Sept. 25. He finished 184th at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 30:08 on Sept. 18. He finished 12th at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational with a time of 32:37 on Sept. 9.

 

2004 Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country Roster

Name

Year

Hgt

Wgt.

Hometown/High School

Greg Clark

Fr.

5-10

130

Pawtucket, RI/ Tolman

Sam Gaye

Fr.

5-6

120

Providence, RI/ Hope

Tim Goodwin

Jr.

5-9

130

Warwick, RI/ Bishop Hendricken

Emmanuel Karngar

Jr.

5-11

154

Providence, RI/ Shea

Eric Lonergan

So.

5-3

110

North Kingstown/ North Kingstown

Andrew Neil

So.

5-9

160

Warwick, RI/ Pilgrim

Joe Parenteau

Sr.

5-10

150

Smithfield, RI/ Smithfield

Michael Sarazin

Fr.

5-10

170

Pawtucket, RI/ Tolman

Michael Van Gieson

Fr.

6-1

152

Foster, RI/ Ponaganset

 

 

Head Coach:

Kevin Jackson

Captains:

Tim Goodwin, Joe Parenteau

 

2004 Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country Results

Sept. 9

at Ocean State Invitational *

2nd Place (4 Teams); 64 Points

Sept. 18

at UMass-Dartmouth Invitational

23rd Place (29 Teams); 633 Points

Sept. 25

Ray Dwyer Invitational

1st Place (4 Teams); 27 Points

Oct. 9

at Roger Williams Invitational

2nd Place (13 Teams); 88 Points

Oct. 16

at Plansky Invitational @ (4,000 meters) 

7th Place (9 Teams); 356 Points

Oct. 30

at LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships +

4th Place Overall (12 Teams); 129 Points
3rd Little East (five teams); 76 Points

Nov. 6

at ECAC Division III Championships #

25th Place (34 Teams); 684 Points

Nov. 13

at New England Division III Championships $

26th Place (39 Teams); 833 Points

 

Home Invitational in Bold

* hosted by CCRI

@ hosted by Williams College

+ hosted by UMass-Dartmouth

# hosted by Tufts

$ hosted by Southern Maine

 

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