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May 2, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Update #5

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team competed at the 2005 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1. RIC finished fifth overall (ten teams) and fourth (five teams) in the Little East with team scores of 62.5 and 88.0, respectively. Westfield State won the Alliance Championship with a team score of 157.50, while Eastern Connecticut won the Little East crown with 88.0 points.

 

Freshman Jordan Wright (Brookline, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in six events. He placed fifth in the 100 meters, sixth in the 200 meters, third as part of the 4x400 meter relay and seventh as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 11.50, 23.36, 3:33.39 and 45.22, respectively, as well as eighth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump with leaps of 6.14 meters and 12.83 meters, respectively. He placed eighth in the 100 meters and ninth in the 200 meters with times of 11.96 and 23.47, respectively, and was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 6.28 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23. Wright placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 41’07.75”, as well as 15th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.01, at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events, placing second in the 400 meters, third in the 800 meters, third as part of the 4x400 meter relay and seventh as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 50.28, 2:01.24, 3:33.39 and 45.22, respectively. He placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 23.22 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.62 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. He placed third in the 400 meters and 11th in the 1,500 meters with times of 50.21 and 4:19.44, respectively, at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Senior Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing third with a distance of 48.69 meters. He placed seventh in the hammer with a throw of 46.62 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  Piette placed second in the hammer with a distance of 48.40 meters at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. Piette placed first in the hammer with a distance of 162’08.00” and 19th in the shot with a distance of 36’00.75” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Junior Nick Palazzo (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fourth with a distance of 46.26. He placed sixth in the hammer with a throw of 48.0 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed first in the hammer with a distance of 51.42 meters at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  Palazzo placed third in the hammer with a distance of 154’03.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Junior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fifth with a distance of 45.10 meters. He placed eighth in the hammer with a throw of 44.47 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed third in the hammer with a distance of 47.81 meters at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  He placed fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 154’00.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Freshman Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in two events, placing seventh in the 800 meters and third as part of the 4x400 meter relay with times of 2:04.14 and 3:33.39, respectively. He placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 52.98 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed tenth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:03.07 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  Van Gieson placed 14th in the 400 meters with a time of 53.47 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. He placed 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 55.22 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Sophomore Matt Goroza (West Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 and 4x100 meter relay teams, placing third with a time of 3:33.39 and seventh with a time of 45.22, respectively, and he also placed 32nd in the 200 meters with a time of 25.02. He placed 18th in the 100 meter and 21st in the 200 meters with times of 12.43 and 25.08, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed 17th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.69 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  Goroza placed 28th in both the 200 and 400 meters with times of 24.72 and 56.62, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. Goroza placed 19th in the 400 meters with a time of 57.38 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Junior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, placing seventh with a time of 10:49.43. He placed 24th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:28.04 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed ninth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:51.11 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  He placed 11th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:45.02 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. He placed 19th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:27.46 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Sophomore Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing seventh with a time of 4:13.04 and also placed ninth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:28.37. He placed 22nd in the 800 meters and 21st in the 1,500 meters with times of 2:11.00 and 4:19.07, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed 12th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:38.15 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  Lonergan placed ninth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:16.68 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. He placed seventh in the 5,000 meters with a time 16:08.31 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Sophomore Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the high jump, tying for fourth place with a leap of 1.86 meters and also placed ninth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 63.13. He placed first in the high jump with a leap of 1.89 meters and placed tenth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.06 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. He placed second in the high jump with a leap of 6’02.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. He placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6’00.00” at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Sophomore Bo Luong (Millbury, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x100 meter relay team, which placed seventh with a time of 45.22, and he also placed tenth in the long jump with a leap of 6.06 meters. He placed 15th in the long jump with a leap of 5.61 meters. Luong placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 13.88 meters at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  He placed tenth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump with leaps of 18’10.00” and 38’10.00”, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

Freshman James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed 19th in the discus and 22nd in the javelin with throws of 27.05 meters and 28.66 meters, respectively. He placed 21st in the discus and 17th in the javelin with distances of 28.38 meters and 26.16 meters, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  He placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 28.43 meters at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  He placed 24th in the discus with a distance of 90’09.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Freshman James Isherwood (Smithfield, RI) placed 20th in the 100 meters with a time of 24.00. He placed 14th in the 100 meters with a time of 12.17 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23. He placed 17th in the 200 meters and 13th in the 100 meter hurdles with time of 23.97 and 21.07, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Freshman Sam Gaye (Providence, RI) placed 14th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.11 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.

 

Senior Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:06.11 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16.  Parenteau placed 23rd in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:39.26 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7.

 

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