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June 2, 2005

 

2005 Rhode Island College
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2005 men’s outdoor track and field season at the ECAC Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. RIC did not score as a team. New Jersey City University won the meet with a team score of 106.

 

The Anchormen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. RIC did not score as a team. Williams won the meet with a team score of 168.

 

RIC competed at 2005 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1. The Anchormen 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.

 

Senior Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) leaves RIC holding the school record as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which logged a time of 3:28.26 in 2003.

 

As a senior in 2005, Parenteau 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.

 

Parenteau missed all of the 2004 season with a knee injury.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, he placed 15th as part of the 4x400 relay team with a time of 3:36.88 at the 2003 ECAC Div. III Championships. Parenteau placed 11th as part of the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:32.13 and 11th in the 1,500 meter with 4:02.67 at the Div. III New England Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 800 and 1,500 meters, as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. Parenteau placed fifth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:05.84, fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.84 and first as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a school-record time of 3:28.26. He placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.14 at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:07.38 and fifth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:04.70 at the Bridgewater State College Invitational. He placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.80 at the RIC Invitational. He placed 22nd in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:56.98 at the Husky Spring Open.

 

As a freshman in 2002, placed seventh in the 1,500 meters and 19th in the 800 meters with season-best times of 4:10.14 and 2:08.46 respectively at the Alliance Championships.

 

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

 

Senior Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing third with a distance of 48.69 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

As a junior in 2004, he earned All-ECAC honors in the hammer, placing third with a throw of 169’03” on May 15. He placed 14th in the hammer with a distance of 163’01” at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Northeastern on May 7. Piette earned All-New England honors in the hammer throw, placing eighth with a throw of 164'08" at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 1. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors by placing first in the hammer throw with a season-best distance of 171’07’’ at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 24. He also placed 15th in the shot with a distance of 35’06.50’’. He placed fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 163’09’’ at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 17. He placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 153’02” and fifth in the shot with a season-best distance of 37’04” at the Bryant College Invitational on Apr. 10. He finished third in the hammer throw with a distance of 151’08” and ninth in the shot with a distance of 36’04” at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 3. He placed sixth in the hammer throw with a distance of 156’08" at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 27.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, he earned All-ECAC honors in the hammer, placing third with a throw of 170’10.00”. He earned All-New England honors in the hammer, placing fifth with a distance of 165’07.00”. He placed tenth in the shot with a throw of 37’07.25” and ninth in the discus at 102’11.00” at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed 12th in the shot with a distance of 11.62 meters and 20th in the discus with a distance of 26.46 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed third in the hammer with a distance of 152’04.00”, eighth in the discus with a distance of 95’11.00” and sixth in the shot with a distance of 36’06.50” at the Bridgewater State College Invitational. Piette placed fourth in the hammer with a throw of 49.05 meters at the Husky Spring Open.

 

Piette is a physical education and health major and is a 2000 graduate of Woonsocket High School. Before coming to RIC, Piette competed for the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. He placed 16th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.92 at the New England Div. III Championships on May 6-7. 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.

 

Junior Nick Palazzo (Johnston, RI) competed at the ECAC Div. III Championships in the hammer throw. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fourth with a distance of 46.26 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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 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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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 1:03.13 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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.

 

Freshman James Isherwood (Smithfield, RI) placed 20th in the 100 meters with a time of 24.00 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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 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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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 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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.

 

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 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. 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.