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June 2, 2005

 

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

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2005 women’s outdoor track and field season at the ECAC Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. RIC finished in a tie for 47th place (68 teams) with a score of 1.0. Oneonta State won the championship with a team score of 48. RIC had one competitor earn All-ECAC honors.

 

The Anchorwomen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Bates College on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. The Anchorwomen placed 14th (27 teams) with a team score of 22.0. Williams won the meet with a team score of 198. Three Anchorwomen earned All-New England honors.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Sunday, May 1. RIC placed seventh overall (ten teams) and fourth (five teams) in the Little East with team scores of 51.0 and 64.0, respectively. Southern Maine won the Alliance and the Little East titles with scores of 259.50 and 295.0, respectively.

 

Senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) leaves Rhode Island College holding the school record in the 400 meters with a time of 59.10, set this spring.

 

As a senior in 2005, she earned All-ECAC honors in the 400 meters with an eighth place finish with a time of 59.11. She earned All-New England honors in both the 200 and 400 meters. She placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 27.20 and third in the 400 meters with a new RIC-record time of 59.10 at the New England Div. III Championships on May 19-20. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events. She placed seventh in the 100 meters, third in the 200 meters, second in the 400 meters and sixth as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 13.76, 27.10, 60.52 and 52.89, respectively at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. McCalligett placed sixth in the 100 meters and second in the 400 meters with times of 13.55 and 1:00.32, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  She placed 16th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:33.03 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. She placed fifth in the 200 meters and fourth in the 400 meters with times of 26.89 and 1:00.65, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

As a junior in 2004, she placed 16th in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 26.00 and 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.48 at the ECAC Championships on May 15. She placed 20th in the 200 meters and 17th in the 400 meters with times of 27.18 and 1:00.14, respectively, at the New England Open Championships on May 7. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters, placing fourth with a time of 1:00.65 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 1. She also placed ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.06. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 24. She finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.05, third in the 400 meters with a new school record time of 59.54, fourth as a part of the 4x100 meter relay team with a time of 51.20 and third as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 4:24.63. She placed eighth in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2:28.04 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 17. She placed fourth in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 13.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.37 at the Bryant College Invitational on Apr. 10. She finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.90 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.72 at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 3. She placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.80 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 27.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, she was named the team’s MVP, McCalligett placed 13th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.24 and 24th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.87 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She placed 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.19 at the New England Div. III Championships.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she placed 12th in the 400 meters and 22nd in the 200 meters with times of 1:02.31 and 27:08 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She earned All-New England honors in both the 200 and 400 meters at the New England Div. III Championships. She placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 27.13 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45, matching her season-best time. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, placing first in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:00.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32, at the Alliance Championships. She placed first in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 26.87 at the RIC Invitational.

 

McCalligett is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School. McCalligett also competed for RIC’s indoor track & field team.

 

Junior Jessica Leonard (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fourth with a distance of 37.17 meters and also placed 16th in the discus with a throw of 20.94 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. She placed 19th in the discus and sixth in the hammer with throws of 18.93 meters and 37.50 meters, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23. She placed eighth in the hammer with a throw of 36.70 at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. Leonard placed fifth in the hammer with a distance of 124’08.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Junior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) competed in two events at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She placed 15th in the preliminaries of the 100 meters with a time of 12.87 and 14th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.88. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in both the 100 and 200 meters. Skorupa placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.18. She placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.20 at the New England Div. III Championships on May 19-20. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events. She placed second in the 100 meters, first in the 200 meters and sixth as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 12.72, 26.48 and 52.89, respectively, as well as third in the long jump with a leap of 4.92 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. Skorupa placed third in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters with times of 13.08 and 27.35, respectively, as well as seventh in the long jump with a leap of 4.77 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23. She placed sixth in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.98 and 26.51, respectively, at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. She placed first in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.72 and 26.39, respectively, and fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15’09.00” at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. Skorupa placed third in the 100 meters and seventh in the long jump with results of 13.12 and 15’07.00”, respectively, at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.

 

Sophomore Maggie Wenc (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th in the discus and 17th in the hammer with throws of 22.54 and 23.57 meters, respectively at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. She placed 17th in the discus and 13th in the hammer with throws of 20.46 meters and 19.90 meters, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  She placed seventh in the discus and tenth in the hammer with throws of 22.46 and 21.91, respectively, at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. She placed 18th in the discus and 16th in the hammer throw with distances of 69’09.00” and 73’05.00”, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9.

 

Freshman Katelyn Courtot (Smithfield, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x100 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 52.89 at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. She placed 26th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:42.01 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.

 

Freshman Kelly Evans (Coventry, RI) placed 11th in the long jump with a leap of 4.98 meters at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She earned All-New England honors in the long jump, placing eighth with a leap of 4.93 meters at the New England Div. III Championships on May 19-20. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long jump and triple jump with leaps of 4.60 and 9.97 meters, as well as the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 52.89. She also placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 65.62 and ninth in the high jump with a leap of 1.42 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on May 1. Evans placed 11th in the 200 meters with a time of 29.10 and was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.80 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 23.  She placed third in the high jump and seventh in the triple jump with leaps of 1.55 and 9.96 meters, respectively, at the Albany Invitational on Apr. 16. Evans placed second in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump with leaps of 15’10.00” and 31’09.50”, respectively, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 9. Evans placed 16th in the 200 meters and fourth in the long jump with efforts of 29.45 and 16’01.00”, respectively, at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 26.