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February 14, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Indoor Track & Field Update #7

Providence, RI-- Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Saturday, Feb. 12. RIC placed seventh (10 teams) in the Alliance with a team score of 52. Southern Maine won the Alliance Championship with a team score of 109. The Anchormen placed fifth (five teams) in the Little East with a score of 65. Southern Maine won the Little East Championship with a score of 145.

 

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events, placing second in the 400 meters and fifth in both the 200 and 800 meters with times of 50.59, 23.56 and 2:04.42. He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.02 at the Tufts Invitational Feb. 5. He placed first in the 600 meters and fourth in the mile with times of 1:22.88 and 4:30.95, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.20 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. He placed first in the 400 meters and second in the 200 meters with times of 50.58 and 23.24, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 50.04 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.68 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Jordan Wright (Brookline, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in two events, placing eighth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump with leaps of 20’01.50” and 42’01.25”. Wright also placed 12th in the 200 meters with a time of 23.98. He placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 24.03 and was sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.48 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 6.89, fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.80, and seventh in the long jump with a leap of 19’07.75” at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Wright placed tenth in preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 6.88 and eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.33 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed sixth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.88, fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.76, second in the long jump with a leap of 6.19 meters and first in the triple jump with a distance of 12.56 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed 13th in the 200 meters with a time of 23.26 and 14th in long jump with a leap of 5.96 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. Wright placed tenth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.83, ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.79 and ninth in the long jump with a distance of 19’06.00” at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Senior Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing third with a distance of 47’09.25”. Piette placed tenth in the shot put with a distance of 39’04.75”. He placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 14.79 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed fourth in the weight throw and seventh in the shot with throws of 50’01.25” and 39’01.50”, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Piette placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 15.60 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 14.41 meters and sixth in the shot put with a distance of 11.61 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 14.30 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11.

 

Junior Nick Palazzo (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a distance of 46’01.75”.

 

Sophomore Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,000 meters, placing fifth with a time of 2:41.63. He placed tenth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:39.98 at the Tufts Invitational of Feb. 5. He placed eighth in the 800 meters and 14th in the mile with times of 2:07.63 and 4:46.25, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. He placed 24th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:39.63 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed fifth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:44.68 and seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:19.04 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed 23rd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:03.38 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. Lonergan placed tenth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:50.14 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Greg Clark (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing fifth with a time of 4:20.34. He placed ninth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:47.03. He placed 13th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:44.50 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed 21st in the mile with a time of 4:47.27 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. Clark placed eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.28 and 13th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:03.37 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  He 31st in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.65 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. He placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:43.04 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 600 meters, placing fourth with a time of 1:26.09. He placed fourth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:26.06 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 54.05 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. He placed 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.39 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. He placed sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:06.29 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  He placed 30th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.42 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. Van Gieson placed sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.22 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Sophomore Bo Luong (Millbury, MA) placed 11th in the long jump and triple jump, with leaps of 19’10.00” and 39’04.25”, respectively. He placed 11th in the triple jump with a leap of 11.59 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed ninth in the triple jump and tenth in the long jump with leaps of 19’01.50” and 38’03.00”, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Luong placed ninth in the long jump with a leap of 5.62 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed third in the long jump with a leap of 5.90 meters and third in the triple jump with a distance of 12.00 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  He placed 18th in the long jump with a leap of 5.84 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11.

 

Junior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) placed 12th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:52.03. He placed 20th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:52.58 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed seventh in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:57.84 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Goodwin placed 16th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:55.81 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed seventh in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:31.53 and 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.96 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.

 

Sophomore Matt Goroza (West Warwick, RI) placed 12th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:33.87. He placed 16th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:34.61 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. He placed 12th in the 400 meters and 14th in the 200 meters with times of 57.35 and 25.63, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Goroza placed 17th in the 400 meters with a time of 57.18 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.  He placed 16th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.06 and 12th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:14.67 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  He placed 73rd in the 200 meters with a time of 25.67 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. Goroza placed 23rd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.35 and 13th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.82 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Sam Gaye (Providence, RI) placed 13th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:34.08. He placed 21st in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.93 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.

 

Junior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) placed tenth in the weight throw with a distance of 38’07.25”. He placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 41’03.75” at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Palazzo placed 10th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.90 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.

 

Sophomore Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) placed second in the high jump with a leap of 6’00.25” at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Newman placed first in the high jump with a leap of 1.93 meters and was named the Little East Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. He placed second in the high jump with a height of 1.93 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  He placed eighth in the high jump with a height of 1.86 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11.

 

Sophomore John Martinelli (North Providence, RI) placed 12th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.83 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 55.72 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed 41st in the 400 meters with a time of 55.14 and 55th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.68 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. Martinelli placed ninth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.24 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Yevgeny Kuo (Brookline, MA) placed 46th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.35 and 21st in the long jump with a leap of 5.76 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. He placed 14th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.73 and 12th in the long jump with a distance of 18’05.25” at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Div. III Championships on Saturday, Feb. 19.

 

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