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February 14, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Women’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 fourth (10 teams) in the Alliance with a team score of 68. Southern Maine won the Alliance Championships with a team score of 232. The Anchorwomen placed third (five teams) in the Little East with a score of 68. Southern Maine won the Little East Championship with a score of 243.

 

Junior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events, placing first in the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.41 and 26.78, respectively. She also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16’05.25”. She placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.18 and fourth in the long jump with a leap of 4.82 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. Skorupa placed second in the 55 meters, third in the 200 meters and first in the long jump with times of 7.52 and 27.32, respectively, and a leap of 16’09.00” at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. She placed first in the 55 meters with a time of 7.57 and third in the long jump with a leap of 4.79 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. She placed first in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.68, second in the 200 meters with a time of 28.08 and first in the long jump with a leap of 4.87 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. For her efforts, she was named the Little East Conference Track Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. She placed 12th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.96 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. She placed ninth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.64 and 13th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.25 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events. She placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.76, second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.86, and second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.47. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.29 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. McCalligett placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and second in the 400 meters with times of 7.73, 27.07 and 1:00.88, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. McCalligett placed first in the 400 meters and fifth in the 55 meter dash with times of 1:02.04 and 7.81, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  She placed 11th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.49 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. She placed 15th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.38 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.91 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Kelly Evans (Coventry, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in two events, placing fifth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:51.88 and fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16’01.75”. She placed 11th in the high jump with a leap of 4’08.00”. She placed 14th in the 200 meters with a time of 29.13 and was third in the long jump with a leap of 4.89 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. Evans placed sixth in the high jump, sixth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump with leaps of 4’10.00”, 15’08.25” and 31’03.00”, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. She placed second in the long jump and 10th in the high jump with leaps of 4.82 and 1.47 meters, respectively, at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. Evans placed second in both the high jump and long jump, with leaps of 1.42 and 4.69 meters, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  For her efforts, she was named the Little East Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. She placed 12th in the triple jump and 16th in the long jump with leaps of 9.76 meters and 4.77 meters, respectively at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. She placed 12th in the long jump with a distance of 14’03.25” at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Freshman Michelle Batchelder (Vernon, CT) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing seventh with a time of 2:40.88. She placed 16th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 12:43.31 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. Batchelder placed ninth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11:52.07 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

Sophomore Maggie Wenc (Pawtucket, RI) placed 23rd in the weight throw with a distance of 22’.03.50”. She placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 5.81 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.

 

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

 

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