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February 21, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Indoor Track & Field Update #8

Providence, RI-- Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts University, on Saturday, Feb. 19. RIC placed 18th (24 teams) with a team score of 13.50. Williams College won the New England Championship with a team score of 123.

 

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters, placing first with a time of 1:21.12. He 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, respectively, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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.

 

Senior Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) earned All-New England honors in the weight throw, placing eighth with a throw of 15.59 meters. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw on Feb. 12, placing third with a distance of 47’09.25” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Piette also 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.

 

Sophomore Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-New England honors in the high jump, tying for sixth with a leap of 1.91 meters. He 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.

 

Freshman Jordan Wright (Brookline, MA) placed 18th in the triple jump with a leap of 11.76 meters. He 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” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday, Feb. 26.