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March 2, 2005

 

Manny Karngar Qualifies For NCAA Div. III Track Championships

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) has qualified for the NCAA Div. III Menís Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters. The NCAA Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 11-12 at Illinois Western University. This will be his first trip to an NCAA competition.

 

Karngar qualified for the NCAA Championships with a second place, 1:53.13 effort in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Feb. 26. He went on to place sixth in the finals of that event with a time of 1:53.76.

 

In other action this season, Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters, placing first with a time of 1:21.12, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. 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 23.25, 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.

 

He is a finance major and a 2002 graduate of Shea High School in Pawtucket. Karngar also runs cross country and outdoor track for the Anchormen.

 

In upcoming action, Karngar will compete at the ECAC Div. III Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence, on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 4-5.

 

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