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March 22, 2005

 

Rhode Island College
2004-05 Men’s Indoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2004-05 season at the Last Chance Meet, hosted by Trinity College at Yale on Saturday, Mar. 5.

 

The Anchormen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts University, on Feb. 18-19. RIC placed 18th (24 teams) with 13.5 points.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Feb. 12. RIC placed seventh overall and fifth in the Little East with scores of 52.0 and 65.0, respectively.

 

As a team, RIC broke or tied three team records this season.

 

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) earned All-American honors in the 800 meters, placing fifth overall at the NCAA Div. III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday, Mar. 12. He posted a time of 1:54.99 in the finals of the 800 meters, which garnered him All-American honors. Prior to that race, he placed first in his qualifying heat with a time of 1:55.18. Karngar’s quest for All-American honors started when he qualified for the NCAA Championships with a school-record 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.

 

In other competition this season, Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters, placing first with a program-record time of 1:21.12, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four 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. Karngar earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 3:33.96. 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 program-tying 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 distance of 15.59 meters at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing third with a distance of 47’09.25” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Piette earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing second with a season-best distance of 49'02.75", at the Alliance Championships. He also placed tenth in the shot at 38'04.25". He finished 28th in the shot with a distance of 37’00.25” and sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 46’02.00” at the Tufts Invitational.

 

He placed sixth in the shot and seventh in the weight throw with a season-best distance of 39'09.00" and 44'08.00", respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational. He finished fifth in shot with a distance of 37’03.75” and second in the weight throw with a distance of 45’10.00” at the Wesleyan Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 41’06.50” at the Yale Classic on. He placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 46’00.50” at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, he placed 24th in the weight throw with a distance of 13.15 meters at the ECAC Championships. He placed 13th in the weight throw with a distance of 47’02.25” at the New England Championships. Piette earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw and the shot, placing first with a distance of 49’04.50” and seventh with a distance of 40’02.25” respectively.

 

Piette placed third in the shot with a distance of 41’02.50” at the Southern Maine Invitational. He placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 48’00.50” at the same meet. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 45’11.75” at the Terrier Classic. Piette placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 48’11.5” at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 45’02.50” at the Yale Invitational. Piette placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 14.15 meters and sixth in the shot with a distance of 12.00 meters at the Harvard Invitational. He placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 44’06.25” and placed sixth in the shot with a distance of 39’10.50” at the Brown Invitational.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Piette competed at the Community College of Rhode Island. He is a physical education/health major and a 2000 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

Senior Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 8:53.76, and in the 800 meters with an eighth-place, 2:13.60 effort at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, he missed the majority of the season with a knee injury. He finished seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.27 at the Yale Classic. He placed fourth in the mile with a time of 4:32.22 at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, Parenteau placed 12th as part of the distance medley relay team with a time of 10:24.19 at the ECAC Championships, establishing a new RIC record in the process. He earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley relay team, which placed second with a time of 10:30.54. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing fourth with a time of 4:06.08. He placed 15th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:23.11 at the same meet.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, he earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley team, which placed sixth with a time of 10:44.84 at the N.E. Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing sixth overall with a season-best time of 2:06.01. Parenteau ran a season-best time of 4:26.89 in the 1,500 meters at the Brandeis Invitational. At the Brown Invitational, Parenteau ran a season-best time of 4:41.98 in the mile, placing tenth overall.

 

Parenteau is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Smithfield High School.

 

Junior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 8:53.76 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Goodwin also 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.

 

Junior Nick Palazzo (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a distance of 46’01.75” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12.

 

Junior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing eighth with a distance of 38’07.25” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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 Matt Goroza (West Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 3:33.96 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. He also 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.

 

Sophomore Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,000 meters, placing sixth with a time of 2:41.63 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Lonergan earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 8:53.76. 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.

 

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 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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.

 

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.

 

Sophomore Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-New England honors in the high jump, tying for sixth with a leap of 1.91 meters at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. He tied for eighth place in the high jump with a leap of 1.80 meters at the Trinity College Last Chance meet on Feb. 5. 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 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22.. For his efforts he was named the Little East Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week. 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 Greg Clark (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 8:53.76, and in the 1,500 meters, placing fifth with a time of 4:20.34 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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 Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. 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 placed 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 Sam Gaye (Providence, RI) placed 13th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:34.08 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. He placed 21st in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.93 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29.

 

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.

 

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 at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Van Gieson earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 3:33.96. 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.

 

Freshman Jordan Wright (Brookline, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events, placing eighth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 20’01.50” and a program record leap of 42’01.25” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Wright earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 3:33.96. 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.

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