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March 22, 2005

 

 

 

Rhode Island College
2004-05 Women’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 Anchorwomen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Smith College, on Feb. 18-19. RIC placed 11th (24 teams) with 21.0 points.

 

 

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Feb. 12. RIC placed fourth overall and third in the Little East with scores of 68.0 and 68.0, respectively.

 

 

 

As a team, RIC set two program records this season.

 

 

 

Senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) closed out her indoor career as the RIC record-holder in two events. She holds the program records in the 400 meters, with a time of 59.11 set this winter, and in the 800 meters, with a time of 2:29.01 set in 2003-04.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2004-05, McCalligett earned All-New England honors in the 200 and 400 meters, placing fourth and first with times of 26.62 and 59.97, respectively, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. 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. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of both the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which placed third and second with times of 1:54.08 and 4:22.27, respectively.

 

 

 

In other action this winter, McCalligett placed sixth in the 200 meters and tenth in the 400 meters with times of 26.53 and 59.74, respectively, at the Last Chance Meet on Mar. 5. McCalligett placed 21st in the 200 meters with a time of 26.51 and 13th in the 400 meters with a program-record time of 59.11 at the New England Open Championships on Feb. 26. 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.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2003-04, she placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.92 at the ECAC Championships. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in one event. She placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.30.

 

McCalligett finished 19th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 8.02 at the Tufts Invitational. She placed third in both the 55 and 200 meters as well as second in the 400 meters with times of 7.70, 26.92 and a school-record 59.80, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational. McCalligett placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.75 and ninth in the 800 meters with a school-record time of 2:29.06 at the Tufts Invitational. She finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.00 and fourth in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.74 at the Wesleyan University Invitational. She placed 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.74 and 14th in the semi-final round of the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.90 at the Yale Classic. She finished tenth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.06 at the Harvard Invitational. She placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.60 at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, McCalligett placed 21st in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.69 at the ECAC Championships. She earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters, placing eighth with a time of 1:01.02 at the New England Championships. McCalligett placed 13th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.18 at the same meet. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 400 and 200 meters. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 61:32 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.18.

 

McCalligett placed third in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7:86 at the Southern Maine Invitational. She placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.27 and second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.02 at the same meet. McCalligett placed 36th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.11  at the Terrier Classic. She placed fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.41 at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. McCalligett placed 21st in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.91 and fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.46 at the Yale Invitational. She placed 14th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.66 and 11th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.35 at the Harvard Invitational. McCalligett placed 11th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.12 at the Brown Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, she earned All-New England honors, placing seventh in the 400 meters with a school record time of 1:00.37. She also placed ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.40 at that same meet. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 and 400 meters. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.73 and third in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 27.25. McCalligett placed first in both the 200 and 400 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26 with times of 27.59 and 1:01.34 respectively.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Junior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) earned All-New England honors in the 55 meters and 200 meters, placing fifth and seventh with times of 7.42 and 26.92, respectively, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. She also placed in a tie for tenth in the long jump with a leap of 4.82 meters. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events, placing first in the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.41 and 26.78, respectively, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of both the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which placed third and second with times of 1:54.08 and 4:22.27, respectively. She also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16’05.25”.

 

In other action this winter, Skorupa placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 26.65 at the Last Chance meet on Mar. 5. Skorupa also placed tenth in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.53. She placed tenth in 55 meters with a time of 7.51 and 17th in the 200 meters with a program-record time of 26.33 at the New England Open Championships on Feb. 26. She was the highest Div. III competitor in both events. 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.

 

Sophomore Maggie Wenc (Pawtucket, RI) placed 23rd in the weight throw with a distance of 6.14 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. She placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 5.81 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.

 

Freshman Michelle Batchelder (Vernon, CT) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors three events at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. She placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:40.88 and was part of both the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which placed third and second with times of 1:54.08 and 4:22.27, respectively. 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.

 

Freshman Kelly Evans (Coventry, RI) tied for tenth in the long jump with a leap of 4.82 meters at the New England Open Championships on Feb. 19. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four 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” at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Evans earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of both the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which placed third and second with times of 1:54.08 and 4:22.27, respectively. 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.

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