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June 1, 2006

 

Rhode Island College
2006 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2005-06 season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, hosted by Springfield on May 19. RIC tied for 30th place (54 teams) with 6.0 points.

 

The Anchormen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted Springfield on May 6. RIC tied for 21st  place (26 teams) with 8.0 points.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Apr. 29. RIC placed fifth overall (ten teams) and fourth (five teams) in the Little East with 69.0 and 93.0 points, respectively.

 

Senior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) closed out his career, placing ninth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:47.51, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed eighth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:27.06 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Goodwin placed eighth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:39.62 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:01.93 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Goodwin placed 15th in the 1,500 meters and fifth in the 5,000 meters with times of 4:26.80 and 17:09.20, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 30th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:29.13 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

As a junior in 2005, he earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, placing seventh with a time of 10:49.43 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed 24th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:28.04 at the Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed ninth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:51.11 at the Albany Invitational. He placed 11th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:45.02 at the Bryant Invitational. He placed 19th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:27.46 at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Goodwin earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in two events at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He finished fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:40.45 and fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:44.3. He placed fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 10:35.95 at the Bryant College Invitational. He finished fifth in the 5,000 meters with a season-best time of 15:57.52 at the RIC Invitational. He placed 47th in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:22.84 at the Snowflake Classic.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Goodwin competed at Manhattan College in 2001-02. He is a communications major and a 2001 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

 

Senior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) closed out his career earning All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing first with a time of 1:56.86, and as part of  the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed first with a time of 3:24.59, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.46 and was part of the 4x400 relay team that placed second, establishing a new school-record time of 3:23.72 in that event, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.17 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.29 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.70 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 20th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:22.97 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

As a junior in 2005, Karngar earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events, placing second in the 400 meters, third in the 800 meters, third as part of the 4x400 meter relay and seventh as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 50.28, 2:01.24, 3:33.39 and 45.22, respectively at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed 16th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.92 at the New England Div. III Championships. He placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 23.22 at the Solomon Husky Invitational.  He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.62 at the Albany Invitational. He placed third in the 400 meters and 11th in the 1,500 meters with times of 50.21 and 4:19.44, respectively, at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Karngar placed 11th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.43 at the ECAC Championships. He placed eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.94 at the New England Open Championships. Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 1:55.24 at the N.E. Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He finished first in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:54.82, second in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 49.50 and fourth as a part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:29.35. He finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.85 at the Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed eighth in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 23.56 and third in the 400 meters with a time of 50.42 at the Bryant College Invitational. He finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.75 at the RIC Invitational. He placed 11th in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:07.99 at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a freshman in 2003, Karngar broke a bone in his foot at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, which ended his season prematurely. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing first with a time of 1:55.85 and as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 44.65. He placed 12th in the 400 meters with a time of 51.43 at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 50.73 at the Bridgewater State College Invitational. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.70 at the RIC Invitational. He placed third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:10.30 at the Husky Spring Open.

 

He is a finance major and a 2002 graduate of Shea High School.

 

Senior Nick Palazzo (Johnston, RI) closed out his career, earning All-ECAC honors in the hammer, placing third with a distance of 54.15 meters at the ECAC Championships on May 19. Palazzo placed 14th in the hammer with a distance of 48.66 meters at the N.E. Open Championships on May 13. He earned All-New England honors in the hammer, placing sixth with a distance of 51.85 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. Palazzo earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing third with a distance of 50.57 meters, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed sixth in the hammer with a distance of 45.21 meters and 15th in the javelin with a distance of 41.98 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Palazzo placed fifth in the hammer with a distance of 51.92 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed fourth in the hammer with a distance of 46.20 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Palazzo placed first in the hammer and fourth in the javelin with distances of 54.16 and 43.62 meters, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed ninth in the hammer with a distance of 50.34 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

As a junior in 2005, he competed at the ECAC Div. III Championships in the hammer. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fourth with a distance of 46.26 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed sixth in the hammer with a throw of 48.0 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed first in the hammer with a distance of 51.42 meters at the Albany Invitational. Palazzo placed third in the hammer with a distance of 154’03.00” at the Bryant Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, he earned All-ECAC honors in the hammer, placing fifth with a season-best throw of 169’ at the ECAC Championships. He placed 15th in the hammer with a distance of 162’09” at the New England Open Championships. Palazzo earned All-New England honors in the hammer, placing sixth with a throw of 167'02" at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Palazzo earned All-Alliance/Little East honors by placing second in the hammer throw with a distance of 164’03’’ at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He finished seventh in the hammer throw with a distance of 156’08’’ at the Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed second in the hammer throw with a distance of 152’04” at the Bryant College Invitational. He finished second in the hammer throw with a distance of 159’02” at the RIC Invitational. He placed fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 158’09’’ at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a freshman in 2003, he earned All-New England honors in the hammer, placing sixth with a distance of 164’10.00” at the New England Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing second with a throw of 153’08.00” at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed 11th in the hammer with a distance of 46.50 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed ninth in the hammer with a distance of 43.81 meters at the Husky Spring Open.

 

He is a philosophy major with a minor in psychology and a 2002 graduate of Classical High School.

 

Senior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) has a year of outdoor eligibility remaining and plans on competing in 2007. He placed 13th in the hammer with a distance of 47.85 meters, at the ECAC Championships on May 19. Palazzo placed 12th in the hammer with a distance of 44.70 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer with a distance of 47.40 meters, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Palazzo placed seventh in the hammer and 32nd in the discus with distances of 44.78 and 24.01 meters, respectively, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. He placed 11th in the hammer with a distance of 43.47 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. Palazzo placed second in the hammer with a distance of 47.87 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 17th in the hammer with a distance of 42.28 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

As a junior in 2005, he earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fifth with a distance of 45.10 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed eighth in the hammer with a throw of 44.47 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed third in the hammer with a distance of 47.81 meters at the Albany Invitational. He placed fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 154’00.00” at the Bryant Invitational.

 

He did not compete during the outdoor season as a sophomore in 2004.

 

As a freshman in 2003, he earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing third with a throw of 148’07.00” at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He placed 20th in the hammer with a distance of 40.22 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. He placed seventh in the hammer with a distance of 38.10 meters at the RIC Invitational.

 

He is a health education major and a 2002 graduate of Classical High School.

 

Junior Justin Dalton (Warwick, RI) was named the team’s MVP. Dalton placed 12th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.52 at the ECAC Championships on May 19. He earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters hurdles, placing fifth with a time of 56.44, at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. He also placed 19th with a time of 3:35.93 as part of the 4x400 meter relay team. Dalton earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 meter hurdles, placing first with a school-record time of 56.41, and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed first with a time of 3:24.59, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He also placed 21st in the long jump with a leap of 5.40 meters. He placed first in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.07 and was part of the 4x400 relay team that placed second, establishing a new school-record time of 3:23.72 in that event, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Dalton placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.18 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 58.56 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Dalton placed first in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 58.70 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

Junior Eric Estrada (Riverside, RI) placed 19th as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:35.93 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. Estrada earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 relay team, which placed first with a time of 3:24.59, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He also placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 100 meters with a time of 11.76, 15th in the 400 meters with a time of 52.99 and 20th in the long jump with a leap of 5.45 meters. He placed 23rd in the 400 meters with a time of 53.53 and was part of the 4x400 relay team that placed second, establishing a new school-record time of 3:23.72 in that event, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Estrada placed seventh in the 100 meters and tenth in the 200 meters with times of 11.72 and 23.80, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed 15th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.79 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Estrada placed eighth in the 200 meters and fourth in the 400 meters with times of 24.30 and 52.70, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 10th in the 100 meters and 11th in the 200 meters with times of 12.04 and 24.02, respectively at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Junior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) placed 12th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:05.10 at the ECAC Championships on May 19. He placed 12th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:02.65 and 19th as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:35.93 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. Lonergan earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, placing sixth with a time of 4:10.38 and fourth with a time of 15:45.36, respectively, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:59.38 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Lonergan placed fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:44.69 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.00 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Lonergan placed third in the 1,500 meters and first in the 5,000 meters with times of 4:08.90 and 16:24.20, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed sixth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:10.62 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25. He was named the Little East Conference Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the high jump with a leap of 1.93 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Newman placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed first in the high jump with a leap of 1.77 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Newman placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.60, second in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters and second in the triple jump with a leap of 11.35 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed ninth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.72 and second in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Sophomore Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing eighth with a time of 4:15.30, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Ahnrud placed 13th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:14.17 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. He placed 12th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.10 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Ahnrud placed sixth in the 800 meters and seventh in the 1,500 meters with times of 2:10.10 and 4:17.50, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 23rd in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:24.97 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Sophomore Greg Clark (Pawtucket, RI) placed ninth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:17.50 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed 24th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.45 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Clark placed 10th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.79 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed 24th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:32.42 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Clark placed 11th in the 800 meters and 13th in the 1,500 meters with times of 2:10.10 and 4:22.30, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 29th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:28.74 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Sophomore Michael Gilson (North Scituate, RI) placed 15th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:22.01 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed 17th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:09.60 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Gilson placed 30th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.69 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. He placed 18th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.08 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Sophomore James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed ninth in the discus and 13th in the hammer with distances of 33.65 and 35.83 meters, respectively, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed 22nd in the discus with a distance of 30.64 meters and 27th in the javelin with a distance of 33.86 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Polak placed 19th in the discus with a distance of 31.60 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed tenth in the discus with a distance of 30.22 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Polak placed fifth in the discus with a distance of 34.48 meters and seventh in the javelin with a distance of 35.71 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 26th in the discus with a distance of 28.64 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Sophomore Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed 15th in the 800 meters and 19th as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:35.93 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. Van Gieson earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 1:57.94, and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed first with a time of 3:24.59, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He was part of the 4x400 relay team that placed second, establishing a new school-record time of 3:23.72 in that event, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. He placed 11th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.72 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. Van Gieson placed fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.02 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.50 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

Freshman Blair Buselli (Beach Lake, PA) earned All-New England honors in the 110 meter hurdles, placing eighth with a time of 16.36, at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. Buselli earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 110 meter hurdles, placing fourth with a time of 16.34 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He placed fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.51 and 28th in the shot with a distance of 9.64 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Buselli placed seventh in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16:48 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. He placed first in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.00 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Buselli placed first in he 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.70 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed sixth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.96 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Ryan Fox (Smithfield, RI) placed 12th in the 100 meters and 16th in the 200 meters with times of 14.20 and 31.30, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

Freshman Menlee Mansue (Providence, RI) placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 5.45 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. He placed 18th in the 100 meters with a time of 12.22 and seventh in the long jump with a leap of 5.78 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman David Simpson (West Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 meter hurdles, placing seventh with a time of 59.46, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. He also placed 14th in the triple jump with a leap of 11.65 meters at the Alliance Championships. He placed tenth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.82 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. Simpson placed 15th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.84 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. He placed 17th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.01 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

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