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June 1, 2006

 

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

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2006 season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, hosted by Springfield on May 19. RIC tied for 41st place (47 teams) with 4.0 points.

 

The Anchorwomen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted Springfield on May 6. RIC tied for 18th  place (28 teams) with 9.0 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 58.0 and 64.0 points, respectively.

 

Senior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) closed out her career earning All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 100 and 200 meters, the long jump and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team. Skorupa placed first in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump, with times of 12.80 and 26.27, respectively, and a new school-record distance of 5.37 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. She placed seventh as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 4:52.53. Skorupa placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 5.01 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed first in both the 100 and 200 meters, with times of 12.83 and 27:03, respectively, and recorded a fifth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 4.84 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. She placed second in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.30 and 26.30, respectively, and placed first in the long jump with a leap of 4.96 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. She placed first in the long jump with a distance of 4.96 meters and 13th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:03.38 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week twice on the season.

 

As a junior in 2005, Skorupa competed in two events at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She placed 15th in the preliminaries of the 100 meters with a time of 12.87 and 14th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.88. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in both the 100 and 200 meters. Skorupa placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.18. She placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.20 at the New England Div. III Championships. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events. She placed second in the 100 meters, first in the 200 meters and sixth as part of the 4x100 meter relay with times of 12.72, 26.48 and 52.89, respectively, as well as third in the long jump with a leap of 4.92 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. Skorupa placed third in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters with times of 13.08 and 27.35, respectively, as well as seventh in the long jump with a leap of 4.77 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational. She placed sixth in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.98 and 26.51, respectively, at the Albany Invitational. She placed first in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.72 and 26.39, respectively, and fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15’09.00” at the Bryant Invitational. Skorupa placed third in the 100 meters and seventh in the long jump with results of 13.12 and 15’07.00”, respectively, at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, she placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 100 meters with a time of 12.64 and 19th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.19 at the ECAC Championships. She placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 100 meters and 14th in the 200 meters with times of 12.75 and 26.20, respectively, at the New England Open Championships. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in the 100 meter dash, placing fifth with a time of 13.09 at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. She placed first in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 25.72, second in 100 meters with a season-best time of 12.51, fourth as a part of the 4x100 meter relay team with a time of 51.20, third as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 4:24.63 and fourth in the long jump with a season-best distance of 16’04.25’’. She placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 12.71 and fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.40 at the Solomon Husky Invitational. She finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 12.71, first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.38 and third in the long jump with a distance of 4.80 meters at the Bryant College Invitational. She swept her two events finishing first in the 100 meters with a time of 13.15 and first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.89 at the RIC Invitational. She placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.63 at the Snowflake Classic.

 

As a freshman in 2003, Skorupa placed 24th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.87 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. Skorupa placed ninth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.43 at the New England Div. III Championships. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events at the 2003 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships. She placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.01 and sixth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.42. Skorupa placed third as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay and second as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay with times of 52.34 and 4:16.15 respectively. She placed 12th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.06 at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational. She placed third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.97 and fifth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.25 at the Bridgewater State College Invitational. Skorupa placed second in the 100 meters with a time of 12.80 and third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 67.60 at the RIC Invitational. She placed 11th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.11 at the Husky Spring Open.

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

Junior Maggie Wenc (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th in the discus and 19th in the hammer with distances of 22.16 and 26.64 meters, respectively, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Wenc placed 18th in the discus with a distance of 23.03 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Wenc placed 15th in the discus with a distance of 22.93 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed ninth in the shot and sixth in the discus with distances of 6.08 and 23.75 meters, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

Sophomore Jo-Anne Daviau (North Scituate, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 5,000 meters, placing fifth with a time of 21:09.75, and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed seventh with a time of 4:52.53, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Daviau placed 23rd in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:28.94 at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. She placed tenth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 21:18.39 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed ninth in the 1,500 meters and 12th in the 3,000 meters with times of 5:33.0 and 12:40.10, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. She placed 45th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:42.23 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Hannah Clark (Attleboro, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 10,000 meters, placing fifth with a time of 52:48.31, and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed seventh with a time of 4:52.53, at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. She placed ninth in the 800 meters and 15th in the 3,000 meters with times of 2:52.90 and 13:43.60, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. She placed 52nd in the 1,500 meters with a time of 6:07.14 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) placed 19th in the hammer with a distance of 42.21 meters at the ECAC Championships on May 19. Horsman earned All-New England honors in the hammer, placing fifth with a distance of 44.83 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing second with a distance of 42.85 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. She placed fourth in the hammer with a distance of 42.46 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. Horsman placed third in the hammer with a distance of 43.86 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed third in the hammer with a distance of 38.94 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. She placed first in the hammer and ninth in the discus with distances of 40.10 and 17.00 meters, respectively, at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. Horsman placed third in the hammer with a distance of 42.81 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Kathryn Lewandowski (Pawtucket, RI) placed sixth in the 100 meters and 13th in the 200 meters with times of 14.00 and 30.20, respectively at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. Lewandowski tied for 18th place with a time of 14.50 in the 100 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Ashley Nyzio (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-ECAC honors in the javelin, placing fifth with a distance of 38.21 meters at the ECAC Championships on May 19. Nyzio placed sixth in the javelin with a distance of 36.96 meters at the New England Open Championships on May 13. She earned All-New England honors in the javelin, placing fourth with a distance of 38.18 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 6. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the javelin, placing first with a distance of 39.61 meters at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Nyzio placed third in the javelin with a distance of 32.24 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. She placed first in the javelin with a distance of 36.18 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed seventh in the javelin with a distance of 32.18 meters at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Nyzio placed first in the javelin with a distance of 34.12 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1. She placed sixth in the javelin with a distance of 33.64 meters at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

 

Freshman Jessica Peters (Chepachet, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed seventh with a time of 4:52.53 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. She also placed 31st in the 200 meters with a time of 32.32. She placed 15th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:21.24 at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. Peters placed 12th in the 200 meters with a time of 32.73 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. She placed 17th in the 200 meters with a time of 32.30 and 12th in the long jump with a distance of 3.50 meters at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

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