FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 13, 2006

 

Manny Karngar Places 12th at
NCAA Championships

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) placed 12th in the 800 meters at the NCAA Div. III Menís Indoor Track and Field Championships, which were hosted by St. Olaf College (MN) on Mar. 10 and 11.

 

In preliminary action of the 800 meters on Friday, Mar. 10, Karngar placed sixth in his heat with a time of 1:56.88. The top two finishers in each heat, plus the next four fastest times, advanced to the finals.

 

Karngar qualified with a time of 1:53.56 in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the New England Championships on Feb. 25. In other action this winter, Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 1:56.39 at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Williams on Feb. 18. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 400 and 800 meters at the Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Feb. 13.

 

This is the second consecutive season Karngar has qualified for the National Championships in the 800 meters. He earned All-American honors in the 800 meters as a junior in 2005.

 

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

 

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