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April 12, 2006

 

Rhode Island College
2005-06 Men’s Indoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2005-06 season at the Last Chance Meet, hosted by Yale on Saturday, Mar. 4.

 

The Anchormen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by M.I.T. on Feb. 17-18. RIC tied for 20th place (25 teams) with 10.0 points.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Monday, Feb. 13. RIC placed sixth overall (eight teams) and fifth (five teams) in the Little East with 48.0 and 54.0 points, respectively.

 

Senior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) closed out his career earning All-Alliance/Little East honors in the mile and the 4x800 meter relay at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed eighth in the mile with a time of 4:45.61 and fifth as part of the 4x800 meter relay squad with a time of 8:41.54. Goodwin also placed 13th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:49.65. He was 17th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:33.20 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Goodwin placed first in the 5,000 meters with a school-record time of 17:06.25 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. He placed 27th in the mile with a time of 4:53.04 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Goodwin placed eighth in the 800 meters and tenth in the 3,000 meters with times of 2:12.36 and 9:54.92, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. He placed 26th in the mile with a time of 4:45.22 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, he 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. 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. He placed seventh in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:57.84 at the Southern Maine Invitational. Goodwin placed 16th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:55.81 at the Tufts Invitational.  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.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, Goodwin earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay team, which placed first with a school-record time of 8:27.78 at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championships. He finished 16th in the 1,000 meters with a season-best time of 2:44.65 at the Tufts Invitational. He placed third in the 3,000 meters with a season-best time of 9:26.06 at the Southern Maine Invitational. Goodwin finished 32nd in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:28.51 at the Tufts Invitational. He placed sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:48.43 at the Wesleyan Invitational. He finished 11th in the mile with a season-best time of 4:44.56 at the Yale Classic. He placed eighth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:43.03 at the Alden Invitational.

 

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 at the NCAA Div. III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, which were hosted by St. Olaf College (MN) on Mar. 10 and 11. He placed 12th in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships. 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, who was appearing in his second consecutive NCAA Championships, qualified with a time of 1:53.56 in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the New England Championships on Feb. 25. He leaves Rhode Island College holding school records in the 200, 400, 500, 600, 800 and 1,000 meters, as well as the mile. In addition, he is part of the school record times set as part of the 4x400 meter relay and distance medley relay teams.

 

In other action this winter, Karngar placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.10 at the Last Chance Meet on Mar. 4. He placed ninth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.21 at the N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 25. Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.39 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 18. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 and 800 meters, as well as the 4x400 meter relay, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed third in both the 400 and 800 meters with times of 51.37 and 1:59.71, respectively, and logged an eighth place finish with a time of 3:37.49 as part of the 4x400 meter relay squad. Karngar placed first in the 1,000 meters with a school-record time of 2:30.08 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.32 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Karngar placed first in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:33.70 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed third in the 200 meters and first in the 400 meters with times of 23.41 and 50.69, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.88 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. He placed first in the 500 meters with a time of 1:08.29 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, Karngar 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 action that 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. 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. 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. 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. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.20 at the Tufts Invitational. 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. He placed fourth in the 400 meters with a program-tying time of 50.04 at the Harvard Invitational. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.68 at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, he earned All-ECAC honors in the 800 meters, placing seventh with a time of 1:57.48, at the ECAC Div. III Championships. Karngar earned All-New England honors in two events at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Karngar placed second in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:54.50 and eighth as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a school-record time of 3:28.14. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events at the Alliance/Little East Championships. Karngar placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.27, first in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 50.35, first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.22 and first as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:32.97. He finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.92 at the Tufts Invitational. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.99 at the Southern Maine Invitational. Karngar placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.31 and second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.37 at the Tufts Invitational. He broke two school-records by finishing first in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 23.14 and first in the 500 meters with a season-best time of 1:05.53 at the Wesleyan Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, he 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) placed sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.98 meters at the Last Chance Meet on Mar. 4. He placed 11th in the weight throw with a distance of 47’00.00” at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 18. Palazzo earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing third with a distance of 13.90 meters at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 14.93 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28.  Palazzo placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 14.33 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.69 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, he earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a distance of 46’01.75” at the Alliance Championships.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, Palazzo placed 21st in the weight throw with a distance of 12.28 meters at the N.E. Division III Championships. He finished 12th in the weight throw with a distance of 42’09.50” at the Tufts Invitational. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 43'11.75" at the Southern Maine Invitational. Palazzo finished 11th in the weight throw with a distance of 13.28 meters at the Tufts Invitational. He placed third in the weight throw with a season-best distance of 44’11.50” at the Wesleyan Invitational. He finished ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.15 meters at the Harvard Invitational. He placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 43’07.75” at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, 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) closed out his career earning All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing eighth with a distance of 12.31 meters at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.97 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Palazzo placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.04 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.80 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, he earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing eighth with a distance of 38’07.25” at the Alliance Championships. He placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 41’03.75” at the Southern Maine Invitational. Palazzo placed 10th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.90 meters at the Tufts Invitational.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, Palazzo placed ninth in the weight throw with a season-best distance of 41'08.00" at the LEC/MASCAC Alliance Championship. He placed 12th in the weight throw with a distance of 38'08.75" at the Southern Maine Invitational. Palazzo placed 17th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.97 meters at the Tufts Invitational.  He finished fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 41’01.00” at the Wesleyan Invitational. He placed 14th in the weight throw with a distance of 37’09.50” at the Yale Classic. He placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 34’05.00” at the Alden Invitational.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, 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 Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) placed sixth in the mile with a time of 4:25.19 at the Last Chance Meet on Mar. 4. Lonergan placed 18th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:03.48 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 18. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the mile and as part of the 4x800 meter relay team at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed seventh in the mile with a time of 4:38.17 and fifth as part of the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:41.54. He also placed tenth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:42.69. Lonergan placed fifth in the 3,000 meters with a school-record time of 8:52.47 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. He placed fifth in the mile and second in the 3,000 meters with times of 4:35.43 and 9:13.94, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Lonergan placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:36.81 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed third in the mile and fifth in the 1,000 meters with times of 4:32.85 and 2:44.27, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Lonergan placed 12th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:02.74 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. He placed fifth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:13.62 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Junior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing eighth with a leap of 6’01.00”. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the high jump and the 4x400 meter relay at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.87 meters and eighth as part of the 4x400 meter relay squad with a time of 3:37.49. Newman placed fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. He placed first in the high jump and third in the triple jumps with leaps of 1.87 and 11.86 meters, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Newman placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed second in the high jump and fifth in the triple jumps with leaps of 1.87 and 11.53 meters, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Newman placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.90 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. He placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Sophomore Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,000 meters and the 4x800 meter relay at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. Ahnrud placed seventh in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:42.59 and fifth as part of the 4x800 meter relay squad, which placed fifth with a time of 8:41.54. He placed fifth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:30.36 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Ahnrud placed 16th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:15.25 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:47.56 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Sophomore Greg Clark (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay squad, which placed fifth with a time of 8:41.54, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He also placed ninth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:46.76. Clark placed 15th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:07.54 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. He placed eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:07.65 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Clark placed 16th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.36 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed 11th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:31.96 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Clark placed 34th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:08.60 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. He placed fifth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:50.81 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Sophomore James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 11.95 meters at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed 18th in the weight throw with a distance of 10.95 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Polak placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 11.54 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. He placed 13th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.82 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Polak placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 11.57 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. He placed tenth in the weight throw with a distance of 10.74 meters at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Sophomore Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters with a time of 1:23.89 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 18. Van Gieson earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 600 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He placed first in the 600 meters with a time of 1:23.96 and eighth as part of the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:37.49. He placed sixth in the 200 meters and fourth in the 400 meters with times of 24.86 and 53.15, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Van Gieson placed sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.79 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. He placed tenth in the 200 meters and second in the 400 meters with times of 24.84 and 53.18, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Van Gieson placed 20th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:13.33 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. He placed tenth in the 400 meters with a time of 54.69 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Freshman Ryan Fox (Smithfield, RI) placed 23rd in the preliminary round of the 55 meters and 27th in the 200 meters with times of 7.67 and 27.86, respectively, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. Fox placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.71 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. He placed 30th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.90 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Fox placed 12th in the 55 meters and 19th in the 200 meters with times of 7.64 and 27.83, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14.

 

Freshman Menlee Mansue (Providence, RI) placed 18th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.12 and ninth in the long jump with a leap of 6.13 meters at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13.

 

Freshman David Simpson (West Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the pole vault with a seventh place, 2.89-meter effort and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed eighth with a time of 3:37.49, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. Simpson also placed 15th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:32.00 at the same meet. He placed 32nd in the 500 meters with a time of 55.38 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Simpson placed sixth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:31.91 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. He placed 13th in the 400 meters with a time of 55.94 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Simpson placed eighth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:31.32 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. He placed 15th in the 500 meters with a time of 1:10.29 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10.

 

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