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April 12, 2006

 

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

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team closed out the 2005-06 season at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University on Feb. 24-25.

 

The Anchorwomen competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts on Feb. 17-18. RIC tied for 15th place (20 teams) with 13 points.

 

RIC competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Monday, Feb. 13. RIC placed fifth overall (eight teams) and fourth (five teams) in the Little East with 34.0 and 34.0 points, respectively.

 

Senior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) leaves Rhode Island College as the school record holder in the 55, 200 and 300 meters, as well as the long jump. She was named the team’s MVP in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

 

As a senior in 2005-06, Skorupa closed out her career at the New England Open Championships on Feb. 25. She placed 28th in the 55 meters with a time of 7.56, 22nd in the 200 meters with a time of 26.76 and 12th in the long jump with a distance of 4.98 meters. She earned All-New England honors in both the 55 and 200 meters with times of 7.46 and 26.90, respectively, and with a fourth place, 5.22-meter effort in the long jump at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 18, which tied her school-record mark set earlier in the season. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 55 meters, 200 meters and the long jump at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She placed first in the both the 55 and 200 meters with times of 7.46 and 26.80, respectively, to go along with a second place, 5.18-meter effort in the long jump. She placed sixth in the 55 meters and fourth in the 200 meters with times of 7.52 and 29.25 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Skorupa placed first in the 55 meters, 200 meters and long jump with times of 7.54 and 27.11 to go along with a leap of 5.19 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. She placed second in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and second in the long jump with times of 7.57 and 27.19 to go along with a leap of 5.00 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Skorupa placed first in the 55 meters, 200 meters and the long jump with times of 7.54 and 27.29 to go along with a school-record leap of 5.22 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. She placed 10th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.05 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. Skorupa placed 11th in the 55 meters and 13th in the 200 meters with times of 7.73 and 27.21, respectively, at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week twice this season.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, Skorupa 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. 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. 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”. placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 26.65 at the Last Chance meet. 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. 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. 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. 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. She placed first in the 55 meters 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. 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. She placed ninth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.64 and 13th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.25 at the Alden Invitational. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week three times.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, she was a three-time Little East Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week selection. She broke two RIC records with high marks in both the 55 and 200 meters. She earned All-ECAC honors in the 200 meters, placing seventh with a time of 26.54. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in two events. She placed fourth in both the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.40 and 26.45, respectively. Both times were new school records. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events at the Alliance/Little East Championships. She placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and first in the 400 meters with times of 7.53, 26.58 and 1:00.70, respectively. Skorupa finished fifth in the finals of the 55 meters with a time of 7.63 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.55 at the Tufts Invitational. She placed first in the 55 meters, second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters with times of 7.52, 26.82 and 1:01.92, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational. Skorupa placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.59 and third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.98 at the Tufts Invitational. She finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.75 and second in the 55 meters with a time of 7.50 at the Wesleyan University Invitational. She placed 18th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.62 and ninth in the semi-final round of the 55 meters with a time of 7.55 at the Yale Classic. She finished eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.03 at the Harvard Invitational. She placed 11th in the 55 meters with a time of 7.65. She placed tenth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.97 at the Alden Invitational. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week three times.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, she earned All-New England honors in the 55 meters, placing seventh with a time of 7.74. She placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.35 at the New England Championships. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 55 meters, placing second with a time of 7.73. She also placed ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.67 at the same meet. Skorupa placed 15th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.77 at the Harvard Invitational. She placed eighth in the 300 meters with a time of 45.44 at the Brown Invitational, establishing a new RIC record in the process. Skorupa placed first in the 55 meters with a time of 7.70 and second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.22 at the Southern Maine Invitational. She placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.45 and fourth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.43 at the same meet. Skorupa placed 50th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.28 at the Terrier Classic. She placed 28th in the preliminary of the 200 meters with a time of 27.52 at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. Skorupa placed 13th in the 55 meters with a time of 7.71 and seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.89 at the Yale Invitational.

 

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

 

Sophomore Jo-Anne Daviau (North Scituate, RI) placed 21st in the 3,000 meters with a time of 12:21.68 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4.

 

Freshman Stephanie Bailey (Lincoln, RI) placed 40th in the 200 meters with a time of 30.79 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Freshman Hannah Clark (Attleboro, MA) placed 12th in both the mile and 1,000 meters with times of 6:31.14 and a school-record mark of 3:43.07, respectively, at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. Clark placed 37th in the mile with a time of 6:30.57 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. She placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:48.76 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Clark placed 28th in the mile with a time of 6:27.91 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. She placed seventh in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:59.44 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. Clark placed 19th in the mile with a time of 6:30.75 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10. She placed 14th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:43.76 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Freshman Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing third with a distance of 11.74 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She placed 11th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.41 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Horsman placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 11.91 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. She placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 11.10 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Horsman placed eighth in the shot and fifth in the weight throw with distances of 5.86 and 11.99 meters, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. She placed 14th in the weight throw with a distance of 11.85 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10.

 

Freshman Kathryn Lewandowski (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 8.30 and 16th in the 200 meters with a time of 29.25 at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She placed 28th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters and 22nd in the 200 meters with times of 8.22 and 29.25, respectively, at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 4. Lewandowski placed tenth in the preliminary round of the 55 meters and eighth in the 200 meters with times of 8.17 and 29.96, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. She placed 15th in the preliminary round of the 55 meters and 23rd in the 200 meters with times of 8.24 and 30.36, respectively, at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 21. Lewandowski placed 11th n the preliminary round of the 55 meters with a time of 8.24 and ninth in the long jump with a leap of 4.01 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 14. She placed 18th in the 55 meters and 39th in the 200 meters with times of 8.23 and 30.34, respectively, at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 3.

 

Freshman Ashley Nyzio (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th in the shot with a distance of 7.34 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She placed 15th in the shot with a distance of 7.48 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 28. Nyzio placed 30th in the shot with a distance of 7.26 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 10.

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