FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 24, 2007

 

LONERGAN & VAN GIESON PACE
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS TRACK
AT HUSKY INVITATIONAL

 

Dedham, MAóHead Coach Kevin Jacksonís menís outdoor track and field team opened the 2007 campaign at the Husky Spring Open, hosted by Northeastern University on Saturday, Mar. 24.

 

Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) took home first place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:29. 48.

 

Junior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.39.

 

The 4x100 meter relay team of freshman Kyle Duguay (Cumberland, RI), freshman Kwame Gyampo (Providence, RI), freshman Austyn Pedersen (Portsmouth, RI) and senior John Martinelli (North Providence, RI) placed second with a time of 44.76.

 

Senior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) placed ninth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.63 and placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters.

 

Freshman Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.39 meters and 13th in the javelin with a distance of 46.68 meters.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host its annual invitational on Saturday, Mar. 31.

 

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