FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 14, 2007

 

Lonergan & Van Gieson Earn First Place
Finishes at Swanson Invitational

 

Middletown, CT—The Rhode Island College men’s outdoor track and field team took part in the Elmer J. Swanson Invitational, hosted by Wesleyan University on Saturday, Apr. 14. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

Junior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.16.

 

Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) placed first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:03.16.

 

Senior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.33 and third in the high jump with a leap of 1.86 meters. He also placed eighth in the triple jump with an 11.91 meter effort.

 

Senior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) placed fourth in the hammer with a throw of 47.92 meters.

 

Junior Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 4:14.70.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Silfen Invitational, hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday, Apr. 21.

 

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