FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 12, 2007

 

Eric Lonergan Leads Menís Outdoor Track
at NEICAA Championships

 

Providence, RIóHead Coach Kevin Jacksonís Rhode Island College menís outdoor track and field team took part in the NEICAA Championships, hosted by Dartmouth on Saturday, May 12. The Anchormen tied for 33rd (37 teams) with a team score of 3.0. The University of Rhode Island won the meet with a score of 155.50.

 

Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) placed seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:53.58.

 

Junior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.84.

 

Senior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) placed 19th in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.12. He also placed 13th in the high jump at 1.86 meters.

 

Freshman Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) placed 17th in the long jump at 6.13 meters.

 

Senior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) placed 17th in the hammer at 47.47 meters.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the NCAA Div. III Championships Qualifying Meet, hosted by M.I.T. on Friday, May 18.

 

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