FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 20, 2007

 

Kayla Fleming and Ashley Nyzio Qualify for

NCAA Div. III Womenís Outdoor Track & Field Championships

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomores Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) and Ashley Nyzio (Pawtucket, RI) have qualified for the NCAA Div. III Womenís Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump and javelin, respectively. The pair will represent RIC at the tourney, which is hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Thursday and Friday, May 24-25.

 

Fleming, the team MVP, has earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing fourth with a leap of 1.56 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. Fleming was the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Champion in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. She took fifth place in the high jump with a 1.53-meter effort at the Last Chance Qualifier meet, hosted by M.I.T. on Friday, May 18.

 

Nyzio earned All-New England honors in the javelin, placing fourth with a 36.74-meter effort at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. She earned All-Little East Conference/MASCAC honors in the javelin, placing second with a 38.12-meter effort at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. She placed third in the javelin with a 34.79-meter effort at the Last Chance Qualifier meet, hosted by M.I.T. on Friday, May 18.

 

In other news, freshman Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) placed first in the shot, fourth in the discus and eighth in the hammer with efforts of 8.76, 25.35 and 41.01 meters, respectively, at the Last Chance Qualifier meet, hosted by M.I.T. on Friday, May 18.

 

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