FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 17, 2007

 

Newman, Lonergan & Van Gieson Earn All-N.E. Honors
RIC Menís Track Places 21st at Div. III Championships

 

Lewiston, MEóThe Rhode Island College menís indoor track and field team placed 21st (24 teams) with 7.0 points at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Bates, on Saturday, Feb. 17. Williams won the meet with a team score of 152.

 

Senior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing fifth with a leap of 1.87 meters.

 

Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) earned All-New England honors in the mile, placing seventh with a time of 4:23.22.

 

Junior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters, placing eighth with a time of 1:25.58.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University on Feb. 23-24.

 

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