FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 26, 2008

 

 

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS OUTDOOR
TRACK AND FIELD PLACES EIGHTH
AT ALLIANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College placed eighth overall (12 teams) at the 2008 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Outdoor Menís Track and Field Championships with a team score of 52.0 The Anchormen placed fourth (six teams) among Little East Conference institutions with a score of 77.0.

 

 

Westfield State won the Alliance with a score of 145, while Southern Maine captured the Little East title with a score of 194.

 

Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) was the Alliance/Little East champion in the high jump, placing first with a leap of 1.98 meters. He also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long and triple jump, placing fourth with efforts of 6.27 and 12.71 meters, respectively.

 

 

 Dante Lopardo

 

Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) was the Alliance/Little East champion in the 800 meters, placing first with a time of 1:56.68.

 

 

 Mike Van Gieson

 

Freshman Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 10,000 meters, placing fifth with a time of 33:36.14.

 

 

 Mike Macedo

 

Junior Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing fifth with a time of 4:07.44.

 

 

 Greg Ahnrud

 

Sophomore Kevin Leber (Newport, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long jump, placing sixth with a 6.14-meter effort.

 

 

 Kevin Leber

 

Senior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) and freshman Travis Stockton (Deland, FL) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the discus, placing seventh and eighth, respectively with efforts of 36.66 and 36.62 meters.

 

 

 James Polak

 

 

 Travis Stockton

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Coast Guard on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3.

 

-end-