FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 26, 2008

 

 

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE WOMEN’S OUTDOOR
TRACK AND FIELD PLACES FIFTH
AT ALLIANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College placed fifth overall (12 teams) at the 2008 Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Outdoor Women’s Track and Field Championships with a team score of 82.5 The Anchorwomen placed fourth (six teams) among Little East Conference institutions with a score of 100.0

 

 

Southern Maine won both the Alliance and the Little East with team scores of 174 and 199, respectively.

 

Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) was the Alliance/Little East Champion in the hammer, placing first with a distance of 43.55 meters.

 

 

Mary Ellen Horsman

 

Sophomore Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) was the Alliance/Little East Champion in the discus, placing first with a distance of 33.92 meters. She also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing second with a 41.62-meter effort, and the shot, placing seventh at 10.16 meters.

 

 

Stephanie Bucci

 

Junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events. She placed third in the long jump with a time of 4.77 meters, fourth in the high jump at 1.57 meters and fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.24. Fleming was part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 4:20.25.

 

 

 Kayla Fleming

 

Freshman Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 and 100 meter hurdles, placing first and fourth, respectively, with times of 17.08 and 67.26 as well as the 4x400 meter relay, which placed third with a time of 4:20.25.

 

 

 Kayla DiBlasi

 

Freshman Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 100 meter hurdles, placing sixth with a time of 17.43.

 

 

Jamie Nunes

 

Sophomore Brooke Iby (Dracut, MA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events. She placed second in the triple jump with a 10.35-meter effort and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 63.08. Iby was part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 4:20.25.

 

 

 Brooke Iby

 

 Sophomore Liz Glunt (Altoona, PA) earned All-Alliance/Little East honor as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 4:20.25.

 

 

 Liz Glunt

 

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.

 

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