FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 3, 2008

 

DANTE LOPARDO EARNS
ALL-NEW ENGLAND HONORS

 

New London, Conn.óThe Rhode Island College menís outdoor track and field team placed 20th (26 teams) with a score of 6.0 at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Coast Guard May 1-3.

 

Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing third with a 1.90-meter effort. He also placed 15th in the long jump at 5.81 meters.

 

 

 Dante Lopardo

 

Junior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed 22nd in the 600 meters with a time of 51.82.

 

Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed 12th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.85.

 

Freshman Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) placed 30th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:44.73.

 

The 4x100 meter relay team comprised of sophomore Kwame Gyampo (Providence, RI), senior Charles Kuti (Providence, RI), sophomore Kyle Duguay (Cumberland, RI) and freshman Adilson Alves (Central Falls, RI) placed 11th with a time of 44.21.

 

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