FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 10, 2008

 

VAN GIESON AND LOPARDO LEAD RIC AT NEICAAA NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Durham, N.H.óThe Rhode Island College menís outdoor track and field team competed at the 2008 NEICAAA Championships, hosted by the University of New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. The Anchormen tied for 35th place (38 teams) with a score of 3.0. The University of Rhode Island won the meet with a score of 122.0.

 

Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.70.

 

 

Mike Van Gieson

 

Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) placed eighth in the high jump with a 1.95-meter effort.

 

 

Dante Lopardo

 

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will compete at the 2008 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Thursday and Friday, May 15-16.

 

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