FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

January 26, 2008

 

 

 

Flemming Establishes New 55-meter Record
Sophomore Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs at Wesleyan Invitational

 

 

 

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College womenís indoor track and field team took part in the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

 

 

Sophomore Steina Flemming (Tortola, BVI) established a new school record in the 55 meters, placing second in the finals with a time of 7.32, which provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Div. III Womenís Indoor Track and Field Championships. Flemming placed third in the preliminaries with a time of 7.47.

 

 

 Sophomore Steina Flemming

 

Junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) had another consistent meet, placing third in the high jump at 1.56 meters, while logging a 10th place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:35.27. She also placed fifth in the long jump with a 4.77-meter effort.

 

Freshman Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) placed sixth in the preliminaries of the 55 meter hurdles and eighth in the finals with times of 9.48 and 9.54, respectively.

 

Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) placed second in the weight throw at 12.22 meters.

 

Sophomore Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) placed third in the weight throw and seventh in the shot with efforts of 11.77 and 9.62 meters, respectively.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team will next see action at the University of Rhode Islandís Mega Meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2.

 

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