FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 9, 2008

 

RIC MEN’S TRACK & FIELD COMPETES AT
BOSTON UNIVERSITY’S VALENTINE INVITATIONAL

 

Boston, MA—The Rhode Island College men’s indoor track and field team competed at Boston University’s Valentine Invitational on Saturday, February 9. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

Sophomore Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) placed 16th in the high jump and 39th in the long jump with leaps of 1.88 and 5.99 meters, respectively.

 

 

 Sophomore Max Willett

 

Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) placed 19th in the high jump with a 1.88-meter effort.

 

Junior Dante Lopardo

 

Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) and junior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed 32nd and 35th in the 500 meters with times of 1:06.76 and 1:07.09, respectively.

 

Freshman Alex Burakoff (Stoughton, MA) placed 50th in the shot at 12.07 meters, while senior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) ranked 61st in the weight throw at 11.37 meters.

 

Sophomore Kwame Gyampo (Providence, RI) placed 81st in the 55 meters and 125th in the 200 meters with times of 6.98 and 23.46, respectively.

 

Junior Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) placed 120th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.27, while freshman Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) placed 143rd in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:27.90.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday, February 16.

 

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