FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

February 23, 2008

 

 

 

LOPARDO AND WILLETT EARN ALL-NEW ENGLAND HONORS AT INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

Medford, MA—Rhode Island College junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) and sophomore Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) each garnered All-New England honors at the N.E. Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts on Saturday, Feb. 23.

 

 

 

Lopardo earned All-New England honors in both the high and long jumps, placing sixth and eighth with efforts of 1.87 and 6.42 meters, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 Junior Dante Lopardo

 

 

 

Willett earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing third with a 1.92-meter effort. He also placed 17th in the long jump with a leap of 5.96 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 Sophomore Max Willett

 

 

Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed ninth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:23.68. Junior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed 21st in the same event with a time of 1:26.85.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team tied for 17th place (25 teams) with a score of 10.0. Tufts won the meet with a team score of 118. In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 29-Mar. 1.

 

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