FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

February 23, 2008

 

 

 

KAYLA FLEMING EARNS ALL-NEW ENGLAND HONORS AT INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

Northampton, MA—Rhode Island College junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) garnered All-New England honors at the N.E. Div. III Championships, hosted by Smith on Saturday, Feb. 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing sixth with a 1.53-meter effort. She also placed 12th in the long jump with a leap of 4.69 meters and 13th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:06.06.

 

 

Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.77 meters. Freshmen Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) and Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) placed 13th and 14th in the preliminary round of the 55 meter hurdles with times of 9.41 and 9.46, respectively.

 

 

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team tied for 20th place (25 teams) with a score of 3.0. Tufts won the meet with a team score of 136. 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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