FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 4, 2009

 

FIVE ANCHORWOMEN PLACE FIRST
AS WOMEN’S TRACK TAKES HOME
COAST GUARD INVITATIONAL

New London, CT-The Rhode Island College women’s outdoor track and field team captured the Coast Guard Invitational title with 135 points, outdistancing second place Westfield State by 30 points. Thirteen teams took part in the meet.

 

Sophomore Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) placed first in the 100m hurdles (16.81), second in both the 400m hurdles (1:09.48) and the 4x400m relay (4:17.51) and fifth as part of the 4x100m relay (53.70).

 

 

 Kayla DiBlasi

 

Senior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) established a new program record in the high jump with a first place, 1.68m-effort. She also placed first in the long jump (4.60m), second in the 4x400m relay (4:17.51) and fifth in the 800m (2:27.82).

 

 

 Kayla Fleming

 

Freshman Kim Mangum (Warwick, RI) placed first in the triple jump (10.61m), second in both the long jump (4.55m) and the 4x400m relay (4:17.51), fifth as part of the 4x100m relay (53.70) and 19th in the 200m (29.00).

 

Senior Ashley Nyzio (Pawtucket, RI) placed first in the javelin (37.81m), while classmate Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) finished on top in the hammer (42.44m).

 

Junior Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) placed second in the hammer (41.00m), fourth in the shot (9.66m) and sixth in the discus (30.33m).

 

Junior Brooke Iby (Dracut, MA) tied for second in the triple jump (10.46m), was second in the 4x400m relay (4:17.51), fifth as part of the 4x100m relay (53.70) and in the 400m (1:02.95).

 

Sophomore Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) placed second in the 100m hurdles (16.98).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational on Apr. 11.

 

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