FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 9, 2009

 

MANGUM BREAKS HER OWN RECORD IN THE TRIPLE JUMP AS ANCHORWOMEN TIE FOR 29TH
AT NEICAAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Amherst, MAŚFreshman Kim Mangum (Warwick, RI) broke the Rhode Island College record in the triple jump, earning All-NEICAAA honors with an eighth place, 11.20m effort at the NEICAAA Championships, hosted by UMass Amherst on Saturday afternoon. She initially broke the record with an 11.10-meter effort at the Trinity Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

Kim Mangum

 

The Anchorwomen tied for 29th place (36 teams) with 3.0 points on the day. Boston College won the meet with a score of 87.

 

 Mangum also teamed with senior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI), junior Brooke Iby (Dracut, MA) and sophomore Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) to establish a new school record in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:05.22 (12th place).

 

Fleming earned All-NEICAAA honors by placing seventh (1.59m) in the high jump to round out the RIC scorers.

 

Junior Ashley Nyzio (Pawtucket, RI) placed 17th (34.05m) in the javelin.

 

Senior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) placed 20th (43.32m) in the hammer.

 

DiBlasi  placed 16th (16.59) in the 100m hurdles and 21st (1:07.77) in the 400m hurdles.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the ECAC New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield on Thursday and Friday, May 14-15.

 

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