FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

December 6, 2008

 

 

 

LOPARDO & STEWART PACE MENíS INDOOR TRACK AT SEASON-OPENING MEET

 

Springfield, MAóSenior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) and classmate Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed first in the high jump and the 600 meters, respectively, as Rhode Island College opened the 2008-09 menís indoor track and field season at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Dante Lopardo

 

 

 

Lopardo took first with a 1.92 meter effort, while also placing third in the long jump at 6.12 meters. Stewart logged a time of 1:25.41 in the 600 meters, while also placing first as a member of the distance medley relay squad, which recorded a time of 11:17.36. The rest of the relay squad was made up of freshmen Andy Danesi (Johnston, RI), Ethan Leary (Newport, RI) and Kyle Mann (West Warwick, RI).

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Hunter Stewart

 

 

 

In other action, Danesi and Leary placed third (2:06.37) and fourth (2:06.72), respectively, in the 800 meters, while Mann registered a fourth place (2:48.98) result in the 1,000 meters.

 

 

Sophomore Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) placed sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:06.45.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Harvard Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

 

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