FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 17, 2009

 

SIX PLACE FIRST AS ANCHORWOMEN
WIN COAST GUARD INVITATIONAL

New London, CT-The Rhode Island College women's indoor track and field team placed first at the Coast Guard Invitational, totaling 241 points. The hosts were second (138), while Connecticut College (122) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (18) rounded out the field.

 

 

 Freshman Kim Mangum

 

Freshman Kim Mangum (Warwick, RI) placed first in the 200 meters (29.01), the long jump (4.94 meters) and the triple jump (10.54 meters), while also taking the top spot as part of the 4x200 meter relay squad (1:54.73).

 

 

 Senior Kayla Fleming

 

Senior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) placed first in the mile (5:45.27) and the high jump (1.51 meters), while placing second as part of the 4x400 meter relay squad (4:30.30).

 

Junior Brooke Iby (Dracut, MA) placed first in the 55 meters (8.12), second in the triple jump (9.81 meters), while also taking the top spot as part of the 4x200 meter relay squad (1:54.73) and finishing second as part of the 4x400 meter relay (4:30.30).

 

Sophomore Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) placed first in the 55 meter hurdles (9.56), first as part of the 4x200 meter relay squad (1:54.73) and second as part of the 4x400 meter relay squad (4:30.30).

 

Senior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) and junior Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) finished first in the weight throw (12.84 meters) and the shot (10:34), respectively.

 

Senior Hannah Clark (North Attleboro, MA) placed second in the 800 meters (2:58.04), while sophomore Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) finished second in the 55 meter hurdles (9.59).

 

Freshman Jaira Adams (Providence, RI) placed second in the 55 meters (8.18) and third in the 200 meters (29.93). 

 

 Freshman Jessica Lane (Clinton, CT) placed first as part of the 4x200 meter relay squad (1:54.73) and second as part of the 4x400 meter relay squad (4:30.30).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 24.

 

-end-