FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 24, 2009

 

LOPARDO EARNS FIRST PLACE FINISH AT WESLEYAN INVITATIONAL

New London, CT-The Rhode Island College men's indoor track and field team competed at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday afternoon. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

 

 Senior Dante Lopardo

 

Senior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) placed first in the high jump (1.94 meters).

 

Senior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.05.

 

Senior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed seventh in the weight throw (11.68 meters).

 

Sophomore Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) placed sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:34.58. Freshman Kyle Mann (West Warwick, RI) placed 13th in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:50.20. Classmate Andy Danesi (Johnston, RI) placed 12th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.36.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the URI Mega Meet on Friday, Jan. 30.

 

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