FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

February 7, 2008

 

 

 

LOPARDO & STEWART PACE MENíS INDOOR TRACK AT CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

 

Middletown, CTóSenior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) and classmate Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) placed first in the high jump and the 800 meters, respectively, as Rhode Island College competed at the Wesleyan Cardinal Invitational on Saturday afternoon. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Dante Lopardo

 

 

 

Lopardo took first with a 1.91-meter effort, while also placing third in the long jump (6.30m) and eighth in the triple jump (12.48m). Stewart logged his first place finish with a time of 2:02.31.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Hunter Stewart

 

 

 

In other action, senior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed fourth in the weight throw (11.73m).

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior James Polak

 

 

Freshman Andrew Augustus (Bristol, RI) placed fifth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:32.81. Freshman Ethan Leary (Newport, RI) placed seventh in the mile (4:42.58) and junior Chris Farrell (Cumberland, RI) placed seventh in the 3,000 meters (10:40.07).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, at Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 14.

 

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