FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

February 14, 2009

 

 

 

LOPARDO WINS NEW ENGLAND
ALLIANCE TITLE IN THE HIGH JUMP

 

Gorham, MEóSenior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) captured the New England Alliance Championship in the high jump as the Rhode Island College menís indoor track and field team competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC N.E. Alliance Championship, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Dante Lopardo

 

 

 

RIC placed seventh (10 teams) in the Alliance with a score of 27.0, while placing fifth (six teams) in the Little East with a score of 39.0

 

 

 

Lopardo earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the high jump with his first place, 1.92-meter effort, and the long jump with a fourth place (6.38m) finish. He also placed ninth and established a new program record in the triple jump (12.94m)

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Hunter Stewart

 

 

Senior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 600 meters with a second place (1:24.26) finish.

 

 

 

 

 Freshman Kyle Mann

 

 

In other action, freshman Kyle Mann (West Warwick, RI) placed ninth in the 1,000 meters (2:44.87).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by MIT on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21.

 

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