FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 5, 2011

 

 

 

CRAIG AMADO NAMED LITTLE EAST
ROOKIE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

Providence, R.I.óRhode Island College freshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Year for his performance in menís indoor track & field this winter.

 

 

 

Amado finished 11th in the preliminaries of the 400m (50.13) at the NCAA Div. III Championships, hosted by Capital University on March 11. He earned All-ECAC honors in the 400m with a fourth place finish (49.29), while also placing ninth in the triple jump (13.89m), at the ECAC Championships on March 5. Amado broke his own record in the 400m, placing sixth (48.76), and equaled his own program mark in the triple jump with a fifth place effort (14.32m) at the NEICAAA Championship Meet on Feb. 26. He earned All-New England honors for his second place finish in the 400m (50.69), eighth place effort in the long jump (6.44m) and fourth place effort as part of the 4x400m relay (3:24.88) at the Div. III New England Championships on Feb. 19. He also placed ninth in the triple jump (13.26m) at the meet.

 

 

 

Amado impressively won N.E. Alliance honors for his top-eight finishes in four events at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. He won the 400m (50.16), placed second in the triple jump with a new program record (14.32m), took third with another program record in the long jump (6.68m) and finished sixth in the 200m (23.33).

 

He finished sixth in the triple jump (13.86m), 13th in the 400m (49.03) and helped establish a new program record (3:18.84) in the 4x400m relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Jan. 29. Amado placed fifth in the triple jump (12.94) and seventh with a season-best performance in the 200m (23.28) at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 22. He claimed victory in the 400m (51.86), while placing second in both the long jump (6.35m) and the triple jump (13.80m), at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 15. Amado won both the 600m (1:24.83) and the triple jump (13.68m), while finishing second in the long jump (6.14m), at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 8. He won the triple jump (14.28m) at the Harvard Open on Dec. 11. Amado won the triple jump (13.90m), placed second in the 400m (52.28), third in the long jump (6.64m) and fifth in the high jump (1.76m) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 4. Amado was named Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Week three times and the LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week on two other occasions.

 

-end-