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June 7, 2011

 

AMADO NAMED LITTLE EAST ROOKIE
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College freshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Menís Rookie Field Athlete of the Year for his performance in outdoor track and field this spring.

 

Amado was also selected as the outdoor squadís team MVP this spring. In addition, he was named the Little Eastís Rookie Track Athlete of the Year during the indoor season (2010-11).

 

This spring, Amado earned two All-ECAC honors, placing fifth in the 400m (48.98) and seventh in the triple jump (13.71), as well as placing placed 17th (3:22.20) as part of the 4x400m relay, at the ECAC Div. III Championships on May 19-20.

 

 

 

He helped break the program record in the 4x400m relay with an eighth place finish (3:19.84), while also placing ninth in the triple jump (13.95m) and 14th in the 400m (49.54), at the N.E. Open Championships on May 13-14.

 

Amado earned All-New England honors in three events, placing second in the triple jump (14.25m), fifth in the 400m (49.62) and second as part of the 4x400m (3:19.89) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 7.

 

He earned N.E. Alliance honors in five events by placing first in the triple jump (13.82m), first as part of the 4x400m relay (3:22.19), third in the 400m (49.50), fourth in the long jump (6.42m) and sixth in the 800m (1:58.98) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 30. 

 

Amado finished second in both the 400m (50.09) and the triple jump (13.14m), while placing fourth in the long jump (6.06m) and seventh in the 200m (23.96), at the Silfen Invitational on April 23.  He won the 400m (49.42), placed third in the triple jump (13.16m) and sixth in the long jump (5.92m) at the Swanson Invitational on April 9. Amado finished third in the triple jump (13.23m), fourth in the long jump (6.23m) and eighth in the 200m (23.66) at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational on April 2.  He won the 800m (2:01.18) and placed sixth in the long jump (5.98m) at the Jerry Gravel Classic on March 26.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team finished the 2011 outdoor campaign by tying for 38th (58 teams) with a score of 6.0 at the ECAC Div. III Championships on May 19-20. RIC tied for 10th (31 teams) with a score of 25.0 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 7. The Anchormen placed fifth overall (11 teams) with a score of 74.0 and third (six teams) in the Little East with a score of 94.0 at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 30.

 

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