FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 6, 2010

 

DESROSIERS NAMED LITTLE EAST
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Katie Desrosiers (Warwick, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

 

 Senior Katie Desrosiers

 

Desrosiers  placed first in the 3,000m with a school-record time of 11:08.40.

 

She also teamed with freshmen Chelsea Marshall (New Bedford, MA) and Jessica Graham (Wakefield, MA) and classmate Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) to break the program mark in the 4x800m (10:52.59) with a second place finish.

 

RIC opened the 2010-11 season at the Springfield Invitational and placed third (five teams) with a team score of 75. Springfield won the meet with a score of 239.50.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Harvard Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 11.

 

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