FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 7, 2012

 

NORRIS & FORBES EARN WEEKLY
LITTLE EAST TRACK HONORS

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore Blest Norris (Grosse Pointe, MI) and freshman Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the 2012 New England Div. III Championships, hosted by MIT on Saturday, May 5.

 

 

 Sophomore Blest Norris

 

Norris was named the Little East Track Athlete of the Week. It is the second time this spring he has received this honor. He earned All-New England honors in the 100m, placing second with a new program-record time of 10.92. Norris also placed 10th (43.99) as part of the 4x100m relay team.

 

 

 Freshman Jarell Forbes

 

Forbes was named the Little East Rookie Field Athlete of the Week. He earned All-New England honors in two events, finishing first with a new program record in the 400m hurdles (53.79) and third in the 110m hurdles (15.17). Forbes also placed sixth (3:20.87) as part of the 4x400m relay and 10th (43.99) as a member of the 4x100m relay squads.

 

The Anchormen placed seventh (27 teams) with a score of 39.0. MIT won the meet with a score of 113.0.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2012 New England Open Championships, hosted by MIT on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12.

 

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