FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 7, 2012

 

AMADO LEADS THE WAY FOR MENíS TRACK AT
SOUTHERN MAINE INVITATIONAL

Gorham, Maine-Sophomore Craig Amado (Providence, RI) notched first place finishes in three events in his first action of the season as the Rhode Island College men's track & field team competed at the Southern Maine Invitational on Saturday afternoon. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.

 

Amado placed first in the 600m (1:23.41), long jump (6.62m) and triple jump (14.01m), while also taking third place in the 200m (24.28).

 

 

 Freshman Craig Amado

 

Meanwhile, junior Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) put forth another stellar effort on Saturday, finishing first in the mile (4:21.91). McCloskey also teamed up with Amado, junior Shawn Stadnick (Wakefield, RI) and freshman Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) for a first place finish in the distance medley relay (10:48.29).

 

Forbes also finished fourth in the 600m (1:25.88), while Stadnick took sixth in the 600m (1:25.96).

 

Freshman Norman Diamante (Glocester, RI) finished second in both the long jump (5.91m) and high jump (1.81m), while finishing 10th in the 200m (25.71).

 

Freshman Aleno Gomes (Providence, RI) finished fourth in 55m (6.98) and fifth in the 200m (24.42).

 

Freshman Ian LaPlume (Hope Valley, RI) posted a third place finish in the 1,000m (2:46.47), while junior Austin Pena (Warwick, RI) placed fourth in the 1000m (2:47.14).

 

LaPlume, Pena, Gomes and sophomore Michael Swift (Westerly, RI) guided RIC to a second place finish in the 4x400m relay (3:36.35). Swift also finished sixth in the 55m (7.13) and seventh in the 200m (24.79).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Coast Guard Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 14 (10 a.m.).

 

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