FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 13, 2012

 

CONOR MCCLOSKEY NAMED LITTLE EAST TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.Rhode Island College junior Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) was named the Little East Conference Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the 2012 New England Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 11.

 

He won the N.E. Alliance Championship in the 3,000m (8:39.50) with a new program record time and also earned N.E. Alliance honors and was the Little East Champion in the 1,000m (2:32.40) with a second place finish.

 

 

 

Rhode Island College finished fifth (10 teams) in the Alliance. The Anchormen totaled a team score of 64. UMass Dartmouth won the Alliance Championship with a score of 145.0. Rhode Island College finished fourth (six teams) in the Little East Conference with a score of 71.0.

 

In upcoming action, select members of the team will compete at the 2012 N.E. Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Feb. 17-18.

 

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