FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 25, 2012

 

FOUR RECORDS FALL AT NEICAAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Boston, Mass.-The Rhode Island College menís indoor track and field team established four records at the NEICAAA Championship meet on Saturday, hosted by Boston University.

 

As a team, the Anchormen placed 25th (34 teams) with a total of five points. UConn won the meet with 118.50 points.

 

Sophomore Craig Amado (Providence, RI) broke his own record in the triple jump, after placing fourth (14.86m). Amado also finished 14th in the 400m (49.47).

 

Sophomore Blest Norris (Grosse Pointe, MI) broke his own record in the preliminaries of the 60m with a time of 6.98. Norris ended up finishing 10th in the semifinals (7.05).

 

 

 Sophomore Blest Norris

 

Junior Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) broke his own record with a 20th place finish in the mile (4:11.95) and was also part of the 4x800 relay team that broke their own record with a 14th-place finish and a time of 7:52.55.

 

Junior Shawn Stadnick (Wakefield, RI), junior Austin Pena (Warwick, RI), and junior Kevin Carey (Wakefield, RI) rounded out the rest of that unit.

 

Freshman Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) finished 26th in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles (8.89).

 

The 4x400m relay team comprised of Amado, Norris, Forbes and freshman Aleno Gomes (Providence, RI) earned an 11th place finish (3:19.28).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will see action at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships at the New Balance Armory in New York City on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 2-3.

 

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