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August 21, 2015

 

2015 Rhode Island College
Womenís Outdoor Track & Field Season Summary

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team wrapped up the season by sending two individuals to the 2015 NCAA Div. III Womenís Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University on May 21-23. The Anchorwomen did not score as a team.

 

Prior to the NCAA Championships, the Anchorwomen placed 20th (56 teams) with a score of 20.0 at the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on May 14-15. RIC finished 29th (40 teams) with a score of 6.0 at the New England Open Championship on May 8-9.

 

The Anchorwomen place 17th (30 teams) with a score of 17.0 at the 2015 New England Div. III Championships on May 1-2. RIC placed seventh (11 teams) in the N.E. Alliance with a score of 61.0, while taking fourth place (six teams) in the Little East with a score of 68.0, at the 2015 N.E. Alliance Championships on Apr. 25.

 

 

 

Senior Daria Braboy (Providence, RI) finished out the season with a 12th place finish in the triple jump (11.76m) at the NCAA National on May 21-23. She earned All-ECAC honors with a fifth place finish in the triple jump (11.84m; season-best), while also placing ninth in the 400m (57.85), at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. Braboy placed fifth in the triple jump (11.72m) and 26th in the 400m (57.87) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. She earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish in the triple jump (11.55m), while also finishing 18th in the 200m (26.33; season-best) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Braboy earned a trio of N.E. Alliance honors, finishing first in the triple jump (11.49m), second in the 400m (57.58) and fifth in the 200m (26.72) at the Alliance Championship on Apr. 25.

 

She placed first in the triple jump (11.43m), fourth in the 100m (12.94) and fourth in the 200m (26.21) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Braboy placed first in the triple jump (11.37m), second in the 400m (56.64; season-best) and sixth in the 200m (26.43) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. She finished first in the triple jump (10.59m), third in the 100m (12.61; season-best) and third in the 200m (25.82) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Braboy finished second in the 100m (12.97) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28. She was named the Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2014, she finished 17th in the triple jump (11.30m) at the NCAA National Championships on May 22-24. She placed fifth in the triple jump (11.75m) to earn All-ECAC honors and broke her own program record in the event along the way at the ECAC Championships on May 15-16. Braboy finished 15th in the triple jump (11.31m) and 18th in the 400m preliminaries (58.72) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 9-10. She placed third in the triple jump (11.44m) to earn All-New England honors at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 3. Braboy earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 27, as she took first place in the triple jump (10.88m) and finished third in the 400m (60.25), while also finishing 16th in the 200m (27.11).

 

She finished second in the triple jump (11.19m), third in the 800m (2:27.50) and fourth in the 200m (26.96) at the Silfen Invitational on April 19. Braboy took second in the 400m (57.87; season-best) and finished fifth in the triple jump (11.29m) at the Brown Invitational on April 12. She took first place in the triple jump (10.92m) and fourth in the 200m (26.72; season-best) at the Corsair Invitational on April 5. Braboy placed first in the triple jump (10.93m) and fourth in the 800m (2:24.96; season-best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 29. She was named the Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week twice on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Braboy placed 19th in the 400m (57.57) and11th in the 4x400m relay (3:50.97) at the NCAA National Championships on May 23.She earned All-ECAC honors as part of the 4x400m relay (3rd, 3:50.99) and placed ninth in the 400m (57.99) at the ECAC Championships on May 16-17. Dorsey placed 13th in the 400m (56.80; ≠season best) and third as part of the 4x400m relay (3:49.52;program record) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 10-11. She earned All-New England honors in three events, placing fifth in the triple jump (11.09m), eighth in the 400m (58.42) and as part of the 4x400m that finished in third place (3:54.01) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 4. Braboy earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors as she was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the triple jump (11.11m; season best) and as a member of the 4x400m relay team (3:55.93) that took first place overall at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 27. She also placed fourth as part of the 4x100m relay (48.80; program record). Braboy also placed ninth in both the 200m (26.55) and the 400m (60.39).

 

She posted a first place finish in the triple jump (10.51m), while also placing second in the 400m (59.81), fourth in the long jump (4.66m), fifth in the 200m (27.32), and sixth in the 800m (2:28.02) at the Silfen Invitational on April 20. Braboy placed fourth in both the triple jump (11.03m) and the 400m (56.94), while also finishing 10th in the 200m (26.42) at the Brown Invitational on April 13. She took first place in the triple jump (10.53m), third in the 200m (26.05; season best) and fifth in the 100m (13.03) at the Corsair Invitational on April 6. Braboy placed third in both the triple jump (10.67m) and the 800m (2:21.91; season best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 30.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Braboy was named Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Year and team MVP. She placed 14th in the 400m (57.36) at the NCAA National Championships on May 26. She earned All-ECAC honors in the 400m with a second place finish (56.32) and placed 11th in the 200m (25.69) at the ECAC Championships on May 18. She placed second in the 400m with a new program record (56.20), tied for 11th in the triple jump with a season-best leap (10.98m) and finished 15th in the 200m with a new program record (25.33) at the New England Open Championships on May 11-12. Braboy earned All-New England honors in two events at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. She was the New England Champion in the 400m (56.45) and also placed seventh in the triple jump (10.76). She picked up four N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the 400m (57.69), third in the 200m (25.93), fourth in the triple jump (10.73m) and sixth in the 800m with a season-best time (2:24.35), while also placing 11th in the long jump (4.85m), at the Alliance Championships on April 28.

 

Braboy placed first in both the 400m (57.76) and the triple jump (10.88m), while notching second place finishes in both the 200m (26.33) and the long jump (4.70m), at the Silfen Invitational on April 28. She placed first in the 400m (57.02) and second in the triple jump (10.85m) at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on April 14. Braboy placed first with a season-best performance in the long jump (5.02m), first in the 200m (26.57) and was also a member of the 1,600m sprint medley relay squad that earned a first place finish and established a new program record with a time of 4:21.80 at the Corsair Classic on April 7. She placed first in the long jump (4.88m) and fourth in the 800m (2:24.74) at the Coast Guard Bear Invitational on March 31.

 

Braboy is a nursing major and a 2011 graduate of St. Maryís-Bay View Academy.

 

Senior Julie Merlain (Providence, RI) placed 15th in the hammer (31.72m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. She placed 21st in the hammer (31.29m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. Merlain placed ninth in the hammer (28.24m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. She placed 11th in the hammer (31.98m; season best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

As a freshman 2012, Merlain finished 13th in the hammer (19.57m) at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on April 14. She placed 18thwith a season-best effort in the hammer (21.91m) and 20th in the discus (15.75m) at the Corsair Classic on April 7. Merlain finished 16th with a season-best effort in the discus (11.67m) and 18th in the hammer (20.52m) at the Coast Guard Bear Invitational on March 31.

 

Merlain is a psychology major and a 2011 graduate of The Met High School.

 

Junior Autumn Wosencroft (Newport, RI) was named the teamís MVP. She wrapped up her season by earning two All-ECAC honors, finishing sixth in the 400m (57.03) and eighth in the long jump (5.33m) at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. Wosencroft placed 15th in the 400m (57.06) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. She earned All-New England honors with a fourth place finish in the long jump (5.40m; season-best), while also placing ninth in the 200m (25.80), at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Wosencroft earned a trio of N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish in the 400m (57.13), second place finish in the long jump (5.39m) and third place finish in the 200m (26.43) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. She placed second in the long jump (5.17m) and 100m (12.83) and third in the 200m (26.08) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18.

 

Wosencroft placed first in the 400m (56.50; season-best), fifth in the 200m (26.33; season-best) and 12th in the long jump (4.21m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. She placed first in the long jump (4.65m), second in the 100m (12.59; season-best) and second in the 200m (25.68) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Wosencroft finished first in the long jump (5.16m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

Sophomore Destinee Barrette (Warwick, RI) wrapped up her season by finishing 12th in the hammer (51.15m) at the NCAA National Championships on May 21-23. She earned All-ECAC accolades by placing second in the hammer (51.14m) at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. Barrette placed seventh in the hammer (49.69m) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. She earned All-New England accolades by finishing second in the hammer (51.48m; season-best) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Barrette earned N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish in the hammer (48.30m), while also placing 12th in the shot (10.33m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 2.

 

She placed second in the hammer (49.59m) and fourth in the shot (10.89m; season-best) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Barrette placed fifth in the hammer (46.37m) and 16th in the shot (9.60m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. She finished first in the hammer (42.08m) and third in the shot (10.57m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. She finished second in the hammer (43.17m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

Sophomore Lauren Deguire (Blackstone, MA) earned N.E. Alliance honors with an eighth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (12:56.58; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. She placed 27th in the 800m (2:54.77; season-best) and 27th in the 1,500m (5:48.36; season-best) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Deguire finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (13:10.10) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. She placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase (13:36.18) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Deguire finished 21st in the 5,000m (20:29.14; season-best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

Sophomore Sandra Semedo (Providence, RI) placed 25th in the hammer (29.19m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. She placed 11th in the hammer (34.11m; season-best) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Semedo finished seventh in the hammer (28.63m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. She finished 18th in the hammer (26.70m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

Freshman Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fifth place finish in the pole vault (2.90m; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. She placed fifth in the pole vault (2.45m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Curran finished fourth in the pole vault (2.90m) at the Brown University Invitational on Apr. 11. She finished fifth in the pole vault (2.75m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.