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August 21, 2015

 

 

 

2015 Rhode Island College
Menís Outdoor Track & Field Season Summary

 

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team closed out the season by sending a trio of athletes to the 2015 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence on May 21-23. Two Anchormen earned All-American honors with the team placing 23rd (82 teams) with 11.0 points.

 

 

 

Prior to the NCAA Championships, the Anchormen placed 14th (57 teams) with a score of 18.0 at the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, hosted by Springfield College May on 14-15. The Anchormen finished 13th (37 teams) with a score of 22.0 at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9.

 

 

 

RIC placed 12th (28 teams) at the New England Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. They placed seventh (11 teams) in the Alliance (53.0) and fourth (six teams) in the Little East (90.0) at the N.E. Alliance Championships, hosted by Fitchburg State on Apr. 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Craig Amado (Providence, RI) finished the season with a 12th place finish in the triple jump (14.29m) at the NCAA National Championships on May 21-23. He earned All-ECAC honors with a first place finish in the triple jump (15.15m; season-best) at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. Amado placed fourth in the triple jump (14.78m) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. He earned All-New England honors with a second place finish in the triple jump (14.86m), while also placing ninth in the long jump (6.61m), at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Amado earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors with a second place finish in the triple jump (14.76m) and a fifth place finish in the long jump (6.90m; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25.

 

 

 

He placed first in both the triple jump (14.54m) and the long jump (6.75m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Amado finished first in the triple jump (14.42m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He finished first in the triple jump (13.79m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Amado placed first in the triple jump (14.03m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2013, Amado earned All-ECAC honors in the triple jump (14.57m; season-best) with a fifth place finish at the ECAC Championships on May 16-17. He placed fifth in the triple jump (14.14m) and fifth with a program record time as a part of the 4x400m relay (3:15.94) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 10-11. He earned All-New England honors in the triple jump with a fourth place finish (13.95m) and also earned All-New England honors as a member of the 4x400m relay that recorded a third place finish (3:19.69) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 4. Amado earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events, placing first as a member of the 4x400m relay team (3:20.76) and second in the triple jump (14.12m), while also finishing 14th in the long jump (6.18m) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 27. Amado also placed sixth as part of the 4x100m relay with a new program-record time (43.25).

 

 

 

He placed first in the long jump (6.35m; season-best), while placing second in the triple jump (13.17m) and seventh in the 400m (51.36) at the Silfen Invitational on April 20. Amado finished second in the triple jump (14.25m) at the Brown Invitational on April 13. He placed first in the triple jump (13.26m) at the Corsair Invitational on April 6. Amado took first place in the triple jump (13.95m) and finished 16th in the 800m (2:02.84) at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 30. Amado was named the Little East Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he placed 11th in the triple jump (14.58m) at the NCAA National Championships on May 26. He earned All-ECAC honors in the triple jump with a third place finish (14.54m) and was 10th in the 400m (49.57) at the ECAC Championships on May 18. He placed third in the triple jump (14.99m), a new program record, and finished 10th in the 400m (49.77) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 11-12. Amado earned All-New England honors in two events, placing first in the triple jump (14.43m) and seventh in the 400m (49.69), at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. He earned four N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the triple jump (13.97m), fourth in the 400m with a season-best time (48.95) and seventh in the long jump (6.37m) at the 2012 Alliance Championships on Saturday, April 28. Amado was a member of the 4x400m relay squad that earned N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish and new program record time (3:19.21), while also placing 10th in the 200m with a season-best time (22.89).

 

 

 

Amado placed second in the triple jump (13.85m), second in the 400m (50.40), seventh in the 200m (23.37) and ninth in the long jump (5.76m) at the Silfen Invitational on April 28. He finished second in the triple jump (14.42m) and fourth in the 400m (49.63) at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Saturday, April 14. Amado placed seventh in the 200m (23.70) at the Corsair Classic on April 7. He finished second in the long jump with a season-best effort (6.38m) and seventh in the 800m with a season-best time (2:01.50) at the Coast Guard Bear Invitational on March 31. He was named the Little East Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2011, Amado was named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Year and team MVP. This spring, Amado earned two All-ECAC honors, placing fifth in the 400m with a season-best time (48.98) and seventh in the triple jump (13.71), as well as placing 17th (3:22.20) as part of the 4x400m relay, at the ECAC Div. III Championships on May 19-20. He helped break the program record in the 4x400m relay with an eighth place finish (3:19.84), while also placing ninth in the triple jump (13.95m) and 14th in the 400m (49.54), at the N.E. Open Championships on May 13-14.

 

 

 

Amado earned All-New England honors in three events, placing second in the triple jump with a season-best effort (14.25m), fifth in the 400m (49.62) and second as part of the 4x400m (3:19.89) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 7.

 

 

 

He earned N.E. Alliance honors in five events by placing first in the triple jump (13.82m), first as part of the 4x400m relay (3:22.19), third in the 400m (49.50), fourth in the long jump with a season-best effort (6.42m) and sixth in the 800m with a season-best time (1:58.98) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 30.

 

 

 

Amado finished second in both the 400m (50.09) and the triple jump (13.14m), while placing fourth in the long jump (6.06m) and seventh in the 200m (23.96), at the Silfen Invitational on April 23.  He won the 400m (49.42), placed third in the triple jump (13.16m) and sixth in the long jump (5.92m) at the Swanson Invitational on April 9. Amado helped establish a new program record with a third place finish in the 4x100m relay (43.68), finished third in the triple jump (13.23m), fourth in the long jump (6.23m) and eighth in the 200m with a season-best time (23.66) at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational on April 2. He won the 800m (2:01.18) and placed sixth in the long jump (5.98m) at the Jerry Gravel Classic on March 26.

 

 

 

Amado is a community health major and a 2010 graduate of Central High School.

 

 

 

Senior Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) wrapped up his illustrious career as an Anchorman by earning All-ECAC honors with a fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles (53.65) at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. He finished first in the 400m hurdles (53.62; season-best) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. Forbes garnered All-New England honors, finishing fifth in the 400m hurdles (54.77) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. He competed in the 110m hurdles at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. Forbes placed first in the 400m hurdles (56.46), second in the high jump (1.88m; season-best) and second in the 110m hurdles (14.96; season-best) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. He finished first in the 400m hurdles (55.82) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28. Forbes was named the Little East Conference Track Athlete of the Week once during the season.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2014, Forbes was named the 2014 Little East Conference Menís Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and team MVP. Forbes finished seventh in the nation in the 400m hurdles, en route to attaining All-American honors, with an effort of 52.81 in the final day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 22-24. Forbes assured himself of All-American honors with a fifth-place (52.59) effort in the preliminaries of the 400m hurdles on the first day of competition and established a new program record in the event along the way. He earned All-ECAC honors after taking home the title in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.48 at the ECAC Championships on May 15-16. Forbes also placed 13th in the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles (15.13). Forbes finished ninth and established a new program record in the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles (14.77m) and also placed 10th in the 400m hurdles preliminaries (54.75) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 9-10. He was the New England Champion in the 400m hurdles (52.89) and also notched a second place finish in the 110m hurdles (14.78) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 3.

 

 

 

Forbes picked up a trio of New England Alliance honors at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 27, as he was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the 400m hurdles (54.24) and was the Little East Champion in the 110m hurdles, where he finished second overall (15.08). Forbes also placed third in the long jump (6.22m) and 11th in the high jump (1.78m).  He placed first in both the 400m (50.71) and the 400m hurdles (55.58), while also finishing second in the high jump (1.93m; season-best) and fourth in the long jump (6.30m; season-best), at the Silfen Invitational on April 19. Forbes took first place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.02 and also finished first in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.28 at the Brown Invitational on April 12. He finished third in the 110m hurdles (15.41) and 13th in the 200m (23.25) at the Corsair Invitational on April 5. Forbes placed third in the 110m hurdles (15.49), fifth in the high jump (1.83m) and 32nd in the 800m (2:07.97) at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 29. He was named Little East Conference Track Athlete of the Week twice on the season.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Forbes placed 17th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.44 at the NCAA National Championships on May 23. He earned All-ECAC honors in the 400m hurdles with a sixth place finish (53.21) at the ECAC Championships on May 16-17. Forbes placed sixth in the 400m hurdles (53.02) and fifth with a program record time as a part of the 4x400m relay (3:15.94) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 10-11. He also broke the program record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.92 in the preliminaries. He earned All-New England honors in the 400m hurdles with a second place finish (53.23) and also earned All-New England honors as a member of the 4x400m relay that recorded a third place finish (3:19.69) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 4. Forbes earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events, as he was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the 400m hurdles (53.54) and as a member of the 4x400m relay team (3:20.76), while also placing second in the 400m (48.97) and third in the 110m hurdles (15.31) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 27.  Forbes also placed sixth as part of the 4x100m relay with a new program-record time (43.25). He captured first place finishes in the 400m (49.20), 110m hurdles (15.21), and 400m hurdles (55.45) at the Silfen Invitational on April 20. Forbes finished first in the 110m hurdles (15.13; season-best) and fourth in the 400m hurdles (54.99) at the Brown Invitational on April 13. Forbes placed second in both the high jump (1.93m) and the 400m hurdles (54.46) at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 30. Forbes was named the Little East Track Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2012, he was named team MVP. Forbes earned All-ECAC honors in the 400m hurdles (54.26) with an eighth place finish at the ECAC Championship on May 18. He placed ninth in the 400m hurdles (54.74) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 11-12. Forbes earned All-New England honors in two events, finishing first in the 400m hurdles with a record-breaking time of 53.79 and third in the 110m hurdles with a season-best time (15.17) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. He earned three N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.32 and first in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.92 at the Alliance Championships on April 28.  Forbes, who also placed 13th in the high jump (1.80m), was a member of the 4x400m relay squad that earned N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish in a new program record time of 3:19.21. Forbes was also part of the 4x100m relay team that broke the program record with a fifth place finish and a time of 43.35.

 

 

 

Forbes took home the top spot in the 400m hurdles (55.89), placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.70), third in the 400m with a season-best time (50.56) and fourth in the high jump with a season-best performance (1.88m) at the Silfen Invitational on April 28.He took first place in the 400m hurdles (53.97) and was 16th in the 100m with a season-best time (11.87) at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on April 14. Forbes finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.41 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 3:36.75 and the 4x200m relay squad that finished third with a new RIC record time of 1:33.94, at the Corsair Classic on April 7. He was named the Little East Rookie Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

Forbes is a justice studies major with a minor in coaching. He is a 2011 graduate of Classical High School.

 

 

 

Junior Christian Colavecchio (Foster, RI) placed 19th in the hammer (42.20m) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. He earned All-New England honors with an eighth place finish in the hammer (50.25m; season-best) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Colavecchio placed 13th in the javelin (46.23m; season-best), 21st in the hammer (32.21m) and 33rd in the shot (10.34m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He finished ninth in the hammer (44.70m), ninth in the javelin (45.94m), 14th in the shot (11.11m; season-best) and 24th in the discus (26.84m; season-best) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18.

 

 

 

Colavecchio finished 11th in the hammer (44.53m), 12th in the javelin (45.19m) and 21st in the shot (9.65m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He placed fourth in the hammer (42.36m) and 27th in the javelin (37.55m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Colavecchio placed seventh in the hammer (42.60m), 18th in the shot (9.99m) and 23rd in the discus (26.10m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Junior Edward Cummins (Lincoln, RI) earned All-American honors with a sixth place finish in the hammer (59.12m; season-best) at the NCAA National Championships on May 21-23. He earned All-ECAC accolades with a sixth place finish in the hammer (57.23m) at the ECAC Championships on May 14-15. Cummins earned All-New England honors, finishing fourth in the hammer (58.54m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. He earned a trio of N.E. Alliance honors, finishing first in the hammer (56.82m), seventh in the discus (40.13m) and eighth in the shot (13.39m; season-best) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. Cummins placed first in the hammer (57.66m) and sixth in the discus (39.21m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. He finished first in the hammer (58.20m) and ninth in the discus (40.81m; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. Cummins finished first in the hammer (51.40m), sixth in the discus (38.30m) and 11th in the shot (11.93m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. He finished second in the hammer (55.26m) and sixth in the discus (35.79m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Junior Kevin Redmond (Wakefield, RI) finished 26th in the shot (11.42m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He placed 10th in the shot (11.81m) and 21st in the hammer (30.51m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Redmond placed 13th in the shot (11.97m; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He finished 12th in the hammer (32.25m) and 14th in the shot (11.47m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. He finished 10th in the shot (11.71m), 20th in the hammer (33.65m; season-best) and 24th in the discus (22.88m; season-best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Sophomore Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) was named the teamís MVP. He finished 13th in the shot (12.83m), 15th in the javelin (47.60m) and 17th in the hammer (44.69m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Cabral earned a trio of N.E. Alliance honors, placing fourth in the hammer (44.78m), fifth in the shot (13.61m) and seventh in the javelin (52.56m; season-best), while also placing 16th in the discus (35.30m; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He placed first in the shot (13.74m; season-best), third in the javelin (49.52m), seventh in the hammer (45.82m; season-best) and 12th in the discus (34.96m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18.

 

 

 

Cabral placed seventh in the javelin (50.40m), ninth in the shot (13.33m), 13th in the hammer (40.15m) and 21st in the discus (29.83m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He finished third in the hammer (43.68m), fourth in the shot (12.58m) and 27th in the discus (26.87m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Cabral finished fifth in the hammer (44.23m), fifth in the shot (12.55m) and 16th in the discus (28.72m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Sophomore Seth Larbi (Pawtucket, RI) finished 12th in the hammer (39.99m) at the Alliance Championship on Apr. 25. He placed 11th in the hammer (42.78m; season-best), 21st in the discus (29.47m; season-best) and 22nd in the shot (10.04m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Larbi finished 14th in the hammer (38.84m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He finished 15th in the shot (10.26m; season-best) and 19th in the discus (28.09m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Sophomore Steve Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) earned All-American honors with a second place finish in the high jump (2.08m) at the NCAA National Championships on May 21-23. He placed second in the high jump (2.09m) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. He earned All-New England honors with a first place finish in the high jump (2.14m; season-best) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Vazquez earned N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish in the high jump (2.06m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He placed second in the high jump (2.05m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Vazquez finished third in the high jump (2.00m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He placed seventh in the triple jump (12.49m; season-best) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Vazquez finished first in the high jump (2.03m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28. 

 

 

 

Freshman John Brapoh (Providence, RI) placed 15th in the 110m hurdles (17.52; season-best) and 18th in the 400m hurdles (1:05.40; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11.

 

 

 

Freshman Jake Brierly (Lincoln, RI) placed seventh in the hammer (42.17m; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He finished 24th in the discus (28.28m) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Brierly placed 12th in the hammer (39.79m) and 17th in the discus (28.59m; season-best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Freshman Jonathan Carney (Bristol, RI) placed 10th in the 10,000m (36:00.33; season-best) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He finished second in the 10,000m (36:52.75) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Carney placed 29th in the 3,000m (9:54.28; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He finished 25th in the 1,500m (4:50.94; season-best) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Carney placed 25th in the 5,000m (17:43.79; season-best) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Freshman Matthew Charles (North Providence, RI) placed 29th in the 200m (22.98) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 8-9. He placed 10th in the 200m (22.50; season-best) and 17th in the 100m (11.36) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. Charles placed 12th in the 100m (11.46), 15th in the 200m (23.09) and 28th in the long jump (5.41m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He finished fifth in the 200m (22.91), 12th in the long jump (5.98m; season-best) and 16th in the 100m (11.89) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18.

 

 

 

Charles placed eighth in the 200m (23.20), 10th in the 100m (11.25; season-best) and 19th in the long jump (5.57m) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11. He placed 12th in the 200m (23.54), 16th in the long jump (5.49m) and 21st in the 100m (11.72) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. Charles finished 14th in the 200m (24.28) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28. Charles was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

Freshman Kevin Hernando (Beverly, NJ) placed 25th in the discus (31.25m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. He placed 20th in the discus (30.44m) and 23rd in the shot (9.86m) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. Hernando placed 18th in the discus (33.62m; season-best) and 19th in the shot (10.22m; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11.

 

 

 

Freshman Akiel Legall (Providence, RI) placed 17th in the long jump (6.10m) and 22nd in the triple jump (12.40m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. He placed 10th in the triple jump (12.48m) and 17th in the long jump (6.06m) at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. Legall placed third in the triple jump (12.83m; season-best), fourth in the long jump (6.45m; season-best) and 13th in the 400m (53.34; season-best) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. He placed seventh in the 200m (23.20; season-best), 10th in the long jump (6.10m) and 13th in the 100m (11.30; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11.

 

 

 

Legall finished seventh in the long jump (5.86m), ninth in the 100m (11.46) and 13th in the 200m (23.55) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. He placed first in the long jump (6.38m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.

 

 

 

Freshman Vincent Santos (Narragansett, RI) placed 10th in the 110m hurdles (15.98; season best) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Apr. 30-May 2. He earned N.E. Alliance honors with a sixth place finish in the 110m hurdles (16.17), while also placing 15th in the triple jump (12.18m) and 16th in the 400m hurdles (1:01.57), at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 25. Santos placed fourth in the 110m hurdles (16.61), fifth in the triple jump (12.21m; season-best) and eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:02.71) at the Eric Loeschner Invitational on Apr. 18. He placed 14th in the 110m hurdles (17.44) and 14th in the 400m hurdles (1:01.44; season-best) at the Brown Invitational on Apr. 11.

 

 

 

Santos placed sixth in the 110m hurdles (16.90) and seventh in the 400m hurdles (1:03.47) at the Corsair Invitational on Apr. 4. He placed eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:03.39) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Mar. 28.