FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 8, 2014

 

VAZQUEZ & LEGALL EARN WEEKLY LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD HONORS

Providence, R.I.-Sophomore Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) and freshman Akiel Legall (Providence, RI) earned Little East Conference recognition for their respective performances at Springfield Invitational on Dec. 6. Vazquez was named the Little East Field Athlete of the Week award, while Legall was tabbed the LEC Rookie of the Week.

 

Vazquez opened the winter campaign in record setting fashion. He finished first and broke the RIC record in the high jump (2.08m), while also capturing the triple jump (12.82m) title. He was also a member of the 4x400m relay squad that finished in third (3:34.63).

 

 

 Sophomore Steven Vazquez

 

Legall, who is also a member of the RIC menís soccer team, dazzled in his track debut, earning two second place finishes and a third place marker. Legall finished second in both the 200m (23.85) and long jump (6.45m). He placed third in the 60m (7.19).

 

 

 Freshman Akiel Legall

 

The Anchormen placed fourth (four teams) with a team score of 104. WPI won the meet with a score of 185.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Northeastern Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

 

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