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March 18, 2015

 

STEVE VAZQUEZ NAMED LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Legall & Holloway Receive Rookie Track Awards

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College sophomore Steve Vazquez (Central Falls, RI), along with freshmen Akiel Legall (Providence, RI) and Alicia Holloway (Providence, RI, earned recognition from the Little East Conference for their respective performances in the 2014-2015 indoor track and field season.

 

Vazquez received the Little East Men's Field Athlete of the Year award. He earned All-American status with a second place finish in the high jump (2.11m) at the 2015 NCAA National Championships on Mar. 14. He placed first in the high jump (2.14m) at the 2015 N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 27-28. Vazquez earned All-New England honors with a first place finish in the high jump (2.16) at the 2015 N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. He earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events at the 2015 N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 14. He finished first in the high jump (2.14m) and also finished eighth in the triple jump (13.12m). Vazquez earned Little East Field Athlete of the Week three times on the season.

 

 

 Sophomore Steve Vazquez

 

Legall, a two-time Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and five-time Little East Men's Track Rookie of the week selection, was named the conference’s Rookie Men's Track Athlete of the Year. He finished ninth in the long jump (6.46m) and 17th in the 200m (23.62) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 21. Legall took home N.E. Alliance honors in two events at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 14. He finished fourth in the long jump (6.67m) and eighth in the 60m (7.37).

 

 

 Freshman Akiel Legall

 

Holloway, a two-time Little East Rookie Track Athlete of the Week honoree, was named the Little East Women’s Rookie Track Athlete of the Year. She placed 14th in the 60m (9.56) at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Holloway earned N.E. Alliance honors as a member of the 4x400m relay, as well as breaking the school record in the 60m hurdles (9.35) during qualifying, at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 14.

 

 

 Freshman Alicia Holloway

 

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