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May 28, 2016

 

EDWARD CUMMINS WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HAMMER

Waverly, Iowa--Rhode Island College senior Edward Cummins (Lincoln, RI) was the National Champion and earned All-American honors in the hammer at  NCAA Div. III Men's Outdoor Track and Field National Championships held at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa on Saturday afternoon.

 

Cummins placed first among a field of 20 competitors with a throw of 62.19m. It was also a new program record for that event. Rhode Island College tied for 24th place (81 institutions) with a score of 10.0. Cummins was an All-American as a junior in 2015 with a sixth place effort. He is just the second RIC track and field student-athlete (Andy Lemoi) to win an individual National Championship.

 

 

 

During the spring, he finished second in the hammer (61.15m) at the N.E. Open Championships on May 14. Cummins finished first in the hammer (57.86m) to capture individual title and claimed the All-New England honors at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 7. He also placed 14th in the discus (39.94m).

 

He earned N.E. Alliance honors in three events, taking the title in the hammer (60.26m), finishing fifth in the shot (13.75m) and sixth in the discus (39.62m) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 30. Cummins finished first in the hammer (57.94m), third in the discus (42.03m) and sixth in the shot (13.10m) at the MIT Invitational on April 23.

 

He finished first in the hammer (57.57m), fifth in the discus (40.36m) and seventh in the shot (13.26m) at the Silfen Invitational on April 16. Cummins broke the facility record in the hammer (60.10m), while also placing seventh in the discus (39.48m), at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on April 9.

 

He finished first in the hammer (57.80m), third in the discus (40.84m) and seventh in the shot (12.55m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on April 2.

 

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