FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 18, 2016

 

GRAMMAS AND BRUNELLE EARN
WEEKLY LITTLE EAST AWARDS

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College freshmen Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) and Melanie Brunelle (Warwick, RI) were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the Coast Guard Winter Track & Field Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 16.

 

RIC finished third (five teams) with a score of 129.0. Connecticut College won the meet with a score of 172.0.

 

 

 Freshman Melanie Brunelle

 

Grammas was named the Little East Rookie Track Athlete of the Week. She finished second in both the 55m (7.71) and the 200m (28.74). She also competed as a member of the first place 4x200m relay (1:50.55) team.

 

 

 Freshman Eleni Grammas

 

Brunelle was named the Little East Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. finished first in the high jump (1.57m), first in the long jump (5.06m), first in the triple jump (10.75m) and first in the 600m (1:40.16), while also competing as a member of the first place 4x200m relay (1:50.05) and the first place 4x400m relay (4:21.85).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 23.

 

-end-