FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 22, 2016

 

RICíS 4x200M RELAY, MELANIE BRUNELLE,
DARCHELLE JUDD & EDWARD CUMMINS EARN
WEEKLY LITTLE EAST TRACK & FIELD ACCOLADES

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College womenís 4x200m relay, freshman Darchelle Judd (Providence, RI),  Melanie Brunelle (Warwick, RI) and senior Edward Cummins (Lincoln, RI) were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the 2016 New England Div. III Menís and Womenís Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 20.

 

The Anchorwomen finished seventh (31 teams) with a score of 37.0. MIT won the meet with a score of 123.50.

 

The 4x200m relay team, comprised of senior Autumn Wosencroft (Newport, RI) and freshmen Darchelle Judd (Providence, RI)Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) and Melanie Brunelle (Warwick, RI) were named the Womenís Relay Team of the Week. They broke RICís and Middleburyís field house record, capturing the New England title by finishing first in a time of 1:44.19.

 

 

 Left to Right: Autumn Wosencroft, Eleni Grammas,
Melanie Brunelle & Darchelle Judd.

 

Brunelle was named the Little East Conference Womenís Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the eighth time this winter. Along with her New England title in the relay, Brunelle also captured individual New England titles in the high jump (1.68m; which tied the field house record) and the triple jump (11.68m; program and field house record). She also earned All-N.E. honors with a fourth place finish in the 600m (1:37.75).

 

Judd was named the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Week. Along with her New England title in the relay, Judd also finished ninth in the 200m (26.23).

 

 

 Senior Edward Cummins

 

The men finished 13th (26 teams) with the women placing seventh (31 teams).

 

Cummins was named the Little East Conference Menís Field Athlete of the Week. He captured the New England title with a first place finish in the weight throw (18.57m). It is the fifth time this winter Cummins has been named the Field Athlete of the Week.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the N.E. Open Championships hosted by Boston University on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27.

 

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