FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 11, 2017

 

BRUNELLE LEADS ANCHORWOMEN AT
N.E. ALLIANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gorham, Maine--Sophomore Melanie Brunelle (Warwick, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events, which included a pair of individual titles, to lead the Rhode Island College women’s indoor track & field team at the 2017 New England Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday.

 

The Anchorwomen finished fourth (11 teams) in the Alliance with a team score of 79.00.  RIC finished second (seven teams) in the Little East Conference with a score of 100.0.

 

Brunelle won both the 600m (1:38.14) and the triple jump (11.26m), notched a third place finish in the long jump (5.22m) and a fifth place finish in the high jump (1.52m). She also ran the anchor leg of the 4x200m relay team that took third place (1:47.65).

 

 

Sophomores Nicole Grammas, Melanie Brunelle and Eleni Grammas 

 

Sophomore Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) also earned N.E. Alliance accolades with a first place finish in the 55m (7.48). Grammas ran the opening leg of the third place 4x200m relay (1:47.65). Fellow sophomore Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the 400m (1:00.24) and ran the second leg of the third place 4x200m relay team (1:47.65).

 

Freshman Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) earned N.E. Alliance accolades with a fifth place finish in the 200m (27.10). Xavier ran the third leg of the 4x200m relay team (1:47.65) that finished third.

 

Sophomore Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) picked up N.E. Alliance honors for the Anchorwomen with a fifth place finish in the 1,000m (3:11.86)

 

RIC Junior Destinee Barrette (Warwick, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a  second place finish in the weight throw (14.41m). Freshman Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the weight throw (13.89).

 

In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen travel to MIT for the New England Div. III Championships on Friday and Saturday Feb. 17-18 (11 a.m.).

 

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