FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 7, 2017

 

COUSINEAU FINISHES 20TH
AT JAMES EARLEY INVITATIONAL

Westfield, Mass.-Freshman Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) continued her outstanding rookie campaign with a 20th place finish (19:30.87) to lead the Rhode Island College women’s cross country team to an 18th place finish (33 teams) at the 2017 James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State at Stanley Park on Saturday.

 

THE BASICS
• The Anchorwomen finished with 437 points, while the Trinity took home the team title with 56 points on the afternoon.

• There were a total of 33 teams and 257 runners competing at the event.

 

 

 Junior Margaret McCaffrey

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Cousineau was the Anchorwomen’s top finisher for the third straight week.

•  Junior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) finished in 32nd place (19:47.18), while sophomore Rebecca Meinertz (Smithfield, RI) had a 65th place finish for the Anchorwomen (20:25.68).

• Senior Rebecca Tellier (Smithfield, RI) finished in 174th (22:26.32) for RIC and freshman Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) recorded a 179th place finish (22:35.63).

•  Sophomore Wennely Figueroa (Providence, RI) notched a 194th place finish (23:18.73), while junior Laura Paiva (Coventry, RI) was right behind Figueroa with a 195th place finish (23:21.25).

•  Sophomore Nicaury Nunez (Central Falls, RI) rounded out the runners for the Anchorwomen, finishing in 210th place (24:48.39).

 

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen averaged 20:57.14 per runner over the 5K course.

 

HEAD COACH TIMOTHY RUDD ON THE MEET
• “
Today the woman showed tremendous growth as we push forward towards the conference championship. On this day, Shayna Cousineau was the top finisher for our conference and the fourth freshman overall  for the entire meet. Margaret McCaffrey had her best showing as a Rhode Island College Anchorwoman. She was the third runner across the line from our conference and ran a personal best for her time here at the college. During the next couple of weeks, we will begin to taper and gear up for the conference championship meet where we have a great opportunity to place in the top third.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14 (10:30 a.m.).

 

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