FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 15, 2018

 

YANG & COUSINEAU EARN WEEKLY LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD HONORS

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College freshmen Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) and Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 13.

 

Cousineau was named the Little East Women's Rookie Track Athlete of the Week. She placed fifth in the 1,000m (3:19.34), was sixth in the mile (5:39.87) and ran the third leg of the fourth place 4x800m (11:29.97) relay. 

 

 

 Freshman Shayna Cousineau

 

 Yang was named the Little East Women's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week. She took home first place in the weight throw (16.45m) with a new program record effort. The win for Yang marked the third straight competition that she has won the weight throw. Yang also placed eighth in the shot (9.81m) for the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 Freshman Chelsea Yang

 

The Anchorwomen finished in fifth place (seven teams) with 51 points, while WPI took home first place.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20 (10 a.m.).

 

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