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March 13, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Indoor Track & Field

2001-02 Season Summary

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College women’s indoor track and field team, led by first-year Head Coach Kevin Jackson and his assistants Matt Hird and Liz Legault, closed out the 2001-02 season at the 2002 Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, hosted by Tufts University on Mar. 2. The Anchorwomen finished tied for 38th place with 5.0 points. The Anchorwomen had two competitors take part in the Championships.

The Anchorwomen tied for 19th place with 7.0 points at the 2002 Division III New England Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Southern Maine, on Feb. 16.

RIC placed sixth (ten teams) with 42.0 points at the 2002 Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Feb. 10. The Anchorwomen placed fourth (five teams) in the Little East Conference on the day.

Senior co-captain Joyelle Galli (Exeter-West Greenwich, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long jump and triple jump, placing fourth in both events with season-high distances of 15’10.75" and 33’03.75" respectively. Her leap in the triple jump was a new RIC record.

As a junior in 2000-01, Galli earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 200 meter relay team, which placed third with a time of 1:55.57 at the Alliance Championships. Galli also earned All-Alliance honors in the long jump, placing second with a season-best leap of 4.79 meters, and in the triple jump, placing fourth with a season-high distance of 10.00 meters.

As a sophomore in 1999-00, she was part of RIC’s Little East Conference Champion indoor track and field squad. Galli earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the long and triple jumps at the Alliance Championships. She placed first overall in the triple jump at 33’05.00" and was third in the long jump at 15’06.00".

Galli is an early childhood education major and a 1998 graduate of Exeter-West Greenwich High School.

Junior Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed tenth in the 800 meters at the Brown Invitational on Dec. 1 with a season-best time of 2:41.00.

Junior Jackie Horlbogen (Coventry, RI) recorded a season-best time of 28.26 in the 200 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 8.

Sophomore Dapheney Jean-Baptiste (Stamford, CT) recorded a season-best time of 28.47 in the 200 meters at the Brown Invitational on Dec. 1.

Sophomore co-captain Joanne Pora (Attleboro, MA) placed sixth in the weight throw at the Brandeis Invitational on Jan. 19 with a season-best distance of 37’05.25". She also recorded a season-best throw of 28’11.75" in the shot at the same meet.

Freshman Shari Fenton (West Warwick, RI) placed fourth in the shot with a season-best distance of 31’01.00" and placed sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 33’10.50" at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26. She recorded a season-best throw of 34’11.25" at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 10.

Freshman Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the triple jump, placing fifth overall with a season-best leap of 31’06.00". She also ran a season-best time of 29.96 in the 200 meters at the Alliance Championships. Gardiner placed ninth with a season-best time of 10.19 in the 55 meter hurdles at the Wheaton Invitational. She also earned a fifth place finish in that event at the Southern Maine Invitational with a time of 10.75 on Jan. 26.

Freshman Jessica Leonard (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a distance of 40’03.75". Leonard placed second in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 41’04.50" at the Wheaton Invitational on Feb. 2. She recorded a season-best distance of 27’11.00" in the shot at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26.

Freshman Rolanda Mangum (Providence, RI) finished the 2001-02 season ranked 15th nationally in Division III in the weight throw event. She was the highest ranked freshman in the country for that event. She narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Div. III National Championships (the top 12 were selected). Mangum earned All-ECAC honors in the weight throw, placing fourth with a season-best throw of 49’10.00" and a new RIC record for that event.

Mangum earned All-New England honors after placing fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 48’07.25" at that meet. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw and the shot. She placed first in the weight throw with a distance of 44’04.00" and fourth in the shot with a season-best throw of 34’04.25". Mangum placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 44’09.00" and third in the shot with a distance of 31’03.25" at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26.

Freshman Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) earned All-New England honors, placing seventh in the 400 meters with a school record time of 1:00.37. She also placed ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.40 at that same meet.

McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 and 400 meters. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.73 and third in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 27.25.

McCalligett placed first in both the 200 and 400 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26 with times of 27.59 and 1:01.34 respectively.

 

2001-02 Rhode Island College Women’s Indoor Track and Field Roster

Name

Year

Hgt

Hometown (High School)

Leslie Eastwood

Junior

5-9

East Providence, RI (East Providence)

Shari Fenton

Freshman

5-6

West Warwick, RI (Tolman)

Joyelle Galli

Senior

5-4

Exeter, RI (Exeter-W.G.)

Courtney Gardiner

Freshman

5-8

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

Dapheney Jean-Baptiste

Sophomore

5-6

Stamford, CT (Westhill)

Jacqueline Horlbogen

Junior

5-7

Coventry, RI (Coventry)

Jessica Leonard

Freshman

5-6

Warwick, RI (Warwick Vets.)

Rolanda Mangum

Freshman

5-10

Providence, RI (Hope)

Katherine McCalligett

Freshman

5-6

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

Joanne Pora

Sophomore

5-7

Attleboro, MA (Attleboro)

 

Head Coach:

Kevin Jackson

Assistant Coaches:

Matt Hird, Liz Legault

Captains:

Joyelle Galli, Joanne Pora

 

2001-02 Rhode Island College Women’s Indoor Track and Field Results

Day Date Opponent/Invitational Results

December

Sat. Dec. 1 at Brown Invitational No Team Scores

Sat. Dec. 8 at Harvard Invitational No Team Scores

January

Sat. Jan. 19 at Brandeis Invitational 12th Place (16 Teams); 17.0 Points

Sat. Jan. 26 at Southern Maine Invitational 3rd Place (Six Teams); 43.0 Points

February

Sat. Feb. 2 at Wheaton Invitational 7th Place (11 Teams); 18.0 Points

Sun. Feb. 10 at Alliance Championships # 6th Place (Ten Teams); 42 Points

Sat. Feb. 16 at N.E. Div. III Championships (at Southern Maine) 19th Place Tie (26 Teams); 7.0 Points

March

Sat. Mar. 2 at ECAC Div. III Championships (at Tufts) 38th Place Tie (46 Teams); 5.0 Points.

# Held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, MA

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