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March 30, 2002

 

McCalligett and Pora to Captain Rhode Island College Women’s Outdoor Track and Field

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College freshman Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) and junior Joanne Pora (Attleboro, MA) will captain the women’s outdoor track and field team for the 2002 season.

 

McCalligett is coming off an outstanding freshman indoor season which saw her earn All-New England honors, placing seventh in the 400 meters with a school record time of 1:00.37. 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.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

During the 2001-02 indoor season, Pora 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.

 

During the 2001 outdoor campaign, Pora placed seventh in both the hammer throw and the javelin with distances of 111’10.00" and 97’03.00" respectively at the Alliance Championships. Her mark in the javelin was a season-best throw for her. Pora placed fifth in the hammer at 113’00.00", a season-best performance, and eighth in the javelin at 93’09.00" at the Silfen Invitational.

 

She is a nursing major and a 1999 graduate of Attleboro High School.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s Anchorwomen open the 2002 outdoor season this afternoon at the Northeastern University Invitational.

 

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