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March 30, 2002

 

Fernandes and Rudd to Captain Rhode Island College Menís Outdoor Track and Field

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman Chris Fernandes (Cumberland, RI) and junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) will captain the menís outdoor track and field team for the 2002 season.

 

Fernandes, only a freshman, is coming off an outstanding indoor campaign which saw him establish a new school record in the 55 meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 9.12 at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26. Fernandes ran a season-best time of 56.33 in the 400 meters at the LEC/Alliance Championships. He placed fourth in the 300 meters at the Brown Invitational with a season-best time of 40.57 on Dec. 1.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

Rudd had arguably the best indoor season in RIC history this past winter. He placed ninth at the ECAC Championships with a time of 4:02.44 in the 1,500 meters. Rudd earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley team, which placed sixth with a time of 10:44.84 at the N.E. Div. III Championships.

 

Rudd was named All-Alliance/Little East in both the 1,000 and 1,500 meters. He placed first in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:34.43 and second in the 1,500 meters, which established a new school record with a time of 4:02.01.

 

At the Wheaton Invitational on Feb. 2, Rudd placed second in the 1,000 meters setting a new school record with time of 2:32.22. Rudd established a new school record in the 800 meters with a time 1:58.00 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 8. Rudd placed second at the Brown Invitational on Dec. 1 in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:03.44, setting another school record. At the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 26, Rudd re-wrote the record books again with a school-record time of 4:27.88 in the mile, placing first overall.

 

Rudd is a political science major and a 1999 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís Anchormen open the 2002 outdoor season this afternoon at the Northeastern University Invitational.

 

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