FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 3, 2002

 

Menís and Womenís Track and Field to Compete
at New England Championships

 

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College menís and womenís outdoor track and field teams will compete at the New England Division III Championships on Saturday, May 4. The men will compete at Williams College and the women will compete at Springfield College. The menís team had two individual competitors and one relay team qualify, while the womenís team has four individual qualifiers.

 

On the menís side, junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) will compete in the 1,500 meters. Rudd earned All-Alliance/Little East honors last weekend with a third place finish in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:05.34. The other individual competitor is junior Mike Daniels (Warwick, RI), who will compete in the 800 meters. Daniels earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing fourth with a time of 1:58.33. Also competing at the New England Championships will be the 4 X 100 meter relay team of sophomore Charles Kuti (Providence, RI), junior Charm Howie (Providence, RI), freshman German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) and freshman Chris Fernandes (Cumberland, RI).

 

On the womenís side, the Anchorwomen have two qualifiers in the hammer throw, freshmen Rolanda Mangum (Providence, RI) and Jessica Leonard (Warwick, RI). Mangum earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer throw, taking first place in last weekendís competition with a distance of 151í00.70". Leonard also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors, placing fourth with a distance of 136í06.00". Freshman Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) will compete in two events, the 200 and 400 meters. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both of those events, placing first in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32. Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) will compete in the 10,000 meters after earning All-Alliance/Little East honors in that event, placing third with a time of 43:24.21.

 

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