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May 28, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

2002 Season Summary

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College men’s outdoor track and field team, led by first-year Head Coach Kevin Jackson and his assistants Matt Hird and Liz Legault, closed out the season at the 2002 Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships, hosted by Springfield College, on May 16-17. The Anchormen had six competitors take part in the Championships and did not score as a team.

The Anchormen did not place at the 2002 Division III New England Championships, hosted by Williams College, on May 4. The Anchormen had six competitors compete at the championships.

RIC tied for eighth place (ten teams) with 18.0 points at the 2002 Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships, held at Westfield State College, on Apr. 27. The Anchormen placed fourth (five teams) in the Little East Conference on the day.

Junior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) posted a season-best time of 1:01.03 in the 400 meters, placing 13th at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 6. Carney placed 17th in the long jump with a season-best leap of 16’09.75" at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Junior Mike Daniels (Warwick, RI) placed 17th as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team with a time of 3:37.36 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 800 meters, placing fourth with a season-best time of 1:58.33. Daniels earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 3:35.24 at the Alliance Championships. He threw the javelin a season-long distance of 135’10.25" at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Junior James Giammarco (Southington, CT) recorded a season-best distance of 106’07.00" in the javelin at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30. He posted a second-best distance of 105’03.20" at the Alliance Championships.

Junior Charm Howie (Providence, RI) placed 14th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.30 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 13th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.58 at the New England Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed fifth, with a time of 45.51 at the Alliance Championships.

Howie earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 3:35.24 at the Alliance Championships.

He placed eighth in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 11.96 at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 6. He also placed fourth in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 23.67 at the same meet. He placed seventh in the 400 meters at the Alliance Championships with a season-best time of 52.65.

Sophomore Charles Kuti (Providence, RI) was named the team’s MVP. He placed 14th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.30 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 13th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.58 at the New England Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed fifth, with a time of 45.51 at the Alliance Championships.

Kuti earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 100 meters, placing sixth with a time of 11.86 at the Alliance Championships. Kuti recorded a season-best time of 11.44 in that event during the preliminary run.

He recorded a season-best time of 24.24 in the 200 meters and a distance of 17’09.75" in the long jump at the Alliance Championships.

Junior co-captain Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) placed 17th as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team with a time of 3:37.36 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 14th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:14.26.

Rudd placed 14th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:08.79 at the New England Div. III Championships.

Rudd earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 3:35.24 at the Alliance Championships. He also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 1,500 meters, placing third with a time of 4:05.34.

He placed 15th in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:01.80 and placed 17th in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:58.10 at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Rudd placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.79 and first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:06.35 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 6.

He recorded a season-best time in the 5,000 meters, placing 15th with a time of 16:01.52 at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Junior Rob Wahnon (Framingham, MA) ran a season-best time of 2:17.52 in the 800 meters at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 6. He posted a season-best distance of 110’06.00" in the javelin at the Bridgewater State College Invitational on Apr. 13. He posted a season-best time of 1:02.72 in the 400 meters at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Sophomore Joe Giardina (West Warwick, RI) ran a season-best time of 5:00.33 in the 1,500 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr 20. He ran a season-best time of 20:18.14 in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Sophomore Jeremy Meyer (Miami, FL) placed 14th in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 59.54 at the Alliance Championships. He placed 19th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.86 at the Bridgewater State College Invitational on Apr. 13.

Sophomore James Peluso (Johnston, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the pole vault, placing fourth with a season-best height of 11’00.00" at the Alliance Championships. He placed fourth in that event with a height of 10’00.00" at the Bridgewater State College Invitational on Apr. 13.

Freshman German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.30 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 13th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.58 at the New England Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed fifth, with a time of 45.51 at the Alliance Championships.

Cardona placed 17th as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team with a time of 3:37.36 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team, which placed sixth with a time of 3:35.24 at the Alliance Championships.

He placed 13th in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 12.16 and 19th in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 25.18 at the Alliance Championships.

Freshman Matt Faria (Seekonk, MA) placed 18th in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2:07.86 at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 27. He placed tenth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.44 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 6.

Freshman Ruben Feliz (Providence, RI) ran a season-best time of 2:04.71 in the 800 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20. He placed eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.09 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 6.

Freshman co-captain Chris Fernandes (Cumberland, RI) placed 14th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.30 at the ECAC Div. III Championships. He placed 13th as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 46.58 at the New England Div. III Championships. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed fifth, with a time of 45.51 at the Alliance Championships.

He placed 17th as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay team with a time of 3:37.36 at the ECAC Div. III Championships.

Fernandes placed seventh in the 400 meter hurdles with a season-best time of 1:01.07 at the Alliance Championships. Fernandes placed first in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.35 at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 6.

Freshman Charles Hewes (East Hampton, CT) placed ninth in the shot with a distance of 37’10.50" at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships. Hewes placed 14th in the shot with a season-best throw of 40’09.00" at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

He placed 12th in the discus with a season-best distance of 102’05.00" at the Bridgewater State College Invitational on Apr. 13.

Freshman Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) posted a season-best distance of 134’01.00" in the javelin at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30. Kelly recorded a season-best distance of 71’10.50" in the hammer at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed seventh in the 1,500 meters and 19th in the 800 meters with season-best times of 4:10.14 and 2:08.46 respectively at the Alliance Championships.

 

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