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May 28, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

2002 Season Summary

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College women’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 Anchorwomen had three competitors take part in the ECAC Championships and did not score as a team.

The Anchorwomen placed 25th with 4.5 points at the 2002 Division III New England Outdoor Championships, hosted by Springfield College, on May 4. The Anchorwomen had four competitors take part in the New England Championships.

The Anchorwomen finished fifth (nine teams) overall with 49.0 points and third (five teams) in the Little East at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships, held at Westfield State, on Apr. 27.

Senior Crisolita da Cruz (Providence, RI) placed eighth in the hammer and 14th in the discus with distances of 121’09.00" and 81’05.00" respectively at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships. Her throw in discus was her best performance in that event on the year. She placed seventh in the hammer with a season-best distance of 128’11.50" at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

As a junior in 2001, da Cruz placed tenth in the hammer with a distance of 135"06.00", a season-best performance, at the New England Division III Championships. She was named All-Alliance/Little East in the hammer, placing fourth with a distance of 127’11.00".

As a sophomore in 2000, da Cruz placed 12th in the hammer with a distance of 129’00.00" at the ECAC Division III Championships. She recorded a personal best throw of 135’08.00" at the New England Division III Championships. She was named All-Alliance/Little East in the hammer, placing second with a distance of 125’04.00"

As a freshman in 1999, da Cruz was named All-Alliance/Little East in the hammer, placing third with a distance of 123’11.00".

She is a psychology major and a 1998 graduate of Classical High School.

Senior Joyelle Galli (Exeter, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the triple and long jump, placing third with a distance of 32’09.75" in the triple jump and fifth with a distance of 14’09.25" in the long jump, at the Alliance Championships. Galli also placed ninth in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 14.15.

She placed 15th in the long jump with a season-best distance of 15’04.00" at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20. Galli placed first in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 33’02.50" at the Bridgewater State Invitational on Apr. 13.

As a junior in 2001, Galli was named the team’s MVP. She qualified for both the ECAC and the New England Division III Championships, but was unable to compete due to an ankle injury she suffered at the 2001 Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships.

Galli was named All-Alliance/Little East in three events at the 2001 Alliance Championships. She placed first in the long jump at 15’10.75", second in the triple jump at 33’06.00" and placed third as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team with a time of 52.61. She placed first in the long jump at 16’10.00" and third in the triple jump at 35’02.50", both season-best performances, at the Silfen Invitational.

As a sophomore in 2000, Galli was named All-ECAC, placing third in the long jump at 15’05.75". She was named All-New England in the long jump, placing sixth with a leap of 16’05.00". She also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the long and triple jump.

As a freshman in 1999, Galli earned All-ECAC honors in the triple jump as well as All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the long jump and triple jump.

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

Junior Michele Dunphy (Cranston, RI) placed 14th in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 5:36.40 at the Alliance Championships. Dunphy recorded a season-best time of 2:46.07 in the 800 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Junior Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed 11th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:41.02 at the Alliance Championships. Eastwood ran a season-best time of 2:39.26 in the 800 meters at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Junior Marvel Mejia (Providence, RI) recorded a season-best time of 34.97 in the 200 meters at the Alliance Championships.

Junior co-captain Joanne Pora (Attleboro, MA) placed ninth in the javelin with a distance of 98’02.50", 12th in the shot with a season-best distance of 28’01.75" and 15th in the hammer with a distance of 102’09.70" at the Alliance Championships. Pora placed 11th in the hammer with a season-best distance of 113’02.50" at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20. Pora placed third in the javelin with a season-best distance of 101’09.00 at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Apr. 6.

Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) placed 14th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 43:40.81 at the New England Championships. Boudreau earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 10,000 meters, placing third with a season-best time of 43:24.21. She recorded a season-best time of 12:31.26 in the 3,000 meters at the Bridgewater State Invitational on Apr. 13.

Freshman Shari Fenton (West Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing sixth with a distance of 127’02.70". Fenton also placed 11th in the shot with a distance of 29’01.75" and recorded a throw of 70’08.00" in the discus. All three efforts were season-best performances.

Freshman Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the triple jump, placing fourth with a season-best distance of 32’07.50". She ran a season-best time of 29.71 in the 200 meters at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Freshman Jessica Leonard (Warwick, RI) placed 20th in the hammer with a throw of 125’06.25" at the ECAC Div. III Championships. She placed 24th in the hammer with a throw of 125’11.25" at the New England Div. III Championships.

She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the hammer, placing fourth with a season-best distance of 136’06.00". Leonard also placed 16th in both the shot and the discus with distances of 25’05.00" and a season-best 78’09.50" respectively. Leonard recorded a season-best distance of 27’08.25" in the shot at the Husky Spring Open Invitational on Mar. 30.

Freshman Kara Maggio (Warwick, RI) placed fifth in the javelin with a season-best distance of 92’00.00" at the Bridgewater State Invitational on Apr. 13.

Freshman Rolanda Mangum (Providence, RI) narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Div. III National Championships in the hammer. She competed at the ECAC Div. III Championships, but fouled out during her throw.

She earned All-New England honors, placing seventh in the hammer throw with a distance of 145’03.50" at the New England Div. III Championships. Mangum earned All-Alliance/Little East honors, placing first in the hammer with a season-best distance of 151’00.70".

She placed 12th in the discus with a season-best distance of 88’07.25" at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 20.

Mangum recorded a season-best distance of 30’06.25", placing third, in the shot at the Bridgewater State Invitational on Apr. 13.

Freshman co-captain Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) was named the team’s MVP. McCalligett placed 12th in the 400 meters and 22nd in the 200 meters with times of 1:02.31 and 27:08 at the ECAC Div. III Championships.

McCalligett earned All-New England honors in both the 200 and 400 meters at the New England Div. III Championships. She placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 27.13 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45, matching her season-best time.

She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, placing first in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:00.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32, at the Alliance Championships.

McCalligett placed first in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 26.87 at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 6.

 

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