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February 20, 2003

 

RIC Menís Indoor Tracksters Qualify for New England Championships

 

Providence, RIóFive members of the Rhode Island College menís indoor track and field team have qualified for the 2003 Div. III New England Championships, which will be held at MIT on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.

 

Freshman Emmanuel Karngar (Providence, RI) has qualified in the 800 meters and as part of the distance medley relay team. Karngar earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 and 800 meters at the 2003 Alliance Championships on Feb. 15. He placed first in the 400 meters with a school-record time of 50:04. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.08.

 

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) has qualified in the 1,000 meters and as part of the distance medley relay team. Rudd earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 600 and 1,000 meters at the 2003 Alliance Championships on Feb. 15. He placed third in the 600 meters with a time of 1:25.65. He placed fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:35.79.

 

Sophomores Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) and Josh Precourt (Woonsocket, RI) have also qualified as part of the distance medley relay team.

 

Sophomore Marc Piette (Woonsocket, RI) has qualified in the weight throw. Piette earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the weight throw, placing first with a distance of 49í04.50Ē at the 2003 Alliance Championships on Feb. 15.

 

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