September 8, 2003


Joe Parenteau to Captain
Rhode Island College Men’s Cross Country


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College junior Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) will captain the men’s cross country team for the 2003 season.


Parenteau finished the highest among RIC runners, placing 26th out of 89 competitors with a time of 28:39.56 , at Tufts University’s Hayseed Classic on Saturday, Sept. 6, the squad’s opening meet of the 2003 season.

As a sophomore in 2002, he finished 60th with a career-best time of 26:22 at the New England Div. III Championships. It was the 11th fastest time in RIC history. Parenteau placed 25th at the ECAC championships with a time of 28:02. He placed 24th at the Alliance Championships with a time of 27:47. Parenteau placed 50th at the James Early Invitational with a time of 27:18. He placed fifth at the Roger Williams Invitational with a time of 28:41. Parenteau placed fifth at the Tri-State Invitational with a time of 29:03. He placed 96th with a time of 28:22 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Parenteau owns five of the top 50 times in RIC history.


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


Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team placed sixth out of nine teams at the Hayseed Classic. In upcoming action, the Anchormen will compete at the Ocean State Invitational, hosted by CCRI, on Thursday, Sept. 11.