February 16, 2004


Two Rhode Island College Women's Tracksters Set to Compete at New England Championships


Providence, RI--Two members of the Rhode Island College women's indoor track and field team have qualified to compete at the Div. III New England Championships, which will be hosted by MIT on Saturday, Feb. 21.


Sophomore Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) will compete in both the 55 and 200 meters. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events this past weekend. She placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and first in the 400 meters with times of 7.53, 26.58 and 1:00.70, respectively.


Junior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) will compete in the 400 meters. She placed third in both the 55 and 200 meters as well as second in the 400 meters with times of 7.70, 26.92 and 59.80, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 31.


Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s team competed at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 14. RIC was tied for eighth overall (ten teams) with 26.0 points and was fifth in the Little East (five teams) with 26.0 points.