September 13, 2004


Colin Aina Joins
Cross Country and Track Staff
at Rhode Island College

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Colin Aina as an assistant menís and womenís cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field coach. He will assist Head Coach Kevin Jackson with all phases of the RIC running program including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and meet coaching.


Aina is an accomplished track athlete and most recently qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 110 meter high hurdles, but missed the cutoff by just a tenth of a second.


Aina is a 2004 graduate from the University of Rhode Island, where he was the captain of the menís track and field team. From 2001-04, Aina was a 13-time Atlantic-10 Conference champion in the long jump, high hurdles and 4x100 meter relay events. Aina was also a New England champion in the aforementioned events from 2002-04. He was a USA Indoor National Championships semifinalist in the high hurdles in both 2003 and 2004. He was an ICAAAA champion in the high hurdles in 2003 and runner-up in 2004. Aina received the Albert Labeouf Award in 2004, signifying him as URIís top male, senior student-athlete.  


In addition to his accomplishments on the track, Aina was a member of the University of Rhode Islandís Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.), was a secretary for the URI Musiciansí Guild, and was a freshmen student orientation leader.


Aina earned a bachelorís degree in anthropology from the University of Rhode Island in 2004 and currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.