For Immediate Release


August 30, 2006


Eric Lonergan to Captain
Rhode Island College Menís Cross Country


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) as the menís cross country teamís captain.


As a junior in 2005, Lonergan was RICís top runner in every meet and named the teamís MVP. He placed 86th overall with a time of 27:18 at the New England Championships on Nov. 12. He earned All-ECAC honors, placing eighth overall with a time of 26:13 at the ECAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 5. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors for the second consecutive season by placing seventh overall with a time of 26:10.67 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 29. He placed first overall with a time of 22:56 (shortened course) at a tri-meet with Mitchell at Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 15. He finished first overall with a time of 28:06 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Oct. 8. He placed second overall with a time of 27:29 at the Tri-State Invitational on Oct. 1. He was second overall with a time of 27:37 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational on Sept. 24. He placed 62nd with a time of 26:42 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 17. He placed third with a time of 17:16 (shortened course) at the Ocean State on Sept. 8.


Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team opens the 2006 season at the Ocean State Invitational, hosted by the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.