April 21, 2007


Van Gieson & Lonergan Place First at Silfen Invitational


New London, CT—Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s men’s outdoor track and field team competed at the Silfen Invitational, hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday, Apr. 21. The Anchormen placed fifth (16 teams) with a team score of 71. Coast Guard won the invitational with a score of 167.50.


Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) placed first in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters with times of 4:00.00 and 15:54.76, respectively.


Junior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.52.


Senior Dan Newman (Smithfield, RI) placed second in the high jump with a 1.86-meter effort.


Junior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed third in the discus and 11th in the hammer with distances of 36.73 and 34.09 meters, respectively.


Senior Rich Palazzo (Johnston, RI) placed fifth in the hammer with a distance of 47.37 meters, while freshman Kevin Leber (Newport, RI) placed fifth in the long jump with a 6.03-meter effort.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Fitchburg State on Saturday, Apr. 28.