April 12, 2008









Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College menís outdoor track and field team competed at the Swanson Invitational, hosted by Wesleyan on Saturday, Apr. 12. It was an individual meet with no team scoring.




The 4x100 meter relay squad, composed of sophomore Kwame Gyampo (Providence, RI), sophomore Kyle Duguay (Cumberland, RI), senior Charles Kuti (Providence, RI) and sophomore Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI), placed third with a time of 43.76, breaking the previous mark of 43.86, established in 1994.






 Sophomore Kwame Gyampo






 Sophomore Kyle Duguay






 Senior Charles Kuti






 Sophomore Max Willett




The 4x400 meter relay squad, composed of junior Hunter Stewart (Foster, RI), senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI), Kuti and freshman Adilson Alves (Central Falls, RI), placed second with a time of 3:30.89.



It was an outstanding meet for the Anchormen with some impressive individual efforts as well.


RIC placed first and second in the high jump as junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) and Willett logged 1.95 and 1.90-meter efforts, respectively. Willett also placed fourth in the javelin with a distance of 47.43 meters.


Stewart placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.62.


Senior James Polak (Smithfield, RI) placed third in the discus and sixth in the hammer with distances of 35.54 and 33.53 meters, respectively.


In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the Silfen Invitational, hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday, Apr. 19.