For Immediate Release


December 1, 2007


Rhode Island College Menís & Womenís Indoor Track & Field Opens í07-08 Campaign
at Husky Winter Carnival


Boston, MAóThe Rhode Island College menís and womenís indoor track and field teams opened the 2007-08 season at the Husky Winter Carnival, hosted by Northeastern University at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday afternoon. It was an individual meet with no team scoring as the Anchormen and Anchorwomen competed against several Div. I, II and III institutions from around the area.


Senior Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) placed fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.88. Sophomore Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) placed fifth in the high jump with a 1.87-meter effort. Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) tied for eighth in the high jump at 1.82 meters. Junior Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) rounded out the RIC leaders with a 16th-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:32.39.



 Senior Mike Van Gieson


For the women, junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) placed 20th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:30.58. She also tied for 20th in the high jump at 1.47 meters. Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) tied for 18th in the hammer with a 10.38-meter effort.



 Senior Mary Ellen Horsman


In upcoming action, Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís teams will compete at the Harvard Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8.