For Immediate Release


December 8, 2007


Rhode Island College Menís & Womenís Indoor Track & Field Competes at Harvard Invitational


Cambridge, MAóThe Rhode Island College menís and womenís indoor track and field teams competed at the Harvard Open Track Meet on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Anchormen and Anchorwomen saw action against primarily Div. I and Div. II competition at this individual meet.


For the men, sophomore Max Willett (Portsmouth, RI) tied for sixth in the long jump with a 6.29-meter effort. The top five were all from Div. I and Div. II institutions. Junior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) took eighth in the high jump at 1.85 meters. Seniors Mike Van Gieson (Foster, RI) and John Martinelli (North Providence, RI) placed 10th in the 400 and 200 meters with times of 52.09 and 23.51, respectively. Freshman Alex Burakoff (Stoughton, MA) placed 11th in the shot with a 12.07 meter-effort.



 Sophomore Max Willett


For the women, freshman Steina Flemming (Tortola, BVI) placed third in the 60 meters with a time 7.90. The top two were from Div. I institutions. Junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) tied for eighth in the high jump with a 1.55-meter effort. Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) placed sixth in the weight throw with a 12.36-meter effort.



 Freshman Steina Flemming


Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís are off for finals and the holidays. RIC will resume competition on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Yale University Invitational.