January 19, 2008




Rhode Island College Women’s Indoor Track & Field Takes First at Coast Guard Invitational




New London, CT—The Rhode Island College women’s indoor track and field team took first among five teams with a score of 157 at the Coast Guard Invitational. The Anchorwomen outdistanced second place Connecticut College by 17 points (140.0), with Coast Guard (112.0), Eastern Connecticut (101.0) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (10.0) rounding out the standings.





Junior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) took home first place in three events, winning the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:12.41, the high jump at 1.60 meters and the long jump at 4.68 meters.


Sophomore Steina Flemming (Tortola, BVI) placed first in both the 55 and 200 meters with times of 7.46 and 27.81, respectively.


Junior Mary Ellen Horsman (Barrington, RI) took home the top spot in the weight throw with a 12.64-meter effort, while sophomore Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) was second at 11.84 meters.


RIC won two relay events as well, as Steina Flemming, freshman Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI), freshman Jamie Nunes (Lincoln, RI) and sophomore Brooke Iby (Dracut, MA) combined to win both the 4x200 and 4x400 events with times of 1:54.70 and 4:36.21, respectively.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.