March 13, 2009


Ties for Seventh in the High Jump at NCAA Championships

Terre Haute, IN-Rhodes Island College senior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) earned All-American honors in the high jump, tying for seventh place with a 1.61-meter effort at the 2009 NCAA Div. III Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Rose Hulman Institute of Technology on Mar. 13-14.


Due to Fleming's efforts, Rhode Island College finished 66th (68 teams) with 0.8 points.




Fleming established a new school-record in the high jump with a 1.71-meter effort at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 6. She was the Little East and New England Champion in the high jump and was named the LEC's Field Athlete of the Week seven times.


Fleming will move on to the outdoor season, which begins on Saturday, Mar. 28 at the Trinity Invitational.