April 2, 2011


4x100m Relay Record Falls at Coast Guard
Anchormen Place Fifth

Providence, RI-The Rhode Island College men's outdoor track and field team finished fifth (10 teams) at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational held on Saturday afternoon. The Anchormen scored 49 team points, while winner Coast Guard led the way with 204.


RIC's relay teams excelled in the meet. Freshman Michael Swift (Westerly, RI), freshman Brandon Aikens (Cumberland, RI), sophomore George N'Tow (Providence, RI) and freshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) teamed up to set a new program record, finishing third in the 4x100m relay (43.68). In the 4x400m relay, the quartet of sophomore Shawn Stadnick (Wakefield, RI), Aikens, sophomore Austin Pena (Warwick, RI) and Amado won the event with a time of 3:25.33.



 Freshman Michael Swift


Sophomore Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) was the sole Anchorman individual event winner, claiming victory in the 1,500m (4:04.36). Senior Mike Macedo (North Scituate, RI) placed third in the 5,000m (15:55.00). Pena finished sixth in the 400m (51.69). 



 Sophomore George N'Tow


Amado had three top-10 finishes in his individual events. He placed third in the triple jump (13.23m), fourth in the long jump (6.23m) and eighth in the 200m (23.66).



 Freshman Craig Amado


Aikens took seventh in the 400m (51.75). He also finished 10th in the 200m (23.72).



 Freshman Brandon Aikens


N'Tow placed 11th in the 800m (2:01.52). Stadnick finished 11th in the 1,500m (4:14.32). Swift placed 13th in the 100m (11.81) and 15th in the 200m (24.27). 


Freshman Cameron Richer (Woonsocket, RI) finished 35th in the 1,500m (4:29.73). Classmate Tom DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI) placed 50th in the 800m (2:18.16). 


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, April 9.