February 12, 2011



Gorham, MEóThe Rhode Island College men's indoor track and field team saw six student-athletes earn a total of 12 All-Alliance honors at the 2011 New England Alliance and Little East Conference Championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.


The New England Alliance is a combination of competitive track teams from the Little East and Massachusetts State College (MASCAC) conferences. As a team, the Anchormen placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Alliance (67.0) and fourth out of six teams in the Little East Conference (71.0). The University of Southern Maine won both the Alliance and Little East championships, with point totals of 151.0 and 182.0, respectively.



 Freshman Craig Amado


Freshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) had a stellar day, leading Rhode Island College competitors with four individual N.E. All-Alliance finishes, two new program records and RIC's lone event victory. Amado won the 400m (50.16). He broke his own program records from earlier this season in the long jump (6.68m), where he finished third overall, and the triple jump (14.32m), where he took second. Amado also earned N.E. All-Alliance honors by finishing sixth in the 200m (23.33).



 Sophomore George N'Tow


            Sophomore George NíTow (Providence, RI) earned a pair of All-Alliance honors by finishing second in the 400m (51.11) and eighth in the 200m (23.44). He also finished 19th in the preliminaries of the 55m dash (6.91).



 Freshman Brandon Aikens


Freshman Brandon Aikens (Cumberland, RI) grabbed two N.E. All-Alliance results by finishing third in the 200m (23.06) and eighth in the 55m dash (6.74).



 Sophomore Conor McCloskey


            Sophomore Conor McCloskey (Warwick, RI) was the only other Anchorman to receive multiple N.E. All-Alliance awards. He placed sixth in the 1,000m (2:40.37) and seventh in the 3,000m (8:55.78).


            The Anchormen had two additional student-athletes earn single N.E. All-Alliance awards.  Sophomore Shawn Stadnick (Wakefield, RI) finished second in the 800m (1:59.06).  Senior Kyle Duguay (Cumberland, RI) took fourth in the 200m (23.22). Duguay also finished 14th in the preliminaries of the 55m dash (6.83).


Qualifying members of the indoor track and field team will be back in action at the New England Division III Championships on February 18-19 at MIT in Cambridge.