March 11, 2010




Amado Places 11th at NCAA Championships


Bexley, OhioŚFreshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) finished his competition by placing 11th in the 400m (50.13) at the NCAA Div. III Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Capital University.


The top eight advance to the finals.




Amado, who provisionally qualified in the 400m earlier this season, has had a breakout season in his first season of collegiate track. He is the first RIC male track student-athlete to compete at the NCAAs since Tom Conley in 2001.


He earned All-ECAC honors in the 400m with a fourth place finish (49.29), while also placing ninth in the triple jump (13.89m), at the ECAC Championships on March 5.


Amado broke his own record in the 400m, placing sixth (48.76), and equaled his own mark in the triple jump with a fifth place effort (14.32m) at the NEICAAA Championship Meet on Feb. 26.


He earned All-New England honors for his second place finish in the 400m (50.69) and his eighth place finish in the long jump (6.68m) at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. He also placed ninth in the triple jump (14.32m).


Amado impressively won New England Alliance honors for his top-eight finishes in four events at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. He won the 400m (50.16), placed second in the triple jump with a new program record (14.32m), took third with another program record in the long jump (6.68m) and finished sixth in the 200m (23.33).


He finished sixth in the triple jump (13.86m) and 13th in the 400m (49.03) at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Jan. 29. Amado placed fifth in the triple jump (12.94) and seventh in the 200m (23.28) at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 22. He claimed victory in the 400m (51.86), while placing second in both the long jump (6.35m) and the triple jump (13.80m), at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 15.


Amado won both the 600m (1:24.83) and the triple jump (13.68m), while finishing second in the long jump (6.14m), at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 8.  He won the triple jump (14.28m) at the Harvard Open on Dec. 11. Amado won the triple jump (13.90m), placed second in the 400m (52.28), third in the long jump (6.64m) and fifth in the high jump (1.76m) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 4.


He has been named the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Week three times, while garnering Rookie Field honors two times as well.