April 28, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Junior Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) and freshman Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) were honored by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the 2014 New England Alliance Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth, on Sunday afternoon.


Forbes was named the Little East Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week. He picked up a trio of New England Alliance honors on the day, as he was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the 400m hurdles (54.24) and was the Little East Champion in the 110m hurdles, where he finished second overall (15.08). Forbes also placed third in the long jump (6.22m) and 11th in the high jump (1.78m).



Junior Jarell Forbes


Vazquez was named the Little East Conference Men's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week. He earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors, as he finished third in the high jump (1.98m) and sixth in the triple jump (12.60m), while also finishing 17th in the 400m (53.01).



 RIC finished sixth (11 teams) in the Alliance with a score of 63.0. Bridgewater State won the Alliance Championships with a score of 134.33. The Anchormen placed third (six teams) in the Little East with a score of 92. UMass Dartmouth won the LEC title with a score of 190.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete in the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield College, on Friday, May 2 (10 a.m.).