May 6, 2017



Williamstown, Mass.Rhode Island College  junior Shamar Spruill (Providence, RI), classmate Vincent Santos (Narragansett, RI) and freshman Jephte Wagnac (Providence, RI) each earned All-New England honors as the men's outdoor track & field team competed at the 2017 N.E. Division III Championships, hosted by Williams on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6.


RIC tied for 19th place (32 teams) at the championships with a team score of 13.0, while MIT took home the team title with 123.0 points.



 Freshman Jephte Wagnac


Wagnac finished in second place in the 400m hurdles (53.69) to earn All-New England honors. He also placed 18th in the triple jump (12.80m). He is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation in the 400m hurdles, with the top 20 in the country earning bids to the NCAA National Championships at the conclusion of the regular season.



 Junior Vincent Santos


Santos had an eighth place finish in the 110m hurdles (19.08) to grab All-New England accolades. He placed fifth (15.82) in the preliminaries of that event.



 Junior Shamar Spruill


Spruill rounded out the All-New England performers as he notched a fifth place finish in the hammer (50.05m).


Senior Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) finished 10th in the hammer (46.48m) and was 17th in the shot (13.25m). Junior Matthew Charles (North Providence, RI) recorded a 17th place finish in the 200m (22.37).


Sophomore Destin Bibemi (Providence, RI) was in 23rd place in the 400m (50.59), while senior Joel Ikuejamofo (Providence, RI) registered a 26th place finish in the 400m (50.85).


 Head Coach Nick Palazzo was pleased with the team's performance, saying, "With such a young core, the men's track and field team is heading in the right direction."


 In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2017 New England Open Championships, hosted by Williams on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.