November 25, 2002


Rudd and Fernandes to Captain
Rhode Island College Menís Indoor Track


Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) and sophomore Chris Fernandes (Cumberland, RI) will captain the menís indoor track team for the 2002-03 season.


As a sophomore in 2001-02, Rudd placed ninth at the ECAC Championships with a time of 4:02.44 in the 1,500 meters. He earned All-New England honors as part of the distance medley team, which placed sixth with a time of 10:44.84 at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Rudd was named All-Alliance/Little East in both the 1,000 and 1,500 meters. He placed first in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:34.43 and second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:02.01. He established new RIC records in the 800, 1,000, 1,500, 3,000 meters and the mile during the winter campaign.


He is a political science major and a 1999 graduate of Pilgrim High School.


As a freshman in 2001-02, Fernandes established a new school record in the 55 meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 9.12 at the Southern Maine Invitational. Fernandes ran a season-best time of 56.33 in the 400 meters at the LEC/Alliance Championships. He placed fourth in the 300 meters at the Brown Invitational with a season-best time of 40.57.


He is a physical education major and 2001 graduate of Cumberland High School.

Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team will open the 2002-03 campaign on December 7 at the Brown Invitational.





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