Jeanne (Berthasavage) Lucey
Track & Field
Grad Year: 1986
Year Inducted: 2004
Jeanne (Berthasavage) Lucey ’86 was a dominant sprinter in women’s outdoor track during her days at Rhode Island College. Even though it’s been 18 years since she competed for the Anchorwomen, her records in both the 100 and 200 meters still stand.
Lucey posted RIC’s fastest time ever in the 100 meters (12.41) as a senior in 1986. She established the Anchorwomen’s top time in the 200 meters (25.60) as a junior in 1985. At the conclusion of her collegiate career, she also held RIC records as part of the 4x400, 4x1600 and sprint medley teams.
She was an All-American in 1986, placing sixth in the 100 meters at the NCAA Division III National Championships, and was ranked number one in New England in that event. Lucey earned All-ECAC honors in both the 100 and 200 meters and never finished below fourth place at any meet that spring.
As a junior in 1985, Lucey earned All-ECAC honors in both the 100 and 200 meters and qualified for the NCAA Championships. She narrowly missed All-American honors, placing ninth, just .03 seconds behind the eighth and final A.A. spot.
Lucey was also an outstanding runner as a sophomore and freshman. She placed first in the 100 meters and as part of the 4x400 relay team at the Tri-State Championships in 1984.
Lucey earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1986. She resides in Lyme, Connecticut with her husband Dave. The couple has four children: Connor, Rowan, Cara and Mae.