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Allen and Cox set pace at Wesleyan Meet!


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The CCRI men’s indoor track team traveled to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan Invitational for the first meet of the season.   

Sprinter Anthony Cox (Brooklyn, NY) and middle-distance runner Bobby Allen(Cranston, RI) lead the way for some great performances at the opening event of the Knights indoor track season at the first Wesleyan Invitational of the year (there are three in total annually). Cox won the 60m dash with a great time of 7.16 seconds. He returned to tie for second place in the 200m dash running a time of 24.97 seconds. Allen won the mile in a CCRI record-setting time of time of 4 minutes 23.04 seconds and then returned to win the 3,000m in a time of 9:04.76. Bobby was not done there as he anchored the winning the 4x400m meter relay team of himself, Isaiah Hector (Warwick, RI), Marciano Brunette(Narragansett, RI) and Stephen Bell (Warwick, RI) in a time of 3:44.49. Hector,Brunette and Bell also ran the 600m dash. Hector finished second in a time of 1:30.22, Brunette was fourth in a time of 1:35.01 and Bell placed fifth in a time of 1:41.59. Rounding out the Knights’ runners was Colin Southerland (Warwick, RI) who also competed in the mile run placing fifth in a time of 5:41.74.

Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “This was a great tune up meet. The guys got a feel for what they are capable of. At next week’s Harvard Invitational the Knights will see some of the best early season track and field completion New England has to offer.”

The Knights travel to Harvard University in Boston, MA next Saturday to compete in the Harvard Invitational beginning at 10:00am.  

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