The Knights outdoor track team traveled to Weston, MA this past weekend to compete in the Regis Pride Invitational, hosted by Regis College.
Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington, RI) ran a season best time in the 400m hurdles for 1st place. Her time was 1:07.32. Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) placed 4th in the 200m in a time of 27.88. She also placed 4th in the javelin throw with a toss of 35.08m.
Samson Olowoporoku (Osun-State, Nigeria) placed 3rd in the 400m with a career best time of 51.53. He also placed 4th in the 200m with a time of 23.52. Kevin Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) placed 6th in the shot put with a season best throw of 11.28m. He also placed 9th in the discus with a toss of 26.03m. Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI), Joseph Gareri (Uxbridge, MA) and Nelson Moreno (Pawtucket, RI) all ran career best times in the 800m. Laney placed 10th in a time of 2:07.12, Gareri placed 21st in a time of 2:15.87, and Moreno placed 24th in a time of 2:23.31. All three joined Olowoporoku in the 4x400m relay to place 4th in a time of 3:54.22.
Teixeira and Beausoleil will compete in the Division I NJCAA National Championships, which are set to take place May 15-17 at John D. Riggs Stadium in Mesa, AZ. Teixeira will compete in the 400m hurdles, while Beausoleil will throw the javelin.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.