Knights and Lady Knights traveled to Boston University in Boston, MA to compete in the Boston University Dave Hemery Valentine Invitational. The Knights and Lady Knights had some of their best performances of the season at BU.
In the 60m dash Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington, RI) placed 89th out of 110 athletes with a time of 8.48 seconds. Teondra Silva (Barrington, RI) placed 101st with her season-best effort of 8.67 seconds. Teixeira came back to run a season-best time in the 200m dash placing 116th out of 212 athletes with a time of 26.78 seconds. Silva also came back to place 177th with a season-best time of 27.72 seconds in the 200m. Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) placed 111th in the 400m with a season best time of 1 minute 1.31 seconds out of 169 athletes in the race. Beausoleil also ran a season-best in the 200m with a 153rd place in a time of 27.72 seconds. All three ladies ran very well and won their individual heats in the 200m dash and Haley also won her heat in the 400m race.
Samson Olowoporoku (Osun State, Nigeria) ran a career-best time in the 200m placing 152nd out of 232 sprinters in the 200m dash in 23.44 seconds. Joshua Rembert (Boston, MA) also ran the 200m in a season-best effort of 23.84 seconds which was good for 186th place. Both men won their individual heats. Olowoporoku and Rembert both ran the 400m in season-best efforts with Samson placing 130th out of 195 athletes with a time of 52.07 seconds while winning his heat. Joshua placed 155th in a time of 52.85 seconds. Daniel Duquette (North Attleboro, MA) placed 171st out 233 men in the 800m with a time of 2 minutes 1.60 seconds. Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI) placed 227th with a career-best effort time in the 800m run of 2:14.51. Keven Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) threw his career-best toss in the shot put with an 11.99 meter effort that placed him 53rd and Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) placed 48th out of 70 competitors with a throw of 12.48m.
Also at the Valentine Invite, CCRI alumnus Bobby Allen came even closer to breaking the 4-minute mark in the mile run. He placed 10th with a new UMass-Lowell record in the Mile for his River Hawks. Allen’s time was an amazing effort of 4:00.35. Bobby was tenth over all of 301 milers while being the 4th fastest collegiate runner In addition, Bobby has one of the top 15 times in the NCAA so far this season.
The next meet for CCRI will be Sunday the 23rd when they travel to Harvard University in Boston, MA to compete in the Unites States of America Track and Field New England Open championships beginning at 10:00am.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 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.