Warwick, R.I. – April 13, 2015: The CCRI Track and Field competitors traveled Connecticut College New London, CT on Saturday to compete in the Silfen Invitational. The Knights’ Men finished in 13th place scoring 10 points while the Lady Knights also 13th with six points. The Team winners on both sides were from Tufts University with their men scoring 188 points and their women 171.5 points.
Leading the way for the Knights was Connor Williamson (West Warwick, RI) won Long Jump with a NJCAA national qualifying leap of 6.33m (20’, 9”). Williamson returned to place 13th in the Triple Jump with an 11.23m effort. The Lady Knights were led by Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) smashed her own Javelin record throwing it an impressive 37.85m (124’2”). Beausoleil returned to place 12th in the 400m with her best time of the year of 1 minute 2.57 seconds. She finished her day by placing 21st in the 200m with her best time of the year 28.76 seconds.
Other Knights who did very well included: Javier Vasquez (Providence, RI) put forth a career-best leap in the High Jump of 1.73m (5’, 8”). Vasquez returned to place 35th in the 200m with a time of 25.13 seconds. Lee Mandanici (Medina, OH) placed 14th in the 400m with a season-best time of 53.93 seconds and then placed 21st in the 200m with a time of 24.18 seconds. Ranier Martinez (North Providence, RI) placed 22nd in the 100m dash in a season best time of 12.24 seconds then placed 41st in the 200m with a time of 25.46 seconds. Ian Anderson (Warwick, RI) placed 37th in the 1,500m run in a season best time of 4:53.12 finishing just ahead of Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI) who placed 38th in the time of 4:53.13. Laney returned to place 56th in the 800m run in a time of 2:19.03 while Anderson finished the 800m placing 61st in a time of 2:24.13.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “I saw a great deal of improvement this week by all the CCRI athletes, we hope to keep Improving next week at Fitchburg State.”
The Knights travel to Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA to compete in the Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet beginning at 10am.
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.