Warwick, R.I. – April 18, 2016: The CCRI Knights track & field team traveled to Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA to compete in the Fitchburg State University Eric Loeschner Invitational on Saturday.
Leading the way for the Knights on the men’s side was Lee Mandanici (Medina, OH) who placed 10th in the 400m dash in a time of 52.57 seconds. Mandanici also placed 22nd in the 200m dash in a time of 23.63. Both races were season-best times for the spring season.
Other Knights performances were Giovanni Colon (Providence, RI) place 48th in the 100m dash in 12.27seconds and 52nd in the 200m dash in 25.10 seconds. Colon then returned to place 28th in the Long Jump with a leap of 5.26m. Sprinter Connor Williamson (West Warwick, RI) placed 10th in the 110m hurdles 17.88 seconds which was an NJCAA DIII national qualifying time. Williamson also placed 17th in the Long Jump with a nice 5.70m leap. Distance specialist Ian Fletcher (Lincoln, RI) placed 49th in the 800m in a career-best time of two minutes 29.16 seconds and Mike Dutka (Chepachet, RI) placed 9th in the 10,000m in 39:10 seconds.
For the Lady Knights Alicia Moran (Warwick, RI) placed 16th in the Hammer Throw with a national qualifying toss of 29.80m. Moran also placed 22nd in the Shot Put with a toss of 8.00m and rounded out her day with a 34th place finish in the Discus with a throw of 18.74m. Rounding out the CCRI competitors was Nina Perez (Providence, RI) who ran two career-best times! Perez placed 22nd in the 400m in 1:12.71 and then 52nd in the 200m in 31.94 seconds. Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet “These were some excellent performances and our student- athletes will look to improve on their performances over the next two weeks.”
The next meet of the Knights will be this Saturday the 23rd when they travel to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan university Elmer Swanson Invitational beginning at 7:00am.
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.