Warwick, R.I. – April 3, 2017: The CCRI Track & Field team traveled to UMass-Dartmouth in Dartmouth, MA to compete in the UMass-Dartmouth Corsair Invitational on Sunday. The Knights’ Men finished 15th with five points while the Lady Knights did not score in the meet. However, Three CCRI athletes did qualify for NJCAA Division III National Championships at Sundays U Mass Dartmouth “Corsair” Invitational.
Leading the way for the Knights was Lincoln Robinson (Stonington, CT) with an impressive 4th place finish and National qualifying time of 58.60 seconds in the 400m hurdle race. Robinson was the only CCRI athlete to place in the top eight at the meet which garnered the CCRI Team five points.
For the Lady Knights Allison Lenox (North Kingstown, RI) placed 10th in the 400m run with an NJCAA Division III qualifying time of one minute 3.83 seconds. Lenox also placed 20th in the 200m dash in a time of 28.43 seconds. Also turning in a qualifying time was Victoria Anderson (Manville, RI) who placed 11th in the 100m hurdles in a NJCAA Division III qualifying time of 17.98 seconds.
Other Knights who ran well were Cristian Figueroa (Providence, RI) who placed 19th in the 800m run in a time of 2:06.96. Justin Lucier (West Warwick, RI) placed 19th in the 100m dash in a time of 11.86. He also placed 25th in the 200m dash in a time of 23.94. Wayne Rainey (Hope Valley, RI) placed 27th in the 100m dash in the time of 11.97 seconds. Rainey also placed 41st in the 200m dash in the time of 24.92 seconds Luis Caro (Lincoln, RI) placed 50th in the 200m dash in a time of 26.80 seconds. Caro also placed 34th in the 400m run in a time of 1:01.43. Ian Fletcher (Lincoln, RI) placed 56th in the 800m race in a time of 2:30.19. Rounding out the Knights athletes was Dariel Santana (Providence, RI) placed 50th in the 100m dash in the time of 13.01.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the Meet “Nice to have some athletes qualify for the National Championships. We are hoping for a few more over the following weeks.”
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