Warwick, R.I. – December 5, 2016: The CCRI Lady Knights and Knights track teams traveled to Roxbury Crossing, MA on Saturday to compete in the 2016 UMass-Boston Open held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center.
All of the CCRI athletes were competing in their first ever collegiate indoor track event. The fields in some of the events exceeded 100 competing athletes. According to Head Coach Gregg Cornell “Both CCRI teams held their own with some great performances.”
For the Lady Knights in the 200m was Allison Lenox (North Kingstown, RI) finishing 63rd 30.00 seconds, Tara Miller (Wakefield, RI) was 72nd in 31.16 seconds and Victoria Anderson (Manville, RI) was 81st in 32.14 seconds. Competing in the 500m was Allison Lenox who finished 7th in 1 minute 28.36 seconds and in the 60m hurdles Victoria Anderson finished 22nd in 10.94 seconds. Rounding out the Lady Knights events was Tara Miller finishing 16th in the High Jump with a 1.40m lead and Allison Lenox ninth in the Triple Jump with a 9.68m effort.
For the Knight on the men’s side in the 60m Amir Spriggs (Providence, RI) finished 35th in 7.44 seconds and Wayne Rainey (Hope Valley, RI) was 76th in 7.89 seconds. In the 200m 28th Amir Spriggs was 28th in 23, 90 seconds and Justin Lucier (West Warwick, RI) was 33rd in 24.04 while Wayne Rainey was 71st in 24.96. Competing in the 400m was Justin Lucier finishing 14th in 52.70. Competing in the 1,000m was Mike Dutka (Chepachet, RI) finishing 17th in 2 minutes 57.61 seconds then in the mile Dutka finished 25th in 4:59.33. Rounding out the Knights performers was the 4x400m team of Spriggs, Dutka, Rainey and Lucier who finished 15th in 4:44.85
Coach Cornell added “This was a great start for the Knights and Lady Knights with many solid performances to build on during the coming months.”
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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.