Warwick, R.I. – May 27, 2017: The CCRI men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan University Spring Classic Track Meet. With Wesleyans outdoor track still covered in snow all events for the 2017 Wesleyan “Spring Classic” were contested on their indoor track. Knights and Lady Knights put forth some top eight performances.
The top performers for the Knights’ men were led by Lincoln Robinson (Stonington, CT) who placed 6th in the 400m with a time of 54.94 seconds. Robinson returned to place 7th in the 200m race in a time of 24.60 seconds. Cristian Figueroa (Providence, RI) placed 7th in the 800m with a time of two minutes 6.12 seconds. Tim Chambers (Cranston, RI) placed 5th in the 5,000m in a time of 17:22.55. The top Lady Knights’ performer was Victoria Anderson (Manville, RI) who placed 5th in the 60m hurdles in a time of 10.56 seconds.
There were some other very good performances by the team including Wayne Rainey (Hope Valley, RI) who was 12th in the 400m in57.26 seconds and 10th in the 200m in 25.41 seconds. Danny Santana- Baez (Providence, RI) was 12th in the 100m in 13.23 seconds and 12th in the 200m in 27.60 seconds. Ian Fletcher (Lincoln, RI) was 30th in the 800m in2:30.50 and Luis Caro (Lincoln, RI) was 31st in the 800m in 2:31.72.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the Meet “This was a great start to the Spring Campaign with some solid top eight performances. Times should only improve over the next few weeks once we hit the outdoor tracks.”
The next meet for CCRI will be this Saturday when they travel to UMass-Dartmouth for the UMass-Dartmouth Invite beginning at 10:00am.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.