The CCRI Knights and Lady Knights outdoor track teams traveled to Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA to compete in the Bridgewater State University Bears Invitational. With a gusty wind at times 30 mph the Knights and Lady Knights got the Spring Season under way.
For the Lady Knights Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington, RI) placed second in the 400m hurdles with a good early season time of 1 minute 9.70 seconds. Teixeira also placed 13th in the 100m dash in a time of 14.20 seconds. Teondra Silva (Barrington, RI) leaped for 6th place in the long jump with a 4.55 meter leap. Silva also placed 12th in the 200m dash with a time of 29.07seconds while also placing 30th in the 100m dash with a time of 15.27. Both efforts were very good considering the 100m dash was run straight into a head wind as was the long jump runway.
For the Knights freshman Steven Croft (Warwick, RI) placed 12th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.34 seconds. Freshman John Vicario (Johnston, RI) placed 38th in the 100m with a time of 14.02 seconds. Sophomore thrower Kevin Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) placed 20th in the shot put with a toss of 10.67 meters and he placed 25th in the discus with a throw of 25.48 meters. Middle-distance specialist Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI) placed 27th in the 1,500m run in a time of 4 minutes 57.16 seconds followed by Joseph Gareri (Uxbridge, MA) who placed 32nd in a time of 5:02.46. Both times were career-bests for Laney and Gareri. The two came back to compete in the 800m with Laney placing 27th in a time of 2:23.66 and Gareri tied his career-best in a time of 2:26.78. Rounding out the Knights runners was Nelson Moreno (Pawtucket, RI) also ran his best time in the 800m placing 38th in a time of 2:35.73.
The next meet for CCRI will be Saturday April 5th when they will travel to UMass-Dartmouth in Dartmouth, MA to compete in the UMass-Dartmouth Corsair Classic.
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.