Warwick, R.I. – January 17, 2017: CCRI Knights and Lady Knights track teams competed in the Roxbury Community College Tiger Open on Saturday January 14th. The event was a Non-team scoring meet.
After a long interim Holiday break, the Knights and Lady Knights were ready to hit the track with some great performances! Freshman hurdler Victoria Anderson (Manville, RI) placed 8th place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 10.70 seconds then came back to run the 200m in 31.53 seconds to place 11th. Freshman Allison Lennox (North Kingstown, RI), a long sprinter, tried her hand at the 800m this weekend, running an unpracticed event in a time of two minutes 37.29 seconds to win her heat! 10 minutes later Lennox came back and ran the 200m in a time of 29.44 seconds which was good for 6th place while also winning her heat.
Freshman Wayne Rainey (Hope Valley, RI) ran a time of 7.80 seconds in the 60m dash to finish 27th and then came in 15th place in the 200m dash with a time of 24.33 seconds. Former West Warwick Wizard Justin Lucier took 7th place in the 200m with a time of 23.81 seconds which is very impressive considering he had a very short rest period after the 400m race in which he ran a season-best of 52.57 seconds. Sophomore Ian Fletcher (Lincoln, RI) ran the 800 in two minutes 37.88 seconds. Also in the distance events were Dan Elliott (North Attleboro, MA) and Tim Chambers (Cranston, RI) who both ran the mile run, 800 and 4x400 relay. Chambers ran 4:51.00 for the mile which was good for 16th place while Elliott ran 5:19.00. They came back in the 800 in different heats to run exactly the same time of 2:16.56 for a harsh open double. Rainey, Lucier, Elliott and Chambers then all teamed-up to place 5th in the 4x400m run in a time of 3:50.85.
The next meet for the Knights’ and Lady Knights’ Track & Field will at the Boston University “Terrier Classic” Saturday January the 28th at 9:00am
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