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Knights Track Shows Great Improvement at Wesleyan Meet!


Oliver Charles

Oliver Charles

Warwick, R.I. – February 3, 2020: The CCRI Knights indoor track team traveled to Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on Saturday to compete in the Wesleyan Indoor Invitational. This was a non-scoring event.

The Wesleyan University Indoor Invitational is usually one of the first meets of the year for the Knights. CCRI had seven competitors in the meet: six men and one woman.

Leading the way for the Knights’ men was freshman sprinter and leaper Oliver Charles (Warwick, RI) who ran a personal best placing 27th in the 200m dash in 25.88 seconds. Charles also placed 7th in the long jump with a 5.88m (19’3.5”) leap. He finished his day running the 60m dash in a time of 7.76 seconds which placed him 20th. Sophomore middle distance specialist Brandon Bun (Pawtucket, RI) ran a season best time in the 600m race placing 16th in a time of one minute 40.81 seconds. Freshman Justin Feola (Warwick, RI) ran a season best in the 200m race placing 31st in the time of 27.24 seconds. Feola also ran the 400m race placing 21st in a time of 1:03.65. Freshman Alex Long (Johnston, RI) placed 18th in the 400m race in a time of 1:00.38. Long returned to place 32nd in the 200m with a time of 27.34 seconds. Freshman middle distance specialist Dylan Ouillette (Warwick, RI) placed 9th in the 800m run with a personal best time of 2:33.02. Freshman Gavin Kearney (Coventry, RI) placed 17th in the shot put with a toss of 7.60m (24’11.25”).

Ashley Lawrence (Barrington, RI) was the only female competitor to compete for CCRI at Wesleyan and she performed very well placing 10th in the 1,000m race with a time of 4:17.65.

Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “A great deal of improvement for the CCRI athletes in this second event of the track and field season.”

The next meet for CCRI will be this Saturday the when they travel to the Olney/Margolis Athletic Center on the Campus on Brown University to compete I the Brown Running Club Billy Brockmueller Invitational beginning at 10am.

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