Knights Show Promise at Greater Boston Track Meet!
Warwick, R.I. – January 21, 2020: the CCRI Knights indoor Track team traveled to Harvard-Gordon Track and Tennis Center in Cambridge, MA to compete in the Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) Open Meet on Sunday the 19th. The meet was a (team) non-scoring open event. CCRI had seven Male and Female student athletes participating with some very promising performances.
The Knights’ men were led by Gavin Kearney (Coventry, RI) who finished 14th in the Men’s Shot Put with a throw of 7.91m (25’11.50”). Middle distance specialist Brandon Bun (Pawtucket, RI) finished 21st in the 600m in a fine time of one minute 41.61 seconds followed by Alex Long (Johnston, RI) who finished 22nd in 1:41.92. Middle distance specialist Dylan Ouillette (Warwick, RI) finished 22nd in the 3,000m in 11:44.01. Sprinter Oliver Charles (Warwick, RI) finished 29th in the 60m dash in 7.71 seconds followed by Justin Feola (Warwick, RI) who finished 59th in 8.65 seconds. They both came back to compete in the 200m run: Charles finished 45th in 26.01 seconds and Feola finished 59th 27.74 seconds. The CCRI Men’s 4x440 yard relay team of Long, Bun, Feola and Charles finished 10th in a time of 4:09.67.
The Lady Knights were represented by Courtney Ludovici (Burrillville, RI) who competed in the Women’s Shot Put and finished 24th with a throw of 5.41meters (17’09”). Ludovici returned to run the Women’s 200m and finished 53rd in a time of 33.01 seconds.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “First meet of the season. Some promising performances and we know now what we need to work on over the next twenty weeks of the track and field season.”
The next meet for the CCRI indoor track team will be Saturday February 1st when they travel to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan University Indoor Track Invitational beginning at 10am.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.