02.04.13: The CCRI Knights indoor track team traveled to the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI to compete in the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational on Saturday. The CCRI men’s team placed 9th out of 11 teams scoring teams with 15 points and the University of Rhode Island men’s team won the meet with 193 total team points.
Bobby Allen (Cranston, RI) won the 3,000m run in a season-best time of 8 minutes 33.4 seconds. His time puts him in No. 2 in the NJCAA indoor track performance list behind in the 3,000m Tahir Chakisso from Iowa Central CC at 8:32.37. Jumper Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) placed 4th in the High Jump with a 6 foot, 6 and a ¼ inch effort (or 1.99m). Jordan Barboza (Warwick, RI) had a fine meet placing 19th in the High Jump with a season-best leap of 1.84m 6 feet and ½ inch effort. Barboza came back to place 20th in the 60 meter hurdles with a CCRI record time of 9.12 seconds. He followed that by running with his teammates Vazquez, Daniel Duquette (North Attleboro, MA) and Carlos Diaz (Smithfield, RI) in the 4x400m relay placing 11th in a time of 3:34.14 just .02 seconds off the CCRI record mark. Duquette returned to place 15th in the 800m run with his second best time of the season of 2:00.36. Sprinter Ryan Rotondo (Cranston, RI) placed 17th in the 60m dash with a time of 7.45 seconds. For the Lady Knights Olivia Emerick (Cranston, RI) ran the 400m placing 27th in a time of 1:06.27.
The next meet for the Knights will be this Friday and Saturday when they travel to Boston University in Boston, MA to compete in the BU Valentine’s Day Invitational. The meet begins 2:00pm Friday and 10:00am Saturday.
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.