01.12.13: The CCRI indoor track team traveled to Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan Invite II. It was a banner day for the Knights as four new CCRI records were set in just their second meet of the season.
Middle-distance runner Daniel Duquette (North Attleboro, MA) won the 800m in a CCRI record time of 2 minutes 2.66 seconds. Sprinter Ryan Rotondo (Cranston, RI) won the 60m dash in a time of 7.34 seconds. Bobby Allen (Cranston, RI) won the mile run in 4:14.52 and then came back to set a CCRI school record in the 1,000m in a fine time of 2:35.23. Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) won the High Jump with a 6’6” (1.98m) leap. CCRI thrower Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) placed 4th in the Shot Put with a school record toss of 40’09.5” (12.43m). Jordan Barboza (Warwick, RI) placed 4th in the 60m Hurdles with a school record of time of 9.28 seconds, then placed 5th in the High Jump with a season-best leap of 5’10” (1.78m). Also competing for the Knights was Carlos Diaz (Smithfield, RI) in the 60m placing 10th in a time of 7.58 seconds. Also in the 60m dash was Jarrame Morris (Providence, RI) who placed 25th in a time of 7.97 seconds. Both men also ran the 200m: Diaz placed 9th in a time of 24.84 seconds and Morris placed 22nd in a time 26.18 seconds. Kevin Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) placed 6th in the shot put with a toss of 38’02” (11.64m). David Palkovic (Middletown, RI) placed 5th in the Mile run with a time of 5:03.54 then placed 9th in the 1,000m with a time of 2:58.39. Finally on the men’s side, the men’s 4x400m team of: Vazquez, Duquette, Barboza and Allen placed 4th in a time of 3:37.09.
Two Lady Knights took the trip to Wesleyan and both showed much improvement from the week before. Olivia Emerick (Cranston, RI) placed 5th in the 200m in a time of 29.63 seconds. Emerick also placed 5th in the 600m dash in a time of 1:57.49. Akande Boluwatife (Lagos Nigeria) placed 17th in the 60m dash in a time of 9.49 and then came back and placed 18th in the 200m dash in a personal best time of 32.37.
The CCRI indoor track team will travel to Boston, MA this Saturday to compete at the Greater Boston Track Club Invite beginning at 10:00am.
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.