With the NJCAA Winter championships kicking-off this weekend you can follow all the CCRI student-athletes as they compete. Members of the CCRI Indoor Track team will be competing at the NJCAA Indoor Track National Championships at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. The CCRI men’s basketball team will be playing in the Region XXI Division II men’s basketball championship at Dean College in Franklin, MA. The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team will be hosting the Region XXI/XV Super Regional this weekend at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
The 2013 Indoor Track National Championships begin today Friday March 1st at the Athletic Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The Championships will feature 620 top Junior College student-athletes from 47 junior colleges. Competing for the Knights will be Bobby Allen (Cranston, RI), Dan Duquette (North Attleboro, MA), and Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI). Allen will be defending his Mile and 3,000m National Championships. Allen comes into the meet ranked No. 1 in the mile at a time of 4 minutes 6.62 seconds and ranked fourth in the 3,000m with a time of 8:33.7. Vazquez will compete in the High Jump, and comes into that event ranked No. 9 with a CCRI record leap of 6’8.75”. Finally, for the Knights Duquette will compete in the 800m and comes into the meet rankled No. 32 at a CCRI record pace of 1:58.00. The event times are as follows for the finals: High Jump Friday at 7:30pm (CST), 3,000m Friday at 9:10pm (CST). On Saturday the Mile Run at 1:40pm CST and the 800m at 3:05 pm (CST). For all meet results please follow the link: http://www.spato.us/ttu/2013/mr1/
The Region XXI Division II men’s championship will be Saturday March 2nd at 1:00pm at Pieri Gymnasium located on the Dean College campus in Franklin, MA. The Knights comes into the championship as the No.2 seed with a 19-11 record (NOTE: record has moved form 18-12 to 19-11 as recently it had been discovered State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota who they played on 12/29/12 had played with an ineligible player) and will face top seed Dean College 17-5 whom they had split their in-season series with. The Knight defeated Dean in Warwick in December 87-76 but lost to them in Franklin, MA 82-70 in February. The Knights look to reverse their fortunes in Franklin and advance to the District Championship to be played at Region III in upstate New York next weekend at allocation to be determined. The score will be updated shortly after the game on the CCRI men’s basketball site to get to the site please follow link: http://www.ccri.edu/athl/men_basketball/schedule.html
The no. 16 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) Lady Knights will host the Region XXI/XV Super Regional this weekend at the Vincent A Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick. In the first game of the regional the Lady Knights will be the no.1 seed and will face no. 4 seed Colts of Orange County CC from Middletown, NY whom they have beaten twice this year. In the second game of the tournament, no 2 seed and No.11 ranked defending National Champion Monroe College Mustangs from New Rochelle, NY 20-5 will face no. 2 seed Dean College Bulldogs from Franklin, MA (15-8), though Monroe won both games versus Dean this year the contests were very close with the same score of 64-61. The winners of the Saturday games will face-off Sunday at 1:00pm for the Tournament Championship. However, both Saturday winners will advance to the District Championship the following weekend at Region XIX (probably County College of Morris in New Jersey). You can get score updates by following the CCRI athletics twitter account: @ccriathletics also final scores for the games will be updated on the CCRI women’s basketball site to get there please follow link: http://www.ccri.edu/athl/women_basketball/schedule.html
Be sure to follow all the Knight and Lady Knight as they represent CCRI with the hopes of bringing home more championships to the Ocean State. Go Knights and Lady Knights!
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