The Knights and Lady Knights CCRI track & field teams traveled to Middletown CT to compete in the Wesleyan University Swanson Invite on Saturday. Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) led the Lady Knights while Steven Croft (Warwick, RI) led the Knights to some excellent performances at the Wesleyan Meet.
For the Lady Knights Beausoleil set a new CCRI school record in the javelin throw placing second with a season best throw of 35.61m (116’10”) toss. Haley also placed fifth in the 400m race with a season best time of 1 minute 2.89 seconds. She rounded out her day placing 11th in the 200m dash in a season best-time of 27.59. Teondra Silva (Barrington, RI) also had a good day placing third in the long jump with a leap of 4.76m (15’7.50”). Silva also placed ninth in the 100m in 13.44 seconds. Finally, she placed 12th in the 200m in a time of 27.77, both the 100m and 200m times were her best of this season.
For the Knights Steven Croft placed second in the 200m dash in a career-best time of 22.35 seconds. Croft also placed sixth in the 100m dash in a time of 11.28 seconds. In the 800m Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI), Joseph Gareri (Uxbridge, MA) and Nelson Moreno (Pawtucket, RI) all ran career-best times for the distance. Laney placed ninth in 2 minutes 11 seconds, Gareri placed 13th in 2:19.20 and Moreno placed 18th in 2:24.03. Knights’ thrower Kevin Redmond also did very well placing seventh in the shot put with a season-best toss of 11.14m (36’6.75”). Redmond also placed 14th in the discus with a toss of 24.02m (78’10”). Austin White (Woonsocket, RI) placed ninth in the long jump with a 5.66m (18’7”) leap then placed 12th in the javelin with a toss of 27.94m (91’8”). Rounding-out the Knights’ team was John Vicario (Johnston, RI) who ran a season-best time in of 12.62 seconds in the 100m dash to place him 18th.
The next meet for CCRI will be this Saturday when they travel to New London, CT to compete in the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational 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.