The CCRI men’s and women’s indoor track teams traveled to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan Invite III on Saturday. It was a not a team scoring event but there were many very good performances by CCRI.
The Lady Knights were led by Teondra Silva (Barrington, RI) who won the long jump with a season-best leap of 4.57m. Silva also placed ninth in the 60m dash with a time of 8.79 seconds and then she placed 16th in the 200m in a time of 30.02 seconds. Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington, RI) placed second in the 60m dash with a season best time of 8.34 seconds. Teixeira also placed fourth in the 200m in a time of 27.53 seconds in her best time of the season. Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) placed 3rd in the 600m dash in a time of 1:46.46. Beausoleil also reset her own school record in the pole vault with a jump of 2.45m, besting her former record by almost half a meter.
The Knights were led by Samson Olowoporoku (Osun-State Nigeria) won the 600m with a time of 1 minute 31.17 seconds and Daniel Duquette (North Attleboro, MA) who won the 800m in a time of 2:01.48. Joshua Rembert (Boston, MA) placed fourth in the 400m dash with a time 54.24. Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI) placed seventh in the 600m in a career-best time of 1:35.43. All four men teamed up to place third in the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:37.60. Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 12.71m. Kevin Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) placed eighth in the shot with a career-best toss of 11.93m. Rounding out the Knights’ efforts was Joseph Gareri (Uxbridge, MA) placed 10th in the 600m dash with a time of 1:43.66 and Nelson Moreno (Pawtucket, RI) who ran his best time in the 200m dash placing 30th in a time of 30.48 and 22nd in the 60m dash in a time 9.01.
The next meet for CCRI will be next Saturday the 8th when they travel to Boston University in Boston, MA to compete in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational beginning at 9:00am.
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.