The CCRI Knights and Lady Knights indoor track teams traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossings, MA to start the 2014 indoor track and field season with some good performances at the 2014 Roxbury Community College Tiger Open.
The Lady Knights were led by freshman Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) placed fifth in the 400m in a time of 1 minute 3.67 seconds. Beausoleil also placed 13th in the 200m in a time of 28.03. Also performing well was Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington, RI) placed ninth in the 60m dash with a time of 8.64 seconds, then came back to place ninth in the 200m with a time of 27.75 seconds.
Knights’ thrower Colin Cabral (Cumberland, RI) placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 40 feet 11.75 inches. The Knights other thrower Kevin Redmond (South Kingstown, RI) placed ninth in the shot with a 36’3.50” toss. Middle-distance runner Daniel Duquette (North Attleboro, MA) placed fourth in the 800m with a time of 2:02.10, also running in that race was Joe Gareri (Uxbridge, MA) who placed 17th with a time of 2:25.71. Austin White (Woonsocket, RI) placed 18th in a time of 2:32.80. In the 400m Joshua Rembert (Boston, MA) placed seventh in a time of 54.17. Samson Olowoporoku (Osun-State Nigeria) placed ninth in the 400m with a time of 54.42 seconds then followed that up by placing ninth in the 200m with a time of 23.85. Rounding out the action for the Knights was the 4x400m relay team of Rembert, Duquette, White and Olowoporoku who placed 5th in very good time of 3:39.43.
The next meet for CCRI will be Saturday the 25ht when they travel to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan 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.