Warwick, R.I. – April 6, 2015: The CCRI Track & Field teams traveled to UMass-Dartmouth in Dartmouth, MA to compete in the Corsair Invitational. CCRI was led by Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) who qualified for the NJCAA National Championships in the Javelin throw and 400m dash.
Haley Beausoleil led all CCRI competitors by scoring all of CCRI’s points. Beausoleil placed third in the Javelin with an impressive 31.18 meter (102’, 03”) Division III NJCAA National qualifying toss. Haley came back to place 7th in the 400m dash with a National qualifying time of 1 minute 7.63 seconds. She finished her day by placing 20th in the 200m dash in a time of 28.94 seconds.
The Knights men’s squad struggled all day. The Knights were led by Connor Williamson (West Warwick, RI) who placed 14th in the long jump with a leap of 5.52m (18’,1 ½”) and 13th in the Triple Jump with a leap of 10.54m (34’,7”) effort. Sprinter Ranier Martinez (North Providence, RI) placed 46th in the 100m dash in a time of 12.69 seconds followed by John Vicario (Johnston, RI) who placed 48th in a time of 12.77 seconds. Middle-distance runner Ian Anderson (Warwick, RI) placed 27th in the 1,500 meter run in a time of 4:54.38 followed by Britton Laney (Pascoag, RI) placed 33rd in 4:58.68. Both men returned to run the 800m run with Laney placing 31st in a time of 2:28.74 and Anderson placing 33rd in a time of 2:32.79.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “The weather held all athletes back on Saturday. A good number of athletes pulled out of events because of the extremely windy weather that would have could hamper performances and cause worsening injuries. Everyone hopes for better conditions next week.”
The next meet for CCRI will be Saturday the 11th when they travel to Connecticut College in New London, CT to compete in the Silfen Invitational.
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.