Rhode Island Captures Its Twenty-Second New England Title

Rhode Island Captures Its Twenty-Second New England Title

Meet Information:

New England Outdoor Championship

Host: Williams College - Williamstown, Mass.

The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team won its 22nd NEICAAA Championship in program history with 163 points. This is the 19th outdoor New England title for URI, and the 11th since 2003.

Northeastern took second in the meet (145), followed by Dartmouth (76), Tufts (56) and Southern Connecticut State (51).

The Rams won six events during day two, leading to their victory. In total, they had 10 athletes named as individual New England champions over the weekend.

Finals

  • Nigel Hill won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.67 seconds. DeAngelo Berry finished third (10.78 seconds) and Joseph Carter finished fifth (10.82 seconds).
  • Hill took gold in the 200-meter dash as well (21.62 seconds). Carter finished third (21.72 seconds).
  • Marlon Montague took first in the 400-meter dash (47.99 seconds). Jaleel Felton (49.03 seconds) and Jared Gray (49.24 seconds) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
  • A-10 champion John Stallworth won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.22 seconds. Adam Franklin finished eighth in 14.94 seconds.
  • Franklin would go on to win the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.77 seconds. Max Dickens finished fourth in 53.37 seconds.
  • The 4x400-meter relay team won in 3:11.82.
  • Nigel Riley took fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 14.12 meters (46' 4").
  • The 4x800-meter relay team of Griffin Cobb, Rock Fortna, Sam Coppola and Joseph DiPalma placed fourth with a time of 7:36.80.
  • Darrik Muroski took fifth in the shot put (52' 10.75"). He was also the highest-finishing Ram in the discus with a 14th-place throw (142' 10").
  • Eric Wicks finished eighth in the high jump (6' 5").
  • Timothy Slack took 10th in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:42.44.

Up Next
Rhode Island is off for two weeks, then select qualifiers will travel to Lexington, Ky. for the NCAA East Regional Championship. The three-day meet will begin on Thursday, May 25.