Jan. 22, 2001
KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island senior James Rooney was named the Atlantic 10 Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week following two first-place finishes at the New England Challenge Cup held at Boston University on Friday.
Rooney, a native of Carver, Mass., placed first in the shot put (53'9.25"), which is the Atlantic 10's best mark in that event this season. He also became the Atlantic 10 leader in the weight throw, placing first with a throw of 59'8.25" on Friday. Rooney was the runner- up in the shot put at last year's Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championship.
The Rams placed third in the ten-team field at the New England Challenge Cup.