May 2, 2001
KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island Men's Track & Field standouts swept the Atlantic 10 awards this week as senior Scott Iamarone was named the conference's Co-Performer of the Week while freshman Colin Aina earned the A-10's Rookie of the Week honors.
Iamarone, a Providence, R.I., native, threw an Atlantic 10 best 181'5" in the hammer throw at the Penn Relays, placing sixth. He has qualified for IC4A's by more than nine feet in the hammer and is also among the conference leaders in the discus with a throw of 110'4". This marks the second time this season that Iamarone has been named the conference's performer of the week, earning the honor on April 17.
Aina, who hails from East Providence, R.I., recorded the second fastest time in the conference this season (14.77) in the 110m hurdles and the fifth longest mark in the long jump (21'4.75") at the Holy Cross Invitational. He also ran the anchor leg on the shuttle hurdle relay team that broke a 20-year old school record with a time of 59.04 at the Penn Relays this past weekend. The talented rookie also earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors on April 10.
Rhode Island will return to action this weekend when it travels to Dayton, Ohio, for the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championship. The Rams captured the conference indoor title in February.