Men's Track And Field Take Second Victory Of The Season At Maine

Jan. 25, 2003

Orono, Maine. - The Rhode Island men's track and field team grabbed another victory, 95-84, in their duel meet against Maine on Saturday.

In the 60 meter dash sophomore Chad Washington (Monticello, N.Y.) grabbed a first place finish with a time of 6.65, while freshmen Eric Groce (Rutland, Vt.) and Corey Draffen (New Bedford, Mass.) grabbed second and third with times of 6.70 and 6.72 respectively.

In the 200m-dash junior Colin Aina (Providence, R.I.) nabbed first with a time of 22.83, Washington made a second appearance and place with a time of 23.14 while Draffen came in third with a time of 23.20.

In the 400m-dash junior Jesse Andoscia (North Kingston, R.I.) earned a first place finish with his time of 50.69 and freshman Patrick Mills (Bay Shore, N.Y.) grabbed third (53.23).

Rhode Island natives, freshman Kyle Poland (North Scituate, R.I.), ran for his first medal time in the mile of 4:42.26 and a bronze, while sophomore Kevin Lopes (Portsmouth, R.I.) also earned a third place finish in the 500m with his time of 1:06.98.

In relay events Rhode Island finished second in both the 4x400 and 4x800 with times of 3:34.49 and 8:49.73.

The Rams fared well in field events starting when Aina, Mills and sophomore Evan Lima (Warwick, R.I.) swept the 60m high hurdles, with times of 7.57, 8.54 and 8.59.

Lopes and Draffen grabbed first and third in the high jump with their marks of 6-00.00 and 5-10.00.

In the long jump Aina and sophomore Jonathan Green (Great Neck, N.Y.) grabbed first and second with jumps of 23-01.75 and 21-11.00, while in the triple Green and Washington earned first and second jumping 43-01.00 and 42-05.25.

In the pole vault, Rhode Island grabbed another first and second victory in freshmen Adam Zucconi (Marlton, N.J) 14.06.00 reach and Dustin Bilbruck (Gillespie, Ill.) who reached 14-00.00.

In throwing events the Rams grabbed first and third in the shot put with sophomore Sean Bramley (New Platz, N.Y.) who threw 45-10.00 and Bilbruck's 38-07.00 score. Rhode Island swept the weight throw with senior William Johnston's (Warwick, R.I.) first place throw of 55-06.50, freshman Andre Reid's (South Windsor, Conn.) throw of 48-09.00 and Bramley's third place throw of 47-02.75.