Men's Track And Field Athletes Lead On And Off The Field

Feb. 11, 2003

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island natives and student-athletes, senior Domenic Murgo (Warwick, R.I.) and sophomore Kevin Lopes (Portsmouth, R.I.) not only excel on the track but in the University of Rhode Island community as well.

Murgo, who has run for the Rams for the past three years as a sprinter, has marked a personal best of 24.65 in the 200m dash and a 6.88 in the 55m dash, and has also been acting Student Body President for the past year. Although he will be departing from office within the next few weeks, Murgo will continue to run for Rhode Island throughout the outdoor season.

Currently Murgo is pursuing a degree in business administration and will be graduating in the spring.

Lopes, who runs for Rhode Island in the 400m dash, 500m run and works on the field as a high jumper has recently been unanimously voted as this coming year's Student Body Vice-President and is deciding whether to pursue a President candidacy in the future. In his first year at Rhode Island Lopes marked a personal best in the 400m (50.22) as well as the high jump (6-6) and qualified for the Outdoor New Englands in both events.

"Both athletes are perfect examples of true leaders. They are equally involved with the future of our team as well as the university community as a whole," said Coach Copeland of these student-athletes.