April 22, 2003
Worcester, Mass. - The Rhode Island Rams men's track and field team claimed victory at the Holy Cross hosted Quad meet on Tuesday, April 22.
Despite the cold weather and constant rain, the Rams pulled through and scored 196 points scattered through out the 19 events.
The Rams swept the javelin when sophomore Jamie Finneran (Kittery, Maine) threw for first (180-02), newcomer Andre Reid (South Windsor, Conn.) placed second (168-10) and freshman Dustin Bilbruck (Gillespie, Ill.) shot for third (160-07).
Reid also placed second in the hammer (147-00), third in the discus (150-10) and first in the shot put (51-09 3/4), while sophomore Sean Bramley (New Platz, N.Y.) placed second in the shot put (49-02 1/2) and discus (155-06).
In the jumps, junior Chad Washington (Monticello, N.Y.) placed first in the long (20-08 1/2), while sophomore Jonathan Green (Great neck, N.Y.) placed second in the long (20-08) and first in the triple (43.01 1/2).
Freshman Patrick Mills (Bay Shore, N.Y.) placed second in both the 110m hurdles (15.81) and 400m intermediate (57.77) while fellow freshman Leandro Bonvehi (Coventry, R.I.) placed third in the 800m run (1:59.53).
In the dashes, fellow freshman Rob Johnson (Rumford, R.I.) and Kayode Akinsinde (Coventry, R.I.) placed first (49.59) and second (50.77) respectively in the 400. Freshman Eric Groce (Rutland, Vt.) placed first in the 200 (22.56) and 100 (11.04), while sophomore Steve Miceli (Mashpee, Mass.) placed second in the 100 (11.20).
Rhode Island's 4x400 relay team placed third (3:33.95), while the 4x100 team placed first (42.73).
The Rams next meet will be at the Penn Relays form Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.
Teams 1. Rhode Island 196 2. Holy Cross 163 3. New Hampshire 158 4. Quinnipiac 43 4. Worcester State 43