May 3, 2003
Richmond, Va. - The Rhode Island Rams men's track and field team finished off day one of Atlantic 10 competition in first place with a total of 113 points on Saturday, May 3, 2003.
So far Rhode Island has claimed six Atlantic 10 Championship titles. The first was awarded to sophomore Sean Bramley (New Paltz, N.) after he threw for 166'07 in the hammer, freshman Andre Reid (South Windsor, Conn.) grabbed third with his throw of 147'04.
The Rams grabbed their second title in the long jump when reining champion junior Colin Aina (East Providence, R.I.) successfully defended his title and added to his personal best record by an inch, jumping 23'02 3/4. Sophomore Jonathan Green (Great Neck, N.Y.) placed third for the Rams and adding to his personal best of 22' 01 1/2 by almost six inches (22'11 3/4). Sophomore Evan Lima (Warwick, R.I.) earned his first A-10 title in the high jump settling after jumping at 6'05.
In the pole vault, senior co-captain Brett Matthews (Scarborough, Maine) defended his title jumping 15'07 and taking home a gold, while sophomore Taylor Majewski (Warwick, N.Y.) placed third after reaching 14'01 1/4.
Rhode Island continued to earn titles in throwing events with freshmen; Reid grabbed gold for the first time of his collegiate career in the discus (160'03) and Rob Scales (Red Bank, N.J.) threw for first in the javelin (205'07). Bramley continued to do well earning second in the discus (158'00) while sophomore Jamie Finneran (Kittery, Maine) threw for third in the javelin (192'05).
Rhode Island marked one final personal best when sophomore Ben Carroll (Westerly, R.I.) improved from 119'08 to 121'10 pushing La Salle senior Evan Kerreane down to eighth.
Teams 1. Rhode Island 113 4. Duquesne 35 7. St. Joseph's 13 2. La Sale 54 5. Richmond 15 8. Fordham 4 3. Massachusetts 48 6. Temple 14