Men's Track & Field Takes Second At New England Championships

Men's Track & Field Takes Second At New England Championships

Feb. 28, 2004

BOSTON - Senior Colin Aina (East Providence, R.I.) won his third New England indoor 55-meter high hurdles title and his second indoor long jump title to lead the Rhode Island men's track & field team to a second place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Championships at Boston University on Saturday.

Aina won the 55-meter high hurdles in a time of 7.35. He won the long jump with a jump of 23'4."

Sophomore Eric Groce (Rutland, Vt.) set the New England and University of Rhode Island record in the 200 dash in a time of 21.32. The old record was held by former Ram Jeremy Collins at 21.40. Groce also finished fourth in the 55 dash in 6.0. Keith Brown finished eighth in 6.56.

Freshman Ashhad Agyapong (Trenton, N.J.) finished the weekend with four personal bests in the 200 and 400 dashes. Agyapong ran 48.06 and 47.75 to place 6th in the 400 and placed third in the 200 behind teammate Groce, running 22.15 and 21.83. In both the 200 and 400, Agyapong was followed by sophomore Rob Johnson (Rumford, R.I.). Johnson placed fourth in the 200 with personal best times of 22.27 and 22.08. In the 400, Johnson finished fifth with personal record times of 48.71 and 48.27.

Freshman Dan Godin (Coventry, R.I.) had a personal best of 56-3.75 to place fifth in the 35-pound weight. Junior teammate Sean Bramley (New Paltz, N.Y.) finished eighth at 54-3.25.

Junior Andre Reid (South Windsor, Conn.) finished second in the shot at 56-9.5 inches while Bramley finished fifth at 49-9.25.

Other placers included sophomore Patrick Mills (Bay Shore, N.Y.) who established five personal bests to finish sixth in the pentathlon at 3143.

The Rams posted over 20 personal bests on the day.