April 26, 2005
WORCESTER, Mass. - The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team won its second-straight meet, taking first at the Holy Cross Invitational on Tuesday.
The Rams took first, second and third in both the 100-meter dash and hammer throw, and won nine events on the day.
Sophomore Christopher Adams (Selden, N.Y.) won the long jump with a leap of 22-feet-4 1/4, placed second in the 110 hurdles in 15.63 seconds and took third in the 100 at 11.21 seconds.
Freshman Ryan McCarthy (Worcester, Mass.) won the shot put with a heave of 51-0, placed fourth in the javelin (156-3) and took sixth in the discus (131-5).
Sophomore Ashhad Agyapong (Trenton, N.J.) won the 200 dash in 21.33 seconds and fellow sophomore Darnell Douglas (Delmar, N.Y.) won the 100 dash in 11.13 seconds. Sophomore Daniel Godin (Coventry, R.I.) won the hammer throw with a heave of 179-2.
The Rams' 4x100 relay team of Douglas, Lamboy, Agyapong and Groce won in a time of 41.76. Rhody's 4x400 relay team of Rodrigues, Clark, Sheppard and Barek also took first in 3:24.67.
Freshman Brendan Lamboy (Warwick, R.I.) took second in the 100 dash in 11.19 and finished third in the 200 dash in 22.58 seconds. Senior Kevin Lopes (Portsmouth, R.I.) finished in a two-way tie for second place in the high jump, clearing 6-3 1/2.
Senior Sean Bramley (New Paltz, N.Y.) took second in the shot put at 50-11 1/2. Bramley also took second in the discus with a throw of 160-8. Sophomore Paul Chobanian (Providence, R.I.) finished second in the hammer with a toss of 177-1 and freshman Michael Bernardo (North Attleboro, Mass.), the reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, finished third with a throw of 168-10. Bernardo also took fourth in the discus with a toss of 140-5.
Freshman Stephen Mateka (Sewell, N.J.) took second in the 400 dash in a time of 49.27 and placed fourth in the 200 dash in 22.72 seconds. Junior Rob Scales (Middletown, N.J.) finished second in javelin with a throw of 195-4.
Sophomore Thomas Stepan (Nashua, N.H.) was sixth in the 5,000 run in 16:15.61. Freshman Ryan Moore (Ledyard, Conn.) placed sixth in the 1,500 in 4:10.56 and junior Andrew Poland (North Scituate, R.I.) finished eighth in 4:13.41.
Senior Luis Rodrigues (Pawtucket, R.I.) finished seventh in the 800 at 1:57.62.
The Rams return to action this weekend at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.