May 7, 2005
RICHMOND, Va. - The four-time defending conference Outdoor champion University of Rhode Island men's track & field team is just two points off the lead in third place after the first day of the 2005 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship on Saturday.
Duquesne amassed 72 points and holds a one-point lead over La Salle (71) and a two-point advantage over the Rams (70).
Vying for an unprecedented fifth-consecutive Atlantic 10 outdoor title, Rhode Island received a standout performance from freshman Sean Strizzi (Latham, N.Y.), who cleared 15-feet-3 in the pole vault.
Massachusetts is in fourth place with 29 points, followed by Temple (25.5), Richmond (21.5), Saint Joseph's (14), and Fordham (8). Xavier did not score in the opening day of competition.
Sunday's action commences at 8:45 a.m. with the 110 high hurdles competition in the decathlon while the heptathlon begins at 9 a.m. with the long jump.