Feb. 4, 2006
Kingston, R.I. -Rhode Island sophomore Yudehwheh Gbaa leads the Rams to a second-place finish at the Rhody Mega Meet, hosted by URI, Saturday. New Hampshire won the meet with 181 points followed by Rhode Island (174), Massachusetts (141.5), Brown (64), Central Connecticut (34), Quinnipiac (30) and Hartford (25.5).
Gbaa won the long jump with his personal best mark of 7.08 meters and also won the triple jump with a mark of 14.63 meters.
In the 55-meter dash, freshman Michael Bland tied the URI school record of 6.40 to win the race. Senior Eric Groce took second-place in the event with his time of 6.47.
In the 500-meter run, freshman Kimly May took first-place with his personal best time of 1:07.94 and senior Robert Johnson earned second-place with his time of 1:08.02. Junior Ashhad Agyapong won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.33.
Sophomore Sean Strizzi vaulted a personal best and ICAAAA Championship qualifying mark in the pole vault with his jump of 4.80 meters (15 feet, 9 inches). Senior Evan Lima took first-place in the high jump with his mark of 2.01 meters (6-7).
In the throws, Michael Bernardo won the weight throw with his mark of 16.63 meters. In the shot put, sophomore Ryan McCarthy (15.04 meters), junior David Bell (14.49) and freshman Michael Trappen (14.1) swept second, third and fourth places.
The Rams will be at the Armory Winter Games in New York, N.Y., Friday, Februrary 10th at 6 p.m.