Men's Track & Field Competes at Sea-Ray Relays and Wildcat Invitational

Men's Track & Field Competes at Sea-Ray Relays and Wildcat Invitational

April 17, 2006

Sea-Ray Relays Complete Results
Wildcat Invitational Complete Results

Rhode Island senior Evan Lima set the standard for the Rams with his performance at the Sea Ray Relays in Tennessee on Friday and Saturday. The Sea Ray Relays were held at the University of Tennessee, Tom Black track and boasted some of the top competitors in the country from 84 collegiate and 33 professional teams.

Lima posted a New England Championship and IC4A Championship qualifying mark of 2.05 meters (6 feet, 8 inches) in the high jump to three-way tie for second-place. In the shot put, sophomore Ryan McCarthy placed ninth with his New England and IC4A Championship qualifying throw of 16.11 (52-10.25).

Also qualifying for both championships was sophomore Yudehwheh Gbaa who took 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 15.05 (49-04.50) as well as sophomore Sean Strizzi in the pole vault (13th place) with a height of 4.75 (15-07).

The rest of the Rams competed at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of New Hampshire on Saturday.

Freshman Matthew Chiesa led the way with his first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles posting a New England Championship qualifying time of 55.89. Chiesa also earned seventh-place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.81 behind teammate, senior Patrick Mills in sixth-place (16.15).

Sophomore Stephen Mateka took fifth-place in the 400-meter dash (50.46) as well as eighth-place in the 200-meter dash (22.63). In the pole vault, freshman John Carstensen earned second-place with his height of 4.27 (14-00) while in the discus, freshman Michael Trappen took fourth-place with a throw of 40.44 (132-08).

The Rams will compete next at the MIT Spring Invitational in Cambridge, M.A. on Saturday, April 22nd at 10 a.m.