April 27, 2006
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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Rhode Island sophomore Yudehwheh Gbaa led the Rams at the Holy Cross meet, Tuesday, with 24 individual points scored. The Rams took first-place out of five teams with 188 points and were followed by the University of New Hampshire (168), Holy Cross (127), Quinnipiac University (55) and Worcester State College (40).
Gbaa ran a season best and first-place time of 14.94 in the 110-meter hurdles and was followed in third-place by teammate, sophomore Christopher Adams (15.75). Gbaa also leaped to second-place in the long jump with another season best mark of 7.01 meters (23 feet, 0 inches) while finishing third in the 200-meter dash (22.96) behind junior Ashhad Agyapong (22.06) and sophomore Michael Bland (22.95). In the 100-meter dash, Bland and senior Eric Groce earned first and second-places with their times of 10.80 and 10.88 respectively.
Senior Robert Johnson earned first-place in the 400-meter dash with his season best time of 49.88. Johnson was followed in second-place by freshman Kimly May with his time of 50.43.
In the field events, senior Adam Zucconi won the pole vault with a height of 4.49 (14-09) while freshman John Carstensen took second with the same mark. Sophomore Ryan McCarthy took first-place in the discus with a season best throw of 46.96 (154-01). Additionally, he took second-place in this shot put (14.35, 47-01) and also seventh in the hammer throw (44.70 (146-11) which was won by sophomore Michael Bernardo with his distance of 53.38 (175-01).
The Rams will compete next at the prestigious Penn Relays, Friday and Saturday, April 28th-29th at 9 a.m.