April 23, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team captured first-place at Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon. The Rams compiled 245 points, outlasting New Hampshire (141), Holy Cross (120), Worcester State (36) and Quinnipiac (33).
Senior Ryan McCarthy (Worcester, Mass.) recorded a pair of first-place finishes, winning the javelin (207-04) and hammer (169-09) while finishing second in the shot put (52-06.75). Sophomore Derek Peterson (Northwood, N.H.), meanwhile, won the discus (172-11) and placed second in the hammer (168-08) and junior Tyler Adams (Newport, R.I.) finished second in the discus (153-07) and third in the shot (49-05.50). Senior Mason Folcarelli (Newport, R.I.) recorded a throw of 184-03 in the javelin to finish third.
Freshman David Kennedy (Essex Junction, Vt.) also won two events as he placed first in the 200m (22.01) and 400m (48.53) while junior Aled Reid (Middletown, N.Y.) won the 110m hurdles (14.44) and placed second in the 200m (22.03).
Senior Brendan Lamboy (Warwick, R.I.) won the 100m dash with a time of 11.06, following by freshman Sam Killen (Cranston, R.I.) in third with a mark of 11.47. Freshman Nick Sanborn (Nashua, N.H.) was also a winner for URI as he took first in the 800m (1:56.29), as was junior Michael Elliott (Lisbon, Conn.) in the high jump (6-04.00).
Junior John Carstensen (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore Andrew Westover (Concord, N.H.) placed 1-2 in the pole vault as Carstenson won with a vault of 15-09.00 while Westover followed with a vault of 14-09.00.
Junior Brian Alexander (North Kingston, R.I.) placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.39) and third in the 400m hurdles (57.53) while sophomore Michael Russell (Preston, Conn.) placed second in the triple jump (44-09.75) and third in the 200m (22.17). Freshman Manuel Richards (Fair Haven, Vt.), meanwhile, posted a second-place finish in the 400m hurdles (55.75) and freshman Sean Curry (Tinton Falls, N.J.) was third in the 100m hurdles (16.03).
In the relays, the Rams 4x100 `B' team (44.58) and 4x400m `A' team (3:23.63) each took home a first-place finish.
The Rams return to action later this week when they travel to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays.