Men's Track Lead Following Day One of the A-10 Championship

Men's Track Lead Following Day One of the A-10 Championship

Feb. 18, 2011

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KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team sits atop the leader board following the conclusion of competition on day one of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships taking place inside Mackal Field House.

The Rams head into Saturday's competition with 37.5 points and are closely followed by UMass' 37. Charlotte is currently third with 28.5 points and Saint Louis is fourth with 20 points.

Senior Jamie Kida led the way for Rhody on day one as he placed in both the pole vault and long jump events. Kida's mark of 4.80m in the pole vault was good enough for second place, while he took seventh in the long jump with a mark of 6.73m.

Also placing in the pole vault was freshman James Strawderman who finished third with a mark of 4.65m and sophomore Jonathan Bartlett who recorded a mark of 4.35m to finish fifth.

In the long jump following Kida, Andrew Reigstad finished ninth with a mark of 6.51m.

Reigstad currently leads the heptathlon as he won both the 55m dash (6.77) and long jump (6.63m) events on day one. Trent Baltzell is also atop those standings as he won the shot put (12.37m) and high jump (2.02m) events.

Senior Jacob Keeling finished second in the weight throw with a personal best mark of 18.87m. Also placing were freshman William Janes (17.29m) and sophomore Thaddeus Kusiak (16.75m) who finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Rhody closed out day one with a sixth place finish in the distance medley relay. Dan Hawkins, James Bloom, Nathan Wigton and Angelo DePrimo teamed up to post an ECAC qualifying time of 10:16.36.

The 2011 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship concludes tomorrow morning beginning at 9 a.m. inside Mackal Field House. For more information, including live stats and schedule of events, please click here.