April 1, 2011
KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team is set to begin its outdoor season with a trip to Smithfield, R.I. to take part in the annual Bryant University Invitational. The meet takes place this Saturday, April 2nd at the Bryant Track & Field Complex.
The Rams are coming of a successful indoor campaign that saw them claim its sixth Atlantic 10 indoor championship since 2001. On the way to the conference title, head coach John Copeland earned A-10 Coach of the Year honors while senior Jacob Keeling was named Most Outstanding Field Performer after winning the shot put and finishing runner-up in the weight throw.
Junior Andrew Reigstad also shined during the indoor season as he won the heptathlon at the A-10 meet with a conference-record 4888 points. Reigstad earned both first team all-conference and academic all-conference honors. He also set the school record for points in a heptathlon-twice. He first set the record en route to a victory at the Harvard Multi-Meet, accumulating 5,044 points. He then broke his own record at the IC4A Championships where he finished sixth with 5071 points.
For complete information on the Bryant Invitational, please click here.
Following competition at Bryant, Rhode Island will return to action on Saturday, April 9th to take part in the UCONN Invitational in Storrs, CT. All the action is set to begin at 10 a.m.