April 16, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - After a strong showing from Rhody's multi-event athletes on Thursday evening, senior Jacob Keeling finished runner-up in the shot put as the Rhode Island men's track & field competed at the Sea Ray Relays this week.
Through rainy conditions Keeling was able to post a season's best performance of 54-08.00 as he finished runner-up in the shot put. Keeling would later compete in the javelin and finish seventh with a mark of 62.88m.
Competing in his first meet of the outdoor season, senior Jamie Kida finished fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 15-07.00. Ronald Woodley finished eighth in his first outdoor triple jump event with a mark of 14.34m. Woodley would also finish 15th in the triple jump with a mark of 6.41m.
Senior David Kennedy ran a season's best time of 48.25 to finish 11th in the 400 dash. Kennedy also finished 15th in the 200m in a time of 21.93.
Members of the Rhody track team, including Thaddeus Kusiak, who did not make the trip to Knoxville, headed to Providence to take part in the Brown Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Kusiak won the hammer throw event with a toss of 53.43m. Teammates William Janes (51.92m) and Justin Nicoll (51.26m) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
URI had a strong showing in the high jump as Rob Damon and Rainford Thomas tied for first with identical marks of 1.93m, while Joseph Sliwoski (1.88m) finished fourth. Thomas also finished runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 13.82m, while Winthrop Smith was runner-up in the javelin with a throw of 52.52m.
For complete results from the Brown Springtime Invitational, please click here.
Rhode Island will be back in action Thursday, April 21st to take part in the Holy Cross Decathlon. The meet begins at 10 a.m. in Worcester, Mass.