May 23, 2011
KINGSTON, R.I. -- Three members of the Rhode Island men's track and field team will compete at the East Preliminary Round of the 2011 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.
Keeling was the 2011 Atlantic 10 champion in the javelin. The senior, who enters the East Preliminary round seeded 36th, registered a throw of 200-11 to win his first conference title. The senior from Chepachet, R.I. is also ranked 33rd in the shot put. He finished as runner-up in the shot at A-10's, with a throw of 55-8.25 feet.
Janes is seeded 39th in the hammer throw competition. The sophomore from Newport, R.I. was second in the hammer at the 2011 A-10 Championship, uncorking a throw of 188-02. Janes also finished fourth overall at the New England Championship.
Baltzell enters the high jump competition seeded 45th overall. The A-10 champion in both the high jump and decathlon, the sophomore also captured the New England high jump title (6-10.75) on May 14.
The qualifiers from both the East and West regions will advance tocompete in the NCAA Championship, held June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa.