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Thaddeus Kusiak
Thaddeus Kusiak

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island's final indoor meet before hosting next weekend's A-10 Indoor Championships is scheduled for this Friday (Feb. 10) at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games in New York, N.Y. The non-scoring meet is set to begin at 6 p.m.

"Our primary goals down there are going to be to try to prepare the team for the New England's and for the Atlantic 10 Championships," head coach John Copeland said.

"Going into the meet I think we…look pretty solid," Copeland continued.

Senior Nathan Wigton said that everyone is trying to get their individual final times down, their seed times, for the A-10's.

"Hopefully this weekend we're going to see some very fast times," Wigton said.

Currently, Rhode Island holds the top spots in five events throughout the Atlantic 10 Conference.

In both the 400m and the weight throw, the Rams hold the top two. Freshman Jalen Young leads the 400m (48.62), with sophomore Anthony Davidson in second (48.86), and in the weight throw, junior Thaddeus Kusiak (19.28m) is first and junior William Janes (18.53m) is second. The Rams also lead in the 4x400m relay (3:16.61), sophomore James Strawderman holds the honor in the pole vault (4.80m), and junior Ronald Woodley is first in the triple jump (14.99m).

Last time out for URI at the Torpey Tribute, the Rams won a handful of events.

Ronald Woodley won the triple jump (14.99m), Victor Boonham won the 200m dash, and Jalen Young earned his second Rookie of the Week honor after winning the 400m dash. Rhody also earned the top two spots in the pole vault, Thaddeus Kusiak won the weight throw, and Anthony Davidson won the 500m run in 1:04.66, less than two seconds off a Mackal Field House record.

Next weekend, Rhode Island will host the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships from Feb. 17-18 in Mackal Field House.