How It Happened
The University of Rhode Island Men's Track & Field squad finished day one of the 2016 Atlantic 10 Track & Field Championships in first place with 58 points. George Mason (45.7), UMass Amherst (24.5), Davidson (22) and Saint Louis (22) round out your top five. VCU, La Salle, St. Joseph's George Washington and Fordham sit six thru ten respectively.
The day started off with the 60m dash, long jump, shot put and the high jump of the men's heptathlon. After the first four events, Rhody's Michael DiMambro sits second with 2919 total points. URI's John Pangborn is fourth with 2676 points and Jacob Moran is eighth with 2201 points. Kristopher Horn of UMass is the overall leader with 3012 points.
URI came out strong in the multi event portion of the days events, finishing one-two-three in the weight throw, taking gold in the long jump and wrapping things up with silver and bronze in the pole vault.
Other Rhode Island Highlihgts
- Brandon Amo (17.60m) and Alex Briggs (15.95m) finished in second and third respectively of the men's weight throw.
- Rhody's Mike DiMambro (8.18s), John Stallworth (8.18s) and Adam Franklin (8.35s) all qualified for tomorrow's 60m hurdle final.
- Zach Campo's time of 1:55.66 was good enough to qualify him for the 800m run final.
- Kebba Nasso (49.78s) advanced to the finals of the 400m run.
- Marlon Montague (1:05.79) will run in the 500m finals.Nigel Hill (6.87s) and DeAngelo Berry (7:03s) both advanced to the finals in the 60m dash. Hill also qualified for the 200m run crossing the line in 21.73, which was the second best time in the prelims.
- Alexander McGrainer clocked the third best time of 2:29.97 to advance to tomorrows final of the 1000m run.
- The Rams took second and had two tied for third in the pole vault. The trio of jumpers all reached the height of 4.65m with freshman Ryan Wilkes finishing second, scoring eight points for URI while teammates William Thibault and John Pangborn sharing a tie for third place.
- Nigel Riley finished fifth in the long jump, leaping a distance of 6.93m. Teammate Ryan Rei took ninth with a jump of 6.58m.
The Rams return to the track tomorrow morning looking to capture its 20th Atlantic Track & Field Championship crown. The days events begin from Mackal FieldHouse at 9 a.m.