BOSTON - The Rhode Island men's track & field team led wire-to-wire in the two day NECIAAA Indoor Track & Field Championship, clinching title on Saturday afternoon. Rhody (126) held off last year's champion Northeastern (101) to win the program's 20th New England Championship.
The Rams were led to victory by four individual winners and five top-three finishes on the final day of competition.
Michael DiMambro set a new NEICAAA meet record, as well as a new URI record, totaling 5531 points in his heptathlon win. In the second day of events, DiMambro finished first in the 60m hurdles in a new meet record of 8.13s, breaking the old record of 8.20s. He also took first in the pole vault with a height of 4.45m and finished fourth in the 1000m run with a time of 2:46.57.
- Samuel Snyder took home gold in the shot put finals with a throw of of 17.27m. Darrik Muroski finished eighth.
- Marlon Montague claimed the 500m run title, crossing the line in 1:04.41.
- Nigel Hill won gold in the 200m run for the Rams in a time of 21.36s. Hill also had a bronze finish in the 60m dash (6.92s).
- Jacob Reilly took silver in the high jump, clearing 1.99m. Jack Kahrs finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with a height of 1.99m.
- Zach Campo finished the 800m run in 1:52.10 which was good for a third-place finish.
- Alexander McGrainer also scored points for the Rams with his seventh-place finish in the 1000m run.
- Nigel Riley placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 14.28m.
- Adam Franklin was fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.26s.
- URI had three scorers in the 400m dash - Kebba Nasso scored eight points with a second place finish (47.72s), Jared Gray took sixth (48.80s) scoring three points and Adam Franklin scored two points in finishing seventh (48.93s).
- The 4x800 relay team of Michael MacLean, Joe DiPalma, Alexander McGrainer and Zach Campo took third with a combined time of 7:40.45.
- The 4x400 relay team of Nigel Hill, Adam Franklin, Kebba Nasso and Marlon Monatgue finished 10th overall (3:20.27).
Stats of the Day
- 5531 - Michael DiMambro's scored 5531 points in the heptathlon set a new NEICAA meet record as well as a new URI program record. The score also ranks him 20th in the NCAA for points scored in a heptathlon this season.
- 20/20 - With the win today, and their Atlantic 10 Championship victory last weekend, Rhode Island has won 20 Atlantic 10 titles and 20 New England titles in program history.
- 3 - Of Rhode Island's now 20 New England Championship titles, only three have come on the indoor track (1989, 2005, 2016).