Rhody Lead By 10 Individual Winners, Riley Wins Twice at Yale Invitational

Rhody Lead By 10 Individual Winners, Riley Wins Twice at Yale Invitational

NEW HAVEN, CONN - The URI men's Track & Field team took the short bus trip to the campus of Yale University on Saturday to compete in the Mark T Young Invitational hosted by the bulldogs. The Rams performed well in cool but sunny conditions in New Haven, Conn, with the day being highlighted by 10 individual winners in their respective events. 

Meet Highlights

Freshman Joseph Carter won the 100m dash with a time of 11.20s. Carter also finished third in the 200m dash (22.29s). 

Nigel Hill took gold in the 200m dash with a finals time of 22.16s. 

Senior Kebba Nasso took the 400m dash crossing the finish line in 48.81s. 

In the 5000m run, the Rams took the top two spots with Alec Font taking first in a time of 15:32.50; teammate Adam Thies took silver with a finals time of 15:45.38.

In the 110m hurdles the Rams captured first, third, fourth and fifth. Sophomore John Stallworth tied for first with a time of 15.28s. 

The 400m hurdles saw much of the same for Rhody with URI taking four of the top six positions --freshman Adam Franklin was the winner finishing in a finals time of 55.03s. 

Jacob Reilly, with a height of 2.02m, won the high jump.

Rhody took the top three spots in the long jump, with Nigel Riley taking first with a distance of 6.72m. Ryan Rei was second (6.63m) and Jacob Moran finished third (6.47m). 

In the triple jump, the Rams locked up the top four spots with Nigel Riley getting his second win of the day with a distance of 13.80m. Abdul-Lateef Orulebaja was second (13.56m), Rei third (13.50) and Casey Burley fourth (13.39m).

Samuel Snyder won the discus throw with a distance of 50.35m. Snyder finished second in the shot put throwing a distance of 16.05m, and was ninth in the hammer throw (39.90m). 

Junior Mahlik Handley was second in the hammer throw with a distance of 57.89m. 

Next Up

The Rams will return to the state of Connecticut a week from today when the team travels to Storrs to compete in the UConn Northeast Challenge hosted by the Huskies. Events are set to begin at 10 a.m.