PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island senior Samuel Snyder broke the 34 year old school record in the discus throw today while competing at the Brown Open Track & Field event.
Snyder, who has already had a sucessful season threw the discus 177'3" to rewrite the record books. This mark breaks the second oldest school record in program history, one that stood for almost 34 years, which was set by Kent Bolsters (176'8').
Snyder, and the rest of his track & field teammates will look to keep its winning ways going as the team heads to the 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship next weekend hosted by George Mason University.
The Rams enter the outdoor championship as the reigning indoor champion, narrowly edging out Mason on the final day of the indoor championship back in February. The outdoor championship begin Friday, May 7 and conclude May 8 from the campus of George Mason.