JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rhode Island student-athletes finished up competition in the 2016 NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary Round during the third and final day of competition on Saturday.
Samuel Snyder finished 38th overall in the shot put competition. The senior registered a mark of 16.74m (54'11.25"). Snyder swept the Atlantic 10 indoor and outdoor titles in the shot put in 2016.
On Friday, Snyder finished 24th in the discus throw. The senior school record holder and 2016 Atlantic 10 titleist registered a mark of 174'10".
Nick Danner placed 36th overall in the javelin throw. Danner - the two-time defending Atlantic 10 javelin champion - had his best mark of the meet on his third attempt in the first flight, with a throw of 60.25m (197'8").
In Thursday's competition, pole vaulter Ondrej Honka cleared a height of 5.25m (17' 2.75") - a personal-best performance that moved him into second place all-time in the URI record book. Honka is now one of just three Rhody pole vaulters to clear the 17-foot mark.
The pole vault field began with 48 competitors and 16 cleared the 5.25m (17'2.75") height. At the new height - 5.30m / 17'4.75" - 11 cleared the bar and a jumpoff put Honka in 13th place - just one spot away from qualifying for a trip to the NCAA Championship.
Adam Franklin clocked a time of 53.48 in the 400m hurdles. He finished seventh overall in his heat. Franklin was the runner-up in both the 400m and 110m hurdles events at the 2016 Atlantic 10 outdoor championship.
The top 12 in each event at the two NCAA regional championships - East and West - advance to the national championship meet in Eugene, Ore.