Rhode Island Set to Compete at Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship Saturday and Sunday

Rhode Island Set to Compete at Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship Saturday and Sunday

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island men's track & field team looks to defend its indoor title as the Rams travel down to Fairfax, Va. to take on host George Mason and the rest of the conference for the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship.

The meet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 19.

Rhode Island at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship

  • Rhode Island has participated in every Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship since its inception during the 1992-93 season.
  • In the 24th go-around, the Rams have walked away with 10 indoor titles: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • In the first Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship, Rhody finished fifth out of six teams. Since then, the Rams haven't finished below third place.
  • This is the first time that the A-10 Indoor Championship won't be held at Mackal Fieldhouse. This season, George Mason will host the event at their indoor facilities.
  • Rhode Island looks to join Virginia Tech as the only teams to win four consecutive A-10 indoor championships. The Hokies did so from 1997 to 2000.
  • Tommie Campbell was the first URI athlete to win an event at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship, doing so in the triple jump at the inaugural meet.
  • In total, Ram athletes have been crowned Atlantic 10 indoor champions 130 different times.
  • Last year, four Rams won their respective events: Michael DiMambro in the 60-meter hurdles, Casey Burley in the long jump, Sam Snyder in the shot put and Mahlik Handley in the weight throw.
  • There are five athletes on this year's roster that are former A-10 indoor champions: DeAngelo Berry, Casey Burley, Michael DiMambro, Mahlik Handley and Ondrej Honka. However, both DiMambro and Handley are redshirting the indoor season, so they won't be taking part in this year's indoor championship.
  • The Rams are traveling 32 athletes to this year's meet, whom will compete in 20 different events.
  • Rhode Island received Perfomer of the Meet honors twice (both won by Jeremy Collins: first in 1997, then again in 1999) before the award was split into Most Outstanding Track Performer and Most Outstanding Field Performer.
  • Rhody athletes have captured the Most Outstanding Track Performer award three times, with the most recent being Ashhad Agyapong in 2006.
  • The Rams have seen the Most Outstanding Field Performer award on eight occasions, with Jacob Keeling winning the last one in 2011.
  • Rhode Island has also obtained the Most Outstanding Rookie award three times: Jeremy Collins in 1997, Ashhad Agyapong in 2004 and Jalen Young in 2012.

Last Time on the Track

  • Rhode Island ended their indoor regular season last Saturday at the David Hemery Invitational at Boston University. The meet was non-scoring.
  • Sophomore Ryan Wilkes set a new personal record in the pole vault, reaching a height of 5.10 meters for third place.
  • Junior John Stallworth took 15th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.34 seconds.
  • Freshman Max Dickens finished 18th in the 400-meter run (48.60 seconds).
  • Senior Ray Cuse finished 26th in the 200-meter (22.04 seconds) and 28th in the 60-meter (7.11 seconds).
  • Junior Joseph Carter took 23rd in the 200-meter (22.02).
  • Sophomore Michael Lopes leaped 6.27 meters in the long jump for 31st place.
  • The following athletes set personal records:

Championship Central

  • For live results of the Atlantic 10 Championship, go to flashresults.com.
  • Check out and print out the psych sheet using this PDF.
  • For ticket information, click here.
  • For Atlantic 10 Championship Central, go to atlantic10.com.

Order of Events - Saturday

Heptathlon Events
9 a.m. - 60-Meter
9:40 a.m. - Long Jump
10:40 a.m. - Shot Put
11:40 a.m. - High Jump

Field Events
10:30 a.m. - Long Jump
1 p.m. - Weight Throw
3:30 p.m. - Pole Vault

Track Events
2:15 p.m. - 60-Meter Hurdles (Trials)
2:45 p.m. - 400-Meter (Trials)
3:15 p.m. - 500-Meter (Trials)
3:40 p.m. - 60-Meter (Trials)
4 p.m. - 800-Meter (Trials)
4:20 p.m. - 1000-Meter (Trials)
4:45 p.m. - 200-Meter (Trials)
5:45 p.m. - 5000-Meter
6:20 p.m. - Distance Medley Relay

Order of Events - Sunday

Heptathlon Events
10:45 a.m. - 60-Meter Hurdles
12:15 p.m. - Pole Vault
TBD - 1000-Meter

Field Events
9 a.m. - Triple Jump
11 a.m. - High Jump
12:30 p.m. - Shot Put

Track Events
11:45 a.m. - Mile
12:15 p.m. - 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)
12:35 p.m. - 400-Meter (Final)
12:55 p.m. - 500-Meter (Final)
1:15 p.m. - 60-Meter (Final)
1:25 p.m. - 800-Meter (Final)
1:35 p.m. - 1000-Meter (Final)
1:45 p.m. - 200-Meter (Final)
2:05 p.m. - 3000-Meter
2:55 p.m. - 4x800-Meter
3:25 p.m. - 4x400-Meter

*4:15 p.m. - Awards Ceremony