Rhody Finishes Second at Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship

Rhody Finishes Second at Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship

KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island men's track & field team finished second at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship in Fairfax, Va. with 155.5 points.

The Rams finished behind host team George Mason (214). Massachusetts (68.5), Saint Louis (66) and Davidson (65.5) rounded out the top five.

On the second and final day, two individual champions were crowned for the Rams.

Heptathlon

  • Senior Ondrej Honka finished the heptathlon in second place with 4854 points. Honka finished 916 points behind the champion John Seals from George Mason.
  • During day two, Honka eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.58 seconds, second in the pole vault with a height of 4.95 meters and second in the 1000-meter with a time of 2:48.33.
  • Junior Jacob Moran, who was second in the heptathlon after day one, and freshman Drew Nealey didn't finish the competition.

Finals

  • Senior Alexander McGrainer won the 1000-meter, running the event in 2:31.15.
  • Junior Darrik Muroski took gold in the shot put with a throw of 15.46 meters. Freshman Nicholas White also scored in the event, taking fifth with a throw of 14.65 meters.
  • Junior Jacob Reilly finished second in the high jump with a height of 1.99 meters. Freshman Eric Wicks took second (1.94 meters).
  • Junior Nigel Hill placed second in the 200-meter finals, running the event in 21.96 seconds.
  • Hill also competed in the 60-meter dash, running it in 6.98 seconds for sixth.
  • Junior John Stallworth won bronze in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, running the event in 8.17 seconds. Sophomore Adam Franklin took sixth with a time of 8.39 seconds.
  • Rhody went three-four-five in the triple jump. Long jump champion Casey Burley jumped 14.77 meters, followed by Abdul-Lateef Orulebaja (14.17 meters) and Nigel Riley (14.04 meters).
  • Freshman Griffin Cobb was the only Ram running in the 800-meter finals. Cobb finished fifth with a time of 1:56.91.
  • Senior Jared Gray and junior Marlon Montague took sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 500-meter finals. Gray ran it in 1:06.30, while Montague ran a 1:06.97.
  • Freshman Max Dickens finished seventh in the 400-meter finals with a time of 49.31 seconds.
  • The 4x800-meter relay team ran the event in 8:06.20 for ninth place.
  • The 4x400-meter relay team did not finish the event.

Atlantic 10 Champions

Up Next
Indoor championship season continues for the Rams with the New England Championship in Boston, Mass. on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. Both days are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.