Rams Win Seven Events at Holy Cross Meet

Rams Win Seven Events at Holy Cross Meet

Meet Information:

Holy Cross Quad Meet

Rhode Island vs. Holy Cross, New Hampshire, Worcester State

College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, Mass.

Despite the quick turnaround from the Larry Ellis Invitational, the Rhode Island Rams men's track & field team won seven events at the Holy Cross Meet, competing against the host Crusaders and Worcester State. The meet was non-team scoring.

Meet Results

  • Rhody finished in four of the top-five spots in the 1500-meter. Abdullah Kaba won (4:00.68), followed by Timothy Slack in second (4:00.70), Nicholas Celico third (4:01.37) and Connor Gralton fifth (4:06.79).
  • Three of the top-six spots in the 800-meter went to Ram athletes. Sam Coppola won the event (1:56.72), Griffin Cobb took second (1:57.37), Rock Fortna fourth (1:57.76) and Joseph DiPalma sixth (2:00.07).
  • The top-two spots in the hammer throw were won by Rhode Island. Senior Alex Briggs won (184' 4") and sophomore Olusegun Vadis placed second (177' 3").
  • Redshirt freshman Gregory McManus won the javelin with a toss of 57.78 meters (189' 7").
  • Freshman Peyton McAllister won the pole vault (15' 5"). Senior Michael DiMambro finished third (13' 7.25").
  • Junior Jacob Moran won the long jump with a distance of 6.87 meters (22' 6.5"). Freshman Michael Lopes took third (20' 6.5").
  • Junior Abdul-Lateef Orulebaja took gold in the triple jump with a leap of 13.54 meters (44' 5.25").
  • Freshman Childress Cannon took second in the 100-meter (11.20 seconds). Cannon also finished sixth in the 200-meter (22.96 seconds).
  • Freshman Yeury Galva finished in second in the 400-meter with a time of 49.99 seconds.
  • Freshman Eric Wicks took silver in the high jump with a height of 2.00 meters (6' 6.75").
  • Junior Darrik Muroski and sophomore Nicholas White finished second and third with distances of 15.36 meters (50' 4.75") and 13.85 meters (45' 5.25"), respectively.
  • The second-through-fifth spots in the discus went to URI. the finishers, in order, were Darrik Muroski (158' 5"), Jacob Moran (147' 8"), Nicholas White (142' 7") and Olusegun Vadis (141' 2").

Up Next
The Rams travel to the historic Penn Relays on Friday, Apr. 28 and will stay until Saturday, Apr. 29. Both days are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.