Nealey Wins URI Heptathlon

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island sophomore Drew Nealey won the URI Heptathlon on Thursday with 5093 points – the fifth all-time best score in program history. Nealey swept the events of day two, claiming first in the 60 meter hurdles (8.85 seconds), first in the pole vault (4.60 meters), and first in the 1000 meter run (2:51.27).

Freshman Stephen Cirella placed second with 4623 points. He finished fifth in the 60 meter hurdles (9.26 seconds), third in the pole vault (3.80 meters), and fifth in the 1000 meter run (3:05.37).

Senior Nigel Riley (2501 points) and Casey Burley (2030 points) finished seventh and ninth, respectively, after scratching day two's events.

Complete Results

The men's track and field team returns to the track to host the Sorlien Memorial Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 20.

ICYMI: Day One of URI Heptathlon

  • After day one, sophomore Drew Nealey was in first place with a total of 2772 points. He finished second in the shot put (12.26 meters), second in the high jump (1.96 meters), fourth in the long jump (6.45 meters) and sixth in the 60 meter dash (7.55  seconds).
  • Freshman Stephen Cirella ends day one in second with 2758 points. He placed first in the shot put (13.60 meters), third in the long jump (6.48 meters), third in the high jump (1.84 meters), and fifth in the 60 meter dash (7.54 seconds).
  • Senior Nigel Riley is in fourth with 2501 points. He placed first in the 60 meter dash (7.18 seconds), second in the long jump (6.97 meters), seventh in the high jump (1.60 meter), and ninth in the shot put (8.76 meters).
  • Senior Casey Burley finished the day in eighth with a total of 2030 points . He placed first in the long jump (7.02 meters), second in the 60 meter hurdles (7.32 seconds),  eighth in the shot put (9.19 meters), and had an error in the high jump.