Rams Capture Sixth Atlantic 10 Indoor Title in Last Eight Years

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Meet Information
Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship
Mackal Field House, Kingston, R.I.

Complete Results

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island raked in 142 team points on day two of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship to claim its 22nd title Sunday in Kingston, R.I. The team finished with 204 total points to take home the conference crown.

This is the sixth Atlantic 10 indoor title for Rhody since 2010, and the Rams' 22nd conference title since the Atlantic 10 Championship began in 1993. The Rams had eight individual champions that led to the team win.

Head coach John Copeland was undoubtably named Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year for the 10th time. 

Individual Winners

  • Nigel Hill was crowned champion in both the 60 meter and 200 meter dash. He claimed the 60 meter dash title with a program, conference, and facility record of 6.75 seconds. He ran a personal-best 21.27 seconds in the 200 meters. He was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer.
  • John Kahrs cleared a season-best 6' 11.75" to win the high jump title.
  • Casey Burley claimed the triple jump title with a lead of 50'. He was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer of the Championship.

More Highlights from the Track

Final Team Scores
1. Rhode Island - 204
2. George Mason - 141.5
3. VCU - 79
4. Fordham - 58
5. Massachusetts - 56.5
6. St. Joseph's - 55
7. La Salle - 54
8. Saint Louis - 51
9. Davidson - 44
10. George Washington - 36

ICYMI: Burley Wins Fourth Straight Long Jump Crown on Day One of A10's
Senior Casey Burley won his fourth straight long jump title at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday afternoon.

Burley was one of three individual champions for the Rams, who lead the field after Day One of the league championship. Ryan Wilkes won the pole vault, and Rhode Island swept the weight throw Seniors Brandon Amo and Mahlik Handley took the top two spots, and junior Olusegun Vadis was third. The Rams took 25 of the available 39 points in the event, as senior Darrick Muroski added an eighth-place finish.

Behind the dominance of the throwers, Rhody Island finished the day with 62 points. That put the Rams 28 points ahead of George Mason (34). Rounding out the top five were Fordham (20), Saint Louis (18) and Massachusetts (17).

Rhode Island Results

  • Senior Casey Burley won the long jump, as Rhode Island claimed three of the top four spots in the event. Freshman Childress Cannon placed third, and senior Nigel Riley finished fourth.
  • Junior Ryan Wilkes was the third individual title winner for the Rams, as he claimed the pole vault title. Senior William Thibault placed fourth in the event.
  • Rhode Island scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the Distance Medley Relay.