BOSTON, MASS. - Rhode Island men's track and field is in fifth place with 12 team points after day one of competitions at the New England Championship. Connecticut is the current leader with 44 points collected from the first day of competition. The Rams had eight qualifying performances to advance to the finals on Saturday.
- Anthony Delasanta qualified for the 400 meter dash with a preliminary time of 48.79 seconds. The time was the best of 30 runners.
- Joseph Carter ran the 60 meter dash prelims in a qualifying time of 7.07 seconds.
- Delasanta and Carter qualified for the 200 meter finals as well, advancing in 21.962 seconds and 21.964 seconds, respectively.
- De'Von McGriff finished fifth in the 500 meter dash prelims with a finals qualifying time of 1:04.22.
- Adam Franklin finished seventh in the 60 meter hurdle prelims with a qualifying time of 8.24 seconds.
- In the 1000 meter prelims, Kellen Waters qualified in 2:28.64 and Nathan Coogan advanced with a time of 2:31.33.
- Ryan Wilkes placed second in the pole vault after clearing 4.90m (16' .75").
- Joe Maguire was the lone Ram in the 5000 meters, finishing in 15:05.93 for 10th.
- In the weight throw, Johnathan Buchanan was 13th with a throw of 16.00m (52' 6.0") and Thomas Vadis was 15th with a mark of 15.77m (51' 9.0").
- Trevor Rooney was ninth in the long jump with a leap of 6.79m (22' 3.50"). Jack Reichenbach was 19th with a jump of 6.57m (21' 6.75).
- The distance medley relay team of Rock Fortna, Jordan Ross, Shawn Carlson, and Tyler Rubush finished fifth in 10:01.82.
The Rams continue competition at the New England Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center. Live stats can be followed here.