Apr 03, 2015
KINGSTON, R.I. - Six individual event winners led the Rams to victory in Amherst, Mass. on Friday as Rhode Island outscored Boston College and Massachusetts in the season-opening UMass Invitational.
April 3, 2015
UMass Track & Field Complex - Amherst, Mass.
Rhode Island - 121
Boston College - 107
UMass Amherst - 107
Rhody Event Winners
- Mariah Claudio won the 400m dash (56.24s) and finished in second in the 200m dash (25.72). Her time in the 400m dash was the eighth-best mark in program history.
- Courtney Hawkins earned the victory in the 3000m run in a personal best 10:06.42, making her the eighth best URI individual in the event.
- Emily Renna crossed the finish line first in the 100m hurdles (14.33s), qualifying for ECACs.
- Micaela McPadden earned the win in the 400m hurdles (1:05.41), setting a new URI record.
- Kaylan Pickford won the pole vault, clearing 3.75m. This mark is a personal best, ECAC-qualifying mark, and ties the third highest clearance in URI history.
- Katja Neves won the discus throw, reaching 39.26m with her best throw, which qualifies her for New Englands.
Rhode Island Highlights
- Chaslynn Saucier was second in the 100m dash (12.46s). Brianna Robitaille was fifth in the same event (12.69s). Saucier qualified for New Englands in the event.
- Keilan Nova finished in second place in the 400m dash (57.83s) and fourth in the 200m dash (26.12s).
- Dyshelle Pemberton was fourth in the 400m dash (58.08).
- Lauren Burke placed third in the 800m run (2:19.14).
- Ashleigh Marks finished fourth in the 100m hurdles (15.46s).
- Kylie McPherson was third in the 400m hurdles (1:08.44).
- The 4x100m relay team of Saucier, Robitaille, Pemberton, and Shellyann Lindo finished second (48.04s), good enough to qualify for ECACs.
- The 4x400m relay team of Burke, McPadden, Nicolette Pelrine, and Michelle Savoie finished third (4:03.08).
- Amber Sekoll cleared 3.35m in the pole vault and Lindsey Folsom cleared 3.20m, good to earn second and fourth, respectively.
- Savoie placed fourth in the high jump (1.45m) and fourth in the long jump (4.86m).
- Michaela Smith placed second in the shot put (11.93m) and fifth in the discus (35.03m).
- Grace Janes placed third in the hammer throw (45.83m) and Aysha Moreino finished fourth (44.15m). Moreino also finished third in the javelin (32.14m).
- Alexandra Carbonell also earned a point in the 800m run (2:28.70).
- Pelrine earned two points for the Rams in the 1500m run (5:08.35).
- Lauren Columbare picked up two points in the 3000m run (10:32.35).