Conley Sets New School Record, Wins Twice as URI Takes Home Second at New England's

Conley Sets New School Record, Wins Twice as URI Takes Home Second at New England's

NEW HAVEN, CONN - Rhode Island crowned five individual New England Champions on the day, including one double winner, and saw a school record fall. However, Rhody came up just short finishing only behind the Huskies of Northeastern to take second place at the 2016 New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Huskies outlasted URI, 140-92.60.

New England Champions
Janel Conley set a new school record in the heptathlon scoring 5388 points in the seven-event competition. Conley breaks the old record of 5240 - which stood since 2010.
 
Conley's Record Setting Heptathlon (Points scored)
  • 100H - 13.63s (1031)
  • High jump - 1.66m (806)
  • Shot put - 11.31m (616)
  • 200m  - 25.41 (850)
  • Long jump - 5.74m (771)
  • Javelin - 32.89m (531)
  • 800m - 2:26.07 (743)
Conley was also crowned champion in the 100m hurdles with a finals time of 13.80s - teammate Emily Renna was only two-tenths of a second behind her to finish second crossing the finish line in 13.82s. Karlee Fowler won the pole vault (3.70m), scoring 10 points for the Rams. Dyshelle Pemberton scored 10 points for the Rams by taking first in the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:01.05 - Kylie McPherson scored two points with her seventh place finish (1:04.78). Junior Jennifer Czerapowicz won the triple jump with a finals distance of 11.84m.
 

Other Rhode Island Highlights

  • Hannah Madison and Michelle Savoie finished fourth and fifth respectively in the heptathlon.
  • The 4x100 meter relay team of Emily Renna, Briana Robitaille, Dyshelle Pemberton and Shellyann Lindo took second with a combined finals time of 46.51s.
  • The 4x400 relay team placed fourth in a combined finals time of 3:52.28, scoring five points for the Rams.
  • Briana Robitaille placed fourth in the 100m dash, scoring five points for the Rams with a time of 12.02s.  Teammate Shellyann Lindo took seventh (12.20s).
  • Mariah Claudio placed eighth in the 400m dash (1:02.81).