Posted: Feb 09, 2018
Highlights From the Track
- Rhode Island finished 1-2 in the 60-meter dash as Kristina MacLure (7.77) and Dominique Twombley (7.80) crossed the line just three one-hundredths of a second apart.
- Keilan Nova (25.80), Bethany DeLoof (26.05), Twombley (26.16) and Mikaila Amerantes (26.21) finished first through fourth, respectively, in the 200-meters.
- Rhody claimed the top four spots in the 400-meters as well. Greta Scott finished first, in 56.10, followed by Amarantes (57.75), Nova (58.55) and DeLoof (59.16).
- Bailey Thayer claimed the 500-meter title, finishing the race in 1:20.49.
- Katie McNulty was the top finisher in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 2:13.65 - nearly five full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Bryant.
- The distance quartet of Alyssa Brehler (3:01.33), Shelby Aarden (3:02.13), Courtney Hawkins (3:04.95) and Ashley Evans (3:05.29) went 1-2-3-4 in the 1000-meter run.
- MacLure (8.88) and Breann Burns (8.95) placed first and second, respectively, in the 60-meter hurdles.
- In the 4x400-meter relay, Rhody's A team (Natalie Sopchak, Gabrielle Curtis, Kelly MacDonnell, Katie McNulty) finished first in 4:00.73. The Rams' B team (Bailey Thayer, Saige Grazia, Chelsea Lee, Carleisha Forteau) crossed the line nine seconds later to claim second place.
- Elaina Hobbs cleared a height of 1.67m, in the high jump to place second overall.
- Karlee Fowler took home the pole vault title. She was the only competitor to clear 12 feet (3.75m).
- Rebecca O'Donnell's 11.58-meter leap was good for first place in the triple jump.
- Molly Botts won the weight throw with a 15.66-meter toss. Ani Armenakyan (15.17m) and Samantha Andrews (15.17m) finished third and fourth, respectively.
- Prior to the start of the meet, the Rams held a brief ceremony to honor their eight seniors: Alyssa Brehler, Breann Burns, Jackie Burr, Karlee Fowler, Courtney Hawkins, Tiffany Jenkins, Kylie McPherson and Rebecca O'Donnell.
The Rams return to action at next weekend's Atlantic 10 Championship. The two-day meet - which will take place at URI's Mackal Fieldhouse - is set to begin at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.