Track and Field Competes at Rhode Island College Invitational

Track and Field Competes at Rhode Island College Invitational

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In just their second meet of the 2017-18 season, track and field team registered three first place finishes Saturday afternoon at the Rhode Island College Invitational.

THE BASICS

Men's – No Team Result
Women's – No Team Result

HOW IT HAPPENED

Allen Liang (Malden, Mass.) was one of the two individuals and one relay team to record a first-place finish in Saturday's regional meet.  The freshman thrower won the shot put with an impressive throw of 44-01.25 feet.  For the women's team, Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) collected another first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.02 seconds.  The women's 4x200-meter relay team also registered a top time in Saturday's meet as the quarter of sprinters registered a combined time of 1:47.26.

Also posting solid performances was Lauren Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) who finished in second place in the high jump with a leap of 5-00.25 feet.  Ashley Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) recorded an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.54 seconds. 

A trio of Beacons finished in eighth, ninth, and 10th place in the 400-meter dash with times of 1:06.48, 1:06.52, and 1:06.52.  Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Milton, Mass.) also earned a second-place finish in the long jump as she recorded a final mark of 16-06.00 feet. 

In the men's 200-meter dash Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa) led the Beacons sprinters with a ninth-place finish after recording a time of 23.59.  Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.) completed the 200 with a time of 23.91 to earn a 14th place finish overall.

Newcomer Anthony Nguyen registered a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with his time of 53.48 seconds.  The men's 4x200-meter relay teams finished in third and fourth place respectively with times of 1:33.15 and 1:36.51.

Prosper Lubega (Watertown, Mass.) completed in the high jump with a final height of 5-10.00 feet to secure a top-4 finish overall. 

Fellow thrower Julian Collins (Asheville, N.C.) completed the weight throw with a final toss of 44-06.00 feet to finish in sixth place. 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will return to action on January 13 when they compete at the Tufts University Invite.