RIC MEN'S TRACK & FIELD OPENS 2017-18 SEASON AT UMASS BOSTON WINTER OPEN

Jephte Wagnac
Jephte Wagnac

Boston, Mass.-Sophomore Jephte Wagnac (Providence, RI) notched a fifth place finish in the 800m to lead the Rhode Island College men's indoor track & field team at the 2017 UMass Boston Winter Open held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center on Saturday.

 

THE BASICS

• The Anchormen competed against some of the top NCAA Div. II and III teams in New England at the event.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Wagnac finished fifth in the 800m (1:58.25) and also ran the second leg of the ninth place 4x400m relay (3:34.61).

• Freshman Raffaelo Manzo (Slatersville, RI) took fifth place in the 1,000m (2:45.52)

• Senior Matthew Charles (North Providence, RI) was the top finisher for the Anchormen in the 200m, placing 15th (23.55). Charles also finished second in his heat in the 60m dash (7.40).

• Junior Destin Bibemi (Providence, RI) registered a ninth place finish in the 400m (51.77) and ran the lead leg of the ninth place 4x400m relay (3:34.61).

• RIC freshman Mike Rossi (Cumberland, RI) finished in 21st place in the 500m (1:22.62) and ran the anchor leg of the ninth place 4x400m relay (3:34.61).

• Freshman Stanley Guillaume (Boston, MA) took home 20th in the 500m (1:19.10) and was in 71st place in the 200m (24.66).

• Senior Vincent Santos (Narragansett, RI) was in third place (8.99) in his heat in the 60m hurdles and finished in 41st place in the 200m (23.97).

• Junior Jeff Garson (Cumberland, RI) placed 35th in the 500m (17:49.46) for the Anchormen.

• Freshman Devin Greene (Providence, RI) was 49th in the 400m (5.38), 92nd in the 200m (25.15) and ran the third leg of the ninth place 4x400m relay (3:34.61).

• RIC senior Jake Brierly (Lincoln, RI) posted a sixth place finish in the weight throw (14.38), while sophomore Joe Palazzo (Providence, RI) finished 14th in the weight throw.

• Junior Adam Stomberg (West Greenwich, RI) finished in 29th place in the weight throw (10.00m) with junior Chris Bennett (Greenville, RI) taking 31st (9.76) in the same event.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host its the RIC Track & Field Winter Classic at PCTA on Saturday, Dec. 9.