THREE CLAIM LITTLE EAST INDIVIDUAL TITLES; RIC FINISHES SECOND IN THE CONFERENCE

Chelsea Yang
Chelsea Yang

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College women's indoor track & field team finished second in the Little East Conference at the 2018 N.E. Alliance Championships, hosted by RIC at the Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA) on Saturday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS

The Anchorwomen finished in fifth place (11 teams) in the Alliance with 83.0 points. Westfield State won the meet with 128 points. RIC finished in second place in the Little East with 109 points.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Freshman Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) won the N.E. Alliance & Little East Championship in the weight throw (16.99m; new program record). She also notched a 14th place finish in the shot (10.08m).

• RIC junior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors and won the Little East Individual title with a second place finish in the 600m (1:41.00). She also grabbed N.E. Alliance accolades with the second place 4x200m relay (1:47.00). She also ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay (4:24.97) that finished seventh and had an 18th place finish in the 200m (27.93).

• Freshman Rachel Meus (Providence, RI) earned N.E Alliance honors with a second place finish and was the Little East Individual Champion in the high jump (1.59m). She also finished in 13th place in the 400m (1:04.62) and had the lead leg of the seventh place 4x400m relay (4:24.97).

• Freshman Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) was an N.E. Alliance performer and the Little East Individual Champion with a fourth place finish in the 5,000m (19:35.26). She also earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the 3,000m (11:07.06) and was ninth in the 800m (2:32.65).

• Senior Destinee Barrette (Warwick, RI) earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors, placing second in the weight throw (15.01m) and fifth in the shot (10.47m).

• Sophomore Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) also picked up N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the weight throw (14.24m). She  placed 12th in the shot (10.47m).

• Freshman Jasmine Gallo-Fusco (Warwick, RI) notched a fifth place finish (14.10m) to earn N.E. Alliance honors in the weight throw, while freshman Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) also earned N.E. Alliance honors with a sixth place finish (13.96m) in the weight throw.

• Junior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) was an All-N.E. Alliance performer with a fourth place finish in the 60m (8.01) and a fourth place finish in the 200m (26.78). She also took home N.E. Alliance honors as she ran the lead leg of the second place 4x200m relay (1:47.00). She also ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay (4:24.97) that finished seventh.

• Sophomore Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors as the second leg of the second place 4x200m relay (1:47.00). She also finished in seventh place in the triple jump (10.07m), 10th place in the long jump (4.76m) and was 15th in the 200m (27.43).

• Sophomore Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) picked up N.E. Alliance honors as the anchor leg of the second place 4x200m relay (1:47.00). She also had the anchor leg of the seventh place 4x400m relay (4:24.97) and was in 16th place in the 200m (27.48).

• Junior Rebecca Meinertz (Smithfield, RI) placed 11th in the mile (5:49.63) and had the lead leg of the 10th place 4x800m relay (11:08.10) .

• Sophomore Nicaury Nunez (Central Falls, RI) placed 17th in the 800m (2:57.77) and had the second leg of the 10th place 4x800m relay (11:08.10) .

• Sophomore Analise England (Smithfield, RI) placed 10th in the 1,000m (3:21.47) and had the anchor leg of the 10th place 4x800m relay (11:08.10) .

• Freshman Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) notched a 13th place finish in the 600m (1:52.88) and ran the third leg of the 10th place 4x800m relay (11:08.10) .

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the N.E. Div. III Championships, hosted by Springfield on Saturday, Feb. 17.