Women's Indoor Track & Field Wins Little East Championship

2019 Women's Track & Field LEC Championship Photo

Plymouth, N.H. –The Rhode Island College women's indoor track & field team captured the 2019 Little East Conference Championship at the 2019 N.E. Alliance Championship, hosted by Plymouth State on Saturday.

THE BASICS
• It is the second Little East Indoor Championship (2000) for RIC. The Anchorwomen finished in first place among Little East institutions with 174.0 points. The Alliance Championship is comprised of Little East and MASCAC institutions.

HEAD COACH TIMOTHY RUDD ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP
"As a coaching staff, we are beyond satisfied with the performances the women displayed. Coming into the meet, there was a level of confidence in our ability to win the championship, but the way the women over-performed in many events was very unexpected. It was incredible to witness four school records fall along with capturing first place victories in eight separate events. Our focus will now be on the New England Championship."

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) captured the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finish in the long jump (5.69m). Landroche established a new meet and program record with her effort. She won the Alliance and Little East Championship in the 200m (26.23) and earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fifth place finish in the triple jump (10.48) and a sixth place finish in the 60m (8.16).

• The 4x200m relay team of Landroche, freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), and senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) won the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finish (1:44.91). 

• The Anchorwomen's 4x400m relay team comprised of Hayes, Eleni Grammas, Nicole Grammas and Landroche won the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finish (4:09.78).

• Hayes earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events. In addition to the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, she was the Little East Champion and finished second in the Alliance in the 400m (1:00.74). She also placed fourth in the 200m (26.76).

Eleni Grammas earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events. In addition to the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, Grammas won the Alliance and Little Championship in the 60m (7.89). She established a new program record in that event. Grammas also had a second place finish in the 200m (26.23).

Nicole Grammas earned N.E. Alliance honors in three events. In addition to the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, Grammas finished second in the 600m (1:41.35). She also placed 11th in the 200m (27.70).

• Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She captured the Alliance and Little East Championship in the 800m (2:24.54). She also placed third in the mile (5:18.90), establishing a new program record in that event. McCaffrey finished fourth as part of the 4x800m relay (10:45.30).

• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) won the Alliance and Little East Championship with a first place finish in the weight throw (18.51m). Yang established a new meet and program record with her effort.

• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She finished second the weight throw (16.05m) and fourth in the shot (11.96m).

• Sophomore Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She finished fourth in the 5,000m (20:08.66) and sixth place in the 1,000m (3:15.47).

• Junior Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in the 200m (27.20) with a sixth place finish and took home 11th in 400m (1:03.86).

• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the weight throw (14.56m).

• Junior Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the triple jump (10.68m). She also took 15th in the long jump (4.75m).

• Freshman Stevanna Bowhile (Worcester, MA) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a sixth place finish in the triple jump (10.39m).

• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) placed eighth in the weight throw (13.70m) and 16th in the shot (9.75m). Sophomore Jasmine Gallo-Fusco (Warwick, RI) finished 10th in the weight throw (13.34m) and junior Jamie Dobson (Bradford, RI) placed 11th (13.30m) in the same event.

• RIC's 4x800m relay team of Cousineau, McCaffrey, sophomore Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) and junior Nicaury Nunez (Central Falls, RI) finished fourth (10:45.30).

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the N.E. Div. III Championship, hosted by Bowdoin on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.