Women’s Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season at USF Invitational

Emma Landroche
Emma Landroche

Tampa, Fla.—Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) won the long jump (5.62m) and equaled the program record in that event as the Rhode Island College women's track & field team opened the outdoor season at the 2019 University of South Florida Bulls Invitational on Saturday.

THE BASICS
• The meet featured some of the top NCAA Division I, II and III competitors from throughout the country.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) notched a third place finish in the hammer (47.60m) and was 12th in the discus (30.40m).

• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) was fourth in the hammer (47.15m), placed eighth in the shot (11.12m) and took 11th in the discus (33.05m)

• Junior Jamie Dobson (Bradford, RI) was sixth in both the hammer (41.13m) and in the javelin (30.46m).

• Freshman Stevanna Bowhile (Worcester, MA) placed sixth in the triple jump (10.39m) and was 19th in the 100m (13.37).

• Junior Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) was ninth (10.09m) in the triple jump and had an 11th place finish (17:54) in the 100m hurdles.

• Freshman Madisen Martin (Marion, MA) was seventh in the javelin (28.72) and 29th in the 800m (2:38.04).

• The 4x100m relay team of freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) and Landroche notched a second place finish (48.29).

Eleni Grammas had a fifth place finish in the 200m (25.99) and was sixth in the 100m (12.20).

Nicole Grammas was 16th in the 200m (26.85).

• Hayes was 13th in the 200m (26.59).

• Junior Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) was seventh in the 200m (26.26).

• Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) was fourth and broke her own program record the 800m (2:16.64), while sophomore Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) had a 40th place finish (2:51.89) in the same event.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Bryant Invitational on Saturday, March 30 (10 a.m.).