Women's Track & Field Wins Alliance and Little East Titles

2019 Women's Track & Field Championship Photo

Fitchburg, Mass.--Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) won both the 800m (2:24.28) and the 1,500m (4:54.92) to lead the Rhode Island College women's track & field team to a first place finish at the 2019 N.E. Alliance/Little East Championship, hosted by Fitchburg State on Saturday.

THE BASICS
• The Anchorwomen finished first (13 teams) with a team score of 147.0 in the Alliance, which is comprised of Little East Conference and MASCAC institutions. RIC finished first (eight teams) in the Little East with a team score of 183.0.

• It is the second consecutive season RIC has won the Little East Championship. It is the first N.E. Alliance Outdoor Championship for Rhode Island College.

• The Anchorwomen won both the Alliance and Little East titles during the 2018-19 indoor season as well.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) won three individual N.E. Alliance and Little East Championships and earned All-N.E. Alliance honors in four events. She won the 100m (12.66), 4x100m relay (48.34), and took first in the 4x400m relay (4:02.30). Grammas placed second overall (Little East Champion) in the 200m (26.65).

• Senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) earned All-N.E. Alliance accolades in three events. She won the 4x100m relay (48.34), took first in the 4x400m relay (4:02.30) and was fifth in the 400m (1:00.30). She also placed seventh in the 100m (13.43) and seventh in the 200m (27.31). 

• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) won three individual N.E. Alliance Championships and earned All-N.E. Alliance honors in five events. She won the long jump (5.66m), 4x100m relay (48.34) and the 4x400m relay (4:02.30). Landroche also placed fourth in both the 100m (13.06) and the triple jump (10.99m). She also took ninth in the 200m (27.51). Her effort in the long jump was a new program record for that event 

• Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events. Hayes won the 4x100m relay (48.34) and the 4x400m relay (4:02.30), placed third in the 400m (59.50) and fifth in the 200m (27.13). She also placed eighth in the 100m (13.62)

• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the hammer with a Little East Conference and program record throw (54.23m). She also had a ninth place finish in the shot (10.48m).

• Junior Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) garnered N.E. Alliance honors with a fifth place finish in the 100m hurdles (16.97). She also notched a seventh place finish in the triple jump (10.34m).

• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) earned All-N.E. Alliance honors (Little East Champion) with a fourth place finish in the discus (34.22m). Yusuff also notched a seventh place finish in the shot (11.00m).

• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a second place finish in the hammer (52.06),  while also placing eighth in the discus (30.58m).

• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the hammer (49.33m). She also placed 16th in the discus (27.31).

• Junior Jamie Dobson (Bradford, RI) took home N.E. Alliance accolades in a pair of events, placing fifth in both the hammer (45.76m) and the javelin (32.11m).

• Sophomore Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) recorded a 15th place finish in the 800m (2:36.18).

• Freshman Madisen Martin (Marion, MA) notched a 14th place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:15.19) and took 11th in the javelin (28.59).

• Junior Analise England (Smithfield, RI) notched a 12th place finish in the javelin (27.63m).

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the N.E. Div. III Championship, hosted by Williams on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4.