Women's Track & Field Takes Ninth at N.E. Open Championship

Chelsea Yang
Chelsea Yang

New Haven, Conn.--Senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) notched three top-five finishes to lead the Rhode Island College women's outdoor track & field team to a ninth place (41 teams) finish at the 2019 New England Open Championship, hosted by Southern Connecticut on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. 

THE BASICS
• The Anchorwomen finished in ninth place (41 teams) with 33.0 points in a field that featured NCAA Division I, II and III teams from throughout New England. Dartmouth took home the team title with 107.0 points.

• The ninth place finish was the highest finish in program history at the N.E. Open Championship. RIC also posted the top Div. III score at the meet.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Eleni Grammas finished third in the 100m (12.00) and took fourth in the 200m (25.06). She also had a third place finish in the 4x100m relay (47.39). Her effort in the 100m is a new program record.

• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) notched a fifth place finish in the long jump (5.86m), was third in the 4x100m relay (47.39) and 21st in the 200m (25.94). Her effort in the long jump is a new program record for that event.

• Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) was third in the 4x100m relay (47.39) and finished 14th in the 200m (25.56).

• The 4x100m relay team of Eleni Grammas, senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI), Landroche and Hayes had a third place finish (47.39).

• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) placed second in the hammer (53.74m).

• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) was fifth in the hammer (51.25m).

• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) took 11th in the hammer (48.36m).

WHAT'S NEXT
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the MIT Last Chance Meet on Thursday, May 16 (10 a.m.).