RIC Women's Track & Field Receives Weekly Little East Awards

Chelsea Yang
Chelsea Yang

Providence, R.I.—Several members of the Rhode Island College women's track & field team were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances at the 2019 N.E. Alliance Championship on Feb. 16.

Head Coach Timothy Rudd's team won the Little East Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday. 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. 

Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) was named the Little East Women's Field Athlete of the Week. She 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.

Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) was named the Little East Women's Track Athlete of the Week and was part of the LEC's Relay Teams of the Week. She 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). Landroche won the Alliance and Little East Championship as part of the 4x200m relay (1:44.91) and the 4x400m (4:09.78) relay. She 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). 

Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) was named the Little East Women's Rookie Track Athlete of the Week and was part of the LEC's Relay Teams of the Week. She 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 in the 200m (26.76).

Both of RIC's 4x200m and 4x400m relays comprised of Landroche, Hayes and seniors Eleni and Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) were named the Little East Women's Track Relay Teams of the Week. The Anchorwomen's 4x200m (1:44.91) and the 4x400m (4:09.78) relay won the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finishes. 

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.