Women's Track & Field Moves Up to No. 26 in National Poll

Chelsea Yang
Chelsea Yang

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Timothy Rudd's women's indoor track & field team has jumped to No. 26 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Div. III rankings. The Anchorwomen, coming off of a Little East and New England Alliance Championship, are also ranked sixth in the New England regional poll.

WHO'S RANKED
• The Anchorwomen's weight throw squad is currently ranked first  in the nation with sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI), senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI), sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) and freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) leading the way. 

• Yang is ranked No. 2 in the country in the hammer with a school-record distance of 54.23m, while Mejia is currently 13th in that event with a distance of 52.06m. Yusuff is ranked 29th nationally with a distance of 50.34m.

• The 200m squad of junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) and junior Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) is ranked eighth nationally.

• The 100m squad of junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) and junior Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) is ranked No. 16 in the nation.

• The 4x100m squad of junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) and freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) are ranked 10th nationally.

• Landroche is ranked No. 12  in the nation in the long jump with a school-record distance of 5.66m.

Eleni Grammas is 14th in the nation in the 100m with a time of 12.20, while her time of 25.23 in the 200m has her ranked 27th.

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