Women's Track & Field Moves Up to No. 22 Nationally

Melissa Mejia
Melissa Mejia

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Timothy Rudd's women’s outdoor track & field team has climbed to No. 22 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Div. III rankings.

WHO’S RANKED
• The Anchorwomen’s hammer 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. 5 in the country in the hammer with a school-record distance of 54.23m, while Mejia is currently 17th in that event with a distance of 52.06m. Farley is ranked 23rd nationally with a distance of 51.25m while Yusuff is 32nd 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 fourth nationally. Eleni Grammas is ranked No. 16 nationally with a time of 24.99.

• 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. 19 in the nation. Eleni Grammas is ranked No. 5 nationally with a time of 12.00

• 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 ninth nationally with a season-best time of 47.34.

• Landroche is ranked No. 16  in the nation in the long jump with a school-record distance of 5.68m.

• Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) is ranked No. 21 nationally in the 800m with a time of 2:13.95.

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