Women's Indoor Track & Field Wins Alliance Championship

2018-19 Women's Track & Field Team Photo
2018-19 RIC Women's Track & Field Team

Plymouth, N.H.—The Rhode Island College women's indoor track & field team captured the 2019 N.E. Alliance Championship, which was hosted by Plymouth State on Saturday, Feb. 16.

THE FACTS
• The Anchorwomen finished first (11 teams) in the N.E. Alliance, which is comprised of Little East Conference and MASCAC Institutions, with a 155.0 team score. The University of Southern Maine finished second with a 108.50 team score. The Alliance results were announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

• It was the first-ever N.E. Alliance indoor title for the program.

• RIC also won the Little East Championship with a first place (eight teams) finish with a team score of 174.0. It was the second LEC indoor title for the program (2000).

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) 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) and 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).

• The 4x200m relay team of Landroche, freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI), senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI), and senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) won the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finish (1:44.91). 

• The Anchorwomen's 4x400m relay team comprised of Hayes, Eleni Grammas, Nicole Grammas and Landroche won the Alliance and Little Championship with a first place finish (4:09.78).

• Hayes 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).

Eleni Grammas earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events. In addition to the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, Grammas won the Alliance and Little Championship in the 60m (7.89). She established a new program record in that event. Grammas also had a second place finish in the 200m (26.23).

Nicole Grammas earned N.E. Alliance honors in three events. In addition to the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, Grammas finished second in the 600m (1:41.35). She also placed 11th in the 200m (27.70).

• Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She captured the Alliance and Little East Championship in the 800m (2:24.54). She also placed third in the mile (5:18.90), establishing a new program record in that event. McCaffrey finished fourth as part of the 4x800m relay (10:45.30).

• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) 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.

• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She finished second the weight throw (16.05m) and fourth in the shot (11.96m).

• Sophomore Shayna Cousineau (Cranston, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events. She finished fourth in the 5,000m (20:08.66) and sixth place in the 1,000m (3:15.47).

• Junior Jacklyn Xavier (Cumberland, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in the 200m (27.20) with a sixth place finish and took home 11th in 400m (1:03.86).

• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the weight throw (14.56m).

• Junior Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a third place finish in the triple jump (10.68m). She also took 15th in the long jump (4.75m).

• Freshman Stevanna Bowhile (Worcester, MA) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a sixth place finish in the triple jump (10.39m).

• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) placed eighth in the weight throw (13.70m) and 16th in the shot (9.75m). Sophomore Jasmine Gallo-Fusco (Warwick, RI) finished 10th in the weight throw (13.34m) and junior Jamie Dobson (Bradford, RI) placed 11th (13.30m) in the same event.

• RIC's 4x800m relay team of Cousineau, McCaffrey, sophomore Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) and junior Nicaury Nunez (Central Falls, RI) finished fourth (10:45.30).

WHAT'S NEXT
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.