Fitchburg, Mass.--Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) won both the 800m (2:24.28) and the 1,500m (4:54.92) to lead the Rhode Island College women's track & field team to a first place finish at the 2019 N.E. Alliance/Little East Championship, hosted by Fitchburg State on Saturday.
• The Anchorwomen finished first (13 teams) with a team score of 147.0 in the Alliance, which is comprised of Little East Conference and MASCAC institutions. RIC finished first (eight teams) in the Little East with a team score of 183.0.
• It is the second consecutive season RIC has won the Little East Championship. It is the first N.E. Alliance Outdoor Championship for Rhode Island College.
• The Anchorwomen won both the Alliance and Little East titles during the 2018-19 indoor season as well.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) won three individual N.E. Alliance and Little East Championships and earned All-N.E. Alliance honors in four events. She won the 100m (12.66), 4x100m relay (48.34), and took first in the 4x400m relay (4:02.30). Grammas placed second overall (Little East Champion) in the 200m (26.65).
• Senior Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) earned All-N.E. Alliance accolades in three events. She won the 4x100m relay (48.34), took first in the 4x400m relay (4:02.30) and was fifth in the 400m (1:00.30). She also placed seventh in the 100m (13.43) and seventh in the 200m (27.31).
• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) won three individual N.E. Alliance Championships and earned All-N.E. Alliance honors in five events. She won the long jump (5.66m), 4x100m relay (48.34) and the 4x400m relay (4:02.30). Landroche also placed fourth in both the 100m (13.06) and the triple jump (10.99m). She also took ninth in the 200m (27.51). Her effort in the long jump was a new program record for that event
• Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors in four events. Hayes won the 4x100m relay (48.34) and the 4x400m relay (4:02.30), placed third in the 400m (59.50) and fifth in the 200m (27.13). She also placed eighth in the 100m (13.62)
• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) was the N.E. Alliance Champion in the hammer with a Little East Conference and program record throw (54.23m). She also had a ninth place finish in the shot (10.48m).
• Junior Chevell Burgess (Providence, RI) garnered N.E. Alliance honors with a fifth place finish in the 100m hurdles (16.97). She also notched a seventh place finish in the triple jump (10.34m).
• Senior Oluwafunmibi Yusuff (Providence, RI) earned All-N.E. Alliance honors (Little East Champion) with a fourth place finish in the discus (34.22m). Yusuff also notched a seventh place finish in the shot (11.00m).
• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a second place finish in the hammer (52.06), while also placing eighth in the discus (30.58m).
• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) earned N.E. Alliance honors with a fourth place finish in the hammer (49.33m). She also placed 16th in the discus (27.31).
• Junior Jamie Dobson (Bradford, RI) took home N.E. Alliance accolades in a pair of events, placing fifth in both the hammer (45.76m) and the javelin (32.11m).
• Sophomore Bryana Mullin (Warwick, RI) recorded a 15th place finish in the 800m (2:36.18).
• Freshman Madisen Martin (Marion, MA) notched a 14th place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:15.19) and took 11th in the javelin (28.59).
• Junior Analise England (Smithfield, RI) notched a 12th place finish in the javelin (27.63m).
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the N.E. Div. III Championship, hosted by Williams on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4.