New Haven, Conn.--Senior Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) notched three top-five finishes to lead the Rhode Island College women's outdoor track & field team to a ninth place (41 teams) finish at the 2019 New England Open Championship, hosted by Southern Connecticut on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.
• The Anchorwomen finished in ninth place (41 teams) with 33.0 points in a field that featured NCAA Division I, II and III teams from throughout New England. Dartmouth took home the team title with 107.0 points.
• The ninth place finish was the highest finish in program history at the N.E. Open Championship. RIC also posted the top Div. III score at the meet.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Eleni Grammas finished third in the 100m (12.00) and took fourth in the 200m (25.06). She also had a third place finish in the 4x100m relay (47.39). Her effort in the 100m is a new program record.
• Junior Emma Landroche (Warwick, RI) notched a fifth place finish in the long jump (5.86m), was third in the 4x100m relay (47.39) and 21st in the 200m (25.94). Her effort in the long jump is a new program record for that event.
• Freshman Trinity Hayes (Providence, RI) was third in the 4x100m relay (47.39) and finished 14th in the 200m (25.56).
• Sophomore Chelsea Yang (Warwick, RI) placed second in the hammer (53.74m).
• Freshman Georgerinna Farley (Providence, RI) was fifth in the hammer (51.25m).
• Sophomore Melissa Mejia (Providence, RI) took 11th in the hammer (48.36m).
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the MIT Last Chance Meet on Thursday, May 16 (10 a.m.).