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Track and Field teams compete at Little East Championship

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor


Rhode Island College’s Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams both competed in the Little East Championship this past weekend. 


Sophomore Haley Oliver was the star of the weekend for Rhode Island College. Oliver claimed gold in both the mile and the 3,000m. This gave Oliver First Team All-Little East honors in both categories. Oliver was also Third Team All-Little East in both the 800m and the 4x400m relay. 


Senior Trinity Hayes also had quite an impressive performance for the Anchorwomen. Hayes finished second place in the 400m, earning her Second Team All-Little East honors. On top of that, Hayes earned Third Team All-Little East honors in both the 4x400m relay and the 4x200m relay.

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The Anchorwomen had three freshmen earn All-Little East honors. The trio of Sala Bastajian, Miya Barboza and Marlyn Dunlop all showcased that the Women’s Track and Field team has a bright future. Bastajian earned Third Team All-Little East honors in the pole vault, 4x200m relay, 600m and the 4x400m relay. Barboza earned Third Team All-Little East honors in both the 4x200m relay and the 4x400m relay.  Dunlap earned Third Team All-Little East honors in the 4x200m relay. 


The team finished with five competitors earning All-Little East Honors. This helped the Anchorwomen earn a team score of 64.0, which was good for fourth place overall out of eight teams. 


The Men’s Track and Field team had six competitors bring home All-Little East Honors. Sophomore Brandon Mota had an impressive showing. Mota finished second place in the weight throw, earning him Second Team All-Little East honors. Mota had the best place finish out of all the Anchormen competitors.


Freshman Alexander Pinheiro, freshman Gabriel Dosunmu, freshman Will Schiller and sophomore Isiah Briggs all were members of the 4x200m relay team that finished third place earning all of them Third Team All-Little East honors. Their time of 1:32.71 set a new program record for the event. This put all four of them in the history books for Rhode Island College.


Another key contributor was sophomore Shamus Culhane, who earned himself a Third Team All-Little East honor with a third place finish in the weight throw. Previously mentioned Pinheiro also earned himself a Third Team All-Little East honor in the 55m.


The Anchormen ended up finishing with a team score 35.0 and placed 6th place overall in the competition.


Both the Women’s and Men’s teams will both look to have success next weekend in the NCAA Division III New England Championships in Boston, MA.


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