May 5, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The University of Rhode Island men and the University of Dayton women currently sit atop the standings after Day One of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at the UMass Track & Field Complex on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.
The Rhode Island men are currently leading the way with 75 points thanks to first-place finishes from junior William Janes in the Hammer Throw (59.56m), senior Jacob Keeling in the Javelin (68.49m) and sophomore James Strawderman in the Pole Vault (4.80m). In addition to the first-place finishes, Rhode Island also took home second and third in the Javelin to sweep the event following strong performances from senior Winthrop Smith and freshman Jonathan Stevens.
Following behind Rhode Island in the team standings heading into the final day of competition are Charlotte (64 points), Temple (45), Duquesne (26) Fordham (22), Massachusetts (20), La Salle (20), Saint Joseph's (18) Xavier (9), Saint Louis (9) and Richmond (4).
On the women's side, Dayton is currently pacing the field with 59.30 points thanks to freshman Hanna Krizmanic's victory in the Pole Vault (3.71m) and a trio of second-place finishes from senior Elissa Mason (10,000 meters), sophomore Aly Weeman (Hammer Throw) and freshman Ashley DeMange (Pole Vault).
Currently chasing the Flyers in the standings are Richmond (37.5), Duquesne (34), Rhode Island (32), Charlotte (30.60), Massachusetts (26.50), Saint Louis (20), Fordham (17.50), La Salle (15), Xavier (15), Saint Joseph's (12.60) and Temple (12).
The championship continues Sunday morning beginning at 8:45 a.m. Live stats are available by visiting www.atlantic10.com.