RUFFIN, RAMS BREAK RECORDS EN ROUTE TO FIFTH-PLACE SHOWING AT ATLANTIC 10 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Meet: Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships
Location: Mackal Field House – Kingston, R.I.

Results: Full Results – Click Here

Photos: Full Photo Gallery - Click Here

How It Happened

  • Ruffin took home the Field Performer of the Meet award after earning 18 points for the Black & Gold. He won the shot put with a record-breaking toss of 58' 5 ¼". She followed that up with a heave of 61' 10 ½" in the weight throw, good for second place and eight more points.
  • Coles was right behind his classmate in the shot put with a toss of 54' 1" and finished fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 50'11".
  • Waller set a school record and earned a third-place finish in the heptathlon with point total of 4812. He also scored in the high jump, finishing seventh by clearing 6' 2 ¼".
  • Junior George Moore had a great performance in the 500-meter, coming in second by just .01 seconds with a time of 1:04.12.
  • Moore teamed up with Tehquin Warrick, Andrew Shipp and Jacob Garcia for a third-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:20.78.
  • Sophomore Kyle Martin medaled in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16, good for third place. He tied the school record earlier in the day during the prelims with a time of 8.15.
  • Warrick also scored in the 200m with a time of 22.53 (7th) and 400m with a time fo 50.42 (5th).
  • Shipp also scored in the triple jump (45' – 5th) and long jump (21' 9 ¾" – 8th).
  • Sophomore Desmond Smallwood scored in both the 60m with a time of 7.07 (6th) and 200m with a time of 22.75 (8th).

Quotables

  • "On the men's side, I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish. We were aiming for a top-three finish this year and to come up short is a little disappointing, but seeing the overall effort our student-athletes put forth was tremendous."  – Head Coach Jon Riley
  • "Our throwers were awesome this weekend. Both Brandon and Ryan stepped up and made some monster throws to give our team critical points. Brandon always finds a way to rise to the occasion, he's a great competitor. Ryan is becoming the thrower that Coach Tussing always thought he could be. He had a great weekend and is going to be a force to be reckon with in the throws going forward." – Head Coach Jon Riley
  • "Xavier's record breaking performance in the heptathlon was great. He did an incredible job of staying focused and making every point count. We have only seen a preview of what Xavier will accomplish during his career." – Head Coach Jon Riley 

Up Next

  • The Rams return to the track this upcoming weekend when they head to the Boston University Last Chance Meet on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2.  

 


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