Two members of the CCRI Track and field team competed at the NJCAA Division I Track and field National championships held at Mesa community College in Mesa, Arizona – Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, Conn,) in the javelin and Shenelle Teixeira (Barrington) in the 400 hurdles.
On Thursday, Beausoleil finished 14th with a best throw of 33.71 meters, which she did on her first throw. She also had throws of 32.8 meters and 32.29 meters. Winning the event was Sharon Toako of North Iowa Area Community College with a throw of 42.33 meters.
On Friday, Teixeira placed 26th at the championships with a solid effort of 1:08.10.
“Both Shenelle Teixeira and Haley Beausoleil put forth consistent performances like they had all season long,” said CCRI head coach Gregg Cornell. “Haley and Shenelle are only freshmen and walked away from their national meet experience with big goals for their 2014-2015 track and field seasons. Both ladies represented the Community College of Rhode Island with great sportsmanship. I look forward to having a chance to coach them once again next year.”
Winning the NJCAA Division I National Championship for both the men and the women was South Plains College from Levelland, Texas, which scored 162 points in the women’s events and 148 points in the men’s events.
Knights’ golf in third
after first day of regional
The CCRI Knights co-ed golf team is hosting the NJCAA Division III Region XXI Golf Tournament at Cranston Country Club this week. After the first day of the two-day competition, CCRI is in third place with an aggregate score of 348. Leading the tournament is Springfield Technical Community College with a 337 and Mass Bay Community College is in second with 343.
Leading the way for the CCRI Knights was Steven Letterle (Cranston) with a team-low score of 79, which was the second lowest score of the day. Letterle was followed by Rob Gallucci (Coventry) with an 85, Chris Lussier (Cranston) with a 91 and captain Gina Bartolotta (Wakefield) with a 93. Captain Zach Sullivan’s (Cumberland) 104 was not used for the aggregate score of 348. The individual low score of the day was shot by Joseph Park from Mass Bay Community College with a 78.
Golfers played the second round on Wednesday, with the results unavailable at press time.