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Rainer, Ricciardi compete well at Tyson Invitational
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Rainer continued his record-setting season in the 60 meter dash, again breaking the school-record with a 6.72 time in the semifinals. It is the third time this season that Rainer has set a new ETSU record in the 60-meters. Rainer's time was not enough to advance him to the final heat, but only two collegians posted strong enough times to join the six world-class athletes in the finals. Rainer finished as the third-best collegian, beating out 45 other athletes from 23 different schools.
Ricciardi placed third in the high jump, continuing her stellar junior campaign. Ricciardi completed a jump of 1.69 meters (5-6.50), topping 18 other jumpers from 12 different institutions. It is Ricciardi's fourth top-three finish of the season.
The remainder of the track & field squad took the week off in preparation for next week's Atlantic Sun Indoor Track & Field Championships held at