SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University track & field team rolls on its outdoor season as the Bulldogs next enter the Ocean State Invitational hosted by both Brown and Providence.
"The Ocean State Invitational marks the midway point for our Outdoor season," said Bryant head coach Mitchell Switzer. "This meet always brings great competition and should give us a good baseline for how the team has progressed thus far. The weather looks to be some of the best we have had yet, so it should set up for some great performances."
Bryant will enter 31 events: 16 on the men's side and 15 on the women's. Senior Melissa Lodge (Hopkinton, Mass.) will run in the 5,000 meter, an event she has already qualified for the ECAC Championships in. On the men's side, seven Bulldogs will enter the 3,000 meter, including junior Matthew McGovern (Long Beach, N.Y.), who has the best time in the event among current Bulldogs (9:03.25, set last year).
After a breakout performance in Amherst, freshman Courtney Kelleher (Wrentham, Mass.) will participate in the shot put, discus, and hammer throws. She entered the Top 5 in program history in the shot put and discus last weekend at the Minuteman Invitational.
Three Bulldogs are participating in the men's long jump and triple jumps: sophomores James Giumetti (Duxbury, Mass.) and Turner Davis (Westbrook, Conn.), and freshman Anthony Holloway (Forked River, N.J.). Davis is also entering the high jump for the Bulldogs.
The Ocean State Invitational starts up Friday evening in the distance events, while dashes and field events will be held Saturday. Friday's portion of the meet will be streamed for free by Providence and can be viewed here.