2005-06 Men's Track & Field News
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June 08, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2005) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) breezed through the opening 100-meter round at the NCAA Championships on Thursday afternoon, placing third in his qualifying heat to advance to this evening's semi-finals....
June 08, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2006) - After cruising through the opening round of the 100-meters earlier Thursday afternoon, senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) closed the books on his ETSU career with a performance of 10.36 in semi-final round at the NCAA Championships. Rainer finished seventh in his heat, and 11th overall, an agonizing .02 seconds from a spot in the final round....
June 06, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 6, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) will cap his career as a member of the ETSU track and field team in grand fashion this week, running in the NCAA Championships, set for June 7-10, in Sacramento, Calif. Rainer will take on a talented 100-meter field, entering the meet as the 10th-fastest participant in the 27-athlete competition with a career-best mark of 10.16 seconds....
May 30, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 30, 2006) - After tallying a sixth-place finish in the 100-meters at last weekend's NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships, senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) extended his final collegiate campaign by earning a spot at the NCAA Championships. The meet is slated for June 7-10, in Sacramento, Calif....
May 27, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) finished sixth overall in the 100-meters at the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships, Saturday at Tom Black Track. Rainer blazed to a wind-legal 10.37 seconds, after running a career-best and school record time of 10.16 in yesterday's prelims....
May 26, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2006) - Junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) finished off her season in stellar fashion on Friday, finishing 10th in the women's high jump competition at the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships at Tom Black Track. The junior cleared a career-best height of 5-9.25 (1.76m) for the top 10 finish in an elite field....
May 26, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) earned a spot in Saturday's 100-meter final, sprinting to a career-best time of 10.16, Friday at the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Tom Black Track....
May 24, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2006) - With tickets to the NCAA Championships on the line, senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) and junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) will compete in the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships this weekend, hosted by the University of Tennessee. Action is scheduled to begin on Friday, May 26, at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium....
May 13, 2006
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 13, 2006) - Juniors Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) and Daniel Williams (Knoxville, Tenn.) represented the ETSU track and field teams on Saturday, competing against talented fields at the Georgia Tech Invitational at George C. Griffin Track....
May 10, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 10, 2006) - The ETSU track and field team has recently announced three additions to the 2006-07 roster, including throwers Zachlynn Blackburn and Jarrod Burton, along with distance runner Victoria Currie....
May 06, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 6, 2006) - Junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) took home top honors in the high jump while competing at the Jesse Owens Classic, hosted by Ohio State on Saturday. The junior soared over a career-best and NCAA regional-qualifying height of 5-8.75 (1.75m) to earn first place....
May 03, 2006
MACON, Ga. (May 3, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) and junior Daniel Williams (Knoxville, Tenn.) have both garnered Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week honors, announced by conference offices on Wednesday....
April 30, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 30, 2006) - Junior Daniel Williams (Knoxville, Tenn.) made good on his hometown appearance on Sunday, smashing the ETSU school record in the pole vault at the Knoxville Invitational at Tom Black Track....
April 22, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 22, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) continued to run away from the competition, taking top honors in the 100-meter dash, Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) and the 4x100-meter team also had outstanding afternoons, both posting season-best marks....
April 17, 2006
JOHNSON CITY -- Hurdles aren't James Rainer's specialty on the track, but the ones off of it don't slow him down....
April 15, 2006
CLERMONT, Fla. (April 15, 2006) - Gardner-Webb's 56-point advantage after day one proved too much to overcome, as the Runnin' Bulldogs walked away with the team title at the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the National Training Center. Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) continued to clean up the competition, claiming gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the third-place Bucs....
April 15, 2006
CLERMONT, Fla. (April 15, 2006) - Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) won her second-straight conference high jump title, as the ETSU women's track and field team fielded a seventh-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships, Saturday at the National Training Center. Jacksonville cruised to its second title of the year, scoring 145 points....
April 14, 2006
CLERMONT, Fla. (April 14, 2006) - With the first day of the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the books, the ETSU men are locked in a third place tie with Kennesaw State, while the Buccaneer women stand in sixth with one day of competition remaining at the National Training Center....
April 13, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2006) - After silencing the competition at the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships, the ETSU men's track and field team will look to make it a clean sweep at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships, this weekend in Clermont, Fla. The women's team will aim to move up the conference ranks, and improve upon its sixth-place finish indoors....
April 05, 2006
MACON, Ga. (April 5, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) has been named the Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week, announced by conference offices on Wednesday. After a solid week of A-Sun performances, Rainer shares this week's award with Gardner-Webb's Jake Didion....
April 01, 2006
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (April 1, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) guaranteed himself a spot at the NCAA Mid East Regional Championships on Saturday, racing to a first-place and track-record time of 10.40 in the 100-meter dash, at the Western Carolina Invitational. Rainer's mark easily bettered the NCAA standard of 10.50, and bested the field by .14 seconds....
March 31, 2006
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (March 4, 2006) - The ETSU track and field squads began a busy weekend of action on Friday, competing at the Western Carolina Invitational....
March 29, 2006
MACON, Ga. (March 29, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) has been named Atlantic Sun Track and Field Athlete of the Week, announced by conference offices on Wednesday. The award comes after Rainer claimed the 100-meter title at Raleigh Relays last weekend....
March 29, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 29, 2006) - The ETSU track and field teams combined to win 10 events on Wednesday afternoon, taking on competition at the Milligan Open, held at the Liberty Bell Athletic Complex. Five members of the women's team recorded blue-ribbon finishes, along with one relay, while four athletes on the men's side took first-place honors....
March 25, 2006
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 25, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) bested the Raleigh Relays 100-meter field on Saturday, cruising to victory with a time of 10.52, in the second and final day of competition at Paul Derr Track. The performance was a season best for the senior, who missed the NCAA qualifying standard by just two hundredths of a second....
March 24, 2006
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 24, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) opened his outdoor season with a bang on Friday, posting the top qualifying time in the 100-meter dash on day one of the Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State at Paul Derr Track....
March 18, 2006
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 18, 2006) - The ETSU track and field teams concluded two days of action at the Charlotte 49er Classic, Saturday at Irwin Belk Track. Five ETSU athletes managed top-10 finishes in the strongly fielded competition....
March 17, 2006
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2006) - The East Tennessee State men's and women's track and field teams began competition on Friday at Charlotte 49ers Classic at Irwin Belk Track. Several Bucs notched strong performances, with a trio of ETSU athletes managing top-10 finishes....
March 05, 2006
Orlando, Fla. (March 5, 2006) - The ETSU track & field team opened its outdoor season Saturday afternoon, with its sprinters and distance runners turning in solid performances at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Florida....
March 02, 2006
Chapel Hill, N.C. (March 1, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) ran a 6.77 in the 60 meter dash finals at the UNC Last Chance Meet, winning the title by .12 seconds over his closest competitor, but coming up short of matching his season-best NCAA Provisional qualifying time of 6.72....
February 26, 2006
Boston, Mass. (February 26, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) ran a 6.76 in the 60 meter dash preliminaries at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, qualifying for the semifinals in a field that included some of the world's top athletes....
February 26, 2006
Fairfax, Va. (February 26. 2006) - Junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) fell short of her bid for an NCAA Provisional qualifying mark Sunday afternoon, finishing third in the high jump at the Mason Last Chance Meet....
February 18, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 18, 2006) - Standing in third place after the first day of competition, the ETSU men's track and field team engineered a day-two comeback to claim the team title at the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships, Saturday in Memorial Center. The Bucs tallied153 points on the weekend, and bagged a total of 14 medals, including six individual first-place finishes, and a relay victory....
February 18, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 18, 2006) - The ETSU women's track and field team tallied a sixth-place finish in the inaugural running of the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships, Saturday in Memorial Center. ETSU posted 37 points in the two-day competition, while Jacksonville topped the standings with 133, followed by Florida Atlantic with 119....
February 17, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 17, 2006) - With one full day of competition under their belts, the Buccaneer men's track and field squad stands in third place at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships, held in Memorial Center. With five events completed, Gardner-Webb stands atop the heap with 44 points, followed by Campbell with 39, and ETSU with 33. The Bucs bagged a total of three medals on the day, while earning conferences crowns in two events....
February 17, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 17, 2006) - Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) nabbed her second-consecutive indoor conference high jump title, as the ETSU women's track and field team concluded the first day competition at the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships, Friday in Memorial Center. ETSU is currently in the middle of the pack in the team standings with 14 points after six events, good for fifth place overall. Jacksonville is running away with the team race, tallying 61 points in day one. Kennesaw State is in second place with 32.66 points....
February 16, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 16, 2006) - The ETSU track and field squads will get the winter championship season under way this weekend, hosting the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships, Friday and Saturday in Memorial Center. Both the men's and women's team have athletes ready to compete, and poised to reach the medal stand in the inaugural A-Sun competition. Action begins Friday morning, with the 60-meter hurdle heats of the women's pentathlon kicking off at 8:30 a.m. The men's heptathlon 60-meter dash is to follow at 8:45 a.m....
February 12, 2006
Fayetteville, Ark. (Feb. 11, 2006) - Senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) and junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) each turned in solid performances this past weekend, competing among the world's best athletes and the nation's best collegians at the Tyson Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas....
February 08, 2006
Macon, Ga. (February. 7, 2006) - Earning the final weekly award of the indoor track season, ETSU's Jenny Knox (Connelly Springs, N.C.) was named Atlantic Sun Athlete of the Week last week by the conference office....
February 05, 2006
Lynchburg, Va. (Feb. 4, 2006) - Senior sprinter James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) won his second title of the year at the Liberty Record Bash, highlighting another solid outing from the ETSU track & field squad....
January 28, 2006
Lexington, Ky. and Boone, N.C. (1/28/2006) - The ETSU track & field team completed competition at two different weekend track meets on Saturday afternoon, with its jumpers and distance runners turning in solid performances at the Rod McCravy Memorial Track Meet in Lexington, Ky. and it throwers and pole vaulters competing at the Mountaineer Winter Open in Boone, N.C....
January 25, 2006
Johnson City, Tenn. (1/21/2006) - The ETSU track & field team captured its first two athlete of the week awards for the season Wednesday afternoon, sweeping both the men's and women's awards after the squad's strongest showing of the season at the Nisqwonger Invitational last weekend....
January 21, 2006
Johnson City, Tenn. (1/21/2006) - The ETSU track & field squad continued the momentum from a solid opening day of competition at the Niswonger Invitational, and ended the meet with two more titles and another school record....
January 20, 2006
Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2006) - The East Tennessee State University track & field team opened the fourth annual Niswonger Invitational at the Memorial Center in record setting fashion Friday afternoon. The Bucs set two school records and a trio of Niswonger meet records fell on the meet's first day....
January 18, 2006
Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2006) - The East Tennessee State University track & field team has begun final preparations for the Niswonger Foundation Track and Field Invitational, that will be held in ETSU's Memorial Center January 20th and 21st. This year's meet is the fourth year that the Niswonger Foundation will be sponsoring the meet and the 28th meet overall....
January 14, 2006
Blacksburg, Va. (Jan. 14, 2006) - The ETSU track & field squad completed two days of competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday....
January 07, 2006
Knoxville, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2006) - Two ETSU athletes took titles at the first indoor meet of 2006 on the campus of the University of Tennessee....
December 04, 2005
Johnson City, Tenn. (12/4/2005) - The ETSU track & field squad kicked off the 2005-06 indoor season with an impressive showing at the Appalachian Invitational placing in the top-three in five events, including three victories....
December 03, 2005
Clemson, S.C. (December 3, 2005) - Junior Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) opened the indoor track and field season by capturing the high jump title at the Clemson Opener Saturday afternoon....
October 03, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 2, 2005) - The ETSU men's and women's track and cross country teams recently helped provide a home for a Jonesborough family. The teams spent Saturday morning and afternoon building a house through Habitat for Humanity....
September 01, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2005) - The ETSU track and field team recently added to its coaching staff with the hiring of Meg Stone and Daniel Duckworth. Both Stone and Duckworth will be working with the men's and women's teams this season....
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College