Men’s Track and Field Wins Ninth Outdoor Title

Led by six individual title winners, the URI men’s track and field team captured the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship on May 5.

Junior Trent Baltzell set a new school record with 7,015 points to win the decathlon title, while classmate Mark Castilletti won both the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles. Other individual titlists were senior William Janes (hammer throw), junior Jordan Burandt (pole vault), sophomore Jonathan Stevens (javelin), and sophomore Tyler Oliveira (200 meter dash).

The title was the ninth in program history for Rhode Island. Head Coach John A. Copeland Jr. earned Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year honors for the seventh time in his outdoor career.