KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rams placed two athletes in the top five at the 2017 URI Heptathlon.
Freshman Drew Nealey led the Rams with 4501 points on his way to a third-place finish. Junior Jacob Moran finished fifth with 4338 points and unattached Michael DiMambro finished in sixth place with 4270 points.
Massachusetts freshman Hunter Gray won the URI Heptathlon with 4544 points. Gray is the first non-URI athlete to win the event since William Thomas took the heptathlon unattached in 2005.
Connecticut's Jordan Torney took second place with a score of 4506.
Nealey stayed consistent throughout day two, finishing seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.43 seconds for 654 points, second in the pole vault with a height of 4.00 meters for 617 points and first in the 1000-meter run at 2:51.95 for 745 points.
Moran, leading the pack going into day two with 2813 points, finished 12th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.37 seconds, earning him 473 points. He followed that with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.80 meters for 562 points and a 12-place finish in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:19.00 for 490 points.
DiMambro started day two strong by winning both the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.63 seconds and the pole vault with a height of 4.20 meters for 673 points. He finished by running a 2:57.87 for the 1000-meter run for 685 points.
Senior Ondrej Honka and junior Adam Franklin were scratched from the competition in day two.
The Rams are back in action this Saturday, Jan. 21, when they host American International, Connecticut, Providence, Southern Connecticut State and Stonehill for the Sorlien Memorial Invitational at Mackal Fieldhouse. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.