The sophomore will join teammate Jessie Merckle in Eugene, Ore.
Attended Barrington High School in Barrington, R. I. ... Competed for the Eagles and earned eight varsity letters, four in indoor track and four in outdoor track ... 2012 and 2013 Outdoor New Balance All American in Hammer ... 2012 & 2013 Track & Field News All American in the Hammer Throw ... 2013 Rhode Island Track & Field Gatorade Player of the Year... 2013 Rhode Island State Champion in Hammer ... 2013 Rhode Island Runner-Up in Javelin.
High School Bests Weight Throw- 78-8.75 w/25# Hammer Throw- 241-0 & 193-3 w/16# Hammer
Full name is Charles Ionata ... Born 1/22/95 in Providence, R. I. to mother Maura Egan and father, Ed Ionata ... Undecided on major.