Bishop Hendricken avenged its dual-meet loss to Classical by beating the Purple for the Central Division championship on Tuesday at Toll Gate. The Hawks tallied 118 points, 22 points more than Classical, which finished in second place. Pilgrim took fifth with 62 points and Toll Gate grabbed sixth with 33. Vets did not score at the meet.
The Hawks had 23 top-six finishes, with versatile senior Jordan Barboza leading the way. Barboza won the triple jump, took third in the high jump, third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the 110 hurdles.
Hendricken also got victories from Colin Tierney in the 3,000 and Lee Moses in the long jump. Tierney added a second in the 1,500, while Moses was also fourth in the 200.
Also on the track for the Hawks, Mike Potter took second in the 3,000 and third in the 1,500, Mark Vuono finished second in the 800, Connor Doyle took third in the 3,000 and fourth in the 1,500 and Tyler Henseler finished eighth in the 1,500. Jason Rosario took fifth in the 200, and Corey Palumbo finished sixth in the 3,000. Ian MacLeod added a ninth in the 400, Alex Doherty finished ninth in the 800 and Chris Hook finished 10th in the 800. The Hawks also took second in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
Hendricken got big contributions from its throwers as well. Reuben Horace had the top finish with a third in the hammer, while Kyle St. Jean finished fourth in the javelin. Shawn McAssey took a sixth in the discus and ninth in the shot put, John Celona finished sixth in the hammer, Matt Casbarro grabbed seventh in the hammer, Mike Fedorenko took seventh in the javelin, Joe Vincent finished ninth in the hammer and Matt Bacon finished ninth in the javelin.
The Hawks also got a fourth place finish in the pole vault from Brendan McNamara and fifth in the high jump from Ben Murphy.
Pilgrim was led by its sprinters, who picked up six top-six finishes. Derek Daluz won the 100 and took third in the 200, Steve Croft finished second in the 100 and second in the 200, and Carl Sjogren took third in the 100 to go with a fourth in the 400. Matt Enos added a fifth in the 300 hurdles, while the 4x100 relay team grabbed a second. The 4x400 and 4x800 relays took fifth.
Also for the Pats, Anthony Souza took sixth in the long jump and ninth in the triple jump, Peter Golish finished fourth in the discus and eighth in the shot put, Dan Johnston took ninth in the discus and Dylan Gardner finished 10th in the hammer.
Toll Gate was led by a pair of second-place finishes. Tom Martella grabbed second in the 300 hurdles, while Tyler Inkley finished a close second to Classical’s Freddy Antonian in the javelin.
Also placing for the Titans were Henry Smithers, who took third in the 800, and Evan Carley, who finished sixth in the 800. Ben Dinobile added a seventh in the 3,000, Joe Frost took eighth in the 800 and Pat Rocchio finished 10th in the 1,500. The 4x400 relay team took fourth. The Titans also got a seventh from Max Procopio in the pole vault.
The top finisher for Vets was Ian Anderson, who took eighth in the 3,000.