November 26, 2014
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Pats take third, Titans fourth at divisions
KATHLEEN MORLOCK - Toll Gate

The Pilgrim and Toll Gate girls’ outdoor track teams had strong showings at the Central Division championships, held at Cranston West on Tuesday, while Vets also had a few standout performances.

The Pats finished with 79 points overall, good for third place in the division, while Toll Gate was fourth with 62 points. Vets did not score during the meet. La Salle won the meet with 213.166 points.

During the regular season, Toll Gate finished 6-2, Pilgrim was 5-3 and Vets was 1-7.

The Titans won two events, the only first-place showings by the Warwick schools. Jordan Gray had the top individual performance, winning the 400-meter dash in a time of 59.70 seconds. Toll Gate’s 4x400 relay also came in first, with a time of 4:11.70.

Pilgrim racked up most of its points in the throwing events.

Maggie Dufault finished second in the discus, third in the hammer and fourth in the shot put to pick up 18 points, while Destinee Barrette took second in the shot put and third in the discus to account for 14 points.

The Pats also got points from Maddison and MacKenzie Caron, as well as Clare Birney. Maddison was sixth in the discus and fourth in the hammer, and MacKenzie came in fifth in the javelin. Birney took sixth in the javelin. A few others just missed out, as Michelle Sanchez was seventh in the shot put, and Angelina Jorge was seventh in the hammer. Dufault also took 10th in the javelin.

Pilgrim also got a dominant performance from Becca O’Donnell in the jumps, as she finished in second place in both the long jump and the triple jump, grabbing 16 points. Emma Mascoli jumped well also, taking fourth in the triple jump for the Pats, while Melanie Brunelle came in fifth.

Mascoli added a fourth place in the 300 hurdles, Brunelle added a fourth in the high jump and an eighth place in the 400, Natalie Tocco came in fifth in the 3,000 and Megan Wilks was seventh in the same event.

The Pats also scored in the relays, as their 4x800 team came in fifth, their 4x100 team came in fourth and their 4x400 team took sixth.

Toll Gate’s points came predominantly in the running events.

Besides Gray’s finish in the 400 and the team’s overall finish in the 4x400, there were plenty other top-tier runs. Kathleen Morlock and Shannon Garvey finished three-four in the 100 hurdles, and Garvey took second while Morlock took third in the 300 hurdles.

In the 800, Haley Moen finished in fourth place. Tess Russo was eighth in the same event, while Elena Chace was ninth. Stine Hildeness was eighth in the 3,000, and Casey Soares finished 10th. Soares added a 10th in the pole vault, as well.

Other standouts for Toll Gate were Erika Pena, who came in third in the high jump, Arielle Frank, who took seventh in the discus, Jillian Eaton, who was eighth in the same event, Victoria Bucci, who was ninth in the hammer and Maddie Thibeault, who was ninth in the high jump.

Toll Gate also took second in the 4x800 relay.

Vets’ top finishers were Hunter Bastan in seventh in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump, Katie Evans in seventh place in the 1,500, Bria McAloon in eighth in the hammer and Katelyn Ravenell in ninth in the 300 hurdles. The 4x400 team came in seventh.


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