Hawks, Titans, Pats go 1-2-3 at Division Meet
After being postponed due to weather conditions earlier in the week, the boys’ indoor track Suburban Division championships were held this weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, and Warwick schools took the top three spots in the standings.
Bishop Hendricken won the meet with 194 points, and was followed by Toll Gate with 53. Pilgrim came in third place with 51 points, while Warwick Vets took eighth place with seven points.
The Hawks took first place in six events. Lee Moses was first in the long jump, Nick DeCiantis was first in the shot put, Adam McAteer was first in the 55 hurdles, Colin Tierney was first in the 3000, the team of Alex Perreault, John Cute, Power Kanga and Moses was first in the 4x200 relay and the team of Alex Doherty, Michael Potter, Jared Boulanger and Avery Ingegneri was first in the 4x800 relay.
The Pats finished first in three events, with Dylan Gardner claiming the weight throw title and Steve Croft taking the 300 and the 55 dash.
Toll Gate’s lone first-place finish came in the 4x400 relay, with the team of Thomas Martella, Junior Rivas, Curran McMahon and Henry Smithers doing the honors.
There were other standouts, as well, for all the teams. For Toll Gate, Martella took second in the long jump and fourth in the 300, while Rivas was third in the long jump and third in the high jump. Brock Massa was third in the 600, Henry Smithers was second in the 1000 and the team of Massa, Alex Pires, Pat Rocchio and Ben DiNobile was third in the 4x800 relay. For Pilgrim, Derek Daluz was fourth in the long jump, fourth in the 55 and was part of the Pats’ second-place 4x200 team along with Croft, Brandon Paiva and Christian White. Peter Golish took fourth in the shot put and sixth in the weight throw.
For Hendricken, Tyler Henseler was second in the 3000 and sixth in the 1500, while Connor Doyle was fourth in the 1000 and second in the 1500. Tierney was fourth in the 1500.
In the throwing events, Hendricken was dominant. Matt Casbarro was second in the weight throw, Joe Vincent was third, Cory Woodbine was fourth and Brandon Amo was fifth. In the shot put, Alex Cerbo was second, Shawn McAssey was third and Evan Nelson was fifth.
The Hawks’ Greg Beaudette was third in the 3000, while teammate Tom Grizzetti was fourth. Ben Murphy took second in the high jump, Perreault and Kanga went 2-3 in the 300, Alex Doherty was third in the 1000 and Michael Potter was sixth.
In the 600, Marcus Swift was second, Matt Lombardi was fifth and John Calvin was sixth. Kanga was second in the 55, Cute was third and Nick Stravato was sixth. In the 55 hurdles, Gage Powell was fourth, Dan Medici was fifth and Liam Vetter was sixth. Powell was also sixth in the long jump.
Vets’ points came from a sixth-place finish for Jeremy Morrissette in the 300 and a third-place finish for the 4x200 relay team of Morrissette, Kyle Waters, Kyle Morrissette and Jonathon Nordin.
This weekend, the teams will compete in the Class Meets, which will be held at PCTA on Saturday. The Rhode Island State Championship is the following Saturday, Feb. 16.