Pilgrim girls come up big at division meet
The Pilgrim girls’ indoor track team made up for a tough regular season with a big showing in Saturday’s Bayha Divisional Championship meet.
The Pats – who went 3-5 during the regular season – had six top-three finishes in the meet en route to 61 points and a third-place finish. Barrington won the meet with 82.5 points, while South Kingstown took second with 76. Toll Gate also competed and finished eighth with 29.5 points.
The Dwyer Divisional meet was also run on the same day, and Warwick Vets came in seventh place with 20 points.
But, as far as Warwick schools go, it was the Pats who stole the show.
Pilgrim excelled in the throwing events. In the shot put, standout Destinee Barrette took first place, while Maddison Caron finished fourth and Michelle Sanchez grabbed sixth. Caitlin Blanchard finished in seventh. In the weight throw, Barrette took second, Caron took third and Sanchez finished fourth.
Melanie Brunelle had a strong individual day, finishing second in the high jump and sixth in the 55 meter hurdles. Becca O’Donnell also placed in two separate events, taking third in the long jump and fourth in the 55 dash.
Other strong performances came from Natalie Tocco, who took third in the 3,000, Danika Wayss, who took sixth in the ,1500 and Chantavy Crespin, who grabbed seventh in the 600.
The Titans had some standout showings as well. Their top performer was sophomore Erika Pena, who took third in the 55 hurdles and fifth in the long jump. In the high jump, Maddie Thibeault took third place, while Abby Tillotson was sixth.
Nora Hall ran her way to a fourth-place finish in the 600, Jess Cawley finished fifth in the 1,500 and Heather Allstrom grabbed sixth place in the long jump. Allstrom also had a seventh-place finish in the 55 and Cawley had a seventh-place in the 1,000. As team, the Titans came in fourth in the 4x400 relay, and fifth in both the 4x800 and 4x200.
For the ’Canes, Amanda Graves had the highest finish of the day with a fourth-place in the 55 hurdles. Right behind her was teammate Katelyn Ravenell in fifth.
Vets also got a fifth-place from Bria McAloon in the weight throw, while Kayla Bourbon came in sixth in the same event. Carlie McPherson was sixth in the 1,000 and Kaitlyn Johnson was seventh in the 1,500. Angie Marks was seventh in the weight throw. As a team, the ’Canes were fifth in the 4x200 and sixth in the 4x400.
Toll Gate went 6-2 during the regular season and Vets went 5-4.