TG girls, Hendricken among top squads at states

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In the total ranking of the 19 events at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon, the Toll Gate girls placed fourth with a total of 47 points and Hendricken took second place for the boys with 85.   

In the boys’ 100-meter dash, Hendricken sophomore Russell White finished in 11.34 seconds good for fifth place and Hendricken junior Ethan Pezzullo finished in 11.47 seconds and in seventh place.

In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Hendricken junior Harry Antone took third place.

In the girls’ 800-meter run, Toll Gate junior Sophia Maynard took fourth place and Cranston West junior Heather DiFazio took tenth. For the boys’ 800-meter run, Toll Gate junior Nikolas Reygadas took seventh place.

Toll Gate’s Ani Armenakyan took first place in the shot put and Cranston East senior Molly Botts finished ninth.

In the boys’ javelin throw, Hendricken senior Cameron Leahy took ninth place and freshman Matt St. Jean, also from Hendricken took 10th. Pilgrim junior Austin Conners took 11th and Hendricken senior James McIntosh took 13th while junior Alex Mulvey, from Hendricken finished 18th.

Hendricken senior Kwity Paye took second place in the boys shot put, scoring 15.29 behind Mt. Pleasant’s junior James Sackie who threw a 16.12m. Johnston’s Kyle Nelson finished eighth and Hendricken sophomore Patrick Carley finished in 13th.

In the boys’ 1500-meter run, Hendricken senior Jordan Degrin finished as fast as 4:05.83 good enough for fourth. Nikolas Reygadas, a Toll Gate junior, finished sixth and freshman Matt St. Jean out of Hendricken, finished 10th.

In the girls’ 3000-meter run, Cranston East senior Shayna Cousineau finished fifth. For the boys’ 3000, Hendricken junior Sean Meehan finished third and Jack McMahon finished seventh, a Hendricken sophomore.

Toll Gate senior Casey Gannon took third place in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles with a pace of 15.40. In the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Hendricken seniors Ethan Famiano and Joseph Rivera Santos took first (14.92) and second (15.08), respectively.

In the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, Hendricken seniors Ethan Famiano finished second and Joseph Rivera Santos finished seventh.

In the girls’ 4x100 relay, Cranston West placed fourth with the combo of Alayna Harvie, Megan Kenneally, Morgan Plage and Leonna Veng. For the boys, Hendricken finished second with Ethan Pezzullo, Russell White, Desmond Bernal and Kwity Paye.

In the boys 4x400-meter relay Hendricken placed second with Harry Antone, Duwuan Edwards, Robert Merlino and Ethan Famiano. Cranston West took seventh with Luke Traversie, Cadri Folami, Mike Tortolani and Josh Pereira.

Hendricken had three participants finish in the top 10 in the boys high jump, Michael Bittner took second, Duwuan Edwards, fourth and Angel Sanchez took ninth.

In the boys’ long jump, Kahlin Watkins a junior from Hendricken finished eighth.

Ilana Perdereaux finished sixth in the girls’ triple jump, and for the boys Michael Bittner from Hendricken took ninth.

In the girls discus throw, Molly Botts from Cranston East took fifth and Ani Armenakyan from Toll Gate finished sixth.

In the boys’ discus throw, Johnston’s Kyle Nelson took second and Hendricken’s Evan Storti took 8th.

In the girls’ hammer throw, Molly Botts took fifth and Ani Armenakyan took sixth and for the boys Hendricken’s Ryan Morel took ninth.

In the girls’ discus throw, Ani Armenakyan from Toll Gate took third.

Senior Casey Gannon won first place for Toll Gate in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles while Pilgrim’s Anna Cetera took 17th.

In the girls’ shot put, Ani Armenakyan took first and Cranston East’s Molly Botts took ninth. Hendricken’s Kwity Paye took second for the boys and Johnston’s Kyle Nelson took eighth.

In the boys’ 4x800-meter relay, Hendricken took second with a team of Robert Merlino, Jordan Dagrin, Jeffrey Venter and Harry Antone. 

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