December 19, 2014
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Indoor Track
Hawks cruise to Suburban crown

The Hendricken indoor track team won 10 of 14 events and had 30 individual place-winners on its way to a dominant performance at the Suburban Division championship last week. The Hawks totaled 207 points, 154 more than their closest competitor. They were particularly dominant in the distance events and the throws, where their depth allowed them to rack up points.

In the 3,000, the Hawks took the first four spots, with Tyler Henseler winning in 9:01.80, Colin Tierney taking second, Michael Potter finishing third and Greg Beaudette grabbing fourth. Senior Mark Vuono won both the 1,000 and the 1,500, with Connor Doyle taking second in the 1,000 and fourth in the 1,500. Potter added a fifth in the 1,000 and Henseler took fifth in the 1,500.

Hendricken’s throwers also carried a lot of weight, with the Hawks taking the top four spots in the shot put and four of the top five in the weight throw. Nick DeCiantis won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 2.25 inches, while Reuben Horace won the weight throw with a throw of 66 feet, 11 inches. Michael Pecchia, Michael Clapp and Shawn McAssey took the next three spots in the shot put, while John Celona took second in the weight throw. Joe Vincent placed fourth and Matt Casbarro took fifth.

On the track, Hendricken also dominated the relays, placing first in each one. Chris Hook, Marcus Swift, Alex Doherty and Ryan Tierney won the 4x800; Alex Perreault, Power Kanga, Kyle O’Connell and Ryan Brannigan teamed up to win the 4x200; and Perreault, O’Connell, Jordan Barboza and Brannigan won the 4x400.

In addition, the Hawks got a win from Billy L’Europa in the 55-meter dash and a first-place finish from Barboza in the high jump. Gary Geisser added a fifth-place finish in the dash, while Ben Murphy placed fourth in the high jump.

Also for the Hawks, Perreault placed second in the 300, with Lee Moses placing fifth; Swift took sixth in the 600; O’Connell finished second, Barboza third and Adam McAteer fourth in the hurdles; and Dan Grasso took fourth and Moses fifth in the long jump.

Pats lead Warwick public schools

No team could come close to Hendricken’s point total, but Pilgrim got the closest, edging West Warwick by a point for second place. The Pats amassed 53 points.

Pilgrim had seven place-winners, led by Carl Sjogren and Mike Mallozzi. Sjogren took second in the 55-meter dash, while Mallozzi finished second in the high jump. Derek Daluz took third-place in the dash and Dylan Gardner finished third in the weight throw. Alex Malm added a sixth in the shot put, while Peter Golish took sixth in the weight throw. The Pats also got a second-place finish in the 4x200 relay from Daluz, Sjogren, Steve Croft and John Zuffoletti.

Also for Pilgrim, Matthew Enos took seventh in the hurdles and eighth in the 300, Christian White finished 11th in the 300 and Zuffoletti finished 14th. Golish added a seventh in the shot put with Gardner taking 10th, while Kevin Conner finished ninth in the weight throw and Andrew Swain finished 12th. Cameron Devine added a 12th-place finish in the 3000 and Sam Eleuterio finished 13th in the 1,000.

Toll Gate finished fifth in the team standings, with three individuals placing in the top six. Tom Martella took third in the 300, Henry Smithers finished third in the 1,000 and Evan Carley grabbed fifth in the 600.

Also on the track for the Titans, Junior Rivas took 10th in the 300; Joe Frost finished ninth and Brock Massa 12th in the 1,000; Frost, Pat Rocchio, Joshua Frank and Alex Pires all finished in the top 16 of the 1,500; and Ben DiNobile, Massa, Evan Cummiskey and John Soares were among the top 14 in the 3,000.

James Norman led the throwing corps with a ninth in the shot put and a 13th-place finish in the weight throw. Cory Duquette finished 10th in the weight and 13th in the shot, while Matthew Rocheleau finished 15th in both events. William Downie finished 12th in the shot put.

Warwick Vets had one place-winner – Jonathan Nordin, who took sixth in the 300. Also for Vets, Joe Spaziano finished seventh in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put, Jeremy Morrissette took ninth in the 300, Evan Anderson finished 11th in the 3,000, Nathan Brotman finished 14th in the weight throw and Christian Valladolid took 15th in the 1,000.


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