Warwick Beacon photos by Leo van Dijk / rhodyphoto.com
CHAMPS AGAIN: The Toll Gate girls' indoor track team poses for photos after winning the Bayha Division championship on Saturday.
On the heels of an undefeated dual-meet season, the Toll Gate girls’ indoor track team captured its fifth consecutive division championship with a first-place finish in the Bayha Division meet on Saturday. The Titans tallied 115.33 points, almost 60 points more than second-place finisher North Kingstown.
The Titans won two relays and four individual events. Overall, they had 20 place-winners.
Individual champs for the Titans were Haley Moen in the 600, Jordan Gray in the 300, Rylee Candon in the high jump and Katie St. Amand in the shot put. The Titans also won the 4x200 and 4x400 relays.
Among the other place-winners, Nora Hall took second in the 600, Candon finished second in the long jump, Erika Pena took third in the 1,500 and tied for fourth in the high jump, and St. Amand finished third in the weight throw. Meg McNulty grabbed fourth in the shot put, Shannon Garvey finished fourth in the 600, Tess Russo took fourth in the 1,000, Kathleen Morlock grabbed fifth in the hurdles and sixth in the long jump, Jess Cawley finished fifth in the 1,000, Gray finished sixth in the 55-meter dash and Madison Frechette-Thibeault tied for sixth in the high jump. The Titans also got a third-place finish from their 4x800 relay team.
Other strong performances came from Cawley, Casey Soares and Danielle Petrangelo in the 3,000; Stine Hildeness and Elena Chace in the 1,500; Logan Gabrielson in the 300 and the long jump; Hildeness and Katherine Lavallee in the 1,000; Abby Tillotson in the high jump, and Alyssa Jordan in the shot put and weight throw.
Pats sixth in Headley, ’Canes seventh in Sullivan
The Pilgrim girls finished sixth in the highly-competitive Headley Division championship. The Pats had eight place-winners, led by Maggie Dufault, who took first place in the weight throw with a throw of 47 feet, 10.5 inches. Also placing for the Pats, Becca O’Donnell took second in the long jump, with Emma Mascoli placing fifth; Destinee Barrette took third in the shot put and fifth in the weight throw; Melanie Brunelle finished fifth in the high jump; Mascoli finished sixth in the hurdles; and Dufault added a sixth in the shot put.
Other top performances came from O’Donnell, who placed seventh in the dash; Maddison Caron, who finished seventh in the weight throw; Natalie Tocco, who took eighth in the 3,000; Melanie Brunelle, who finished eighth in the 1,000; Michelle Sanchez, who took 13th in the shot put; Megan Wilks, who finished 14th in the 3,000; and Erin Phaneuf, who took 16th in the 600.
Warwick Vets took seventh in the Sullivan Division championship on the strength of three place-winning performances. Megan Merlino led the way with a second place in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw. Angeline Marcks was the other place-winner, taking fourth in the 3,000.
Also for Vets, Kaitlyn Johnson finished ninth in the 1,500, with Sarah Gold, Amber Beech and Jessie McDonald right behind her. Bria McAloon finished seventh in the weight throw, Marcks took eighth in the 1,000, Tara Hersey tied for eighth in the 55-meter dash semis and finished ninth in the 300, Amber Beech finished ninth in the 1,000 and Jamie Yates took ninth in the shot put. Kelsey Gray added a sixth in the 600, with Amanda Greaves taking 12th and Gold finishing 16th; Alyssa McCracken took 10th in the 300, with Sabrina Mendes finishing 13th; and Cassandra Hodges finishing 13th in the shot put.