Girls’ Back in Win Column Against Stoneham
David Schurter 4/11/21
On Friday afternoon, the girls’ team got back into the win column against Stoneham. After a tough couple of losses to Wilmington and Burlington, the team was ready to bounce back against Stoneham and they did just that. They beat out the spartans in a close meet coming down to the relays where they got the job done. Today we will break down each event and prepare for the season finale against Melrose!
Starting with the field events, in the shot put, junior Bailey McDevitt threw for a pr of 29’ and took first place. Freshman Lauren Mangarelli finished second throwing 28’. Other personal bests included senior Lily Cullen throwing 23’1” and Sophia Scalzo at 21’. In the high jump, junior Kayli Porter finished in a tie for third jumping 4’4”. In the long jump, junior Jade Roycroft finished second jumping 13’7”. Roycroft also added a first place finish in the 55m dash running 7.5.
In the track events, the girls began to take control. Starting with the mile, sophomore Maddie Nett finished first in 5:39 outkicking Stoneham’s top runner. All other runners in the mile ran a pr including Alexa Yianacopolus at 6:16, Grace Seabury 6:17, Angelina Nardone 6:24, Maggie Barnard 6:32 and Elise Theriault 6:32. In the 1000m, senior Maggie Ritchie ran a pr of 3:16.5 and took home first place. Sophomore Devon Jellison finished third running 3:31 and senior Nicole Calandra ran a pr of 3:41. In the 600m, senior Elina Olmedo ran a 1:47.6 and finished second followed by sophomore Caleigh Sweeney in third at 1:51.3. To the 300, freshman Fiona Recene took home the win running a pr of 44.0 and Ania Jacob also finished with a pr of 46.9. Lastly, in the relays the warriors pulled away to pick up the win capturing both the 4x200 with Roycroft, Johnsen, Recene and Jacob, and the 4x400 with Olmedo, Sweeney, Nett and Porter.
Up next the girls’ will host Melrose for senior day on Saturday. Melrose will be tough as they are the girls’ biggest competition but based on the improvements made all season they have what it takes to compete with the top teams in the league. It will be a good one, especially for the seniors so stay tuned! As always, it’s a great day to be a warrior!