Girls’ Just Short of Finish Against Red Devils
David Schurter 4/3/21
Just like the boys’ team on Saturday, the girls’ team fell just short of a win against Burlington, losing by a slim margin. But also just like the boys’ team, there were several great performances to recognize as they fought for every point against the Red Devils. Today we’ll take a look at each event and its scoring and look ahead to Stoneham on Friday!
Beginning with the field events. In the 55m dash, junior Jade Roycroft finished first in 7.7. In the long jump, Roycroft jumped a new pr of 14’5” as well as Hawa Sheriff jumping a pr of 10’9”. Wakefield swept the shot put led by junior Bailey McDevitt throwing 27’9”, followed by freshman Lauren Mangarelli with a 26’ and junior Jaclyn Woish throwing 24’6.5”.
In the track events, there were a ton of personal bests and a lot of scoring. Starting with the mile, leading the sweep was sophomore Maddie Nett in 5:47, followed by junior Maggie Leone with a new pr of 5:57 and freshman Charlotte O’Neill who also got a pr in 6:27. Sophomore Grace Seabury also got a pr in the second heat in 6:31. In the 600, sophomore Caleigh Sweeney finished third in 1:53.7, and sophomore Devon Jellison ran a new pr of 1:57.2. In the 1000, everyone in the first heat ran a new pr starting with Junior Sammy Seabury who won in 3:16.7, followed by Caroline Roberts in second at 3:20.4 and freshman Alexa Yianacopolus in 3:40. Everyone in the second heat also ran a pr. To the two mile, senior Maggie Ritchie led the sweep running 12:58, along with senior Nicole Calandra in second with a new pr of 13:37 and junior Angelina Nardone in third with a pr of 13:59 just breaking 14 minutes. In the 300, freshman Fiona Recene finished second with a new pr of 44.8 followed by senior Celia Casale in third running a 48.9 in her season debut. Lastly in the relays, the 4x200m team of Roycroft, Hawa Sheriff, Minasian and Recene finished with a 1:57.9 and the 4x400m team of Sweeney, Jacob, Roberts and Seabury ran a 4:39.7.
Despite the recent tough stretch of losses, the warriors have managed to keep the score close until the end of each meet. More members of the team are returning from injuries so they will add that boost to their depth. Up next, the warriors will host Stoneham on Friday and then Melrose the following Saturday for the final meet of the indoor track season! As always, it’s a great day to be a warrior!