Girls’ Track and Field Falls Short to Wilmington
David Schurter 3/28/21
Despite another close meet on Saturday, the girls’ team fell just short of a win over Wilmington. But just like the boys’ team, the girls had several bright spots in the loss as well. It was a tight meet up until the relays where Wilmington pulled away and won. There were also several personal bests in a lot of different categories. Now it’s time to break down the scoring and where the meet was decided.
Just like the boys’ meet, the Wilmington girls’ team started out strong in the 55m hurdles, taking first and second with Kulis at 9.3 and Flynn at 9.9. Finishing third for Wakefield was junior Miranda Macaluso in 11.1. In the 55m dash, Wilmington took first and third with K. Doherty at 7.1 and A. Doherty at 7.8. Junior Jade Roycroft finished second for Wakefield with a pr of 7.4. In the distance events, starting with the mile, junior Sammy Seabury won with a pr of 5:32, followed by junior Maggie Leone at 6:03 with another pr and Cushing of Wilmington at 6:10. In the 600, Angie of Wilmington took first in 1:49.7 followed by sophomore Caileigh Sweeney with a pr at 1:49.9 and sophomore Devon Jellison at 1:58. Junior Christina Covelle also ran a pr at 2:01. To the 1000, senior Maggie Ritchie took the win with a new pr of 3:25.2 followed by McLaughlin and Brown of Wilmington at 3:27 and 3:37. In the 2 mile, sophomore Maddie Nett won in 12:43, followed by freshman Alexa Yianacopolus with a pr of 13:13. Cushing of Wilmington was third in 13:15. Freshman Charlotte O’Neill also ran a pr of 13:16. In the 300, Wilmington’s Brousard won in 43.7, then freshman Fiona Recene with a pr of 44.8 and junior Kayli Porter with another pr of 45.5. Sophomore Ania Jacob also got a pr in 48.2.
Next we move to the rest of the field events. In shot put, freshman Lauren Mangarelli led the sweep with a new pr tossing 28’4”, followed by junior Bailey McDevitt also with a pr tossing 27’10” and junior Jaclyn Woish tossing 24’0”. Wilmington swept the high jump with Flynn and Kulis at 4’8” each and Bourgeois at 4’2”. In long jump, Wilming got first and third with Doherty jumping 14’1.5” and Flynn jumping 12’8.5”. Junior Jade Roycroft was second jumping 13’11”. Lastly, Wilmington won both the 4x200m and 4x400m relays running 1:54.2 and 4:30.1, propelling them to the win.
Despite the loss, the girls have been putting in a lot of work over the past few weeks and many improvements have been made since day one. Minus injuries, A lot of work will need to be done to get back to full shape but there is no stopping hard work. Burlington will provide another challenge for the girls’ team as they head down the stretch towards the end of the season. Stay tuned as it will be another good one! As always, it’s a great day to be a warrior!