Girls’ track team provides plenty of highlights at League Meet

Feb 8, 2018 by

Fetherston is the Middlesex League high jump champ

OLIVIA FETHERSTON won the high jump event at the Middlesex League Meet with a leap of 5’1”. (Donna Larsson File Photo)

Published in the February 8, 2018 edition.

BOSTON — Despite the small school/large school split, the Middlesex League Championship meet is a chance for the athletes to compete against athletes from all 11 other teams.

Olivia Fetherston was the lone champion for the Lady Warriors as she won the high jump in 5’1”. Fetherston has been strong all season and is continuing to perform in highly competitive situations. Her first place finish earned the team 10 points.

Adriana Minasian jumped 4’11” to tie for 5th place scoring 3 points for the team. Madeline Melanson jumped 4’9” for 10th.

Eadeen Beck proved again she is one of the top shot putters in the league and in the state as she placed 2nd with a throw of 34’2”. Julia Brown placed 6th with a throw of 32’5.5”. Samantha Nimblett was 21st with 24’10”.

Maggie Ritchie ran a personal best time of 6:12 to place 21st.

Yvonne Lucas placed 15th in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:29. Elina Olmedo was 19th in 3:34.

Katie Sweeney had a huge pr in the 600 meters placing 7th in a time of 1:45.77 to score 2 team points. Celia Casale ran 1:58.60 placing 25th. Jenny Summers ran 1:59.54 placing 27th.

In the 300, Sarah Labiad won her heat in a big pr of 44.84 to place 11th. Lilian Jones had a pr of 46.04 to place 15th. Emily Pudvah ran the event for the first time placing 24th in 47.16.

In the 2 mile, Olivia Lucey was 6th scoring 3 points with her personal best time of 12:16. Shannon Driscoll ran a time of 13:51 to place 18th.

In the 55 meter dash, Junior Ava Vaughan ran a time of 8.15 to place 14th. Freshmen Liliana Carioli and Laura Sweeney ran varsity for the first time placing 25th and 31st in times of 8.51 and 8.70.

In the 55 meter hurdles, all three girls had personal bests. Senior Kaitlyn Murphy(10.61), junior Caroline Herzog (10.77), and senior Julia Covelle(10.87) placed 14th, 19th, and 22nd.

Herzog also competed in the long jump placing 13th with 14’0.5”.

The 4×200 relay team of K. Sweeney, Labiad, Pudvah, and Vaughan placed 6th in a season-best time of 1:54.46.

The 4×400 relay team of Summers, Lucas, Casale, and Olmedo ran a time of 4:48 to place 10th.

“We are very proud of how the girls competed,” said head coach Perry Pappas. “The upperclassmen had a great meet and the large number of freshmen and sophomores got some valuable experience they will be able to use over the next few years. They all want to become better athletes and are committed to making that happen. The spring season should be very interesting and next year should bring good things.”

Next up is the Division 4 MIAA Championship held on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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