Warriors beat Watertown to start season 2-0

Apr 17, 2019 by

Published April 17, 2019

WAKEFIELD — The first home meet of the spring season was a success for the WMHS girls’ track and field team as they defeated Watertown on Thursday to start the season at 2-0.

Lillian Jones kicked off the scoring by winning the 400 hurdles with a time of 74.9. Jones also took first place in the 100 hurdles with a 17.9.

“She had a really good meet,” said Wakefield head coach Karen Barrett.

Maddy Seabury took 2nd in the 100 hurdles with a 20.2 and 3rd in the 400 hurdles with a time of 79.3.

“She works really hard, so it was nice to see her score points in two events,” said Barrett.

LILLIAN JONES set the tone for Wakefield’s win over Watertown on Thursday with a first place finish in the 400 hurdles and a first place finish in the 100 hurdles. (Donna Larsson Photo)

The Warriors swept the mile with freshman Sammy Seabury winning it with a time of 5:41. Isabella Kehoe was second with a PR of 5:48. Retta Carroll finished off the sweep with a 5:56.

“All three milers looked great,” said Barrett.

Giana Signorello-Liotine scored a 3rd place in the 100 hurdles with a time of 20.5.

Olivia Fetherston continues her winning ways with a 1st place in the long jump and high jump. She jumped 16’ in the long jump and an impressive 5’4” in the high jump.

Ashlee Purcell was 2nd in the long jump with a 15’. She also placed 2nd in the 400 with a time of 65.8.

Kaitlin Sweeney took 3rd in the 400 with a time of 68.3.

Wakefield swept the triple jump with Adriana Minasian jumping a 31’10”. Minasian also took 3rd in the high jump with a 4’10”.

OLIVIA FETHERSTON finished first in the long jump on Thursday against Watertown with a 16’ jump. The junior also got first in the high jump with a 5’4”. (Donna Larsson Photo)

Maeve Recene had a great day finishing 2nd in the triple jump with a 30’4” pr. She also won the 400 meter with a pr of 64.9.

“I was very impressed with her efforts today,” said Barrett of Recene.

Liliana Carioli was 3rd in the triple jump with a 30’ 1/4” jump.

The Warriors also swept the shot put and discus with standout Eadeen Beck winning the shot put with a toss of 33’71/2”. Beck also won the disc with an 83’9”.

McDevitt and Stewart finished off the shot put sweep with throws of 25’6” and 25’2”. Cullen and Stewart finished off the discus sweep with throws of 66’9” and 60’9”. Cook and Castellano took 1st and 3rd in the javelin with throws of 89’4” and 87”.

“It was a great day for our throwers,” said Barrett.

Jade Roycroft took 2nd in the 100 and 200 with very impressive times of 12.9 and 27.8. Grant took 3rd in the 100 with a 13.4. Noell took 3rd in the 200 with a 28.7.

Wakefield swept the 800 with freshman Sophie Brown winning with a time 0f 2:33. Olmedo and Butler were 2nd and 3rd with times of 2:34 and 2:36.

“All three girls looked really strong,” said Barrett.

The Warriors swept the twp mile with Lucey running an impressive 12:04. Ritchie and Driscoll came in together for 2nd with 13:05.

We won both relays to finish the meet strong. The 4×100 with Grant, Labiad, Noell and Castellano won with a time of 54.7. The 4×400 with Sweeney, Olmedo, Recene and Brown won with a time of 4:40.

“We had a lot of great performances,” said Barrett. “We will continue to work hard in preparation for Wilmington next week.”

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