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Class Champs

Lady Falcons win first-ever Class A title

Posted 5/24/22

By ALEX SPONSELLER

The Cranston West girls outdoor track and field team made history this past weekend when it shocked the state and won the Class A Championship at Coventry High School. It was …

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Class Champs

Lady Falcons win first-ever Class A title

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By ALEX SPONSELLER

The Cranston West girls outdoor track and field team made history this past weekend when it shocked the state and won the Class A Championship at Coventry High School. It was the first Class A title in program history.

Ailani Sutherland won both the 100 and 200 dash for West. The Falcons relay team of Maddie Alves, Mikaya Parente, Sutherland and Lindsey Hobin won the 400. Parente also won the long jump for the Falcons, while teammate Juliana Bucci finished first in the discus.

“We knew that we had strengths in our runners and relays, but we also knew that we would need our jumpers to hit. They did, everyone that we needed to hit did. Our discus thrower also won, we got a fourth-place finish in shot put, we couldn’t have done it without full team contributions. We needed those points,” said West coach Rebecca DelNigro.

Sutherland continued to build on her breakout year last season with her two victories.

“She has a bright future ahead of her, she is every coach’s dream. She has the dedication to work hard but she also has talent. When you put those two things together, magic will happen,” DelNigro said.

With the state championships less than two weeks away, the Falcons are looking to stay focused at the task at hand.

“At this point I don’t think they are thinking much about (the big picture). I think they are still kind of in shock about winning the class meet and I think they are just going with it,” said DelNigro. “They are just focused on performing their best.”

Here are some other performances from the afternoon.

GIRLS

Bethanie Jean Philippe later won the javelin for East.

Parente took second in the 100 dash for West while Hobin took second in the 100 hurdles. East’s relay team of Isabella Acevedo, Zoe Catrambone, Maddison Dutra and Stella Loezos took second in the 3,200. Alves later took second in the long jump.

Alves placed third in the 100 dash for West while Hobin took third in the 300 hurdles. Quiana Pezza placed third in the triple jump for West.

Parente later finished fourth in the 200 dash for the Falcons while teammate Stalia Biosse placed fourth in the 400 dash. East’s Catrambone took fourth in the 800 run as well.

West’s team of Pezza, Sutherland, Praise Mayson and Julia Saccoccio took fourth in the 1,600. West’s Allyson Humphries took fourth in the high jump, while teammate Sam Rosenfield took fourth in the shot put.

West’s relay team of Rachel Hobin, Talia Petit, Sofia Riccio and Danielle DeSocio finished fifth in the 3,200. East’s Emilia Vidal Castillo placed fifth in the shot put.

Pilgrim’s Janelle Mixner took second in the javelin throw. Dasani Stewart finished second in the triple jump and third in the long jump for Pilgrim

Toll Gate’s Alison Pankowicz took third in the 3,000 run Pilgrim’s Keaney Bayha took third in the 800 run and fourth in the 1,500. Toll Gate’s Hannah Horace placed fourth in the hammer throw.

BOYS

The Bishop Hendricken boys took first as a team.

West’s Manny Soler took second in the 110 hurdles while teammate Alex DelNigro finished second in the long jump.

West’s Nick DiFazio placed third in the 400 dash, while the Falcons’ team of DiFazio, Drew Evans, Peter Morales and Alonso Parker-Sharpe finished third in the 1,600 relay.

Soler would also take fifth in the 300 hurdles for West. East’s relay team of Nicholas Cobb, Wyatt Harris, Deem Quinn and Nathan Carrillo finished fifth in the 3,200. East’s Isaac Barbosa finished fifth in the javelin throw.

Evan McGregor won the 1,500 run for Hendricken while teammate Jacob Naiefeh won the 300 hurdles. Jakob Reyes took first for the Hawks in the high jump, while teammate Matt Steele took first in both the long and triple jumps.

Hendricken’s team of Kamalie Pemberton, Joel Felix, Jake Kopech and Jayden Falcone finished second in the 400 relay, while McGregor, Naiefeh, Elliot Gauvin and Hayden Clare took second in the 1,600. Gauvin, Will Olsen, Andrew Frezza and Brayton Gazerro took second in the 3,200.

Blessjoey Nyannah finished second in the shot put for Hendricken

Hendricken’s Kopech placed third in the 200 dash while teammate Jack Moretta finished third in the 1,500 run. Wilson Jablonski finished third in the 3,000 run while Clare took third in the 300 hurdles for the Hawks.

Levi Wurster finished third in the triple jump for the Hawks while teammate Keith Daigneau finished third in the discus.

Kamalie Pemberton finished fourth in the 100 dash for Hendricken while McGregor took fourth in the 800 run. Troy Silvestri finished fourth in the 3,000 run for the Hawks while Steele took fourth in the 110 hurdles.

Patrick Torres later took fourth in the high jump for Hendricken, while Elijah Aguilar took fourth in the pole vault for Toll Gate. Hendricken’s Eze Wali placed fourth in the long jump while teammate Nae’shaun Montgomery finished fourth in the triple jump.

Nyannah placed fourth in the discus.

Torres also took fifth in the triple jump while teammate Alex Morin took fifth in the shot put. Jude Iabarra took fifth in the discus for Hendricken.

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