Barrington boys set track meet record

Adam Kelly, shown in a regular season indoor track and field meet, won a national title on Sunday. Adam Kelly, shown in a regular season indoor track and field meet, won a national title on Sunday.

Adam Kelly competes in a prior regular season indoor track and field meet.

Adam Kelly competes in a prior regular season indoor track and field meet.

Barrington High School’s Adam Kelly, Bobby Colantonio and Mike Alvernaz combined to set a new meet record in the weight throw relay at the fifth annual Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The three Barrington underclassmen — Kelly and Alvernaz are juniors while Colantonio is a sophomore — tallied a combined 192 feet 11 inches to win the weight throw relay event. The total also set a new field house record for the Providence Career and Technical Academy.

Bobby Colantonio helped Barrington set a new record in the weight throw relay at the Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational.

Bobby Colantonio helped Barrington set a new record in the weight throw relay at the Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational.

Barrington won the relay by nearly 30 feet over second place Lincoln, which finished with a combined distance of 166 feet 7 inches. Bishop Hendricken was third with a total of 163 feet .5 inches.

Kelly, Colantonio and Alvernaz also finished in the top 10 for individuals. Kelly, who opened the season with a throw that would have won him a state title at the end of last year, won the individual title at the Classic with a distance of 74 feet 4.75 inches. (The second place finisher was more than 9 feet back from Kelly.)

Mike Alvernaz finished 10th at the Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational on Dec. 28.

Mike Alvernaz finished 10th at the Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational on Dec. 28.

Colantonio was third with a throw of 64 feet 6.75 inches. And Alvernaz was 10th with a throw of 53 feet, 11.5 inches.

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