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Barrington High girls dominate en route to Class A harrier crown

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NORTH SCITUATE — The Barrington High School girls’ cross country team cruised to the Class A Championship title, winning the crown in convincing fashion over the same Ponaganset High 3.1-mile Covered Bridge Trail where the state meet will be held next weekend.

The Eagles, also the reigning state team champs, defended their Class A title with a 24-47 victory over second-place LaSalle. Likewise, South Kingstown and Smithfield successfully defended their respective Class team titles held under perfect weather conditions for runner.
In Class B, South Kingstown repeated its 2011 class title, 44-58 over Bay View. And in the girls’ Class C run, it was Smithfield defending its team win of a year ago, 27-76, in front of second-place Burrillville
In class A boys’ the Hawks placed five harriers among the top seven positions, 25-57, over La Salle. The Rebels were boys’ B champs, 49-53, ahead of Portsmouth. And East Greenwich regained the Class C team prize, 27-69, over Mt. St. Charles.
Cumberland’s Trevor Crawley clocked the fastest time of the day 15:52.2 to win the Class B boys’ event.
Class A girls
Barrington’s Emma McMillan, who burst on the scene this fall and established herself as a freshman phenom, went 18:35.3 to win the girls’ Class A event, the fastest time of any female runner Saturday.
Jackie Burr, a Westerly junior, was far and away the winner of the Class B 3.1-miler, posting a time of 18:39, a full minute ahead of the Rebels’ Kendall Feaster (19:43). And sophomore Stephanie Mattson beat back a strong challenge from Burrillville senior Betsy Dumais to win the Class C individual title.
McMillan battled La Salle sophomore Sheridan Wilbur throughout the Class A race, and went through the first mile in 5:45.
“We encouraged each other. We were so even,’’ McMillan said of the race along Ponaganset’s “Covered Bridge’’ route. “The hill after the first mile was really hard,’’ Mc Millan added. “It was a good race, and I was shooting not for time, but for my team.
“I’m confidant about next week [State Championship],’’ she said. “I’ll just go out and do my best.’’
Finishing third in the Class A event was another up-and-comer: freshman Karina Tavares, of Mt. Hope. She was timed in 18:55. Barrington’s Abby Livingston came in at 19:02 for fourth spot.
Class B girls
From the sidelines, it seemed as though the Westerly harrier was running in her own race in Class B; not that Burr saw it that way from her perspective. “ When I’m running,’’ she said, “I think I hear people cheering, and I think it’s someone coming up behind me.’’
Whatever her external motivation, Burr has established herself as one of the state’s top cross country runners, and turned in the best girls‘ time of the afternoon: 18:39.
“The course is good,’’ she said. “I like the challenge of the hills. I feel confident about my times’’
Rebel senior Kendall Feaster was second in the B run, with East Greenwich sophomore Margaret Mc Caffrey placing thirs in 19:46.
Class C girls
In the 2011 Class C championship race, Stephanie Mattson, then a freshman, clocked 19:58 to handily win the event. This time around, sophomore Mattson worked much harder for her victory. The Sentinel runner had to contend – throughout the race and into the finish chute – with Burrillville senior Betsy Dumais.
Mattson crossed the line in 19:40, with Dumais coming in 10 seconds later.
“I really had to kick,’’ said Mattson.
Dumais, the Broncos’ No. 1 this season, is familiar with the Smithfield harrier. “I’ve run with her since the seventh grade,’’ said Dumais, who had defeated Mattson in dual meet competition this fall.
“It was a good, hard race,’’ the Bronco standout said. “I treated it as an everyday race; tried not to get too freaked out about it. I want to be ready for [State Meet].’’
Class A boys
The Hawks used their customary depth to score big in the boys’ Class A Championship. But it was Cumberland senior Trevor Crawley who won the race, logging the day’s best time in the bargain. The Clipper “Long Ranger’’ was 15:52.2 at the finish, on a 5:02 first-mile split. Crawley out-kicked Chariho senior Bryce Kelley; the Charger finishing second in 16:05.
“I didn’t come into [the race] with a strategy’’, said Crawley. “I let off the gas a little at the end. I had a good amount of confidence coming in today. [Race] just to see where I’m at now.’’
Kelley, like Crawley a first-team All-Stater a year ago, ran aggressively today.
“I trained very hard all week,’’ the Charger senior said. “I didn’t know if I was going to go after [Crawley] or not. This meet is, like, pre-State Meet in my mind.’’
Mike Potter, Hendricken’s indomitable sophomore, came in third (16:06). Hawk teammates Tyler Henesler (16:08.1); Connor Doyle (16:08.3); Colin Tierney (16:08.7), and Alex Doherty (16:10) were close behind, in that order of finish.
Class B boys
A pair of talented South Kingstown seniors – team co-captains  Jake Manning and Scott Washburn, finished 1-2 in the boys’ B race. Manning posted a winning time of 17:15l to Washburn’s 17:31.
“We’ve been practicing hard,’’ said Manning. “[Today’s finish] no surprise to us.’’
“Jake did a great job,’’ added Washburn, standing nearby. It’s an interesting rivalry.’’
“I just went out strong,’’ said Manning, who placed 17th in this race last year. Washburn was a 19th-place finisher in ’11.
Class C boys
Vic Ricci’s time of 16:16 was good for gold in the boys’ race. But East Greenwich took team honors on the strength of Ben Fazio, Scott Kulm, Garrett Scanlon and Tom Sommer.
Fazio, a senior and Avenger stahlwart, came in second in 16:35, followed by teammate Kulm in 16:40. Junior Scanlon placed fifth in 16:54, and Sommer, a sophomore, was seventh in the chutes (17:03). Finishing fourth overall was Elijah Tousignant, a Mount St. Charles junior (16:50).
Course Notes:  The State Championship will be held next Sunday, beginning at 1:15 p.m. . . . the New England Championship will be held in Maine on 10 Nov.
Girls’ results
Class A
Team scores
1, Barrington 24; 2, La Salle 47; 3, Coventry 92; 4, Cumberland 113; 5, Cr. West 129; 6, N. Kingstown165; 7, Chariho 186; 8, Pilgrim 256; 9, E. Providence 263; 10, Classical 287; 11, Woonsocket 308.
Top 21 finishers
1, Emma Mc Millan, Barr. 18:35; 2, Sheridan Wilbur, LS 18:36; 3, Karina Tavares, MH 18:55; 4, Abby Livingston, Barr. 19:02; 5, Amy Laverty, Cumb. 19:08; 6, Fiona Paine, Barr. 19:10; 7, Allison Bellows, Cov. 19:13; 8, Megan Verner-Cirst, Barr. 19:17; 9, Julianna Portelli, Barr. 18:18; 10, Rachel Renzi, LS 19:30; 11, Evie Jansen, LS 19:32; 12, Caitlin Marino, LS 19:39; 13, Jess Bellows, Cov. 19:40; 14, Alice Burgess, Barr. 19:42; 15, Mei-Ling Feng, Cumb. 19:43; 16, Caroline Falvey, LS 19:47; 17, Liz Hansen, Char. 19:49; 18, Vicky Varone, LS 20:03; 19, Michaela Hackett, CW 20:08; 20, Tiana Kibbe, LS 20:14; 21, Marykate Coogan, Barr. 20:22. Dist. – 3.1.
Class B
Team scores
1, S. Kingstown 44; 2, Bay View 58; 3, Westerly 83; 4, E. Greenwich 100; 5, Toll Gate 123; 6, Lincoln 151; 7, Portsmouth 182; 8, Hope 237; 9, Warwick Vets 295; 10, Mt. Pleasant 311; 11, Shea 344.
Top 21 finishers
1, Jackie Burr, West. 18:39; 2, Kendall Feaster, SK 19:43; 3, Margaret Mc Caffrey, EG 19:46; 4, Brit Laraway, SK 19:50; 5, Erica Johnson, BV 20:42; 6, Maddy Mc Laughlin, West. 20:45; 7, Erika Pena, TG 20:48; 8, Emily Browne, EG 20:50; 9, Amanda L’Esperance, Linc. 20:52; 10, Sydney Sweck, SK 20:53; 11, Kayla Saucier, BV 20:56; 12, Michaela Lawler, SK 21:00; 13, Caitlin Galamaga, BV 21:11; 14, Amanda Della Grotta, BV 21:12; 15, Liz Morisseau, BV 21:13; 16, Lulianna Liberas, SK 21:16; 17, Laurel Scott, Linc,. 21:20; 18, Margaret Schreck, BV 21:39; 19, Naomi Fastoveky, SK 21:47.3; 20, Julie Munkelwitz, SK 21:47.9; 21, Haley Moen, TG 27:57. Dist. – 3.1.
Class C
Team scores
1, Smithfield 27; 2, Burrillville 76; 3, Prout 120; 4, Narragansett 124; 5, Ponaganset 129; 6, Scituate 130; 7, Mt. St. Charles 131; 8, St. Raphael 220; 9, N. Smithfield 233; 10, Davies 3-6; 11, Sanchez 323; 12, Central Falls 346.
Top 21 finishers
1, Stephanie Mattson, Smith. 19:40; 2, Betsy Dumais, Burr. 19:50; 3, Emily Meinertz, Smith. 20:16; 4, Marissa Mc Phillips, Narr. 20:21; 5, Becky Meinertz, Smith. 2036; 6, Fiona Beltram, Pon. 20:43; 7, Ashley Jackson, SRA 20:45; 8, Genesee Daley, Smith. 20:50.2; 9, Alexi Mangili, Scit. 20:50.7; 10, Madison Saliba, Smith. 21:05; 11, Caitlin Paredes, Smith. 21:06; 12, Cassie Bissitt, Smith. 21:29; 13, Ruby Perry, Burr. 21:30; 14, Jess Elliot, Prout 21:38; 15, Vicky D’Agostino, Scit. 22:07; 16, Vicky Matrullo, Prout 22:14; 17, Danielle Dumais, Burr. 22:15; 18, Cate Cardon, MSC 22:20; 19, Liz Kaye, Scit. 22:21; 20, Megan Corbeil, MSC 22:24; 21, Megan Horn, MB 22:25. Dist. – 3.1.
JV States
Team scores
1, La Salle 22; 2, N. Kingstown 53; 3, Barrington 62; 4, S. Kingstown 138; 5, Coventry 166; 6, Cumberland 207; 7, Smithfield 227; 8, Toll Gate 251; 9, Portsmouth 257; 10, Westerly 265; 11, Prout 345; 12, Chariho 361; 13, Bay View 364; 14, Ponaganset 395; 15, Mt. St. Charles 395; 16, Lincoln 449; 17, N. Smithfield 535; 18, Classical 569; 19, Hope 592.
Top 10 finishers
1, Elise Papazian, LS 19:56; 2, Maddy Souter, Barr. 20:19; 3, May Griffin, LS 20:33; 4, Carolina Rocchio, NK 20:44; 5, Hana Soucie, LS 20:47; 6, Audrey O’Neill, LS 20:49; 7, Katie Benoit, LS 20:51; 8, Kate Thomas, NK 20:55; 9, Liz Sawyer, Barr. 21:10; 10, Julia Zitzman, Barr. 21:14.
Boys’ Results
Class A
Team scores
1, Hendricken 25; 2, La Salle 57; 3, Cumberland 103; 4, Barrington 116; 5, N. Kingstown 117; 6, Chariho 165; 7, Coventry 207; 8, Cr. West. 208; 9, E. Providence 261; 10, Pilgrim 269; 11, Woonsocket 364; 12, Cr. East 372; 13, Hope 387; 14, Tolman 423.
Top 21 finishers
1, Trevor Crawley, Cumb. 15:52; 2, Bryce Kelley, Char. 16:05; 3, Mike Potter, BH 16:06; 4, Tyler Henesler, BH 16:08.1; 5, Connor Doyle, BH 16:08.4; 6, Colin Tierney, BH 16:08.7; 7, Alex Doherty, BH 16:10; 8, Jake Grundy, LS 16:12; 9, Adam Rego, LS 16:17; 10, Mike Stephens, LS 16:29; 11, Connor Royley, Barr. 16:30; 12, Will Casazza, Barr. 16:31; 13, Shane Watterson, LS 16:35; 14, Greg Beaudette, BH 16:36; 15, Zach Szymkowicz, Cov. 16:38; 16, Dallin Smith, NK 16:39; 17, Matt Bouthillette, LS 16:40; 18, Mike Nadeau, LS 16:44; 19, Tom Barry, Barr. 16:45; 20, Collin Manning, BH 16:52; 21, Dave Agudelo, Cumb. 17:01. Dist. – 3.1.
Class B
Team scores
1, S. Kingstown 49; 2, Portsmouth 53; 3, Lincoln 72; 4, Toll Gate 86; 5, Mt. Hope 139; 6, Westerly 153; 7, Warwick Vets 159; 8, Davies 243; 9, W. Warwick 257; 10, Central Falls 277; 11, Shea 295.
Top 21 finishers
1, Jake Manning, SK 17:15; 2, Scott Washburn, SK 17:31; 3, Ian Anderson, WV 17:41; 4, Bob Brown, Ports. 17:46; 5, Jacob Palladini, Linc. 17:48; 6, Brad Haggerty, NP 17:54; 7, Jim Heinemann, Linc. 18:01; 8, John Oppel, Ports. 18:02; 9, Pat Rocchio, TG 18:10; 10, Derreck, Yang, SK 18:14; 11, Logan Paulhus, CF 18:15; 12, Noah Coogan, NP 18:16; 13, Zac Minior, MH 18:24; 14, Cooper Richmond, Ports. 18:36; 15, George Cauthier, Ports. 18:38.1; 16, Nick Ryan, Linc. 18:38.6; 17, Evan Carley, TG 18;44; 18, Brock Massa, TG 18:46; 19, Jack Reaper, Ports. 18:53; 20, Paul Sayour, SK 18:54; 21, Alex Hedglen SK 18:55. Dist. – 3.1.
Class C
Team scores
1, E. Greenwich 27; 2, Mt. St. Charles 69; 3, Prout 90; 4, Scituate 95; 5, Smithfield 145; 6, Ponaganset 193; 7, Narragansett 202; 8, Ex./W. Greenwich 203; 9, Middletown 211; 10, Burrillville 289; 11, N. Smithfield 337; 12, Moses Brown 365; 13, Classical 379; 14, Sanchez 380; 15, St. Raphael 389.
Top 21 finishers
1, Vic Ricci, Prout 16:16; 2, Ben Fazio, EG 16:35; 3, Scott Kulm, EG 16:40; 4, Elijah Tousignant, MSC 16:50; 5, Garrett Scanlon, EG 16:54; 6, Nate Stromberg, EWG 17:02; 7, Tom Sommer, EG 17:03; 8, Luke Emby, Prout 17:08; 9, Mike Dampier, EWG 17:14; 10, Jon Contreras, EG 17:16; 11, Ian Gould, Scit. 17:18; 12, Ken Vinacco, Scit. 17:20; 13, Tosji Paganelli, MSC 17:25; 14, Owen Murphy, MSC 17:38; 15, Dave Justas, Pon. 17:41; 16, Ryan Tudino, Narr. 17:45; 17, Jack Carroll, MSC 17:47; 18, Matt Wegryzyn, EG 17:49; 19, Dan Heston, Scit. 17:50; 20, Ryan Pagliaro 17:50.2; 21, Matt Alexandder, MSC 17:50.8. Dist. – 3.1.
JV States
Team scores
1, La Salle 27; 2, Hendricken 43; 3, E. Greenwich 82; 4, Barrington 115; 5, N. Kingstown 155; 6, Chariho 205; 7, Cumberland 212; 8, Smithfield 244; 9, Toll Gate 287; 10, Coventry 294; 11, Prout 297; 12, Mt. St. Charles 318; 13, Narragansett 394; 14, Portsmouth 419; 15, Lincoln 330; 16, S. Kingstown 458; 17, E. Providence 552; 18, Warwick Vets 567; 19, Mt. Hope 602; 20, Moses Brown 605; 21, Ponaganset 610; 22, Hope 663; 23, Davies 732; 24, Classical 742; 25, N. Smithfield 773.
Top 10 finishers (Times not available)
1, Jack Salisbury, LS; 2, Nate Waddell, EG; 3, Jim Placco, LS; 4, Jack Ross, BH; 5, Tom Grizzetti, BH; 6, Chris Notarianni, LS; 7, Connor Hennessey, LS; 8, Scott Marcus, EG; 9, Grant Gauthier, BH; 10, Justin Sweeney, LS.
— By Bob Leddy, RITFF correspondent
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