Barrington High School girls’ indoor track stands at 3-1

Cameron McDonald, shown here during last year's indoor track season, finished second in the 55 meter hurdles at a dual meet earlier this month. Cameron McDonald, shown here during last year's indoor track season, finished second in the 55 meter hurdles at a dual meet earlier this month.

Cameron McDonald, shown here during last year’s indoor track season, finished second in the 55 meter hurdles at a dual meet earlier this month.

The Barrington High School girls’ indoor track team will finish December with a 3-1 dual meet record.

The Eagles split their first dual meet of the season on Thursday, Dec. 13, with a 72-32 win against Woonsocket and a 58.5-49.5 loss to North Kingstown.

Barrington’s victories in the meet included junior Mary Kate Coogan in the girls 1,000 meter. Coogan’s time of 3:09.60 was 25 seconds better than her closest competition.

Other individual victories came in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter runs from senior Alice Burgess (5:18.20) and junior Julianna Portelli (10:59.50), respectively, along with a team victory in the 4X200 relay (1:53.30).

The Eagles also had several second and third place finishers including junior Cameron MacDonald (8.04) and freshman Brianna Gausland (8.04) in the 55 meter dash. Gausland later finished second in the 300 meter dash (46.70).

Shenelle Teixeira added a second place finish in the 55 meter hurdles (9.50) while sophomore Bella Gagliano finished second in the 600 meter run (1:49.40). Sophomore Sarah Uri finished second in the high jump (4-02) while the team’s 4X400 squad was runner-up to North Kingstown.

The Eagles added two victories to their record five days later. Barrington defeated Coventry 70-26 and East providence 58-48 on Tuesday, Dec. 18

Teixeira posted a victory in the 55 meter hurdles (9.64) followed by junior Madison Smith in second (10.01). Teixeira later finished second in the 300 meter dash.

Junior Abigail Livingston finished first in the 600 meter run (1:42.30) followed by Coogan in second (1:42.50). Portelli won the 1,000 meter and 1,500 meter runs (3:09.60 and 4:54.70). Gagliano finished second in the 1,000 (3:22.10) and Burgess finished second in the 3,000 (11:19.00).

Barrington also defeated Coventry in the 4X400 meter relay but came in second to East Providence in the 4X200 relay.

Uri finished first in the high jump (4-02) and junior Rebecca Egge finished third in the weight throw (22-08).

Overall, head coach Steve Turgeon said his squad is doing pretty well. He said the team is still fighting through some injuries that should bolster the group’s strength in coming weeks. He also said the team is shaping up to be a competitive bunch at the state championship meet later this season.

“We’re doing quite well. We’re looking towards those championship meets at the end of January, early February,” Turgeon said.

“We’re working towards those. That’s where we like to peak.”

A few members of the team were scheduled to compete in the Rhode Island Classic on Saturday, Dec. 29, after the time of this publication. The meet includes a 4X8 race and hurdles.

The Eagles next dual meet is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 against Toll Gate and Pilgrim.

 

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