East Providence moves up in latest RITFCA outdoor track rankings

East Providence moves up in latest RITFCA outdoor track rankings


PROVIDENCE — The RITFCA released its second set of rankings for the 2013 outdoor season and Hendricken and LaSalle continue to top the polls.

Hendricken posted 95 points and garnered five first-place ballots of the nine coaches who responded in the boys’ rankings. Of note locally, the Barrington girls ranked third and the boys fourth.

East Providence, which last weekend won the Classical Classic after two recent near misses, made the most dramatic advance, moving from a 10th-place ranking on April 24 to No. 5 this week.

“I’m very proud of the boys. They did a great job in winning the Classical Classic,” EPHS head coach Bob Lyons said. “But like I told them, we haven’t accomplished anything yet. We want to compete for the state championship.”

The Rams collected 120 points in the girls’ poll, and all 12  first-place ballots. Classical was second with 103 votes. The local Eagles and North Kingstown each earned 78 points to share third.

Next up for all teams are their respective class championship meets, which take place at three locations Saturday, May 18 (See schedule below).

RITFCA Coaches’ Poll, May 14
Team                    Pts.   Prev. poll
1. La Salle (12)     120         1
2. Classical            103        2
3. Barrington          78          3
3. N. Kingstown     78          4
5. Hope                   55         5
6. S. Kingstown     47          5
7. Pilgrim               37           5
8. Smithfield          29          – –
9. Cumberland       27           8
Others receiving votes – Portsmouth 20; Ex./W. Greenwich 12; Cr. West and Mt. St. Charles 8; Ponaganset and Woonsocket 7; Mt. Hope and Bay View 6; Westerly and Narragansett 2; E. Greenwich, Coventry and E. Providence 1.
Team                    Pts.   Prev. poll
1. Hendricken (5) 95             1
2. Classical (2)     78             2
3. N. Kingstown   72             3
4. Barrington        69             4
5. E. Providence (3) 67            10
6. Coventry          34              5
6. La Salle            34              8
8. Cumberland     20              7
9. Chariho            19              6
Others receiving votes – S. Kingstown 17; Central 8; Portsmouth 7; Narragansett 5; Westerly and Ponaganset 4; Woonsocket, Pilgrim and Rogers 3; Mt. Pleasant and E. Greenwich 1.

Saturday, May 18

  • Class A: (Cumberland High, 10 a.m.) – Cranston West; Cranston East; East Providence; Coventry; Woonsocket; North Kingstown; La Salle; Cumberland; Classical; Chariho; Pilgrim; Lincoln; Barrington.
  • Class B: (Westerly High, 10 a.m.) – Mt. Hope; South Kingstown; Warwick Vets; toll Gate; Westerly; Portsmouth; North Providence; W. Warwick; Bay View; Hope; Tolman; Johnston; Mt. Pleasant; Shea.
  • Class C: (E. Greenwich High, 10 a.m.) – Smithfield; East Greenwich; Ponaganset; Central Falls; Prout; Mt. St. Charles; Middletown; Burrillville; Rogers; Ex./West Greenwich; Scituate; Narragansett; St. Raphael.


  • Class A: (Cumberland High, 2 p.m.) – Hendricken; Woonsocket; Coventry; Cranston West; East Providence; Cranston East; Cumberland; North Kingstown; La Sale; Chariho; South Kingstown; Hope; Central.
  • Class B: (Westerly High, 2 p.m.) – Tolman, Lincolnl Pilgrim; North Providence; W. Warwick; Barrington; Mt. Hope; Portsmouth; Warwick Vets; Johnston, Westerly; Toll Gate; Classical; Shea.
  • Class C: (E. Greenwich High, 2 p.m.) – Mt. Pleasant; Central Falls; Middletown; Smithfield; East Greenwich; Burrillville; Ponaganset; Rogers; Mt. St. Charles; Ex./West Greenwich; Narragansett; Prout; Scituate; St. Raphael.

— Data provided by Bob Leddy, RITFF correspondent