PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School indoor track and field teams competed in their respective class championship meets Saturday morning, Feb. 1, at the Providence Career and Tech Academy Field House, the Townies placing seventh in the boys’ Class A event and eighth in the girls’ Large Class competition.
In the girls’ meet, LaSalle edged out Classical for the title, the Rams recording 113 points to the 92 of the Purple en route to their eighth Large Class title in a row. E.P. scored 14 points.
Senior Rachael Finn provided the Townies with their top individual result, a leap of 17 feet, .5 inches in the long jump to finish second. Annabelle Hauck of Cranston West won the event with a distance of 17’3.75.”
Finn also ran sixth (7.81) just behind teammate Sierra Cunningham in fifth (7.65) in the 55 meter dash. Quashira McIntosh of Hope won the dash in 7.36.
Cunningham chipped in with a solo fifth, running a 44.3 in the 300 meters. Classical’s Alicia Holloway won in 43.41. She and Finn also ran legs of East Providence’s sixth-place effort (1:52.76) in the 4×200 meter relay along with Tayla Carnevale and Kaitlyn Bellamy.
Hendricken won another boys’ Class A title Saturday with 116 points, the 21st consecutive title for the Hawks. North Kingstown was second with 93 and LaSalle, aided by city native Jack Salisbury, was third with 76. The Townies scored 15 points.
Alejandro Duarte and Matt Horton paced the locals, each finishing third in an event. Duarte did so in the long jump covering 20’9.” Lee Moses of Hendricken won at 23 feet even. Horton was in the show position in the 55 meter hurdles, clocking an 8.41. Max Leatham of Chariho won the event in 8.1.
The Townies’ 4×200 relay of Jayden Chase, Duarte, Eddie Andrade and Trystan Casey ran fifth in 1:38.6. Also for the locals, Leon Edmonds threw sixth (42’6.5″) in the shot put while the E.P. 4×4 of Chris Santos, Duarte, Mike Monagle, Eddie Andrade (3:43.3) and 4×8 of Santos, Ryan Vieira, A.J. Andrade and Monagle (8:48.4) took the same positions.
LaSalle’s Salisbury won the 1,000 meters in a time of 2:35.2.
Those athletes who have yet to earn a spot in the upcoming state meet can do so this week at various last-chance qualifying competitions. The 2014 R.I. Indoor State Championship Meet takes place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the PCTA Field House beginning at noon.