Huskies are sixth at Class B Championship meet

The Mt. Hope High School girls track and field team finished sixth at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Class B Championship on Saturday, hosted by the Providence Career Technical Academy.

Barrington racked up an impressive 91.5 points on the afternoon, beating second place South Kingstown by over 42 points. Mt. Hope finished the meet with 30.33 points, just behind fifth place Westerly.

Mt. Hope received a very strong showing from freshman Karina Tavares, who cruised to a first place finish in the 3,000-meter race, clocking in at 10 minutes 45 seconds. Mt. Hope sophomore Katarina Heyden also scored in the race, grabbing fifth.

Mt. Hope’s Tavares grabbed another point for the Huskies with a sixth place showing in the 1,000. Mt. Hope junior Kylie McPherson finished sixth in the 55-meter hurdles final.

Mt. Hope got a strong showing on the day from their jumpers, as senior Nicole Rusin finished fourth in the high jump, with McPherson tying for sixth. Junior Lucy Spence also scored for the Huskies in jumping, grabbing sixth place in the long jump.

Mt. Hope finished the day with a strong first place finish in the 4×400-meter relay, clocking in at 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Barrington would take second with a time of 4:22. The Huskies will now gear up for the Rhode Island State Championships, which will take place at PCTA on Saturday, Feb. 16.

— By Jeff Pini

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