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Barrington boasts All-Americans in track and field

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All-Americans (from left to right) Megan Verner-Crist, Julianna Portelli, Abigail Livingston, Emma McMillan and Mary Kate Coogan with coach Jon Barnes.

All-Americans (from left to right) Megan Verner-Crist, Julianna Portelli, Abigail Livingston, Emma McMillan and Mary Kate Coogan with coach Jon Barnes.

A number of Barrington High School student-athletes competed in the New Balance National Outdoor Track Championships last weekend in North Carolina.

The Barrington girls’ 4×800 meter relay team of Emma Mc Millan, Julianna Portelli, Megan Verner-Crist and Abby Livingston finished second in a time of 9:01.12, breaking their Rhode Island-record of 9:05.49, set last weekend at the New Englands.

Lead-off leg McMillan and No. 2 Portelli ran fairly even splits (2:21.66 and 2:19.77 respectively), with third leg Verner-Crist clocking in at 2:14.15. Anchor Livingston ran a negative 2:09.25 to the finish line. As a result of their performance, the Barrington runners earned All-American honors.

On Sunday, the Eagles came back in the 4×1-mile relay and finished fourth in a new R.I. mark of 20:46.96. In this race, the foursome consisted of Mary Cate Coogan, along with McMillan, Verner-Crist and Portelli. The old mark was 21:04.19, set by a Westerly squad in 2008. McMillan, Verner-Crist and Portelli joined leadoff anchor Coogan as 2013 prep track All-Americas.

Portelli now owns three states records (the 2,000-meter steeplechase being the other.)

Barrington High senior Charlie Ionata met in the hammer throw sector with top U.S.-ranked Rudy Winkler, of New York. Ionata, who went into Saturday’s competition rated second nationally, finished second with a mark of 219 feet, 6 inches (66.91 meters). Winkler won the event at 251-8 (76.70). Ionata fouled on three of his five throws. 

Charlie Ionata finished second in the hammer throw at nationals.

Charlie Ionata finished second in the hammer throw at nationals.

Ionata earned his second straight All-American honor.

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