The boys indoor track team placed eighth in the high powered Metropolitan Division during the division championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Tuesday night. Barrington beat …
The boys indoor track team placed eighth in the high powered Metropolitan Division during the division championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Tuesday night. Barrington beat Lasalle to take first place in the division.
“The boys did an excellent job last night competing for the first time in several years as a varsity team,” said Huskies’ coach Renae Cicchinelli who coaches the team with Liam Connors and Chad O’Neil. “They are a great group of young men that work incredibly hard and will see it all pay off over the next couple of years.”
It was a huge triumph for the first year team, that moved up from being a club team just last season.
“Liam and I have been working to re-build the program from the middle school level since 2020,” said Coach Cicchinelli.
They raised $6000 to construct the club team. Both coaches have been funneling future track students from the middle school as they coach the KMS cross country and track teams. They also run an AAU running club in the summer.
“We make running fun and the kids enjoy it and get hooked,” Coach Cicchinelli said. “And they continue running through high school.”
Schenk places fourth in the 1500 meter run, sixth in the 1000 meter run
Huskies’ senior distance runner Owen Schlenk began his career as the coaches put their plan in place. He has benefitted from their work ethic and expertise. Schenk, a Huskies captain, placed fourth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 27.14 seconds and sixth in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 50.98 seconds.
“Owen is in his second year as captain and really grown into the role over time,” said head coach Liam Connors. “He is a great role model, always working hard at practice and leaving it all out there during his races.”
The Huskies have a strong group of sophomores that are competing well and hope to improve on their times over the next two years. Sprinter Tyler Scarborough, a sophomore, fared well in a number of events at divisions, as did Gaven Stegall in middle distance and Jackson Cicchinelli in the long distances.
“We are really excited about them,” said Coach Connors.
Scarborough ran in the 55 meter preliminary heats, but did not make it to the finals. He placed 24th in the 300 meter run with a time of 40.89 seconds. He also ran in the 4x200 meter relay. Stegall placed 13th in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:33.53 and ran in the 4x800 and 4x400 relay races.
Cicchinelli, a multi-talented athlete, placed 15th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:18.22, placed 17th in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:14.28 and also placed 25th in the long jump with a time leap of 16 feet 11 inches.
Relay teams a strength
The Huskies relay teams were a strength at the meet, placing fourth, seventh and eighth. The 4x800 meter relay team of Owen Schenck, Anderson Charest, Jackson Lopes and Gavin Stegall placed fourth with a time of 9 minutes, 15.61 seconds. The 4x200 meter relay team of Alex Watkinson, Tyler Scarborough, Chris Moniz and Logan Toste placed eighth with at time of 1minute, 45.63 seconds. The 4x400 relay team of Jackson Lopes, Suleman Baig, Dylan Shaw and Gavin Stegall placed seventh with a time of 4 minutes, 22.66 seconds.
More sophomores making good times
The Huskies have a plethora of sophomores that are making good times with a chance to improve as they get older.
Will Southworth placed eleventh in the 3000 meter run with a time of 13minutes, 13.97 seconds and 18th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:59.62.
Dylan Shaw placed 19th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 6:15.27.
Jackson Lopes placed 20th in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:41.29.
Sophomore Chris Moniz placed 29th in the 300 meter run with a time of 42.25 seconds.
Anderson Charest placed 18th in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:14. 64.
Connor Austin placed 19th in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:14. 71.
Alex Watkinson placed 19th in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet, 10 inches.
Freshman Ben Neverka-Vincigueri placed 20th in the shot put with a throw of 26 feet, 4.5 inches.
Juniors and seniors
Junior Suleman Baig placed 26th in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:52.99.
Junior Everson Goglia placed 18th in the 300 meter run with a time of 39.32 seconds.
Junior David Lowney placed 18th in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet, 10.25 inches. He also placed 24th in the weight throw with a throw of 28 feet, 7.75 inches.
Senior Dan Vittoria placed 23rd in the shot put with a throw of 24 feet, 9.5 inches. He also placed 29th in the long jump with a jump of 14 feet, 9.5 inches.