Perfect weather greeted the participants who came to Tucker Field Tuesday night for the third event of the MileSplit RI All-Comer Meets. This week's meet featured 21 hammer-throwers and two dozen male and female runners in the 100-meter dash. The four-meet series concludes next Tuesday night.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meet takes place from 6-8 p.m. Entry fee (unlimited events) is just $2 for youths age 10 and under, $3 for ages 11-17 and $4 for age 18 and over. Ribbons are awarded to top three finishers in each division and all results will be posted on MileSplit RI.
With the conclusion of the IAAF World Junior Championships and the National Junior Olympic Championships this past weekend, it's now safe to say the outdoor track & field season has officially come to a close for our high school athletes. With that in mind who are the top athletes that will be coming back next year? Utilizing MileSplit's comprehensive data base, available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, here's a glance at what to expect when the spring season rolls around in 2015. BOYS 400 Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O Date Meet 1. 49.25 Travaine Clark Mount Pleasant High School 2015 06/07/2014 Rhode Island State Outdoor Championships *** MILESPLIT US SECOND TEAM ELITE 49.50 *** 2. 49.93 Jose Santos Coventry High School 2015 06/07/2014 Rhode Island State Outdoor Championships 3. 50.40 Alejandro Duarte East Providence High School 2016 05/31/2014 Hendricken Invitational 4. 50.57 Joe Craven North Kingstown High School 2015 06/07/2014 Rhode Island State Outdoor Championships 5. 51.15 Destin Bibemi Central High School 2015 06/07/2014 Rhode Island State Outdoor Championships 6. 51.50 Shemar Vincent Middletown High School 2015 05/24/2014 Rhode Island Class Boys Championships 7. 51.70 Kaheekee Northup Chariho Regional High School 2015 05/24/2014 Rhode Island Class Boys Championships 8. 52.30 Quinn Sullivan East Greenwich High School 2015 05/31/2014 Hendricken Invitational 9. 52.50 Jesse Woodbury La Salle Academy 2015 05/31/2014 Hendricken Invitational 10. 52.70 Justin Mazzulla Bishop Hendricken High School 2017 05/17/2014 Classical Classic
In the race's six-year history, a strong number of high school runners have also headed to South County for the popular event, one that has given more than $50,000 to assist youth and HS programs. Hendricken coach and race director Jim Doyle and his committee are hoping to increase that following with a new incentive. Any school that has 15 or more of its runners registered for this year's race will be entered in a raffle to win $1,000 for its program. Doyle noted that he will have a digital clock at every mile mark and at the 5K checkpoint for any coach that wishes to utilize the race as a tempo run for its runners.
Former Warwick Vets runner Matt Pelletier wins his fifth title in Narragansett race with a time of 50:01. Brian Doyle, onetime Hendricken star takes second. Connecticut's Julian Saad and defending titlist Sam Alexander place third and fourth.
The 24th annual Cumberlandfest 5K, a race that attracts a fair number of local high school stars, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at Diamond Hill State Park.
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Former Barrington High standout Charlie Ionata and Central grad Clarence Gallop didn't advance to the finals of the hammer throw at the IAAF World Championships, but the two Rhode Islanders did have solid efforts on Thursday afternoon. Ionata had a personal best toss of 69.93 meters (229-05) and Gallop was just off his best with a distance of 65.95m (216-04). MileSplit's national editor Brandon Miles had a chance to talk to both weight-throwers after their preliminary rounds.
Barrington High standout captures his specialty by nearly 31 feet at Junior Olympics' meet.
One of the top high school track & field athletes from the state of Rhode Island in Hope High School rising senior Quashira McIntosh, also happens to be a native born of the US Virgin Islands (the island of St. Croix to be exact). With that lifelong tie to the island, McIntosh got the opportunity to represent the USVI's on Tuesday at day one of the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the prelims of the 100 meter dash. McIntosh did not advance onto the next round, but relished the opportunity to compete on the international stage as well as alongside American high school record holder Kaylin Whitney in the same heat.
Another week in the books for MileSplit RI's Summer All-Comer Meets. Here's the results from Tuesday night's meet, which was held under a hot sun at Cumberland's Tucker Field.
Hope High junior Quashira McIntosh is the lone Rhode Island runner at this week's IAAF World Championships, held Tuesday through Sunday at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. McIntosh will be competing as a member of the Virgin Islands National Team. Unlike the U.S. athletes, she was chosen to represent her homeland based on her previous performances and did not have to run in a qualifier.
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The IAAF World Junior Championships isn’t the only high-level meet that will be taking place this week in the U.S. About 2,500 miles south of the elite competition at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, some of the top youths from ages seven to 18 will be in Humble, Texas for the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships (Monday to Sunday).
Classical's Maddy Berkson (1,500m, Mile, 3,000m), Narragansett's Leia Mistowski (hammer) and Barrington's Julianna Portelli (2,000m steeplechase) are the best in their respective events across the region. Where do the other athletes from the state rank among New Englanders? Check out how the rest of the Rhode Islanders fared this season with MileSplit's comprehensive date base, available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, a great deal at just $4 per month with a yearly subscription.
Eighty-nine athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships this week (July 22-27) at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Eighty-nine of some our best teenagers (age 19 and under) from coast to coast that will be matching their talents against some of the finest across the globe. The Ocean State has two of its athletes in Eugene, former Barrington High all-stater Charlie Ionata and Central grad Clarence Gallop. Both earned their spots by placing 1-2 in the hammer throw at the USATF Junior Nationals on July 5.
Here's the last of our New England Best Series. Appropiately we conclude it with our top seniors from this past season. North Providence's Bevin Ingram (100m), Central's Moses Fafana (200m), North Kingstown's Ben Stewart (300m IH) and Classical's Abdul lateff-Orulebaja (triple jump) were our top athletes in the region. How did the rest of our Rhode Islanders do? A complete list is available to subscribers of MIleSplit Insider, a great deal at just $4 per month for a yearly subscription.
Classical's Alva Hicks (discus, hammer, shot put) and La Salle Academy's Sheridan Wilbur (1,500m, 3,000m) topped the region in multiple events. Check out how the rest of the Rhode Islanders fared this season in New England with MileSplit's comprehensive date base, available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, a great vaule at $4 per month for yearly subscribers.
La Salle Academy's James Placco (1,500m), Barrington's Adam Kelly (hammer) and Bishop Hendricken's Lee Moses (long jump) were the leaders in their respective events among all New Englanders. Where do the other Rhode islanders rank? MileSplit's comprehensive data base, exclusive to MileSplit Insider subscribers at just $4 per month for a yearly subscription, has the answer.
The tenth-grade girls were heating it up this outdoor season with a multitude of great performances. Two of our R.I. athletes were atop the list in their respective events - La Salle Academy's Eliza Rego (1.500m) and Toll Gate's Courtney Jacobsen (hammer). Check out how the rest of our Rhode Islanders rank in the region in our comprehensive data base. The list is avaialble to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, a great deal at just $4 per month with a yearly subscription.
Rhode Islanders occupied six No. 1 spots among the New England boys' sophomore rankings. La Salle Academy's Jack Salisbury (1,600m, 3,200m) and Classical's Nathan Narcisse (110m HH, 300m IH) were the leaders in two events each. Narragansett's Michael Silvestri (100m) and Barrington's Bobby Colantonio (hammer) also were the best in the region in their respective events. Where do the other R.I. tenth-graders rank? A complete list is available to subscribers of MileSplit Insider, a great deal at just $4 per month with a yearly subscription.
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