Hawks Prevail At Hendricken Invitational

A few of the schools that should be battling for the team title at next weekend's State Meet occupied the top positions at Saturday's 50th annual Hendricken Invitational.

Once again, it was the host Hawks that went home with the hardware, defeating second-place Central, 108-70. North Kingstown finished third with 67 points and placing fourth was La Salle Academy with 36.

Hendricken collected 18 of its points in the 110-meter hurdles with the 1-2 finish of Joseph Rivera Santos and Ethan Famiano. River Santos crossed the line in 15.0 seconds. Famiano claimed silver with a time of 15.10. The Hawks also won the 4x400m (3:29.30) and 4x800m (8:23.70) relays.

Central's Donatien Djero earned a convincing victory in the 400m where he was timed in 48.60. Finishing second was Moses Brown's Cris Argys in 50.20. The Knights' Dametrius O'Connor was the first to break the tape in the 100m with a 10.80 clocking. Djero and O'Connor also ran legs on the first-place 4x100m squad that tied the 1986 meet record by Hendricken with a time of 42.90.

Barrington's Mars Bishop solidified his position as a contender for 800m at next week's championship meet with a personal best of 1:55.30. Bishop did most of the pace-setting in the race, and led a tight bunch through an opening 400m split of 56 seconds. He broke away from eventual second-place finisher Jack Perrault of North Kingstown with less than 100m remaining. Perrault finished with a PR of 1:56.10. 

In a near, repeat performance from last week's Class A Championship, La Salle's Joseph dos Reis held off North Kingstown's Ethan Wylie in a highly-competitive 1,500m. Both achieved PRs with dos Reis timed in 4:03.40 and Wylie coming in at 4:03.90. In all, nine runners dipped under 4:10 in the race. Finishing 3-4 were Hendricken's Jordan Dagrin (4:04.70) and Jeffrey Venter (4:05.40). 

La Salle's Sam Coleman topped the field in the 200m dash where he blazed to a time of 22.2. Central's Anthony Vega was second in 22.50.

North Kingstown's talented pole-vaulters, Joseph Zingarelli and Thorin Cardente, went 1-2 in their specialty, both clearing a best of 14-0. 

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