How Did Rhode Islanders Fare This Weekend?


The final day of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NBNO) Championships produced an All-American finish by Gianna Rao. The Ponaganset High junior secured her fourth straight All-American placement at the nationals (indoor and outdoor) by taking fourth overall in the hammer with a heave of 174 feet, 2 inches.  Rao, who was second in the weight throw during the indoor meet this past March, was sixth at NBNO in 2016. Also placing among the top 10 was Central's Keyarsa Harris of Central (eighth, 162-8) and Barrington's Annika Kelly (tenth, 156-0)

La Salle Academy junior Emily Kane was 12th overall in the mile with a time of 5 minutes, 0.18 seconds. Sophomore Nikki Merrill of Portsmouth was 17th with a time of 5:06.89.

Cumberland's Ben Drezek was just two seconds from his state mark in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 6:25.46, good for 22nd overall.

At the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Wash., recent La Salle graduate D.J. Principe finished out his outstanding high school career by placing ninth overall in the featured mile event.  He was timed in 4 minutes, 9.35 seconds. It was his sixth time under 4:10. The Stanford signee ran a gutsy race, pushing the pace with the leaders for the first three-plus laps.


Brooks PR Invitational

Renton Memorial Stadium Renton, WA
Jun 17, 2017
117 Total Performances (1 RI)

Photo Albums (6)

Videos (107)

Articles (72)

Elite Performances

Boys (1)
Mile F 1 9th 4:09.35 David Principe Jr. La Salle Academy

New Balance Nationals Outdoor

NC A&T Irwin Belk Track Greensboro, NC
Jun 16, 2017 Jun 18, 2017
1,794 Total Performances (24 RI)

Photo Albums (8)

Videos (123)

Articles (72)

Elite Performances

Girls (14)
Mile F 1 12th 5:00.18 Emily Kane La Salle Academy
SMR F 1 19th 4:08.44 Westerly High School
4xMile F 1 23rd 21:53.34 Portsmouth High School
HT F 1 4th 174-2 Gianna Rao Ponaganset High School
HT F 1 8th 162-8 Keyarsa Harris Central High School
HT F 1 10th 156-0 Annika Kelly Barrington High School
HT F 1 12th 153-7 Maggie Tarmey Lincoln High School
HT F 1 14th 152-10 Faith Polando Barrington High School
HT F 1 22nd 142-0 Katrina Kurowski Woonsocket High School
HT F 1 23rd 139-7 Sydney Polando Barrington High School
HT F 1 24th 138-8 Joangely Mata Mount Pleasant High School
HT F 1 24th 138-8 Cheyenne Figueroa Classical High School
HT F 1 26th 136-0 Takiyah Lewis Central High School
HT F 1 28th 125-5 Marissa Henley Woonsocket High School
Boys (10)
200m p 2 25th 21.91 Donatien Djero Central High School
2Mile F 1 1st 9:40.20 Max Dimuccio La Salle Academy
2000mSC F 1 22nd 6:25.46 Benjamin Drezek Cumberland
HJ F 1 8th 6-8.25 Augustus Karweh Central High School
HT F 1 11th 187-2 Jared Briere Woonsocket High School
HT F 1 13th 186-11 Garrett Doyle Lincoln High School
HT F 1 14th 186-1 Jacob Furland Classical High School
HT F 1 17th 180-2 Jacob Greenless Woonsocket High School
HT F 1 20th 176-9 Kyle Moison Lincoln High School
HT F 1 21st 175-9 Evan Grivers Lincoln High School
Key
F Finals
s Semi-finals
q Quarter-finals
p Prelims
National Gold Elite
National Silver Elite

Performances above met the Class standard.

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