Tierney breaks 15 for 5K; McIntosh smashes R.I. 100 mark (updated)


What a day for Rhode Islanders during the first day of competition at the New Balance National Outdoor Championships!

In the girls’ unseeded 5,000-meter run on Friday night, Westerly junior Jackie Burr took the lead with less than two laps remaining and held on to win with a time of 17 minutes, 31.9 seconds. Burr, who captured the 3,000 at the R.I. state meet two weeks earlier, beat her previous best by more than a minute. She placed 16th overall.

The national title went to Ravenscroft (N.C.) senior Wesley Frazier, who broke from West Bloomfield (Mich.) senior Erin Finn with 600 meters remaining in the seeded heat en route a meet record of 15:55.92. Finn was second at 16:17.89.

The boys’ unseeded section proved equally exciting for the local contingent. Bishop Hendricken junior Colin Tierney cracked 15 minutes by placing second overall with an outstanding 14:59.57 clocking! Cumberland senior Trevor Crawley was sixth with a time of 15:05.49. Hendricken senior Connor Doyle was 12th in the field at 15:12.35 and senior teammate Tyler Henseler was 26th with a time of 16:30.84. Tierney, who finished 17th overall, was a little more than three seconds from the state record of 14:56.46, set by former Westerly great Andrew Springer at the 2007 nationals.

In a dominating performance, Bismark (ND) senior Jake Leingang defended his national crown with a 14:11.61 clocking.

Competing in the Emerging Elite (EE) 100 dash, Hope sophomore Quashira McIntosh crushed her six-day old state record by winning her preliminary heat with a time of 11.80. She finished second overall with a time of 11.86. Last Saturday, the multiple state titlist placed second in the event at the New England Championship with a time of 11.96, just .01 under the existing mark of 11.97.

Hope's promising freshman Isis Hack clocked a 13.0 in the EE 100 and 1:01.43 in the EE 400

In other events, East Greenwich senior Ben Fazio ran 4:22.64 and Barrington senior Tom Barry crossed the line in 4:27.14 for the EE mile run, La Salle Academy junior Jackie Esmay tossed the javelin 102 feet,1.25 inches in the EE javelin and Central Falls' junior Eric Mateo cleared 6-2 in the EE high jump. Also, East Greenwich posted a time of 8:10.83 and North Kingstown was timed in 8:13.7 in the EE 4x800.


Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights



Schedule of Events

Track Events

9:00 AM 110m Hurdles (36") Octathlon
9:015AM Championship 4x200 Relay FINAL
9:55 AM Emerging Elite - 200 Qualifying
10:20 100 meters Decathlon
10:35 AM Championship 100 meters Qualifying
11:20 AM BOYS Championship 110m Hurdles Qualifying
11:55 AM GIRLS Championship 100m Hurdles Qualifying
12:15 PM Championship 2000m Steeplechase FINAL
1:05 PM Championshiop 1600m Medley Relay FINAL
2:05 PM Emerging Elite - 200m Final
2:15 PM 800M Heptathlon
2:35 PM 100m Fastest Kid in Guilford County Final
2:45 PM Championship 100m FINAL
2:55 PM Freshman Mile FINAL
3:30 PM 1000m Octathlon
3:45 PM Championship 4x Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Girls then Boys) - Final
4:45 PM Emerging Elite - 2 Mile Run FINAL
5:20 PM GIRLS - Championship 2 Mile Run (unseeded) FINAL
5:35 PM BOYS - Championship 2 Mile Run (unseeded) FINAL
5:50 PM Championship 4X100m Relay Final
6:25 PM Decathlon Final
6:40 PM BOYS - Championship 2 Mile Run (Top Seeded section) Final
6:55 PM GIRLS - Championship 2 Mile Run (Top Seeded section) Final
7:10 PM BOYS - Championship 110m Hurdles FINAL
7:25 PM GIRLS - Championship 100m Hurdles Final
7:25 PM Championship 4x800m Relay Final

Field Events
9:00 AM Long Jump (pit 1) Heptathlon
9:00 AM BOYS - Emerging Elite - Hammer Final
10:15 AM High Jump Octathlon
11:30 AM BOYS - Emerging Elite - Shot Put (ring 1) FINAL
12:00 PM GIRLS Championship Discus Final
12:00 PM GIRLS - Championship Pole Vault (Unseeded Flight) Final
12:15 PM Long Jump (pit 1) Decathlon
12:45 PM Javelin (700g) (outside stadium) Octathlon
1:30PM BOYS Championship Javelin (inside stadium) FINAL
2:30 PM Shot Put (ring 1) Decathlon
3:00 PM GIRLS - Championship Triple Jump (pit 2) FINAL
3:00 PM GIRLS - Emerging Elite - Hammer FINAL
3:45 PM BOYS Championship Shot Put (ring 1) FINAL
4:00 PM GIRLS Pole Vault )Seeded Flight) Final
4:00 PM High Jump Decathlon
6:00 PM BOYS Championship Triple Jump (pit 2) Decathlon
6:00 PM BOYS Championship Hammer FINAL
6:30 PM GIRLS - Emerging Elite High Jump FINAL

Track Events

8:00 AM 110m Hurdles Decathlon
8:20 AM Championship 4xMile Relay FINAL
9:50 AM Emerging Elite - Distance Medley Relay FINAL
10:30 AM Championship 800m Medley Relay FINAL
11:15 AM Emerging Elite - 800m FINAL
11:50 AM Emerging Elite 400m Hurdles FINAL
12:15PM Championship 400m Hurdles - (Unseeded Sections) FINAL
12:30 PM Championship 200m Qualifying
12:55 PM Emerging Elite 4x400 FINAL
1:25 PM Championship 800m - All but Top section FINAL
2:00 PM Championship 400m - All but Top section FINAL
2:25 PM Championship One Mile - All but Top section Final
3:05 PM Championship 4x400 Relay (Unseeded Sections) FINAL
4:00 PM GIRLS Championship 400m Hurdles FINAL
4:05 PM BOYS Championship 400m Hurdles/td> Final
4:10 PM Championship 4x100 FINAL
4:20 PM Championship 800m (Seeded Section) FINAL
4:30 PM 1500m Decathlon
4:45 PM Championship 400m (Seeded Section) FINAL
4:55 PM Championship One Mile (Seeded Section) FINAL
5:10 PM Championship 200m FINAL
5:20 PM Championship Distance Medley Relay FINAL
5:45 PM Championship 4x400m Relay (Seeded Section) FINAL

Field Events

9:00 AM Discus Decathlon
9:00 AM GIRLS - Championship Javelin (inside stadium) FINAL
9:00 AM BOYS - Emerging Elite Long Jump (pit 1) FINAL
9:00 AM GIRLS - Emerging Elite Long Jump (pit 2) FINAL
9:00 AM BOYS -Championship Pole Vault (Unseeded Flight) FINAL
10:00 AM GIRLS - Emerging Elite - Shot Put FINAL
11:00 AM GIRLS Championship Hammer FINAL
11:00 AM Pole Vault Decathlon
11:00 AM BOYS - Championship High Jump FINAL
12:00 PM BOYS - Championship Long Jump (pit 1) FINAL
1:00 PM GIRLS Championship Shot Put FINAL
2:00 PM BOYS - Championship Discus FINAL
2:00 PM Javelin (outside stadium) Decathlon
2:30 PM BOYS Championship Pole Vault (Seeded Flight) FINAL
2:30 PM GIRLS - Championship High Jump FINAL
3:00 PM GIRLS - Championship Long Jump (pit 1) FINAL