Kelly regains No. 1 spot in weight

(Barrington senior Abby Livingston ran a PB of 1:33.96 in the 600-meter run)

Barrington High junior Adam Kelly moved himself closer to the state record in the 25-pound weight on Saturday, capturing the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a nation best of 78 feet, 6.25 inches.

Kelly regains the top spot in the rankings, a position he lost a few weeks ago to St. Pius X (GA) senior Daniel Haugh of Throw1deep, who won the KYA Indoor Classic in Tennessee on Jan. 18 with a distance of 78-5. The Eagle standout is a little more than four feet from the state mark of 81-8.75.

Kelly defeated second-place finisher Joe Segreto of St. Anthony’s (NY), who heaved the metal ball 68-0.25. Finishing third was Classical’s Tom Vadis at 67-4.75. Owen Russell of Moses Brown took fourth with a 66-8.75 effort.   

In the girls’ competition, Classical’s Alva Hick beat fellow Rhode Islander, Leia Mistowski, with a first-place toss of 53-3. Mistowski took runner-up honors at 52-7.25.

Barrington senior Abby Livingston was sixth in the 600-meter run on Friday night. She ran an all-time best of 1 minute, 33.96 seconds, a time ranks No. 7 in the country.