La Salle Academy won the girls' 4xMile Relay at last year's New Balance Nationals.
By BOB LEDDY
R.I. Track & Field Foundation
Listed are the Rhode Island entries to the New Balance National Scholastic Championships, slated for June 17, 18, 19 at the Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.
Returnees: Last year, Toll Gate's Courtney Jacobsen earned All-American honors by placing fourth in the championship 4-kilo hammer; Smithfield's Meagan Malloy came in 10th . . . Barrington's Bobby Colantonio was All-American in the 5.44-kilo boys' hammer, finishing second; Jared Briere, of Woonsocket, also made All-American in that event, placing sixth . . . La Salle's DJ Principe was a 2015 All-American on the strength of his fifth-place showing in the championship 5000 meters. He set a new R.I. record in that event with a time of 14:42.91 . . . Principe teammate Jack Salisbury was All-American in the two mile . . . Classical's May Stern placed 16th in the "Emerging Elite'' 400 meters . . . North Kingstown's Beth Nunnery finished fourth in the "EE'' two-mile run . . . Cumberland's Sean Laverty was seventh in the "EE'' mile . . . In the championship javelin, Alyssa Colbert, of Smithfield, placed 18thoverall.
Oval Notes: On June 17 at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass., La Salle's Salisbury will appear in a "Dream Mile'' event at the addidas Boost Boston Games. Salisbury, a three-time R.I. 1500-meter champ, will face Mike Rarcliffe, a senior from Concord-Carlisle, Mass. Ratcliffe recently set a New England record for 1500 meters (4:01.50) and is No. 1 U.S.-ranked in the two mile . . . On Saturday, June 18 in the Seattle, Wash. suburb of Renton, the Rams' Matt Bouthillette will join a 15-man field in the Brooks PR invitational two mile.
(Note: NBN competitors are entered in this meet by home state or "club" designation. R.I. records are bold-faced ( ) after each Championship event.)
GIRLS: Championship events
HT - Samantha Andrews, Lincoln; Molly Botts, Cr. East; Courtney Jacobsen, Toll Gate; Annika Kelly, Faith & Sydney Polando, Barrington; Meagan Malloy, Smithfield; Gianna Rao, Ponaganset; Lysah Russell, Classical; Amanda Taft, Woonsocket. (189-3/57.98).
JT - Alyssa Colbert, Smithfield. (145-1/44.22).
LJ - Meaghan Scullin, Cumberland. 19-2.50/5.85).
5000 - Ellie Lawler, S. Kingstown. (17:11.32).
4x800 - N. Kingstown (Runners entered: Beth Nunnery, Emma Sammartino, Katarina Ho, Meaghann Maguire). (9:04.86).
4x1-mile - La Salle (Runners entered: Grace Connolly, Karina Tavares, Emily Kane, Eliza Rego), Cumberland (Colleen Enestvedt, Julia Dempsey, Grace Henson, Amy Laverty) (20:14.01).
HT - Kelly, Andrews; Becky Dickinson, N. Kingstown; Jenn Iozzi, Cr. West; Katrina Kurowski, Gabby Ribeiro, Taft, Woons.
DT - Colbert; Russell.
LJ - Quinn Harlan, Woons.
100 - Isabella Gentil, EG.
Freshman mile - Liz Sullivan, Portsmouth; Tea Bishop, Barrington.
Freshman two mile - Lily Nunnery, NK; Sullivan.
Two mile - Amy Laverty, Cumberland.
4x100 - Cumberland.
BOYS: Championship events
HT - Jared Briere, Jacob Greenless, Dilyn Cote, Woonsocket; Bobby Colantonio, Barrington; Mike Coppolino, Cumberand; Kevin Fofana, Joe Palazzo, Classical; Even Grivers, Lincoln; Jody Harris, Adrian Matos, Central. (253-3/77.20).
LJ - Anthony Shepard, S. Kingstown. (24-0.50/7.32).
Mile - Sean Laverty, Cumberland; Sam Toolin, N. Kingstown. (4:02.70).
2000 STP - Ben Drezek, Cumb. (6:43.5h).
5000 - DJ Principe, La Salle. (14:42.91).
110HH - Nate Narcisse, Class. (13.98).
4x100 - Central (Runners entered: Dametrius O'Connor, Frank Mercado, Austin Wolo, Donatien Djero). (42.20).
4x200 - Central (Runners entered: Djero, Mercado, O'Connor, Wolo). (1:29.81).
4x800 - E. Greenwich (Runners entered: Quentin Viera, Cebastian Gentil, Alec Gannon, Colin Cianciolo). (7:37.62).
Swedish relay (@ 1000m) - Central. (2:00.28).
Shuttle relay - Hendricken. (No record listed).
HT - Mike Balestra, Lincoln; Jon Buchanan, Tony DeJesus, Prov.; Fofana; Grivers; Harris; Matos.
TJ - Shepard.
200 - Djero.
Freshman mile - Joe dos Reis, La Salle.
4x100 - Hendricken.
4x200 - Hendricken.
4x400 - Central.
4x800 - N. Kingstown.
SMR (@ 800m) - Central.
DMR - Cumberland.