Lady Skippers, Hawks Capture JV State Titles

North Kingstown held off Toll Gate to capture the girls' team crown at the Junior Varsity State Meet on Saturday. The Skippers defeated the Titans by a slim 55-47 margin at the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house.

North Kingstown managed just one win in the four-plus hour meet with Nicole Gutkowski clearning 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump. The Skippers' depth played a key part in the victory. NK scored 11 of its points in the 1,500-meter run where freshman Catherine Schultz was the top finisher, taking third in 5 minutes, 21.61 seconds. The event was won by Prout School ninth-grader Sophia Mayo in 5:18.95.

In the weight throw, West Warwick's Megan Cruz narrowly beat Toll Gate's Voski Armenakyan with a winning distance of 42-3 to Armenakyan's 42-1 effort.

Coventry freshman Caitlan Randall easily captured the 3,000m with a solid 11:23.86 clocking.