Girls track team performs well vs. Malden, Salem



A number of coach Peter DiGiulio’s Lady Patriot track team members turned in fine performances this past week in their meets with Malden and Salem.

Monday’s encounter with Malden was a tale of two meets, one track, one field, as the Lady Patriots held a 42-33 edge in the track events, but Malden’s dominance in the field events gave the Lady Tornados a 72-59 victory.

Among the Revere girls who turned in stellar efforts with first place finishes were Taren Kershaw in the 400 in a time of 65.3, a personal record (PR) for Taryn and a time that brings her within striking distance of the Revere High School (RHS) record in that event; Elizabeth Nutile in the 800 in 2:46.4; Colby Hough in the mile in 13:18; Marisa Parent both in the 200 in 29.5 and in the long jump with a leap of 13-1; Tayla Hough in the mile in 5:51.9; Melissa Adreani in the high jump with a leap of 4-6; and the 4×100 relay quartet of Adreani, Parent, Racquel MacDonald, and Amanda Digitale, who sped around the track in 56.8.

Earning three points for the Revere score sheet with second place performances were Nutile in the 400 hurdles in 1:21.4, a PR for Liz; MacDonald in the 100 hurdles in 20.3 and in the high jump with her leap of 4-6; and Briana Scata with a toss of 26-11 in the shot put.

Adding single points to the Revere tally with third place efforts were Sara Boukdad in the 400 hurdles with a PR time of 1:23.3 and in the 400 in 76.8; Kassandra Digitale in the 800 in 2:53.3; Adreani in the 100 hurdles in 20.4 and with a long jump of 11-8; Amanda Digitale in the 100 dash in 14.5; and Stephanie Donovan with a two mile run of 16:48.

In the meet the previous Monday with Salem, Colby Hough qualified for the State Meet in the mile with a time of 5:40.8, which also took first place against Salem. The 4×100 relay foursome of Amanda Digitale, Theresa Santiano McHatton, Marissa Parent, and Venous Hamza also shone with a winning time of 54.9.

Other winners against Salem were Kershaw in the 400 in 66.5; Tayla Hough in the 800 in 2:36.2; and Scata with a PR heave of 27-1 in the shot put.

Second place efforts were turned in by Kassandra Digitale in the two mile in 15:01; MacDonald with a leap of 4-8 in the high jump; Parent in the long jump with a 13-11.5 jump; and Loujain Hamza with a discus twirl of 65-4, a PR for Loujain.

Third place points came from Lady Patriots Santiano McHatton in the 100 in 13.4; Adreani in the 200 hurdles in 20.2; Venous Hamza in the 800 in 2:46.9; Jessica Mack with a javelin throw of 61-7; Parent in the 200 in 29.7; and Adreani in the high jump with a leap of 4-5.

“The girls are improving and giving it their all,” said DiGiulio. “They’re a great group of kids and great to work with.”

In Saturday’s Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet, ribbons were brought home by MacDonald for her fourth place effort in the 100 hurdles in 20.6 and by Becky Coots for her toss of 22-8 in the shot put that also brought her a fourth place ribbon.

DiGiulio and his crew will compete at Beverly tomorrow and at Lynn Classical on Monday.

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