Girls track team defeats Everett and Salem

The Revere High girls indoor track team earned two victories in recent meets, defeating former GBL rival Everett last Monday, 71-15, and topping Northeastern Conference rival Salem, 55-31, the week before.

The Lady Patriots dominated the meet with Everett, winning every event en route to a 71-15 victory. First place finishers for Revere were: Jessica Simpson, who was a double victor n the high jump with a leap of 4-6 and in the 600 in 1:45; Briana Scata with a shotput toss of 28-0; Sara Boukdad in the 50 yard hurdles in 9.4; Theresa Santiano McHatton in the 50 yard dash in 6.9; Camden Sigouin in the 300 in 45.6; Tayla Hough in the 1000 in 3:02.6, a time that qualifies Tayla for the State Meet in that event; Colby Hough in the mile in 6:26; and Joanna Greene in the two mile in 13:53.

The 4 x 400 relay quartet of Taryn Kershaw, Chelsea Amaya, Ha Nguyen, and Sigouin won their race in 5:08.6.

Adding three points to the Revere scoresheet with second place finishes were Crystal Prizio with a shotput toss of 25-3, a personal record (PR); Lindsay Gurska in the hurdles in 9.5; Amanda Digitale in the 50 dash in 7.0; Nguyen in the 300 in 47.0; and Brittany Brown in the 600 in 1:50.9.

Scoring single points with third place efforts were Liz Nutile with a high jump of 4-2 and a time of 9.6 in the hurdles; Maria Dreesza in the 600 in 1:59; Andrea Ornelas in the 1000 in 3:37.2; Kassandra Digitale in the mile in 6:59; and Maggie DiPlatzi in the two mile in 15:28.

The Lady Patriots also dominated the Salem meet, taking all but one event.

RHS head coach and Patriot track legend Samnang Ros made some adjustments in his usual lineup to take advantage of some matchups that he felt would benefit his team.

Simpson was another double winner, taking the high jump with a leap of 4-8 and also capturing the mile, a race she typically does not run, in 6:20.5; zScata took the shotput with a throw of 28-10; Santiano McHatton sped to victory in the dash in 6.9; Amanda Digitale took the 300 in 43.6; Tayla Hough won the 600, an event in which she normally does not compete, in 1:37.4, which qualified her for the state meet; Colby Hough won the 1000 in 3:07.3; and Greene crossed the tape in the two mile in 15:45 for first place.

The 4 x 400 relay foursome of Colby Hough, Simpson, Kershaw, and Tayla Hough defeated their Salem counterparts by about 20 seconds in a time of 4:46.9.

The Lady Patriots did not have as much success in their meet with Beverly last Thursday, coming out on the short end of a 62-24 decision. However, the Revere girls did achieve a major coup by defeating Beverly in the 4 x 400 relay in a time of 4:38.8, just .10 of a second ahead of Beverly’s clocking of 4:38.9.

“It was a great race,” said Ros. “Camden Sigouin and Tayla Hough held off the Beverly girls in the third and fourth leg. Tayla went up against a Beverly girl who is a state champion, so that was quite an accomplishment.” Taryn Kershaw and Jessica Simpson ran the first two legs and gave Revere a lead that Sigouin and Hough made stand up.

Tayla Hough was the lone individual victor, taking the 600 in 1:37.8.

Second place finishers were Santiano McHatton in the dash in 6.9; Sigouin in the 300 in 43.4; Simpson in the mile in 6:02.8; and Greene in the two mile in 13:51.

Third place efforts were turned in by Scata with a toss of 29-1 in the shotput; Gurska in the hurdles in 8.9; Amanda Digitale in the 300 in 43.7; and Colby Hough in the 1000 in 3:13.6.

Ros and his crew will be back in action tomorrow (Thursday) against Lynn Classical.

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