Track girls run past Classical, 89-47

“Senior leadership” was the watchword for the Revere High girls track team, as Lady Patriot seniors accounted for 57 points to pace their team to an 89-47 triumph over Lynn Classical last week.

Senior Captain Liz Nutile set the tone for the day in the first race, the 400 intermediate hurdles, turning on the jets for the last 20 yards to overtake her Lynn Classical foe and grab first place in a personal record (PR) time of 78.4, which also is a new RHS record in that event.

“Elizabeth really gave us some momentum right away,” said RHS head coach Peter DiGiulio. “She ran a gutsy race that gave the team a real spark from the beginning of the meet.”

Senior Shaye Nelson, a newcomer to the track program, gave Revere another first place finish with a time of 13:30.8 in the two mile. Senior captain Theresa Santiano McHatton then sped to victory in the 100 meter dash in 13.7 and senior captain Colby Hough gave Revere its fourth first place of the day in the mile in a time of 6:05.5.

The 100 meter high hurdles saw another Revere triumph thanks to sophomore Racquel MacDonald in a time of 18.3 and senior captain Tayla Hough added five points onto the Revere scoresheet with a first place in the 800 in 2:38.9.

Sophomore MacDonald added another first place laurel with a PR leap of 4-8 in the high jump and Santiano McHatton copped her second first place finish of the day with a long jump leap of 14-10.5. Nutile scored five more points with a first in the triple jump of 29-2.

Briana Scata won the shotput with a throw of 25-3 and senior Jessica Mack captured the discus with a toss of 64-8. The 4 x 400 relay quartet of the Hough sisters, MacDonald, and freshman Caitlin Caramello then capped the victory with a win over their L.C. counterparts in 4:48, which is close to the RHS record of 4:43.

Second place finishers for Revere were: Caramello in the two mile in 13:40.8; Nutile in the 800 in 2:54.7; Marissa Parent in the 200 in 29.1; Melissa Adreani with a high jump of 4-6; Amanda Digitale in the100 dash in 13.9; Cassandra Digitale in the mile in 6:43.8; Taryn Kershaw in the 400 in 67.2; and Scata with a discus twirl of 56-0.

Adding single points to the Revere cause with third place performances were: Sara Boukdad in the 400 hurdles in 86.2 and in the 400 meter run in 77.8; Amel Derras Chouk in the 200 in 31.9; Caramello in the high jump with a leap of 4-4; and Parent with a long jump of 14-2.

Just finishing our of the money was Jennifer Dandrow, who came up short of a third place finish in the triple jump by a mere one quarter of an inch with her effort of 28-.5.

DiGiulio and his crew were set to meet Gloucester yesterday (Tuesday).

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