Sophomore Raquel MacDonald and senior Liz Nutile set new school records for the RHS girls track team in their meet last week with Beverly.
MacDonald set a new mark of 16.7 seconds in the 100 high hurdles, while Nutile set her new standard in the 400 intermediate hurdles with a time of 77.5 seconds.
Their performances topped the list of highlights for Coach Peter DiGiulioâ€™s squad in the Beverly contest. Nutile herself also set a pair of additional personal records (PRs) with a clocking of 2:42.9 in the 800 meter run and with a landing of 29-6.5 in the triple jump.
Marissa Parent set a PR long jump with a leap of 15-5, as did Theresa Santiano McHatton with her jump of 14-11.5.
Three freshman also went above and beyond their personal bests. Caitlyn Caramello leapt 4-8 in the high jump (a first place effort) for a PR; Danielle Smith set two PRs with a toss of 23-10 in the shotput and a throw of 52-4 in the javelin; and Brianna Alimonte set her PR with a javelin throw of 72-5.
Junior Kassandra Digitale also PRd with a run of 6:35.5 in the mile.
â€œI was extremely proud and pleased with the way the girls gave it their all,â€ said DiGiulio. â€œThey set two school records and 11 personal records against a very strong Beverly team. It really says something about the character of this team.â€
The Lady Patriots were set to wrap up their dual meet competition yesterday (Tuesday) at Peabody and then will compete in the all league meet Saturday.