Bristol Central's Whitten, Alexander rank among best in Class L outdoor track

Published on Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:34
Written by DAN ORENCOLE

@ORENCOLEDAN

BRISTOL - It’s been an impressive run in recent weeks for Bristol Central’s Kaiya Alexander.

In the CCC South track and field championships, Alexander broke the school record with a throw of 36 feet, 3 inches in the shot put. The previous school record dated back to 1989.

Alexander continued her dominance in the Class L meet on Tuesday, finishing second in the shot put at the state meet with a throw of 34-3.

She wasn’t the only Bristol Central track and field team member to fare well in the state meet.

The Bristol Central girls placed seventh and the boys placed third in Class L.

Bristol Eastern placed 20th in girls and 22nd in boys.

There were plenty of city individuals that had strong performances for both boys and girls.

Shy-Ann Whitten came in first place in the high jump for the Rams with a jump of 5-2. Whitten and Abigail Calfe finished second and third in the triple jump.

The Lancers Kailey Laprise finished 12th place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.45.

In the 400 meter dash, Bristol Central’s Adalia Malick finished just in front of Laprise. Malick’s time of 1:01.36 was good for fourth place and Laprise was right behind her at 1:00.64.

Bristol Central’s Meghan Curtis finished in 14th place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:30.87. Avery Braccia was 17th in the same event for Bristol Eastern with a time of 2:30.64.

The Rams’ 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Julia Simpson, Malick, Mia Hinton and Shy-Ann Whitten placed 10th with a time of 52.79.

Bristol Central’s 4x400 meter relay consisting of Curtis, Malick, Hinton and Gabrielle Calfe placed 10th with a time of 4:23.84.

Bristol Central’s Desarae Johnson placed 11th in the javelin with a throw of 93-0.

For the boys, Bristol Central’s Dathan Hickey placed second in the 100-meter dash. Nigel West placed fourth in the same event. West was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.45.

Bristol Eastern’s Joe Hardin placed 18th in the 200 with a time of 23.42. Hardin came in seventh in the 400 with a time of 51.45.

Pat Kjornrattanawanich placed 14th in the 400 with a time of 52.65.

In the 1,600 meters, the Rams’ Mark Petrosky placed ninth with a time of 4:34.85.

Bristol Central’s Elijah Ortiz placed fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.84. Jose Navedo finished in seventh place with a time of 16.22. In the 300 meters, Ortiz finished sixth with a time of 41.90.

The Rams 4x100 meter relay team of Kjornrattanawanich, Hickey, David Bowes and Nigel West finished in third place with a time of 42.79.

In the 4x400 relay, Kjornrattanawanich, Ramon Ambert, Galen Hickey and Ortiz finished fifth with a time of 3:31.88.

Adam Chawner, Leo Kavanaugh, Pacifico Flores and Devin Flores placed seventh as a relay team in the 4x800.

Hunter Peterson was third for the Rams in the high jump. Peterson jumped 6-0.

Dathan Hickey won the long jump, with a mark of 22-6.75.

Galen Hickey finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 42-2.75. Bristol Eastern’s Brendon Gayle placed sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 41-4.50.

Bristol Central’s Gabe Updegraff placed ninth in the shot put with a throw of 43-9.25.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central on Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:34. Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:38.