Several Bristol competitors finished among the top 10 in events at the Class L state track and field championships held Tuesday at Manchester High School.
Bristol Eastern’s Kailey Laprise placed second in the girls’ 400 meters with a time of 59.49, her best of the year. She was followed by Bristol Central’s Nicole Pizarro (7th, 1:01.31) and Adalia Malick (9th, 1:01.86).
The Rams had three top-10 finishes in the girls’ triple jump: Shy-Ann Whitten (2nd, 34-10¼), Olivia Savino (5th, 32-10¾) and Pizarro (9th, 32-4½). Whitten also placed fifth in the high jump (4-8), while Savino was sixth in the long jump (15-8½).
There were three top-10 finishers from Bristol in the girls’ javelin: Bristol Eastern’s Jillian LeBeau (6th, 99-0) and Brooke Dauphinee (8th, 97-8), plus Bristol Central’s Desarae Johnson (9th, 95-10).
Bristol Central’s girls 4x400 relay of Pizarro, Paige Hinton, Ashley Cummings and Malick placed seventh in 4:15.43.
In boys’ events, Bristol Central’s Kaynan Conrod led the way with a second place finish in the 100 meters (11.27) and an eighth place time in the 200 meters (22.91). He was also part of the Rams’ 4x100 relay team that finished second (43.43), along with Luis Medina, David Bowes and Sean Fitzgerald.
Bowes also placed fifth in the 400 meters (50.42), with Fitzgerald coming in behind him in 10th place (51.66).
In other events, the Rams’ Frankie Jenkins placed second in the triple jump (43-0), Central’s Elijah Ortiz was fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.35), Eastern’s Chris LeBeau was fifth in the 1,600 meters with his best time of the year (4:27.13) and Central’s Marcus Grumley was sixth in the 110 hurdles (17.13).
St. Paul 5, St. Bernard 0: Home runs from Andrew Owsianko and Ryan Greene highlighted the Falcons’ first round Class S state tournament victory on Tuesday.
Wes Lahey pitched the entire game, scattering six hits while striking out 10.
For St. Bernard, the best opportunity to score came in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Connor Svab blooped a single to right field and advanced on teammate Josh Gurnack’s swinging bunt infield hit. But Lahey bore down to induce an infield fly for the first out. Svab and Gurnack advanced to second and third on a ball tapped back to the mound, but the inning ended with a ground out to short. Svab was the only Saints batter to reach third base in the game.
St. Paul opened the scoring in the bottom of the first. After a single by second baseman Nick Morrell, Owsianko deposited a 2-1 pitch over the left field fence, as St. Paul took an early 2-0 lead.
A leadoff walk to start the bottom of the second came back to haunt St. Bernard pitcher Bryan Guetens, as Morrell picked up the RBI with a clutch two-out single, making it 3-0.
Greene hit a solo shot leading off the third for St Paul and the lead grew to 4-0.
The final run came as the Falcons took advantage of the game’s only error. In the bottom of the sixth, Ethan Rembish drove in Jack Bator, who had reached on the error, to make it 5-0.
St. Paul 185, Wolcott 196: The Falcons, led by co-medalist Ryne Salius (40), picked up a victory at Chippanee Country Club (par 35) on Tuesday.
Also scoring for St. Paul were Adam Ward (46), Sam Mazzarelli (49) and Michael Dolce (50).
Wolcott’s Preston Lavoie (40) shared medalist honors.