Cumberland girls unseat reigning state champions Tuesday
One day after the Cumberland boys’ outdoor track team solidified its status as the top team in the North Division circuit in 2016, the Clipper girls followed suit with the a division crown to call their own.
Competing at Tucker Field on Tuesday, Cumberland topped defending state champion Smithfield, 184-154, to capture the 2016 girls’ version of the North Division title. The Clippers took home gold medals in six events. Individual honors were achieved by Julia Dempsey in the 1,500, Amy Laverty in the 3,000, Madison Soulliere in the 100 high jump, Meaghan Scullin in the 400 meters long jump, and Colleen Enestvedt in the 800.
Lincoln senior Sam Andrews helped her team to a fourth-place finish with 71 points. Andrews won the discus event, came in second in the hammer, fourth in the shot put and fourth in the javelin.
Woonsocket, which was fifth with 35 points, saw speedster Quinn Harlan capture the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
Galva fourth in pair of events
PROVIDENCE – Thanks for the most part to senior standout Yeury Galva, Central Falls High finished sixth overall (18 points) in the 10-team Central Division Outdoor Championships, held Tuesday afternoon at Conley Stadium.
Galva finished fourth in both the 100-meter dash (11.4) and 200 meters (22.2), then led off the 4 x 400 relay, which placed second in 3:33.50. His three teammates included seniors Stive Mendes and Samuel Adofo and sophomore Adilson Gomes-DaSilva.
Mendes contributed a fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles (43.20), while Adofo just missed recording a point after tying for seventh (with Hendricken senior Avery Ingegneri) in the 800 (2:03.40).
The Hawks earned the division title with 180 points, while Classical and Central tied for runner-up honors with 127. La Salle (80) and host Mount Pleasant (26) rounded out the top five.