South Kingstown’s girls were second among Medium Schools at the indoor track class meets this past weekend. The Rebels’ Tayshia Cary was the top local performer with gold medals in two individual events, plus another gold as a member of the 4x200 relay team.
Also taking top honors were South Kingstown’s Chloe Greene, Antonio Capalbo, Matt Burns and Ryan Hazard, and Prout’s Jessica Mastrandrea and Ben Barnes.
Cary left with a lot of hardware for the Rebels. The junior won the 55-meter dash in 7.61 seconds and took first in the 300 in 44.42 seconds. She also ran on two relays, earning a first and a third.
The winning 4x200 relay team featured Cary, Arsenia Brown, Zoe Lockwood and Isabelle McDonald. They finished in 1:53.96 to beat Portsmouth.
In the final season of an indoor career that includes a long jump state title, Greene continued to rack up accolades for the Rebels. She won the long jump with a best of 17 feet, 6.75 inches. She also finished second in the high jump and had the top time in the prelims of the hurdles but was disqualified for a false start in the finals.
Hurley added fourth-place finishes in the 600 and the 3,000 for the Rebels, while McDonald placed third in the 600. Brown finished third and Emily Derreza was sixth in the hurdles.
Two other relays also placed, with Cary, McDonald, Hurley and Derreza taking third in the 4x400, and Hailey Bates, Sophia Caito, Sam Granville and Abigail Nowell earning fourth in the 4x800.
The Rebel boys had the most first-place finishers among area teams across all meets and took third in Class B. Capalbo won the 600 in 1:23.82 seconds and also took second place in the 1,000. Burns ran the 300 in 37.40 seconds for first place, while also grabbing third in the 55. Ryan Hazard took first place in the shot put with a throw of 55-11.00 and added a fourth-place medal in the weight throw.
Amani Rojee just missed the top of the podium in a busy day, taking second in the 55, third in the 300 and third in the long jump. Kerkor Kassabian medaled in two events, taking fifth in the long jump and sixth in the 55-meter hurdles.
Also placing for the Rebels were James Reid, Will Ballard and Josh Carter.
The Rebels had three relays place, thanks to the work of Burns, Rojee, Reid, Justin Vescera, Henry Craven, Drew Torell, Joe Richards, T.J. Blechman, Isaiah Carter, Aiden Jones and Brody Shiels.
Prout and Narragansett both had strong showings from their top performers in the Small School and Class C meets.
Mastrandrea led the Prout girls with a first-place finish in the 600 in 1:48.39. She also took sixth in the 1,000.
Shelby Dellasandro just missed gold in the shot put, finishing as the runner-up. Sophia Abbott took sixth in the 600. And the relay team of Abbott, Isabelle Powers, Lilliana Cesario and Meghan Mancini placed fifth. The Crusader girls finished seventh overall.
The Prout boys took ninth and were led by Barnes, who won the 3,000 in 9:39.25 seconds. Nathan Amalfetano added a sixth-place finish in the 300. Michael Garman, Blake Sykes, Joe Trombino and Jesse Fitzelle-Jones teamed up for third place in the 4x800. Amalfetano, Barnes, Garman and Fitzelle-Jones were fifth in the 4x400.
Devin Kazarian just missed a medal in both the shot put and weight throw but became the first Prout boy to make the finals in those events.
Narragansett’s girls finished in a tie for fifth with Juanita Sanchez. The Mariners were led by five separate third-place finishes. Sarah Tetreault had two of them, taking third in both the 55 and the 300. Madeleine O’Neill finished third in the 3,000, Emma Landy was third in the 55-meter hurdles and Kylee Bennett was third in the weight throw. The relay of Tetreault, Landy, Jenna Silvestri and Anna Butler was fifth in the 4x200.
Narragansett’s boys finished sixth in Class C. Adam Melnick and Killian Oberheu led the charge with two medals each. Melnick placed third in the 1,500 and fifth in the 1,000. Oberheu was the runner-up in the weight throw – the team’s top showing – and took sixth in the shot put.
Alex Gould added a third place in the weight throw and Tyler Reissner finished fifth in the long jump. Reissner, Shawn Potter, Aidan Kielty and Collin Morgan placed sixth in the 4x200 relay. Melnick, Kielty, Declan Fogarty and George Fogarty finished sixth in the 4x400.