Girls Indoor Track

New Englands: Kitchings, Fragione, Methuen relay come up big

BOSTON — Local track and field athletes came up big at the New England Championships Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Track.

Haverhill senior Jayla Kitchings broke her own school record with an 8.36 in the 55-meter hurdles. The All-State champion trailed only Connecticut's brilliant sophomore Tess Stapleton (8.19/19-1.5) who won the hurdles and the long jump.

The Methuen 4x400 team of seniors Eric Salvo, Max Fotino and Roan Marcano and junior Stanley Hanci continued its record-setting ways. They crossed the line in 3:23.51, slicing 0.45 seconds off the school indoor record it set just last week in grabbing the silver at All-States. Brockton High again took top honors.

Ranger senior Sara Fragione smashed her own 1,000-meter record for the third time this season with a 2:58.07 for sixth. She went from last to sixth in the last lap. The previous standard was the Dartmouth recruit's 3:00.01 last week. 

Coach Brittany Caprio said, "Sara's confidence carried her through her race to make a huge move in her final straightaway."

The North Andover boys and girls were again ready for the challenge.

Junior Sarah Lavery tied for third in the high jump (5-5), senior Trevor Nassar grabbed sixth in the 300 (35.38) and the girls 4x800 team of Courtney Dalke, Kelcey Dion, Ainsley Dion and Aisling Callahan took seventh in 9:39.60. Nassar eclipsed his own school record of 35.55.

Pinkerton's last competition was Division 1 States way back on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) but like the Patriots, the Astros just do their job.

Especially Adam Spencer.

The senior was fourth in the hurdles (7.66) and teamed with Patrick Cotnoir, Ryan Dane and Conor Seleny to placed fifth in the 4x200 in 1:32.11. The relay was seeded just 19th but smashed the school record.

Delia Barbanti led the Andover girls with a seventh in the 300 (40.79) and a fourth in the 4x200 in 1:44.70. In the relay she teamed with Julia Sergeant, Grace Dunn, Julianna Kennedy.

Other area placers were Pentucket's Madi Krohto, who tied for eighth in the high jump (5-3) and Davidson recruit Jack Curtin of Andover and St. John's Prep, who was third in the long jump (22-7.25).

Two of the dominant athletes on the day in the girls' meet were Connecticut junior sprinters Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who are both transgender athletes.


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Girls Indoor Track, 03/02/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Krohto finishes 6th


 Pentucket junior Madi Krohto led all local athletes at the MSTCA Pentathlon for girls, taking sixth with a score of 3019. She had the second fastest time in the 55 hurdles with an 8.72, a personal-best by more than a foot in the long jump with a 17-4 and high jumped 5-1 3/4. Also, her shot put throw of 29-4 was a PR by three feet.

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/27/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

All-State Track: Kitchings first Hillie champ in 35 years

BOSTON — Haverhill senior Jayla Kitchings beat a star-studded field to win the girls 55-meter hurdles Saturday at the All-State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/24/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Krohto takes Division 4 title

Pentucket's Madi Krohto delivered a stellar day, winning the high jump with a 5-4 and taking third in the 55 hurdles (8.91) at the Division 4 State Track Meet on Sunday. The Sachems took third as a team (31 points).

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/17/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Fraigone take sfirst

Sara Fragione of Methuen won 600 in 1:38.71 at the Last Chance to Qualify Meet. Pentucket's Madi Krohto was second in the 55 hurdles (8.74). Andover won the 4x55 shuttle hurdles.

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/10/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

MVP times two

The Pentucket girls (69) placed second to North Reading (78.5) at the CAL Meet. Sachem winners were Madi Krohto (high jump), Syeira Campbell (school record 42.88 300 meters) and the 4x200 team of Krohto, Campbell, Emily Rubio and Kaley Enright. Krohto was named the Kinney Division MVP and meet MVP. 

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/05/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Owning the 600

The North Andover girls track team dominated the 600 at Friday's Frosh/Soph meet. Kelcey Dion took first (1:46.5) followed by Ainsley Dion in second (1:46.6) and Courtney Dalke in third (1:47.3). In total, the Knights won six of the 10 events.

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/01/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Krohto sparkles

 Madi Krohto had a personal-best 8.79 to win the 55 hurdles and cleared 5-2 to take first in the high jump as Pentucket whipped Masconomet 62-24 in indoor track action.

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/28/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Kaylen stars

Sanborn's Kaylen LaChapelle won the 55 hurdles (9.84) and long jump (16-1.25) and was second in the high jump (5-0) at a New Hampshire multi-meet.

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/27/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rojco's big day

Salem's Katya Rojco won the 55 hurdles (9.14) and long jump (16-4.75) and ran on the winning 4x400 relay at a New Hampshire track multi-meet. Pinkerton's Adrianna Buccieri was second in the shot put (31-11.25).

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/27/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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