Despite the absence of five team members during the vacation week, the Revere High girls track team almost pulled out a big win over Gloucester, but fell short by a score of 69-62.
“Although it was disappointing that some of our team members chose to do something else rather than compete in this meet, I was very pleased with the performances of the girls who did compete and who almost won it for us,” said veteran RHS head coach Peter DiGiulio.
The meet was close in a number of events, most notably the 4 x 100 relay which saw Gloucester eke out a victory by 0.4 of a second to capture the five points.
Briana Scata was a double winner for the Lady Patriots, contributing 10 points to the Revere score sheet with victories in the shotput with a heave of 25-9 and the discus with a toss of 60-8.
Senior captain Elizabeth Nutile was another top performer with a first in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles in 78.1, a personal record (PR) which also lowered her Revere High school record. Elizabeth also garnered a second in the triple jump with a landing of 28-2 and a third in the 800 in 2:55.9.
Freshman Caitlyn Caramello continued her upward path in the two mile with a first place effort in a PR of 13:07.2. “Caitlyn is a natural talent who is improving dramatically as she learns how to race and run the track,” said DiGiulio, who noted that just two weeks ago Caramello’s time in the two mile was 14:50.
Another Lady Patriot high on DiGiulio’s list for plaudits was sophomore Racquel MacDonald. Racquel took a first in the 100 meter high hurdles in a PR of 17.7 and second in the high jump with a PR leap of 4-10. “Racquel is one of the hardest working members of the team,”said the coach. “She’s always one of the last ones to leave the track after practice.”
Senior captain Theresa Santiano McHatton sped to victory in the 100 meter dash in 13.4 and grabbed a point with a third place effort in the long jump.
Marissa Parent was a double scorer with a second in the 200 dash in 28.4 and a second in the long jump with a leap of 14-1. In the latter event, Marissa just missed first place when the Gloucester girl beat her by 1.5 inches on her final jump.
Senior captain Colby Hough also came through with a pair of second place finishes. She clocked a 5:54.4 in the mile and then came back to record a 68.7 in the 400. Sister and fellow captain Tayla Hough earned a second in the 800 in 2:37.6.
Noelle Galli chipped in with three points for her second place shotput toss of 23-10.
Jeniffer Dandrow contributed points in two events with thirds in the triple jump in 27-4 and 400 in 79.4. Shaye Nelson took third in the two mile in 13:45.6; Melissa Adreani added a third in the 100 meter hurdles in 19.5; Sara Boukdad raced to third in the 400 hurdles in 86.2; and Taja Kyslovsky threw the javelin 61-7, a PR, for third place.
DiGiulio and company are set to meet Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday).