Sophomore Raquel MacDonald and senior Liz Nutile set new school records for the RHS girls track team in their meet last week with Beverly.
MacDonald set a new mark of 16.7 seconds in the 100 high hurdles, while Nutile set her new standard in the 400 intermediate hurdles with a time of 77.5 seconds.
Their performances topped the list of highlights for Coach Peter DiGiulio’s squad in the Beverly contest. Nutile herself also set a pair of additional personal records (PRs) with a clocking of 2:42.9 in the 800 meter run and with a landing of 29-6.5 in the triple jump.
Marissa Parent set a PR long jump with a leap of 15-5, as did Theresa Santiano McHatton with her jump of 14-11.5.
Three freshman also went above and beyond their personal bests. Caitlyn Caramello leapt 4-8 in the high jump (a first place effort) for a PR; Danielle Smith set two PRs with a toss of 23-10 in the shotput and a throw of 52-4 in the javelin; and Brianna Alimonte set her PR with a javelin throw of 72-5.
Junior Kassandra Digitale also PRd with a run of 6:35.5 in the mile.
“I was extremely proud and pleased with the way the girls gave it their all,” said DiGiulio. “They set two school records and 11 personal records against a very strong Beverly team. It really says something about the character of this team.”
The Lady Patriots were set to wrap up their dual meet competition yesterday (Tuesday) at Peabody and then will compete in the all league meet Saturday.