Area athletes excel at RITCA Invitational
Woonsocket Highâ€™s 4x200-meter relay squad of Jalen Evans, Anthony Neal, Alex Correia and Tyler Bourk, from left, ran a splendid time of 1 minute, 37.4 seconds to tie for third overall at Saturdayâ€™s RITCA Invitational at the Providence Athletic Facility.
PROVIDENCE â€” The R.I. Track Coaches Association (RITCA) Invitational, the first major meet of the indoor track season, produced some outstanding efforts from local athletes Saturday afternoon.
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Woonsocket Highâ€™s speedy foursome of Jalen Evans, Anthony Neal, Alex Correia and Tyler Bourk ran a season-best of 1 minute, 37.7 seconds to tie for third place in the 4x200-meter relay.
Neal also placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches and Correia took sixth overall in the long jump with a distance of 19-11 1/2.
Cumberlandâ€™s Chris Duarte earned a third-place finish in the 55 high hurdles with his time of 8.1. Sophomore teammate Trevor Crawley was sixth in the 3,000 with a 9:17.8 clocking.
Liam Hillery, a senior from Smithfield, was first in the 3,000 (8:47.9) and Shea senior Fred Gobewole copped the 55 dash (6.3) and was fifth in the 300 (37.7).
Senior Aaron Brunelle of Lincoln was sixth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:25.3.
In the girlsâ€™ competition, Angela Ragosta of Smithfield was a double scorer. Ragosta captured the 55 hurdles, breaking the tape in 8.8. She was also third in the high jump at 4-10.
Brooke Jenkins, a promising freshman for the Sentinels, set a school record of 1:41.6 in the 600, She finished fourth overall in the talented field.
There was no team scoring in the meet, which also acted as as state championship qualifier.