PROVIDENCE – Neighboring rivals Woonsocket and Cumberland were among the top six teams in Friday’s heavily-competitive Class A Championship, held at the Providence Athletic Facility..
Bishop Hendricken won its 18th consecutive title with 137 points. Woonsocket was third with 48 and Cumberland placed sixth with 30.
The Villa Novans claimed two victories in the meet with Jalen Evans winning the 300-meter dash with a time of 37.4 seconds and Jessie Charette taking the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 9 inches, nearly a foot longer than his previous best.
Evans also placed third in the 55 dash at 6.8 and Charette was third in the high jump with a PB of 5-10. The two teammates also lent their foot speed on the Villa Novans’ third-place 4x200 squad of Alex Correa and Anthony Neal that combined for a school-record time of 1:35.2.
Neal was also fourth in the high jump (5-8) and Woonsocket took third in the 4x800 (10:09.4).
Cumberland’s Chris Duarte, the top-ranked hurdler in the state, captured the 55-meter event with a time of 7.7. He edged Cranston East’s Angel Camilo, who recorded an identical clocking.
Cumberland sophomore Trevor Crawley was third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:20.0. The Clippers collected eight points in the 25-pound weight with Jack Covino taking third (55-0) and Brian Hamann placing fifth (52-11).
Ryan Rei scored in two events for the Blue and White. He was fourth in the long jump (19-10) and fifth in the high jump (5-8). Matt Sutcliffe was sixth in the 1,000 (2:45.5).
In the Class B meet, which took place on Thursday night, Shea finished seventh out of the 11 teams with 19 points. The Raiders’ Fred Gobewole captured the 55 with a fast 6.4 clocking. He was also second in the 300 at 39.6 and ran the leadoff leg for his team’s sixth-place 4x200 squad.