Henderson powers Warriors over Panthers, 94-51
Kesheal Henderson won four events for Mohawk Trail Regional High School and the Warriors defeated Pioneer Valley Regional School, 94-51, in a Franklin County League girls’ track & field meet Tuesday in Buckland.
The win, coupled with Mahar Regional School’s victory over Greenfield High School, sets up Monday’s winner-take-all meet between Mohawk and Mahar in Buckland for the league title. The same two schools already met for the Intercounty League boys’ title this season, with Mohawk coming out the victor. The girls’ will try to make it a Mohawk track and field sweep.
Henderson won the 100-meter dash in 13.6 seconds, and took the 200-meter dash in 28 seconds. On the field, Henderson captured the long jump in 15-53/ 4, and the shot put in 33-41/ 4.
Ashley Pierce was the only other multi-event winner on the day for the Warriors as she won both hurdling events. Pierce won the 100 highs in 17.7 seconds, and the 400 lows in 72.6 seconds. Natasha Olanyk won the 400 (61.6), and Maddie Boucias won the mile (5:54), while Sally Slowinski won the triple jump (33-1/ 4), and Laura Ward won the javelin (100-1).
Pioneer had a solid day and gave Mohawk all it could handle, according to Hall of Fame Mohawk coach Joe Chadwick.
“I thought Pioneer had a great day,” he said. “I think they had a number of girls get personal bests today. They really came to play.”
Danielle Devine won the high jump at 5 feet for the Panthers, Savannah Sojka won the discus with a throw of 101-8, and Sydney Martin won the pole vault at 9-6. Natalie Hale captured the 800 in 2:41.8 on the track, and Audrey Corrigan won the 2-mile in 13:19.
Mahar 115, Greenfield 30 — Tiffany Tenney won three events to lead Mahar Regional School over Greenfield High School, 115-30, in a FCL girls’ track and field meet Tuesday in Orange.
Tenney topped all comers in the long jump (14-113/ 4), high jump (4-8) and 200 meters (27.2).
Cassie Verheyen and Quiana Rivera each added a pair of wins for the Senators (6-0, 4-0 FCL) — Verheyen claimed the triple jump (30-41/ 4) and two-mile (13:09), while Rivera swept the low (19.3) and high (80.4) hurdles.
Mahar’s other winners in running events were Kelise Bardsley in the 100 (13.5), Carly Jillson in the 400 (71.9), Amber Colon in the 800 (12:39.1) and Kadie Jillson in the mile (6:01.8). All four athletes also were part of was winning relay.
Caitriona Cronin claimed the javelin (95-5) and Elizabeth Currie won the shot put (28-0) for Mahar’s other field wins.
Valenka Kosick won the discus (78-8) and Sarah O’Sullivan took the pole vault (7-0) for the Green Wave’s lone wins.
Mahar travels to Mohawk on Monday at 3:30 p.m. for the league title.
Athol 105, Turners 38 — Emily Casella scored three first-place finishes for Athol High School and the Red Raiders defeated Turners Falls High School, 105-38, in a FCL girls’ track meet Tuesday in Turners Falls.
For the first time in three meets, Casella did not set a school record in the shot put after she broke a record two meets ago and then bested her own record last time out. She settled for a win in the event with a distance of 35-10. Casella also won the discus at 98-3, and the 200 in 28.7 seconds.
Casella’s two victories in the field events helped Athol sweep first place in the seven events. Sophia LaRoche won the long jump in 13-4 3/ 4, Annie McLean won the high jump at 27-9 3/ 4, Lexi Hamlett won the javelin in 83-1, and Callie Jillson won the pole vault at 7-6.
Lucy White won the 400 in 73.6 for the Red Raiders, and Holly Brisette won the 800 in 2:54. Minday Martin added a victory in the 2-mile in 16:16.
Lauren Grimard won a pair of events for Turners Falls as she swept the hurdles, winning the 100 highs in 17 seconds, and the 400 lows in 1:23.9. Wileshka Vega added a victory in the 100 for the Indians in 13.3, while Clarisse Hutchinson won the mile in 6:07.5.