Mahar sweeps, vault mark falls
Ally Parker broke a 14-year-old Mahar Regional School record to lead the Senators to a tri-meet sweep over Athol High School and Pioneer Valley Regional School in Franklin County League girls’ track & field action Tuesday afternoon in Orange.
The Panthers earned a split on the day with a 84-60 victory over the Red Raiders.
Parker, a freshman, broke the school record in the pole vault, and with three more years to go, is likely to continue breaking her own record. The Senator soared to a height of 9 feet, 9 inches to clear the bar and break Tonya Sulham’s mark of 9 feet flat set in 1999.
e_SDLqI knew she could do it,” Mahar coach Sarah Woodward said. “She hurt her back a little bit during the last meet, or else I thought she might have gone higher that day. But she looked great today.”
Parker wound up winning all four events she competed in, picking up a victory in the long jump (15 feet, 9.5 inches) and then sweeping the sprinting events, running the 100-meter dash in 13.3 seconds and the 200 in 27.6 seconds.
Sabrina Silva won a pair of throwing events for the Senators with a distance of 38-6.5 in the shot put and a distance of 94-6 in the discus.
Kelsie Bardsley won the triple jump against both Athol and Pioneer with a distance of 31-4, while Caitriona Cronin swept the javelin at 96-8. Jessica Lloyd swept the mile in 6:14. Cassie Verheyen swept the 2-mile in 13:56.
Pioneer’s Danielle Devine had a strong day, sweeping a pair of events on the day. Devine won the 100 high hurdles in 18.7 seconds and the high jump at 5-2. Devon Roy swept the 400 with a time of 65.6 seconds, Maddy Scott swept the 400 low hurdles in 75.4 seconds, and Natalie Hale swept the 800 in 2:42. Roy also won the 200 (27.9) against the Red Raiders, Sydney Martin won the pole vault at 8-6 against Athol, and Marte Johannessen won the 100 (13.7) in the win over Athol.
Athol’s Tanner Favreau won a pair of events against the Senators with a time of 82 seconds in the 400 low hurdles and a height of 4-6 in the high jump. Sophie Palmacci won the 400 against Mahar in 66.6 seconds, while Quiana Rivera won the 100 high hurdles in 19.8 seconds. Emily Casella won the shot put (31-3) and the discus (83-2) in the loss to Pioneer. Shelby Bronnes won the javelin (88-8) against the Panthers, and Holly Brisette won the 2-mile (14:02).
Mohawk 108, Greenfield 37 — Sally Slowinski may be a freshman but she performed like anything but on Tuesday.
The first year track & field athlete won all four events she competed in to help Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 108-37 victory over Greenfield High School in FCL girls’ action in Buckland.
Slowinski won the long jump with a distance of 14-3.75, and then captured the triple jump with a distance of 32-10. She then grabbed the top two sprinting events with a time of 14.14 seconds in the 100, and a time of 30.5 in the 200.
“She came out this year for her first year and won four events today as a freshman,” Mohawk coach Joe Chadwick said. “I think she is just scratching the surface of what she is capable of doing.”
Ashley Pierce won three of the four events she competed in, sweeping the hurdles and also winning the discus. Pierce finished with a time of 18.3 seconds in the 100 high hurdles, and won the 400 low hurdles with a time of 83.2 seconds. She threw the discus 77 feet, 1 inch to win the event, and took third in the javelin at 65-10.
Natasha Olanyk was a two-time winner for the Warriors (2-0) with a win in the 400 (65.8) and the high jump (4-4), while Danielle Hartnett notched a pair of wins, taking the 800 (2:54) and the javelin (82-3). Maddie Boucias won the mile in 6 minutes, and Abbi Yezierski won the pole vault at 8 feet.
Eve Charest won the 2-mile for the Green Wave (0-2) with a time of 13:27, and Kellie Beres won the shot put in 25 feet, 4 inches.