Walpole Girls Track Ends Their Season on a High Note


A runner races for the finish in the 100 meter race.

Danielle Levya

A runner races for the finish in the 100 meter race.

The Walpole girls track team finished their season off with a victory over Norwood with a score of 108-28, on Tuesday May 8. The girls finished third in the bay state league with a final record of 3-4.  The rebels finished the season with 21 PRs.  This last meet ended the season for about half the girls expect for the girls who qualified for states and are continuing into post season.

For distance, the girls started out strong by sweeping the two mile. Sophomore Megan Jenkins led the girls in the two mile. Jenkins took first for first for the rebels with a time of 13:18. Right after Jenkins followed sophomore  Mackenzie Wilson took second place for the rebels with a time of 13:33. To complete the sweep freshmen Kathryn Lawton took third place at a time of 13:51. In the mile, freshmen Lucy Lynch led the group of girls and finished in first with a time of 5:58. A few seconds behind Lynch Coyne finished taking second for the rebels with a time of 6:01. Freshmen Allie Morris completed the sweep by taking third with a PR at 6:09. In the 400, sophomores Gina Conti and Gabbi Petruzziello took first and second. Conti won the race with a time of 61. Petruzziello set a new PR with a time of 64.9. To finish the distance events, the girls swept the 800 meter race. Junior Megan Peterson led the girls to finish at 2:33.2. Behind Peterson, junior Mary Reedy took second place for the rebels with a time of 2:44.1. Sophomore Catherine Murphy finished the sweep to receive her first varsity points on the track with a time 2:57.2. Junior Felicia Driscoll PR’d to end her season with a time of 3:07.5.

In the sprinting events, a lot of freshmen ended the seasons with PRs.  Junior Nicole Browne ran the 100 meter hurdles the first time this season. Browne took first for the rebels with a time of 16.5. For the 400 meter hurdles junior Jacqui Conley won the race 74.4 Freshmen Claire Rinne took second for Walpole with a time of 18.4, which is a PR for her.  In the 100 meter dash, junior Maddy Shea took first place to PR finishing at a time of 12.7. For the junior varsity girls in the 100 meters, freshmen Brianna Conley, Alexandra Fasanello, and Emma Lochhead all broke 15 for the first time to set new PRs to end the season. Freshmen Caitlin Campbell broke 16 for the first time with a time of 15.8. Freshmen Leah Keyes and Katie Carter improved their times finishing at 14 and 14.2. In the 200 meter race, Senior Erin McCarthy came in first with a time of 26.5. Sophomore Olivia O’Hara improved her time, in the varsity heat, by finishing at a time of 28.9. The junior varsity girls also had a successful day with PRs in the 200 meters. Freshmen Brianna Conley and Michaela Shea improved their times to 29.9 and 31.8. Campbell had their second PR of the day finishing at 33.3. Freshmen Justine Brown also PRd with a time of 34.9.

In the field events, the girls were not as succesful, due to the weather. In the throws the girls were throwing against the wind so it was diffult for them to PR and place. For discus, senior Lizzy Almeda threw 84’6″ to get first the rebels. Junior Michelle Monahan was able to throw 87’2″ to get second place for the girls. To complete the sweep, senior Steph DeSantis improved her distance with 84’6″.  The rebels were on able to place in javelin, but junior varisty thrower, Murphy, improbed her distance to 71’5″.  Almeda was also capable of getting first for the rebels with a throw of 30’5″. Senior Natalie Doyle took second place for the girls with a throw 28’4″. In triple jump McCarthy improved her distance to 32′ 10.5” to get first for the rebels. O’Hara also PR’d with a distance of 32′ 4.5″.

The girls ended their on a high note by sweeping many events and a lot of the atheltes PRing. This meet was the conculsion of alot of athletes season. As for the other atheltes, the girls are continuning to practice for invitationals and states, for the girls who qualified for states.