Walpole Demolishes Dedham

Kathryn Russo

The Walpole Rebels faced off against Dedham at the track on Tuesday, May 11. The sun was shining and it wasn’t too hot or too cold; it was a perfect day for running. The Rebels showed off their skills by demolishing the Marauders with a score of 108 to 34 and improving their record to 3-3

As usual, the meet started off with the two mile; however, both the boys and the girls raced together because there was only one Dedham runner. Both the boys and the girls finished came off the track with a nine point lead over the Marauders to start off the meet. The girls swept all three distance events. In the mile junior Brigette Lawton (5:46) senior captain Amanda Waldron (5:51) while junior Elizabeth Jelloe (5:55) took third place for the sweep. In the 800 meter race junior Courtney Shea (2:34) added another win to her repertoire while senior captain Kelly Burke (2:41) and junior Lane Kelleher (2:47) came in right behind Shea.

Sprinting and hurdles also brought in a considerable amount of points for the Rebels. In the 100 hurdles senior captain Erica Hawley (16.1) and freshman Nicole Browne (16.8) took first and second place increasing the lead over Dedham. The Rebels continued to dominate over the Marauders in the 100 meter dash and in the 400 hurdles taking second and third. Sophomore Erin McCarthy (26.9) and junior Caroline Malone (27.9) got first and third scoring six more points for the Rebels. In the 400 meters up incoming freshman Maddie Shea snagged first with a time of 62.1 while Dedham took second and third. 

The field also scored an immense amount of points to contribute to the Rebels’ win. Sophomore Elizabeth Almeda (25’4”) and senior captain Jayce Dold (23’6”) got first and third for shotput. Dold also placed in the javelin throwing 91’1” right behind junior Kristan Papirio who threw 92”8’ to take second. In the discus event freshman Michelle Monahan (71’4”) scored three more points for the Rebels.

In total the Walpole jumpers scored 25 points for their team. Senior captain Erica Hawley took first in two events: the long jump (16’3”) and the high jump (5’0”). Junior Amanda Carney also placed in two events coming in second in the long jump at 16’2 ½” and first in the triple jump (32’). Both of the relay teams- 4×100 and the 4×400- came in first for Walpole as well.  

The overwhelming win over Dedham brought confidence, but the Rebels now have to focus on the post-season and more competitive meets, such as the state relays and the Bay State League Championship meet in Weymouth on May 19, 2010.