Warriors record lopsided victory in season opener
WAKEFIELD — For the Warrior girls’ outdoor track team, the 2015 season couldn’t have started any better.
Not only did Wakefield secure an opening day victory but it also ran on what was a fine spring day on Monday afternoon at the Beasley Track and Field facility.
The Warriors had too much talent and depth for visiting Watertown to contend with in the Middlesex League Freedom division opener as they rolled to a 111-25 victory.
“(It was) a big first win,” said Head Coach Karen Barrett.
Wakefield started off the meet with a sweep and it set the tone for what was to come as the Warriors turned in many fine performances throughout the 16 events.
The Warriors started off with sophomore Abby Harrington, senior Nicole Galli and sophomore Marissa Hoffman sweeping the 400 hurdles. They posted times of 72.3 seconds, 73.8 seconds and 78.5 seconds.
Sara Custodio, a junior, and Jill Raso, a senior, took second and third in the mile. They clocked in at 5:48.8 and 6:02.1.
The meet shifted to the field events after the mile.
Raso won the high jump as she cleared 4-8 with newcomer freshman Allee Purcell getting a tie for second with a Watertown jumper. Purcell cleared 4-6.
Harrington, junior Jill Cataldo and sophomore Christina Freni swept the long jump. They had leaps of 14-10, 14-6 1/2 and 13-4.
Juniors Sam Ross and Sarah Buckley looked strong in the triple jump taking a first and second with distances of 33-2 1/2, 33-0 1/2.
Freshman Sam Nimblett won the shot put with her personal best throw of 25-4. Alessandra Amatucci, also a freshman, was second also throwing a personal best as she had a distance of 23-6 3/4.
Alex Rollins, a sophomore, won the javelin with a throw of 83-2 1/2, followed by a second place from senior Nicole Amalfitano who had a personal best throw of 82-3. Junior Julia Derendal, coming over from softball, helped the Warriors complete the sweep. Derendal had a distance of 67-2.
Rollins also won the discus with Derendal getting a second and freshman Kellieanne Conlon completing the sweep. The distances were 63-3 1/2, 53-9 and 53-0.
Back on the track, Buckley and Avery Parece, a junior, took first and third in the 100 hurdles with times of 18.2 seconds and 19.0 seconds.
In the 100 meter dash, Ross took first in a time of 14.1 seconds followed by freshman Anna Lucas with a second place time of 14.5 seconds.
Emily Hammond, a senior, and Jordan Stackhouse, a sophomore, captured first and third in the 800 meter run. Hammond clocked in at 2:30.5 and Stackhouse posted a time of 2:43.0.
Ross and Lucas combined to score points for Wakefield once again in the 200 meter dash. They were first and third with times of 29.4 seconds and 30.3 seconds.
In the two-mile, seniors Shannon Quirk and Lauren Sallade secured a first and third place finish as they posted times of 12:22.0 and 13:13.5.
Wakefield added 10 more points as it swept both relays as well.
The 4×100 relay team won in a time of 57.8 seconds and the four runners included Parece, Buckley, Harrington and Cataldo.
The 4×400 team also won as the foursome clocked in at 4:45. The four runners were Hammond, Purcell, sophomore Cassie Lucci and Stackhouse.
“I was happy with the first win,” said Barrett. “We will continue to work hard and look forward to hosting Stoneham on Thursday.”
The Warriors host the Spartans tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Beasley Track and Field facility.