Favorites Adam Kelly (Barrington, RI) and Alva Hicks (Classical, Providence, RI) took home wins at this year’s Rhode Island State Indoor Championships. Kelly entered the competition seeded more than six feet better than his closest competitor Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI). Colantonio provided a big challenge though as he threw a personal best of nearly three feet. In the end Kelly won by a foot and a half and was just under the 15-year-old meet record. Third place went to Owen Russell (Moses Brown, Providence, RI) with another Barrington thrower, Mike Alvernaz (Barrington, RI), breaking 70-feet for fourth place. In all, Barrington captured 22 points in the event which put them in the early lead in the boy’s team competition.
Hicks had been hovering around her personal best in recent weeks and finally let one go on Saturday to set a new personal best and win by an impressive five feet. Her teammate Lysah Russell (Classical, Providence, RI) took second and Courtney Jacobsen (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) placed third with a personal best effort. Hicks will try to win a second gold this weekend as she also enters the meet as the favorite in the shot put and Classical is making a push for the girl’s team title.
Rhode Island Indoor Track State Championship - 2/21/2015 Providence Career & Technical Academy Providence, RI Boys Weight Throw ================================================================================= State Record: # 83-03.25 2/12/2015 Adam Kelly, Barrington Meet Record: % 81-08.75 2/20/2000 Josh Mc Caughey, Bishop Hendricken Facility: @ 83-00 1/21/2015 Adam Kelly, Barrington Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Adam Kelly SR Barrington HS - RI 81-03.00 24.76m 10 2 Bobby Colantonio JR Barrington HS - RI 79-09.00 24.30m 8 3 Owen Russell SR Moses Brown 74-05.50 22.69m 6 4 Mike Alvernaz SR Barrington HS - RI 70-05.25 21.46m 4 5 Francy Mata JR Mt. Pleasant 69-01.25 21.06m 2 6 Jared Briere SO Woonsocket HS - RI 60-08.50 18.50m 1 7 Thanadron Phenglee SR Classical 57-00.50 17.38m 8 Joesph Taylor SR Lincoln HS - RI 56-11.50 17.36m 9 Tyrone Silva JR Central 55-06.25 16.92m 10 Anthony Danicher SR Classical 55-04.50 16.87m 11 Dilyn Cote SO Woonsocket HS - RI 54-06.25 16.61m 12 Jacob Yang SR PIL 53-03.00 16.23m 13 Jacob Greenless SO Woonsocket HS - RI 53-02.00 16.20m 13 Shane Olson JR BishopHendricken 53-02.00 16.20m 15 David Decosta SR West Warwick 52-10.00 16.10m 16 Matt O'Neill SR South Kingstown 51-07.00 15.72m 17 Nick Neilson SR South Kingstown 49-02.00 14.98m 18 Glen Vallee JR North Kingstown 48-04.00 14.73m Girls Weight Throw ================================================================================= State Record: # 62-02 3/3/2008 Victoria Flowers, Classical Meet Record: % 57-09.25 2/17/2008 Victoria Flowers, Classical Facility: @ 56-02.25 2/11/2011 Adeide Fernandes, Central Falls Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================= Finals 1 Alva Hicks SR Classical 57-06.50@ 17.53m 10 2 Lysah Russell JR Classical 52-06.50 16.01m 8 3 Courtney Jacobsen JR Toll Gate 50-04.00 15.34m 6 4 Makena Thomas JR Narragansett 49-07.25 15.11m 4 5 Carly Timpson SR Narragansett 47-00.75 14.34m 2 6 Meagan Malloy JR Smithfield HS - RI 46-03.25 14.10m 1 7 Fummibi Yusuff JR Classical 44-08.75 13.63m 8 Abby Cousens SR Portsmouth HS - RI 44-04.75 13.53m 9 Lauren Swanson SR East Greenwich 43-05.00 13.23m 10 Ani Armenakyan SO Toll Gate 42-02.75 12.87m 11 Ashley Martinez SR Woonsocket HS - RI 41-11.50 12.78m 12 Joangely Mata FR Mt. Pleasant 41-07.50 12.68m 13 Faye Gauthier JR West Warwick 39-05.00 12.01m 14 Tara Rochefort SR Woonsocket HS - RI 39-02.50 11.95m 15 Marie Loua JR Classical 38-09.75 11.83m 16 Paige Carmichael JR Toll Gate 36-03.25 11.05m 17 Molly Botts SO Cranston East 35-11.75 10.96m -- Tenin Traore SO Mt. Pleasant FOUL