Bobby Colantonio (Barrington, RI) finished out his last Rhode Island State Championship by taking home another win, his third state title in a row. Not only did he have less competition, but he threw even further and ended up just four feet shy of the meet record. Unfortunately second-ranked Mike Coppolino (Cumberland, RI) fouled out, which opened the door for Jared Briere (Woonsocket, RI) to take silver and teammate Dilyn Cote (Woonsocket, RI) bronze.
There was much anticipation around the girl’s competition as several athletes were in the hunt for the title. However Courtney Jacobsen (Toll Gate, Warwick, RI) put the competition to bed in the first round. All six of her throws outdistances the competition as she turned in one of her best performances ever. Gianna Rao (Ponaganset, North Scituate, RI) nearly hit a best to place second and Samantha Andrews (Lincoln, RI) won a close four-way battle for the bronze.
3 Time State Champion! 2nd person ever to do that in the hammer throw. Last meet ever wearing Barrington Eagles blue and yellow. Had my mom, girlfriend, brother, sister, brother In law, and my niece and 2nd niece who is on the way, come and support! Few more meets left to break the state record and hopefully the national record! Gonna be a fun 2 months and them I'm off to college! #rolltide #bamathrows #3TimeStateChamp #hammerthrow #usatf #dyestat #milesplit
2016 RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships - 06/04/2016 Presented by The Bill Falk Fund Brown University, Providence, RI Boys 12# Hammer Throw =========================================================== State Record: 253-03 05/29/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Meet Record: 250-10 06/04/1999 Jacob Freeman, Hendricken Name Year School Finals Points =========================================================== 1 Bobby Colantonio SR Barrington 246-05 75.10m 2 Jared Briere JR Woonsocket 202-01 61.59m 3 Dilyn Cote JR Woonsocket 195-05 59.56m 4 Adrian Matos JR Central 186-10 56.94m 5 Joseph Palazzo SR Classical 183-03 55.85m 6 Jody Harris SR Central 178-00 54.25m 7 Zeke Cohen JR Classical 174-04 53.13m 8 Evan Grivers SO Lincoln 173-08 52.93m 9 Kevin Fofanah JR Classical 173-07 52.90m 10 Jacob Furland FR Classical 173-03 52.80m 11 Abraham Salako JR B.Hendricken 171-00 52.12m 12 Jacob Greenless JR Woonsocket 168-11 51.48m 13 Ivan Goretoy JR West Warwick 166-01 50.62m 14 Jack Dunn SO Barrington 165-09 50.52m 15 Nick Caulfield JR Cumberland 163-01 49.70m 16 Jason Hoskins JR Coventry 157-02 47.90m 17 Michael Albanese SR La Salle 144-06 44.04m -- Mike Coppolino SR Cumberland FOUL Winning series – Colantonio: 237-10 241-09 245-09 232-11 246-05 245-06 Girls 4k Hammer Throw =========================================================== State Record: 189-03 5/26/2001 Kate Johnston, Warwick Vets Meet Record: 183-06 6/2002 Kristen Michalski, West Warwick Name Year School Finals Points =========================================================== 1 Courtney Jacobsen SR Toll Gate 180-01 54.88m 2 Gianna Rao SO Ponaganset 173-04 52.83m 3 Samantha Andrews JR Lincoln 159-06 48.61m 4 Annika Kelly FR Barrington 158-07 48.33m 5 Lysah Russell SR Classical 157-10 48.10m 6 Meagan Malloy SR Smithfield 157-09 48.08m 7 Molly Botts JR Cranston East 149-05 45.54m 8 Faye Gauthier SR West Warwick 148-07 45.28m 9 Faith Polando SO Barrington 145-11 44.47m 10 Ani Armenakyan JR Toll Gate 144-03 43.96m 11 Nicole Valdez SO Hope 141-09 43.20m 12 Ajahnea Greene SO Rogers 139-04 42.46m 13 Sydney Polando FR Barrington 136-08 41.65m 14 Jasmine Gallo-Fusco JR Toll Gate 136-04 41.55m 15 Paige Carmicheal SR Toll Gate 132-04 40.33m 16 Rebecca Dickinson SR North Kingstown 131-04 40.03m 17 Amanda Taft SR Woonsocket 127-07 38.88m 18 Chelsea Yang JR Pilgrim 124-03 37.87m Winning series – Jacobsen: 177-07 180-01 177-01 177-04 180-00 179-05