Moison, O’Shea, Noris win class championships

Moison, O’Shea, Noris win class championships

State meet is June 1 at Brown University

WEST WARWICK – Lincoln junior Kyle Moison piled up the points for his track and field team during last Saturday’s Class B championship meet at West Warwick High, as Moison scored 28 points by capturing the shot put and discus and placing second in the hammer.

Moison’s throw of 53 feet, 3¼ inches in the shot put won that event by more than six feet, and his throw of 166-8 in the discus topped the rest of his competition by 9½ feet. In the hammer, he lofted a throw of 209-5, but lost to Classical’s Jacob Furland, whose winning attempt was 224-2.

Thanks to Moison, the boys’ team placed fourth out of 12 teams with 67 points.

Aidan Fletcher also had a huge meet for the Lions, as he won the 400 in 51.9 seconds, helped the 4x100 relay team of Spiros Revis, Dimitry Lineker, and Sam Tabi place third in 46.23 seconds, and was also on the 4x400 relay team that finished fifth.

Lincoln also picked up 12 points in the pole vault behind Solomon Nguyen’s runner-up finish of 10-6 and Hunter Lafond’s fourth-place effort of 10 feet. Lineker also added a third place in the 100-meter dash in 11.58 seconds.

Also winning a championship last Saturday in the Class A meet at Coventry High was Cumberland sophomore Alex O’Shea, who needed 14 jumps to take first place in the high jump with a 4-foot-10 leap.

O’Shea and teammate Shakira DePina, who took second places in the 100-meter (17.23 seconds) and 300-meter (49.54) hurdles with personal-best times, were the highlight of the meet for their girls’ team, which took sixth place out of 13 teams with 52 points.

Nicolette Ducharme also took second place in the shot put (35-4¼), Alia Nigri finished third in the triple jump (32-7¼), and Victoria DeDonato (javelin, 109 feet) and the 4x800 relay team of Liz Pickering, Emma Gaudreau, Chloe Jacinto, and Allison Raposo (10:29.2) also placed fourth.

The only other local athlete to capture a championship was Blackstone Valley Prep freshman Lucy Noris at the Class C meet at Exeter/West Greenwich High. She won the 3,000 in a time of 10:41.26.

The Lincoln girls, meanwhile, finished sixth out of 13 teams in their Class B meet with 27 points and saw Audrey Ogni (shot put, 31-3¾) lead the way with a third-place finish and Allison Plant (shot put, 30-8¾), Riley Specht (800, 2:24.36), and Jennah Saqib (discus, 94-1) each take fourth place.

The Cumberland boys’ team placed ninth in its Class A meet and received 10 points in the hammer via Cole Hooper’s third place (188-3) and Phil Coppolino’s fourth (187-3). Adding fourth places were Seth Marcotte (shot put, 44-7) and Noah Kell (110-meter hurdles, 15.88).