Kipyego brothers, Mongeau lead Saints’ outdoor track and field teams at Eastern Division meet

Kipyego brothers, Mongeau lead Saints’ outdoor track and field teams at Eastern Division meet

PORTSMOUTH – The St. Raphael Academy boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams placed among the top four schools at Sunday afternoon’s 10-team Eastern Division championship meet at Portsmouth High’s JFK Field, as the girls’ team took third place in its meet and the boys’ squad finished fourth.

As expected, the Kipyego brothers led the way for the Saints in the boys’ meet, as Iowa State University-bound senior Darius Kipyego easily won the 800 meters in a time of 1:52.87, which was 0.77 of a second off his meet-record time, and sophomore Devan Kipyego captured the 1,500 meters in 4:17.55.

The Kipyego brothers also teamed up with junior Jack Pereira and sophomore Pedro Mayol to capture the 4x400 in 3:34.18, and Devan joined senior C.J. Magill, Pereira, and Mayol on the 4x800 relay team that won its event in 8:31.67.

Sophomore Andrew Worden also took second place in the 3,000 (10:09.20); junior Napoleon DeBarros (shot put, 38-6) and sophomore Ethan McCann-Carter (high jump, 5-8) placed third in their field events, and Mayol finished fourth in the 400 (2:02.18).

In the girls’ meet, SRA senior and Monmouth University-bound runner Rachael Mongeau led the way by winning the 3,000 in 11:19.18 and helping the 4x400 relay squad of junior Valeria Uribe, sophomore Tyla Forbes, and freshman Lindsay Cobb finish fourth in 4:55.27.

Freshman Gemma D’Orazio also took second in the javelin (99 feet) and third in the shot put (28-9), and junior Elizabeth Murphy placed second in the high jump (4-9) and was on the 4x100 relay team that finished fourth in 55.96 seconds and also consisted of junior Christine Kizekai, Uribe, and Forbes.

Kizekai (100-meter dash, 13.51 seconds) and Uribe (400, 1:04.88) added third places, and Forbes also placed fourth in the 800 (2:40.74).

The Saints will return to action on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the boys’ Class C and the girls’ Small Schools championship meets at Narragansett High.