Track: A good day in Middletown for Bristol Central

By MICHAEL LETENDRE

STAFF WRITER

MIDDLETOWN – Beating the Middletown girls outdoor track team is no easy feat.

Last season, the Blue Dragons defeated the Rams by seven from a showdown in Bristol but this time around in the rematch, on Tuesday, April 30, was Central’s turn to churn out a win?

It certainly was as the Rams defeated the Blue Dragons by two, 76-74, from a CCC South meet in Middletown.

“What a meet!” said Central coach Kiara Bonilla-Jusino on Twitter. “Went into Middletown today confident and leaving with a victory, 76-74. Way to squeeze out all the points you could ladies! Shout out to Kaiya [Alexander] for being the star of the meet! So proud!”

Alexander was a duel winner as the Rams picked up 10 first place nods on the afternoon.

In the field, Alexander won the shot put with a toss of 34 feet, seven innings while in the discus, she made a chuck of 94 feet, seven inches to earn first place.

It was an excellent showing by the junior.

Also for the Rams, the 4×800 relay team of Natalia Popielarz, Salvatrice Bosco, Alexa Furniss, and Marisa Heller won their event in 11:13.6.

Central took both hurdle events as Camille Attle won the 100 in 18.7 seconds while teammate Emma Stone was the winner in the 300 (55.8 seconds).

The Rams also earned victories in the 100 and 400 meter sprints.

Julia Simpson won the 100 in 13.7 seconds and Adalia Malick, also a double winner, was the 400 victor in 1:02.3.

Natalia Popielarz won the 800 while Krystal Rodríguez went on to win the javelin with a toss of 75 feet, 10 inches.

And in the 4×400 relay showdown, the combination of Mia Hinton, Malick, Emma Stone, and Gabriella Calfe were winners in 4:24.2.

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