Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Bishop England girls track and field turned in a dominant first-place performance last week at the Class AA Region VI championship meet at Woodland High in Dorchester.
The Lady Bishops racked up 190 team points to finish 41 points ahead of second-place Woodland. Bishop England finished second in the boys standings with 165 points. Woodland boys won Region VI with 214 team points.
Adele Blalock led the Lady Bishops, finishing first (26.22) in the girls 200, first (16.78) in the 100-meter hurdles, second (1:02.52) in the 400 and second (8-06) in the pole vault.
Maddie Conway placed third (4-06) in the high jump, fourth (8-00) in the pole vault and third in the long jump (15-05). Montana Swanson placed fourth (4-04) in the high jump and won (1:11.37) the 400 hurdles.
The Lady Bishops also showed well in the long-distance events. Elizabeth Dibona placed first (5:37.53) in the 1,600, Emma Lawrence second (5:37.77) and Michele Boykin third (5:40.46). Dibona took first (12:40.49) in the 3,200, Boykin second (12:46.65) and Jo Jo Tompkins third (12:59.40). Boykin also won (2:25.98) the 800.
Jessica Dobbins placed third (92-02) in discus throw and fourth (31-03) in shot put. Camden Taylor placed fifth (30-10) in shot put.
Christian Widenhouse led the Bishops boys team, taking first (2:02.77) in the 800, first (4:50.18) in the 1,600 and second (10:34.61) in the 3,200. Kurt Stieby finished third (58.93) in the 400 hurdles.
Christian Furmanchik won (158-01) the discus and placed third (45-06) in the shot put. Lawton Fosberry won (5-10) the high jump and took fourth in the long jump, with Baylor Rollins third (J21-02). Albert Lang finished second (5-08) in the high jump, Sam Lemon took second (9-06) in pole vault, and Carter Crowly fourth (39-07) in the triple jump.
Bishop England placed second in the 400 relay in both boys (3:33.79) and girls (4:22.70). The girls 800 relay team also took second (11:37.26).
The Bishops return to the track May 10 in the Lower State championships back at Woodland High. The Bishops boys team won Lower State the past three years.