Amy Sena, Lexi Vaccaro, and Lauren LoPresti scored points for the Winthrop High girls track team in last Saturdayâ€™s Northeastern Conference All League Meet held in Lynn. Sena and Vaccaro took fourth places, Amy in the 400 low hurdles in a time of 71.16 and Lexi in the triple jump with a final landing of 32â€™, 2.â€ Lauren grabbed sixth in the discus with a toss of 70â€™-2.â€ The top six finishers in each event are awardedÂ points for their team. Other Lady Vikings who competed in the meet were:Â Christina Russo, 7th in the 200 dash in 28.06; Alyssa Mackey, 7th in the 400 dash in 64.11; Annie Mahoney, 12th in the 400 dash in 69.89; Jordan Griffiths, 7th in the 800 in 2:37; Kaitlyn Hershey, 9th in the 800 in 2:45;Â Mia Simonetti, 8th in the mile in 6:34; Corey Charvis, 9th in the mile in 6:37; Carly Oâ€™Keefe, 7th in the 400Â low hurdles in 73.45; Gina Guiliano 12th in the triple jump with a 29â€™-8â€ effort; Liz Anderson with a shot put toss of 24â€™-3â€ for 9th place; and Kelly Anderson with a shotput throw of 18â€™-8.â€
Two of the Lady Viking relayÂ teams also broke into the scoring column with fourth place performances. The 4 x 400 quartet of Oâ€™Keefe, Sena, Mackey, and Vaccaro (in a time of 4:28) and the 4 x 800 foursome of Maria Rago, Michael McCarthy, Hershey, and Griffiths. â€œWe went to the meet in hopes of qualifying Jordan in the 800 and to get the 4 x 400 to run under 4:37. We did both which was great,â€ said WHS head coach Warren MacPhail, whose squad captured the championship of the NECâ€™s South Division with a 5-0 dual meet record . â€œWe also wanted our younger team members to gain the experience of a big meet setting.â€
A nice contingent of Lady Vikings will represent Winthrop at the State Divisional Meet this weekend: Christina Russo in the 200 dash; Alyssa Mackey in the 400 dash; Jordan Griffiths in the 800; Lexi Vaccaro inÂ the triple jump and 200 dash; Carly Oâ€™Keefe and Amy Sena in the 400 low hurdles; and Mayomi Meggison in the long jump.
In addition, the quartet of Russo, the Joneses (Theresa and Felicia), and Meggison will compete for Winthrop in the 4 x 100 relay and the foursome of Mackey, Vaccaro, Sena, and Oâ€™Keefe will compete in the 4 x 400 relay.
A number of Vikings were named to the NECâ€™s South Division All-Star team: Christina Russo, Lexi Vaccaro, Jordan Griffiths, Amy Sena, Carly Oâ€™Keefe, and Alyssa Mackey.