Jack Salisbury, Matt Bouthilette, Jamie Placco, and Dan Paiva turned in spectacular performances, both individually, and as a relay unit. The foursome won the 4 x 800m relay in a time of 8:15.64, and the Distance Medley Relay in 10:36.67. In the mile, Salisbury finished second in a time of 4:20.06, Paiva fourth in 4:21.62, and Bouthilette sixth in 4:22.84. Placco finished third in the 800 meters in 1:58.39.
The girls team duplicated the boys feat by also winning the 4 x 800m relay and the DMR. The 4 x 800m relay was made up Alicia DeCastro, Caroline Falvey, Karina Tavares, and Rego. Their time was 9:39.97. In the DMR, the team of Amanda Joyal, Tavares, DeCastro, and Rego ran the fastest time in the country to date, winning in 12:18.44.
Freshman David Principe, Jr. ran a 9:42.23 in the two-mile race to finish second. Senior Sean Greene finished third in the high jump with a leap of 6’4″. Senior Broderick Santilli finished sixth in the finals of the 55 meter dash in a time of 6.74.
Sophomore Karina Tavares finished second in the two-mile race with a time of 11:07.9. Senior Morgan Wainwright improved her time in each of her three heats and finished third overall with a time of 8.98 in the 55 meter high hurdles. The 4 x 400m relay team of Joyal, Mia Sardella, Jessica Apajee, and Veronica Hardy came in third in 4:10.53, as did the Sprint Medley Relay team of Sardella, Stephanie DiTraglia, Hardy, and Caroline Falvey. The SMR had a time of 4:19.61. Senior Jacqueline Esmay took a sixth in the Weight Throw with a toss of 42’4″. Joyal also took a sixth in the 300 meter race in 42.13. DeCastro picked up a point with her sixth place finish in the 800 meter run. DeCastro finished in 2:22.52. The 4 x 200m relay of Joyal, Sardella, DiTraglia, and Hardy took a sixth with a time of 1:53.03.
This is only the second time a school has won both the boys and girls title in the same year. This year’s girls runner-up team, Colonie High School of New York, accomplished the feat in 2012.