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Redmen Shine At Eastern Mass. Division 3 Track Championships

Jun 02, 2014 09:06PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

The Tewksbury High girls track team placed third overall at the MIAA Eastern Mass. Division 3 Championships on Saturday.

The Redmen, who finished with 59.5 points, were led by seniors Jess Amedee and Chelsee Porcaro. Amedee placed first in the 110-meter hurdles in a time 15.65 seconds and Porcaro took home the gold in the discus with a toss of 119-2. She also placed second in the shot put with a throw of 35-6.75.

Bishop Feehan won the event with 89.33 points, with host Pembroke second with 85.

Amedee and Porcaro will be headed to the All-State Meet next week at Bridgewater State. They will be joined by teammate Ashley Colarusso and Jess Ripley and the members of the 4x800 Relay team. Colarusso placed second in the pole vault with a jump of 9-3, with Ripley fourth (9-3). The 4x800 team placed fourth in 9:59.93.

Other point scorers for Tewksbury included Mel Somerville, sixth in the pole vault (7-6), Lindsey Monti, fifth in the 100 meters (16.66), Sara Semenza, seventh in the 400 (1:00.82), Lauren Polimeno, seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:09.76) and the 4x100 relay team, which placed sixth (52.44).

Matuvo takes home hurdling gold

For the Tewksbury boys, senior Eddie Matovu turned in the top performance by winning the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.67.

Also heading to the All-State meet will be junior Andrew Nguyen, who placed second in the pole vault with a jump of 10-9. Nguyen also  placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles (16.76). The Tewksbury boys' 4x800 relay  team is also headed for Bridgewater State. They finished fourth in 8:30.86.

Other point scorers for the Redmen included Connor Blair,  fifth in the 400 (52.66), Mike Famiglietti, fifth in the 2-mile (9:52.88) and Seth Auger and Michael Charbonneau, who tied for sixth place in the pole vault (9-6).

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