Durfee track & field star Shakira Cadet continued her impressive, record-breaking season by taking first place at the 2022 MIAA Meet of Champions held at Westfield State University. Cadet took first place with a jump of 38’11.5″. The distance was good enough to set a new schools record. The distance also qualifies her to compete at nationals.
The Brockton track and field teams both emerged as winners over Southeast Conference foe Durfee but at very different margins of victory. The Boxer boys displayed complete domination, winning 102-11, while the Brockton girls won by the slimmest of margins, 66-65.
For the Brockton boys, Christensen Paul and Aaron Russell were double-winners. Paul took the 100 meters and long jump, while Russell took top honors in the discus and shot put. In the hurdles, Boxers Antonio Tobon won the 400 meters, while Henry Tait took first in the 11 meters. Mike Darche (javelin), Jaden Lopes-Ribeiro (high jump), Nick O’Connell (2 mile) and Gavin Gareri (800 meters) were Brockton’s other winners.
In the girls action, Brockton’s Taylor Campbell won shot put with a new personal best throw of 33’5”. Kiica Garnier took first in the 400 meter hurdles, while Janelle Murphy won the 2 mile event. The Boxers’ relay teams were outstanding. The 4×100 meter team of Catherine Moyes, Desiree Santos, Lucieny Tavares, and Issys Price took first with a time of 54.8 seconds, while the 4×400 meter team of Edeh Ugbo, Gabby Warner, Aniyha Hill, and Keria Williamson won with a time of 4:30.21
Durfee meanwhile had triple winners in Shakira Cadet and Emma McDonnell. Cadet won the high jump, triple jump and 100 meters. McDonnell took first in the long jump, 100 meter hurdles and 200 meters. Maggie O’Connell and Kathryn Gauvin were double winners. O’Connell won the mile and 800 meters, while Gauvin took the javelin and 400 meters. Durfee’s Adunoluwa Olubanwo took first in the discus
The trio of Kate Smith, Serena Carnes and Mia Carter all were multiple event winners for the Indians. Carnes took top honors in the mile (6:09.8) and 2-mile (13:30.8). Smith placed first in the 400-meter hurdles (75.9) and long jump (13-5), while Carter won both the 100 meters (13.6) and the triple jump.
Other first place finishers for Dartmouth were Brooke Davis in the 800 meters (2:48.8), Maeve Carrigg in the 100 meter hurdles (19.2) and Madison Stott in the 200 meters (28.3). The Indians’ 4×100 meter relay team team of Madison Stott, Hailey Martins, Ava Oliviera and Lindsey Klein and the 4×400 meter relay team (4:40.7) of Kaylee King, Maeve Carrigg, Katie Canniff and Hailey Zexter, also took first place.