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5 Nonnewaug Athletes Win Berkshire League Titles

Nonnewaug senior Mary Bibbey (right) discusses strategy with Head Girls Track & Field Coach Arleigh Duff during a meet earlier this month.

And the winner of the Berkshire League Girls Track & Field Championship is… yet to be determined. But Nonnewaug’s 22-year reign as Berkshire League champions is in jeopardy.

The meet, held today in Litchfield, was suspended because of rain after 16 events with Nonnewaug leading Northwestern 164-158. The final two events – the high jump and the pole vault – will be held Monday at 4 p.m.

Northwestern has the first and third seed in the high jump, while Nonnewaug’s Courtney Rowland is seeded fifth. In the pole vault, Nonnewaug’s Samantha Thompson is the first seed, and Cassandra Barbino is seeded fifth, while Northwestern’s two entrants are seeded second and third.

Though Nonnewug has a six-point lead entering the final two events of the meet, there is no guarantee that the Chiefs will win their 23rd-straight Berkshire League title.

The Meet, So Far

Mary Bibbey won her third-straight 1,600 meter title, with a winning time of 5:32.71. Nonnewaug picked up 18 points in the event, as Carley Andrew placed fifth, Helene Berger sixth, and Brooke Andrew eighth.

Azria Malloy won her first title in the javelin with a throw of 94 feet, 11 inches. Sophie Fenn placed seventh, and Savana Fish was eighth.

Alexa Spain won the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 2 inches. Stephanie Davino finished fourth.

In the 4X800, Nonnewaug’s relay team of Carly Andrew, Berger, Bibbey, and Maddie Woodward finished second in 10:13. 97. Nonnewaug’s 4X100 relay team on Stephanie Davino, Malloy, Spain, and Nora Buckley finished third in 55.08 seconds.

Barbino finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a 17.9 second showing, and Thompson was fourth in 18.57. Davino finished eighth to pick up a point. Woodward finished eighth in the 400 meter dash to pick up another point for the Chiefs.

In the 300 meter hurdles, Barbino finished fourth and Jacquelin Berger was sixth. Malloy picked up a point with an eighth-place finish in the 200 meter.

Nonnewaug had a 19-point showing in the 800 meter run. Bibbey finished in second in 2:32.43, and held off Woodward, who finished third, by .38 seconds. Andrew finished fifth, and Helene Berger was eighth.

In the 3,200, Bibbey finished second in 12:20.49. Andrew finished sixth, and Helene Berger placed eighth. The 4X400 team of Andrew, Jacquelin Berger, Rowland, and Woodward finished sixth.

Fenn had a third-place finish in the discus, while Katherine Tenemaza finished fifth. Fenn had a second-place finish in the shot put, and Tenemaza placed sixth.

In the triple jump, Spain finished second, Davino placed third, and Davino finished fourth.

And The Boys

With two events remaining, Northwestern has three times as many points as its closest competitor. Nonnewaug has just one athlete remaining – Bryce Bauer in the high jump – and should finish in the middle of the 10-team pack.

This is how the boys team fared today.

Elias Field and Eddie Nicholas won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs respectively. Field won the 1,600 with a time of 4:39.12, and Nicholas won the 3,200 in 9:47.69.

The 4X100 relay team of Aiden Leonard, Pedro Prates, Leo Scherf, and Christopher Rosato finished fourth, and the 4X400 relay of Mitch Wilson, Austin Grant, Ben Johnson, and Vince Glander finished seventh.

Ryan Monteiro was fourth in the 110 meter hurdles, and Field was second in the 800. Bauer had a fifth-place finish in the javelin.

In the discus, Leo Scherf finished second, and Chris Ciarlo placed seventh. Scherf also finished second in the shot put.

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