Falmouth High had a big day at the MIAA Division 3 East Meet at Merrimack College last SundayMay 26. Leading the way for the Clippers was junior Abby Chorches, who won her first individual championship.
Chorches claimed the crown in the women’s shot put with a throw of 39 feet and three inches, a new personal best. She bested her friend and rival from Dennis-Yarmouth, Tiana Bazie, by three inches for the top spot in the division.
Senior Dave Doherty came close to titles in two events. Doherty was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet and 11 inches. He also took fourth overall in the discus with a throw of 137-9.
In other girls’ events, Petrashea Johnson was 12th in the 200m race. The freshman ran a time of 27.3 seconds.
Senior Hannah Willy also claimed a 12th place finish. She ran the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.67 seconds. Senior Emma Donovan was 18th in the shot put with a throw of 29-6.
The 4x100m relay team of Catherine Cone, Willy, Donovan and Johnson was 24th in 54.13 seconds.
On the boys’ side, Aidan Washington had a nice showing in the long jump with a leap of 21-4.5. Brendan McHugh finished 18th overall with an effort of 19-4.5.
Marcus Gonsalves placed sixth in the 100m dash. He ran a time of 11.20 in the qualifying heats and then 11.29 in the finals. Both times were sixth best.
The 4x100m relay squad of Gonsalves, Kyle Gaudreat, Marvell Nicholson and Washington finished 18th in 46.69 seconds.
Nicholson was 12th in the 200m race. He ran a time of 23.58.