Falmouth High senior and University of New Hampshire commit Abby Chorches continued her excellent indoor season on Saturday, February 29, by placing fourth at the New England Indoor Championship Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Roxbury. Chorches, the 2020 Massachusetts D4 and Massachusetts state champion, flirted with her personal best and just missed out on third overall.
Chorches’ top throw traveled 40 feet, 7.25 inches. That was only two and a quarter inches shy of her personal best, which she threw to win the MIAA Division 4 Meet two weeks earlier. She missed out on placing third by just one-quarter of an inch.
Connecticut’s Trinity Cardillo of Southington High School won the New England title with a throw of 44-3.25. Kendra Ezeama of Smithfield Senior High School in Rhode Island placed second overall with a throw of 42-2.5. Alliya Boothe of Bloomfied High School in Connecticut was third with a throw of 40-7.5.
The next best thrower from Massachusetts after Chorches was Chinazo Odunze of Stoughton High. She placed 12th overall with a throw of 38-1. Iyonna Dinsmore of Durfee was 14th and Siobhan O’Sullivan of Urusuline placed 15th.
The New England meet was the penultimate event of the winter season for the Falmouth High star. Chorches will be competing at the prestigious 2020 New Balance Nationals Indoor Meet at The Armory in New York City on March 14. The girls’ shot put is scheduled to be held at 2 PM that day with the top throwers from across the United States challenging one another.
Practices for the spring season are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16. Chorches will once again be one of the favorites in Massachusetts to take the state title in June.