Individually, the Mashpee High School track teams had some great highlights in their meet against Rockland on Wednesday, May 1. Running a day earlier than originally scheduled, with bad weather expected to be on they way, the Falcons had several big showings despite a 91-45 loss by the boys to Rockland and a 92-39 loss by the ladies.
Xavier Gonsalves won both the shot put and was second in the discus for the Falcons. He threw the shot 43 feet, 11.5 inches, and the discus 99-7.
Cam Kergo picked up three wins for Mashpee. The senior jumped 6-2 in the high jump and 19-11 in the long jump. He also sprinted to a time of 11.5 seconds in the 100m dash. AJ Govoni was second in the long jump at 18 feet. Nick Santos placed third at 17-1. Santos also was second in the 200m, running 26 seconds. Ryan Hendricks placed third in the 200 in 26.5.
Deshawn Adler was third in the 110 hurdles in 22 seconds. Adler also placed second in the 400m in 60 seconds flat. Tyler Theodore was second in the mile, running 5:50. Nathan Perry was third in the mile in 5:59 and third in the 800m in 2:37.
The 4x100m relay team won in 48 seconds flat. The team was made up of Robert Foster, Santos, Govoni and Kergo.
Ashley Keleher continued her excellent week by winning two events and finishing second in two others. She won the 100m in 12.7 seconds and the 200m in 27.1. She also was runner-up in the long jump, at 14-1, and the triple jump, at 32-1.
Abby Thomson was third in the long jump at 12-1, and was third in the 100m with a time of 13.7 seconds. Thomson also was second in the 200m with a time of 30 seconds flat.
Alexa Garcia ran first in the mile with a time of 6:41. Aldona Casey was second in the 400m, finishing in 1:28. Tess Hachey placed second in the high jump at 4-3. Kira McHugh was second in the shot put with a throw of 23-2.
The Mashpee boys’ track and field team was able to edge Sturgis to earn a close victory on Monday, April 29, in a meet held at Michael Horne Stadium. MHS won both relays to upend Sturgis by a 58-55 score. Carver, also participating in the meet, won by a 90-44 score over Mashpee.
The 4x100 meter and 4x400m teams swept to pull out the come-from-behind victory. The 4x1 team ran a time of 49.3 seconds and was made up of DeShawn Adler, Addison Weiner, AJ Govoni and Camron Kergo. The 4x4 foursome ran a clip of 4:18 and consisted of Nathan Perry, Chris Slager, Nathan Howard and Gabe Palhais.
Senior Xavier Gonsalves scored first place against both teams in the shot put. The UMass-bound football player threw the shot a distance of 44-6. He also won the discus against Sturgis.
Kergo took first place in both the high jump and the 100m dash. In the high jump he leapt six feet and in the dash he ran 11.7 seconds.
Govoni won the long jump against Sturgis at 19 feet. Palhais took first in the 400m hurdles against both teams with a time of 1:05. Nick Perrone was first in the two-mile race against Carver in 12:41. Adler was second in the 400m race against Carver in 59.3 seconds.
The girls were on the short end against both Carver and Sturgis. Carver won 103-34, and Sturgis took a 69-43 decision.
Ashley Keleher was great against both. She won four events against Sturgis and three against Carver. She swept the triple jump at 31 feet and a half-inch, and the 200m, in 26.6 seconds, and the 100m, in 12.9 seconds. She also won the long jump against Sturgis with a leap of 13-8.5.
Juliana Reynolds was second against both teams in the 800m race. She ran a time of 2:52.
Kira McHugh won the shot put against Sturgis with a throw of 21-5. Hannah Shields was second at 18-10, and Julie Cambra was third, at 18-2.
Tess Hachey placed first in the javelin with a throw of 61 feet. Kelly Skantz was the winner in the 400m race in 72 seconds. Abby Thomson was third in the 200m in 29.5 seconds.