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High schools: Repucci, Schoffield shine through the rain at Capital City Classic

  • Merrimack Valley's Ivan Niyomugabo charges toward the finish line in the final leg of the 4x100 relay during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Merrimack Valley's Ivan Niyomugabo charges toward the finish line in the final leg of the 4x100 relay during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Concord's Rebecca Massah jumps the hurdles in the 300 meter event during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Concord's Rebecca Massah jumps the hurdles in the 300 meter event during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Hopkinton's Dom Repucci leads in the boys 1600-meter run during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Hopkinton's Dom Repucci leads in the boys 1600-meter run during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Merrimack Valley's Ivan Niyomugabo charges toward the finish line in the final leg of the 4x100 relay during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Concord's Rebecca Massah jumps the hurdles in the 300 meter event during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Hopkinton's Dom Repucci leads in the boys 1600-meter run during the Capital Area Track Invitational at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

In weather better suited for ducks and frogs, Hopkinton’s Dom Repucci and Merrimack Valley’s Kristie Schoffield showed they’re just as adept running in the rain as they are under sunny skies.

Each runner came away with a pair of individual victories to highlight their teams’ efforts in yesterday’s rain-soaked Capital City Classic track and field meet at Memorial Field. With the state divisional meets a week away, the Capital City Classic, a non-team scoring event, brings together teams from all three divisions with an eye on improving seedings for next week. And while yesterday’s conditions weren’t really conducive to improving times and distances, it “keeps the kids running,” MV Coach Bob Mullen said. “We had kids get better today, we had kids get tougher today.”

Schoffield, a freshman, won both the 1,600 (5:16.38) and 800 (2:22.97), and was part of MV’s winning 4x400 relay team (4:14.27) along with Heidi Gooch, Nancy Taban and Meredith Ramsey. Taban (100 hurdles, 16.09) and Ramsey (200, 26.73) each had an individual victory, as well.

Other top-six finishers for the Pride were Mary Mullen (third discus, fifth javelin, sixth shot put), Madison Irving (second javelin), Randee Tatham (fifth 200) and the fourth-place 4x100 relay of Cindy Fanny, Michaela Godfrey, Tatham and Taban.

Host Concord had three individual winners with Rebecca Massah (300 hurdles, 49.21), Cassie Shea (3,200, 11:48.41) and Jessie Bean (long jump, 15-2), as well as the winning 4x800 relay (10:02.14) of Michaella Conery, Shea, Erin Waters and Smita Boesch-Dining.

Massah also was second in the 100 hurdles and part of the runner-up 4x100 squad with Megan Reese, Meghan Hall and Bean. Boesch-Dining and Conery finished second and third, respectively, in both the 800 and 1,600, while Hana Knowles was runner-up in both the shot put and discus. Other top Tide finishers were Samantha Pearl (second 3,200), Gillian Bennett (fifth 400), Kate Andy (fifth 3,200), Reese (sixth 100) and Yelena Beausoleil (sixth discus).

Sabrey Montore won the 100 dash (13.24) and was third in the 200, and teammate Brittany Marshall won the discus (95-2) to lead Hopkinton, along with Sarah Nadeau (fourth 1,600), Emily Calder (fourth 3,200), Hannah Hughes (fourth high jump), Maddie Clark (fifth 1,600) and Victoria Flood (sixth 400).

For Bow, Gianna Celenza was third in the 400, Sarah Bailey took fourth in the shot put, and the Falcons took fourth in the 4x800 behind Haleigh Garrett, Sarah Lane, Sohani Demian and Molly Garrett.

Pembroke athletes placed in the jumps, with Kelly Jacques second in the long jump and Madbury Bardier fifth in the triple jump.

Bishop Brady’s Brooke Solomon was fourth in the 400 and fifth in the 100.

Repucci, named the Male Athlete of the Meet, swept the distance events, winning both the 1,600 (4:29.29) and 3,200 (9:50.16), while Hopkinton teammate Evan Schindewolf won the discus with a throw of 97-2½. Other top Hawks finishers were Nick Fleury (fourth 100, second long jump), Cooper Bloch (tied third triple jump), Cody Roberge (fifth 800) and the sixth-place 4x100 team of Bloch, Aiden O’Brien, Fleury and Roberge.

The Feliz brothers had both of Concord’s wins. George won the 110 hurdles (16.06) and was second in the 300 hurdles, and Angel won the 100 (11.72), was second in the 200 and fourth in the long jump.

Other top Tide results came from Leo Sudieh (third 100), Matthew Adams (fourth 800), George Tarwo (fourth 200), Pepper Smith (fourth 3,200), Marc Gaudet (fifth 100) and Alex Saveliev (fifth 1,600). Concord was runner-up in the 4x100 with Walters Ndi, Gaudet and the Feliz brothers, and third in the 4x800 with Saveliev, James Wilkes, Smith and Adams.

MV won both the 4x400 (3:41.39) and 4x800 (8:38.18) relays. Keegan Hanks, Brendan Polichronopoulos, Dillon Guinard and Trevor Parsons made up the 4x400, with Hanks, Carter Saltmarsh, Polichronopoulos and Walker John running the 4x800. MV’s 4x100 team of Cody Gilbert, Josiah Platte, Devon McGrath and Ivan Niyomugabo took fifth.

Polichronopoulos also won the 400 (52.69) and took fifth in the 200, while Niyomugabo won the triple jump with a PR of 40 feet. John was fourth in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200, both in PRs, while other top Pride finishes came from Hanks (third 300 hurdles), Platte (fifth javelin, second shot put) and Raging River Lynch (sixth 300 hurdles).

Bishop Brady’s Warren Bartlett took third in the 800 and sixth in the 1,600, while teammates John Kelly and Peter DuBois were third and fifth, respectively, in the discus. The Giants were sixth in the 4x800 with Vincent Pagano, Colin Sandberg, Franklin Conley and Jake Boesch.

Jordan Birtz (second 100) and David Merchan (sixth javelin) were Bow’s top individuals, while the Falcons were fifth in the 4x800 with Andrew Attorri, Chandler Evans, Jason Smick and Robert Ciotti, and sixth in the 4x400 with Dylan Wheeler, Merchan, Birtz and Attorri.

Michael Patnode was Pembroke’s top performer, taking sixth in the shot put.

“I’m ready to dry off and get ready for a good week of practice,” Mullen said.

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