'Gansett vaulter breaks record; DeCarteret, Eke win N.E. titles.


BURLINGTON, Vt. - Narragansett Regional senior Jillena DeCarteret set a meet record in the girls' pole vault, and Holy Name sophomore Nadia Eke easily won the girls' triple jump at the 64th New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships held yesterday at Burlington High.

DeCarteret cleared 12 feet, 3 inches, to break the mark of 12-0 set by Lowell's Ashley Nolet in 2002. DeCarteret vaulted 12-2 to win the state meet and 11-6 to capture the Central Mass. title.

Eke jumped 39-6, nearly two feet farther than runner-up Ivy Muchuma of Nashua, N.H. (37-9-1/4).

Bromfield senior Emily Jones and others skipped yesterday's meet to prepare for next weekend's nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

Millbury High senior Kirsten Orrell placed second in the girls' shot put. Her throw of 42-8, trailed only Rachel Aliotta of Cheshire, Conn., who won the event with a heave of 43-6-1/2.

St. John's sophomore Tobey Belton tied for third in the boys' high jump with a leap of 6-9.

Wachusett freshman Laura Williamson placed fourth in the girls' 800 in a school-record 2 minutes, 13.64 seconds.

Nashoba's 3,200-meter boys' relay team - juniors Brendon Aylaian and Coby Horowitz, senior Joe Doyle and freshman Miles Hodge - placed fourth in 7:58.36, shaving five seconds off their previous best to set a school record.

The Chieftains edged St. John's Prep of Danvers for top Massachusetts honors in the relay.

Horowitz also finished sixth (9:19.39) in the boys' 3,200, while Westboro junior Jeff Bush was 10th (9:28.10) in the event.

Doherty junior Hannah Janeczak finished fifth in the...

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