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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-13-2019

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Cumberland Lincoln Edition Sports & Recreation @ JUNE 13-19, 2019 LINCOLN – Just when you thought Kyle Moison couldn't possibly top his phenom- enal performance from the RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships … The Lincoln High junior put together a week to treasure and added two New England championships to his throwing resume at the N.E. Hammer Championships last Tuesday, June 4, at Mount Pleasant High's Conley Stadium, and last Saturday afternoon's 74th annual New England Track & Field Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. At the hammer meet, Moison had his share of struggles and only delivered one legal throw, but it was a long one that trav- eled 233 feet, four inches. Not only did that give him first place, but it also set a school record and catapulted him from fifth to sec- ond place in the national rank- ings, trailing only Trey Knight of Ridgefield, Wash., who owns a nation-best 254-foot throw. Five days later in Saco, Moison stood atop the awards podium again, this time in the discus with a throw of 182-3 that broke his own school record, and he also earned All-New England honors in the shot put by finishing third with a throw of 57-1¾. For those keeping score, Moison has collected four state championships, three New England titles, and seven All- New England honors in the past two years in indoor and outdoor track and field, and at this week- end's New Balance National Championships in Greensboro, N.C., he will try to earn the sec- ond All-American honor of his career when he competes in the Championship Division hammer. "I was very happy with how Kyle performed last week, and I hope that he can keep improv- ing," Lincoln throws coach Brian Grant said in an email. "I'm pretty sure this is the first time an LHS student has won two New England events. I know he's the first discus champion." Joining Moison on his trip to North Carolina A&T State University will be LHS seniors Jared Hemond and Josh Taylor, who will compete in the boys' Emerging Elite hammer, and junior Allison Plante, who along with Cumberland High junior Kassidy Bernardo and sopho- more Nicolette Ducharme, will throw in the girls' Emerging Elite hammer. Moison is also expected to be joined in the Championship Division hammer with two Cumberland High throwers, University of Wisconsin-bound senior Cole Hooper, who is ranked 12th in the country in the event, and junior Phil Coppolino. Moison will also participate in the Emerging Elite discus, but he will skip the shot put because the event is scheduled 45 minutes before the hammer, which starts at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cumberland's Henry Dennen also will be in action at the New Balance meet in the boys' fresh- man 3K (1.86 miles) race. At last weekend's New England meet in Maine, a handful of CHS athletes grabbed top-25 finishes, with junior Victoria DeDonato leading the way in the girls' meet LHS's Moison wins N.E. titles in hammer, discus Junior standout leads local athletes heading to this week's New Balance Nationals in North Carolina By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Lincoln High junior KYLE MOISON, shown throwing the hammer during the RIIL Championships on June 1 at Brown University, won the New England title in that event last week with a throw of 233 feet, four inches that broke a school record and moved him into second place in the national rankings. See MOISON, Page 43 Summer Special Sign a Year leaSe bY June 30 th and live rent free during month 2 & 4 Call todaY! (401)232-5577 401-737-4581 Go online today! Warwick • East Greenwich • Coventry • Providence • Cranston • North Smithfield • Lincoln • Neck & Back Pain • Whiplash • Surgical Rehabilitation • Sciatica • Aqua Therapy • Shoulder, Knee & Foot Pain • Work & Sports Injuries • Arthritis, and more… In Pain? We Can Help. Not all places are the same. We get you results. Appointments in 24 Hours • 100+ Insurances Accepted • Accommodating Scheduling Ask your Doctor to refer you to Elite Physical Therapy and start feeling better today.

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