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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-17-2021

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14 SPORTS & RECREATION FEBRUARY 17-23, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION nine more than second-place Bay View Academy. SRA placed third with 52 points and Smithfield came in fourth with 45. "I think they did fantastic," Magill noted. "The girls really stepped it up, and a top-three finish in the class (meet) is unbelievable. It was just an all-around effort. We're start- ing to put together a complete team here at St. Raphael, and I'm pretty excited." SRA senior Rachael Mongeau competed in four events and repeated as the Small Schools champion in her first event, the 3,000 meters, as she beat out Blackstone Valley Prep junior Lucy Noris with her winning time of 10:48.01. Instead of pulling away from the group, Mongeau stayed with Noris and pulled away in the sec- ond-to-last lap. "I thought that was a very smart plan," Mongeau remarked. "I didn't come up with it; (Magill) told me the plan for the 3K, and I just trusted him. In the beginning, it felt pretty difficult, espe- cially because of the mask, so I was a little wary, but it felt pretty good toward the end." Mongeau, who will con- tinue her running career at Monmouth University, also took second place in the 1,000 (3:21.44) and 1,500 (5:15.31) and helped the Saints' 4x400 relay team conclude the meet with a sixth-place finish. Magill said that not only did Mongeau step up again, but they also had a bunch of girls do so as well in other events, including junior Elizabeth Murphy, who placed sec- ond in the high jump with a 4-foot-10 leap. Adding fourth places were junior Valeria Uribe in the 600 (1:52.32), sophomore Tyla Forbes in the 1,500 (5:39.59), and the 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams. The Saints will be back at the PCTA this weekend at the 'Last Chance' qualifier on Friday night, the junior varsity state championship meet on Saturday, and the freshman state meet on Sunday after- noon. The state champion- ship meet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27. BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU St. Raphael Academy senior RACHAEL MONGEAU, right, puts some dis- tance between her and the rest of the field as she gets ready to win the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:48.01 at last Saturday's Small Schools championship meet. Mongeau also placed second in the 1,000 and 1,500 meters. SAINTS From Page 12 You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at Rainey, Mendez net 1,000th career points Two Pawtucket high school basketball players recently scored the 1,000th points of their outstand- ing careers. Left, Davies Tech senior guard RAHEIM RAINEY poured in 30 points last Friday night to help his undefeated team defeat the Prout School, 82-63, and become the program's seventh player to hit the milestone. Right, Blackstone Valley Prep senior forward XAVIER MENDEZ netted his 1,000th point in a 66-53 win at Ponaganset on Feb. 6 to become the second player in the Pride's brief history to reach that mark.

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