Five Events to Watch At Last Chance Meet (Live Results Link)

One more meet. One more competition to qualify for next Saturday’s State Meet. One more time to improve on your seeding for your respective event. There’s a lot of on the line when some of our track & field athletes make their way inton the PCTA field house on Saturday for the RITCA Last Chance Invitational.

Here we feature some of the top five girls’ events to keep an eye on at this weekend’s meet .




This event features two top sprinters that have already have already punched their tickets to next week’s states and could place high on the podium – Mount Hope’s Thea Jackson and La Salle’s Alexis Caggiano. The 1-2 seeds come in with times of 7.25 and 7.41, respectively. Like most races in the short dash, this one should be close at the finish.

GIRLS’ 1,500m

We’re expecting a pack of at least four runners to still be in this race during the closing stages. A pair of underclassmen hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the seedings with Cumberland sophomore Charli McCue (4:58.04) and North Kingstown ninth-grader Abbie Tighe (4:59.9) the owner of those seeds. Occupying the three and four seeds are Classical’s Grace Doyle (5:00.60) and Bay View sophomore Jackie Mattos (5:03.93).

GIRLS’ 600n

Fresh off her impressive double at the Class C meet where she captured the 1,500m and the 1,000m, Mount St. Charles’ Emmy Belvin will be looking to improve on her best of 1:39.66 in this event, a time that currently ranks No. 2 in the state. Could she be No. 1 after Saturday’s race? Is this an event we’ll see Belvin focusing on at next weekend’s State Meet? We think the odds are favorable for both.


At last week’s Large School Championships, Cumberland’s Lacie Grenier took over the No. 1 spot in the ranking with a PR of 37 feet, 10.75 inches. The athlete she beat in the competition was the previous No. 1, Classical’s Gifty Bediako, who was second overall with a best of 36-6.75. Both will be back at it again on Saturday. Will the rankings remain unchanged leading up to the states or could we see a reversal of fortunes for Bediako?


Just like we thought, they’re all here. Yes, a preview of what to expect at the states will be on display this Saturday behind the cage. Our top 10 in te rankings (and more)will be comoeting this weekend. So far, top seed Adelaide Caron of Woonsocket is the only thrower that has exceeded 50 feet this season with a best of 51-2.75. We predict it will be a few more by the time the competition is finished. Classical teammates Susah Adekinie (49-7.25) and Bediako (49-6) are right on the cusp of a 50-footer and four more have done 47 feet or further this season.

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