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Precious HolmesJack PriorPrecious Holmes CT rolls to an impressive US#2 600 win, part of a great New Englands triple.

Coverage of the 2012 New England Indoor Championships
Friday, March 2, 2012 -- Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA

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  • G-300/600/4x400: Scorching triple for Hillhouse CT sr Precious Holmes, with US#3 38.22 (#12 all-time), US#2 1:30.79 (#11 all-time), and anchoring winning 4x400 effort (3:56.84).
  • G-4x800/Mile: The LaSalle RI girls roar into the US#3 spot with a 9:07.28, as six run 9:31 or better. Then anchor Molly Keating comes back with a 4:54.57 victory.
  • B-4x800/2-Mile: Already US#5 at 7:50.25, Chariho RI and star Mike Marsella flex their muscles with a 7:51.22 triumph, winning by five seconds over Acton-Boxborough MA’s 7:56.78. Then Marsella bounces back to a 9:16.76 victory.
  • G-1k: Classical RI soph Madeleine Berkson didn’t quite make the fast heat; though she’d run 2:12 for 800, she didn’t have a sub-3:00 1k to her credit. But in the 2nd of 3 sections, she blazes a US#7 2:50.11, thought to be the 3rd best ever by a soph nationally. The fast heat sees NW Catholic CT jr Sarah Gillespie lead 3 at 2:55 or better with US#8 2:51.31, but has to settle for 2nd overall.
  • G-55H: Brockton MA sr Vanessa Clerveaux took the title and snips another .01 off her PR with a US#5 7.97.
  • G-HJ: US#2 leaper Dakota Dailey-Harris (5-10), the LaSalle RI sr, nets the 5-9 victory.
  • B-600: Somerville MA sr Andre Rolim, already US#4 1:19.94, settles for 1:20.80 to beat SMSA CT sr Aaeron Sykes (US#10 1:21.00) and Greenwich CT sr Marcus Motill (#11 1:21.08).
  • B-1k: Staples CT jr Henry Wynne prevails in US#8 2:28.30, as 9 run 2:32 or faster.
  • B-HJ: Somerset MA soph Adam Couitt impresses with 6-9 victory.
  • B-SP: Newton North MA sr Swardick Mayanja upholds the favorite’s role with 59-3.5 triumph.
  • B-4x200: Chelmsford MA gets their 2nd sub-1:30 with a winning 1:29.83.
  • G-4x200: US#5 Hope RI wins easily with a 1:41.88, just over a second off their best.
  • G-55: South Burlington VT sr Mollie Gribbin starts double attempt with 7.11 victory, but is 2nd by just over an inch in the LJ.
Hillhouse toppled then-No. 1 New London on Dec. 17, allowing the Academics to jump all the way to the top spot in the rankings, while New London dropped to No. 7. St. Joseph looks like a solid contender in the No. 2 spot, while No. 3 Northwest Catholic has been impressive thus far as well.

POWERADE State Basketball Rankings
  1. Hillhouse (4-0) - Last week: NR
  2. St. Joseph (3-0) - Last week: No. 3
  3. Northwest Catholic (3-0) - Last week: No. 4
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