Roussel helps Lady Rebels to first-place finish at meet

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 20, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / March 20, 1999

RESERVE – Amanda Roussel captured the high jump and had second place finishes in the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles to help Riverside to a first-place finish at the Riverside Meet Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Rebels finished with 124 points to take the team title. Lorangerwas second with 100.5 points. St. Charles Catholic edged out Ridgewood,89-85, to place third, followed by Ascension Catholic with 50.5 points andCabrini with 41.

Roussel won the high jump with a season-best jump of five feet, four inches. Teammate Rachel Branton was third after clearing the bar at 5-0. Rousell was second to Ridgewood’s Aisha Otori in the triple jump with a jump of 32-9. Otori had a best jump of 34-0. St. Charles Catholic’s CristinClement was fourth with a jump of 30-6, followed by Riverside’s Jennifer Smith (29-5). Roussel ran the hurdles in 16.65 seconds, finishing behindAscension Catholic’s Denise Quezaire who crossed the line in 16.5.Riverside’s Amy Graugnard captured the long jump with a jump of 15-4, edging out St. Charles Catholic’s Clement’s jump of 15-3. In the throwing events, Riverside’s Kelly Louque had a throw of 91-4 to place second behind Ascension Catholic’s Natalie Noel (99-7). TeammateBrandi Falgoust was third with a throw of 87-3 1/2, followed by St.

Charles Catholic’s Nicole Scontrino (84-1).

Louque also placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 27-2. St. CharlesCatholic’s Shannon Dolive placed fourth with a throw of 28-4 with Riverside’s Holly Ocmond placing sixth with a throw of 26-10. TinaPoolson of Loranger had a throw of 31-10 1/2 to win the event.

The Comets’ Courtney Vicknair was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 95-10 with Riverside’s Nicole Lambert (95-1 1/2) placing sixth.

Loranger’s Melissa Williams won the event with a throw of 115-5.

In the track events, St. Charles Catholic swept the 1600- and 3200-meterruns. Jennifer Pollet captured the 1600 in six minutes, 22.8 seconds.Teammate Jessica Eschette was sixth in 6:35.72. Nicole Guarino won the3200 in 14:06. Riverside’s Jenny Klibert was fourth in 14:46, followed bySt. Charles Catholic’s Cherri Scaffini in 15:41.Riverside’s Jamie Johnson placed first in the 800 in 2.51.25. Guarino had atime of 2:53.62 to place third, followed by Riverside’s Jamie Scurlock whofinished in 3:03.13. The Lady Rebels’ Michelle Millet took the title in the400, crossing the line in 1:03.68. Teammate Candace Perret was fifth in1:09.15.Otori took first in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 13.19 and27.50, respectively. St. Charles Catholic’s Katie Acuri was second in the200 with a time of 28.30 and third in the 100, finishing in 13.57.Riverside’s Lori Smith was fourth in the 100 with a time of 13.77,followed by St. Charles Catholic’s Abby Howard.Ridgewood took the 800-meter relay ahead of the Lady Comets and Lady Rebels with a time of 1:52.57. St. Charles Catholic with a time of 53.50won the 400 with Riverside capturing the 1600 with a time of 4:30.

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