David v. Goliath. Delilah v. Sampson. Dewey v. Truman. Salt v. Pepper. Ketchup v. Mustard. There have been many great rivalries in history, but it’s time to add Saint Jane de Chantal and Our Lady of Mercy to the list. For five meets, the two girls track and field teams battled back and forth for the second position in Columbus League, never straying more than 30 points apart and trading positions 3 times before Saint Jane de Chantal eked out a second place at the championship meet, 949 points to 938 points over the Our Lady of Mercy Lions.
Mercy and Saint Jane De Chantal Girls Teams traded leads before St. Jane Won Out
Led by victories from Gabriella Haddad (Javelin, 75 feet), Ella Moore (long jump, 10’ 1”), Eleanor Bottio (100M, 16.0), Najat Neal (400M, 1:28), Caroline Quinn (1600M, 6:53), Mercy appeared to be in good position to claim second. But Saint Jane battled hard, claiming firsts by Samantha Randazzo (50M, 8.20), Collette Johnson (100M, 16.30), Colleen Urgo (1600M, 9:11) and Alessia Jones (1600M, 7:12), along with two second place finishes by Ruth Roberts (100M, 200M).
Our Lady of Victory claimed first overall for the season with 1785 points, well ahead of the second-place tussle. Great performances were seen in almost every event by Victory girls.
Results for the meet can be found at https://www.columbusleague.org/2017-2/meet-5-results-5212017/