The Boardman girls track team lost to Federal League opponent Massillon Perry on April 19, 88-48. Senior Nicole Vlad won the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.56 and ran a season best winning time of 48.42 in the 300-meter hurdles. Freshman Nikki Hillard ran a season best time of 27.57 to win the 200-meter dash and placed second in the 100 running 13.54. The 4-by-100-meter relay team won the event in 54.31 and consisted of Hillard, sophomore Julia Barnett, Vlad, and freshman Morgan Hambrick.
Junior Tori Moore won the 800-meter run in 2:28.61 and placed third in the 1600-meter run with a season best time of 5:31.79. Senior Carissa Plourde placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 64.92 and sophomore Daisy Corso placed third in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:09.
In the field events, Hambrick won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches and Plourde jumped 14 feet to place third in the long jump. Sophomore Sarina Mauerman had a career best vault of 8 feet to place second in the pole vault. Sophomore Giovanna Silvestri placed second in the shot put with a toss of 33 feet, 5 inches and fellow sophomore teammate Daisy Robinson placed second in the discus with a toss of 109 feet, 3 inches.
The girls team is now 1-4 in the Federal League but head coach Denise Gorski is still pleased with the progress of the team.
“These girls have shown a lot of heart and desire to excel,” the coach said. “They never give up and I am most proud of that feature of this team. We had many girls and relays that had their season best performances on this night and that s what is most important, that they continue to improve. Unfortunately it doesn t look like the Mahoning County Meet is going to be made up. It was cancelled over spring break due to high winds and torrential rainfall. The girls really look forward to this meet and competing against those teams in our own area.”