Blue Devils give Bristol Central a run for its money

BRISTOL – Not too many track squads are going to defeat the boys at Bristol Central this season.
But to Plainville’s credit, the Blue Devils showed some real grit in its match-up with the Rams and on Tuesday, April 9, Plainville dropped a hard fought 84-66 decision from Bristol Central High School in CCC South action.
It was the first meet of the season for the Rams and the defending CCC South co-champs were just a bit better than the Blue Devils as Central picked up a 84-66 victory from Bristol on Tuesday, April 9.
Malik Gordon won four events to lead Plainville (0-2) and showed his dominance in the hurdles while also taking the top prize in both the long and high jump.
In the 110 hurdles, Gordon zipped up a time of 16.6 seconds while in the 300, he won with a finish of 43.48 seconds.
In the long jump, Gordon made a winning jump of 18 feet, 10 inches while in the high jump, the leaper won the event with a jaunt of 5 feet, 10 inches.
Central won the 4×800 and 4×100 relays but in the 4×400, the Blue Devils were victorious over the Rams.
In the 200 meters, Austin Cameron took the event for Plainville in 24.23 seconds while in the grueling 400, Dom D’Onofrio was the victor in 54.24 seconds.
In the 800 meters, Plainville’s Ryan Acey was the best in class, finishing in a time of 2:10.6 while Zeke Wells made the top mark in the pole vault as his make of 10 feet, six inches was the best of the afternoon.
For Central, Spencer Johnson took care of business on the track with three first place finishes while Cy McIntosh cleaned up with three big victories in the field.
Johnson won the 1600 meters (4:43) and the 3200 (10:22) while was a winning  member of the 4×800 team (8:47) along with Tevin Sampson, Justin Zaino and Jason Zaino.
In the field, McIntosh won the javelin (172-8), shot put (39-7) and the discus (108-3) in a busy day of action.
Tyler Burrow also had a good day as his team of D’Andre Conaway, Michael Hamm and Ty Watson won the event in under 47 seconds while Burrow also won the 100 meters in 11.75 seconds.
Also for the Rams, Bill Tolliver was the victor in the triple jump with a mighty leap of 40 feet, two inches to help Central secure the victory.


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