Pentucket Regional High School student-athletes scored successes at national championships

Tuesday March 29, 2022

WEST NEWBURY –Pentucket Regional High School Students participated in the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in Manhattan, New York, against other top athletes from across the country.

• The 4×200-meter relay team – Sydney Trout, Reese Gallant, Sage Smith, and Emily Rubio – finished in 16th place in the Rising Stars” division. Their time of 1:48.33 was a team-best by two seconds.

• The girls sprint medley relay team – Emily Rubio, Sage Smith, Reese Gallant, and Phoebe Rubio – finished in 12th place in the Rising Stars division with a time of 4:25.04.

• Emily Rubio finished sixth in the girls championship pentathlon with 3,178 points, becoming the first Pentucket student-athlete to earn All-American honors. She also won the high jump event with a jump of 1.67 meters (5 feet, 6 inches).

• Phoebe Rubio finished 20th in the Girls Emerging Elite 800-meter race, with a personal best time of 2:23.81

• Alex Bishop qualified for Nationals by winning the State Championship with a personal best and school record high jump of 6 feet, 5 inches.

“It is very exciting to have athletes qualify and compete at a national meet,” Coach Steve Derro said. “They worked so hard all season to get to that point and I couldn’t be any prouder of their accomplishments.”

“To have so many athletes qualify for this meet is a testament to the time and effort each one of them has put into the season,” Coach Keith Sherman said. “To watch them compete at this level, and how they represented their team and their community, was excellent to see. As coaches, we are very proud of these athletes and their teammates as a whole.”

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