Girls Track and Field: Riley lands fourth place in national meet

06/20/2011 12:39 AM |

Melodee Riley of Jamesport, a Riverhead High School junior, finished fourth in the triple jump in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals that were held Thursday through Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. Riley’s best effort of 39 feet 8 1/2 inches placed her behind Thea Ford of Silver Spring, Md. (40-5), Jessica Caldwell of Randallstown, Md. (40-3 1/4) and Essence Mayers of Lakewood, N.J. (40-0).

Two Bishop McGann-Mercy High School seniors ran in the 400-meter emerging elite event. Kayleigh Macchirole of Greenport was 23rd in 59.18 seconds, and Olivia Schumann of Manorville was 28th in 59.61.