Robinson-O’Hagan takes home USATF national weight title

Robinson-O’Hagan takes home USATF national weight title

Woonsocket freshman Tarik Robin-son-O’Hagan shows the form that helped him capture a national championship in the boys’ ages 15-16 division’s 25-pound weight throw. Robinson delivered a personal-best throw of 57 feet, two inches.
Woonsocket throwers pocket six medals at Hershey Youth Championships in N.Y.

NEW YORK – While his older brother, Dwayne, was basking in the limelight with the Woonsocket High boys’ basketball team during last weekend’s Final Four at URI’s Ryan Center, WHS freshman Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan was making headline news of his own at the USATF Hershey Youth National Championships inside Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.

Robinson-O’Hagan captured a national championship in the boys’ ages 15-16 division’s 25-pound weight throw by unleashing a personal-best toss of 57 feet, two inches that won the event by two inches.

Robinson-O’Hagan was one of five Woonsocket athletes who earned medals for finishing in the top six of their events, and one of them, WHS sophomore Logan Coles, pocketed multiple medals in the boys’ 17-18 division by grabbing second place in the shot put with a throw of 49-1½ and fourth in the weight with a distance of 66-9¼.

On the girls’ side, Woonsocket Middle School 7th-grader Mickenzie Coles placed second in the girls’ 13-14 shot put (39-7); Woonsocket High senior Marissa Henley finished fifth in the girls’ 17-18 20-pound weight throw (47-10½), and Good Shepherd Catholic School 6th-grader Isabella Piette also took fifth place in the girls’ 11-12 shot put (24-7).

Also placing in the top 15 in the ages 17-18 weight were Nathan Desplaines (10th, 57-6¼) and Derin Paskanik (14th, 55-3¾) for the boys and Bridget Damon (13th, 40-11½) for the girls.