Nashua area stars shine at state track Meet of Champions
Compiled by Marc Breton
It was a day to step up shine for the region’s track elite. And our athletes delivered Saturday in the Meet of Champions at Merrimack High School.
Caroline Fischer had a Cardinals team high third place finish in the 800 meter run (2:16.71).
Elise Lambert came out with a victory in the girls 300 meter hurdles (47.42).
Lambert with teammates Georgia Jones, Jane Leighton, and Marissa Romano won the 4×800 meter relay (9:37.34).
Sydney Lewis and Crismeily Borg grabbed wins in the high jump and 100 meter dash respectively.
Lewis cleared 5-6 in the high jump win, and Borg was sensational in the 100, clocking in at a meet record 12.52.
Lewis (100 meter hurdles) and Borg (200 meter dash) also had second place finishes on the day as well. The team of Kendall Bush, Cali Coffin, Hannah Swain, and Lydia Mathson finished second in the 4×800 meter relay. Paul Marchand was the highest finisher on the boys side, with a third place in the long jump.
Adam Thornton, Tristan Wood, Jay Wozniak, and Brian Genet finished second in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 44.02.
Jared Dyer placed second in the boys shot put. Rounding out a third place finish in the boys 4×800 meter relay were Elijah Demeo, Andrew Frothingham, Josh Felo and Andrew Peyton.
Viankah Williams continued with her stranglehold on the top spot in the state at long jump.
The junior sprinter won the long jump, flying 17-6.25, posting a margin of nearly a foot over the nearest competition.
Lauren Robinson and Rebecca Durham could not get away from each other. Robinson finished second in the 1600 meter run (5:05.33) and Durham finished third (5:08.36). In the 3200 meter run Durham finished second with Robinson placing third.
The Titans had three winners on the day. Max Ireland won the boys 1600 meter run, David Vorbach won the boys 3200 meter run in 9:23.94, and Alana Choate won the girls triple jump.
Vorbach also placed second in the 1600 meter run, just .61 behind Ireland, who sizzled home in 4:17.09.
North freshman Jordyn Choate was fourth in the 300 hurdles at 48.25.
Trevor Gomes finished second in the long jump for the Cougars.
The senior travelled 20-10, hot on the trail of champion Lucien Mumpini of Bedford High, who won with a leap of 21-2.75.