Hollis Brookline, Milford triumph in track and field
MILFORD – As the spring begins to wind down, dozens of track and field athletes from seven schools across southern New Hampshire gathered for a meet at Milford High School.
On the boys’ side, Hollis Brookline earned bragging rights in the with 129 overall points, 13 ahead of second-place Milford,
The Cavaliers took first-place finishes in six of the 11 running events, with multiple finishers within the top five in the 100 meter, 800 meter and 1600 meter races. Hollis-Brookline’s team victory was further cemented by a pair of first-place finishes in the 110 and 300 hurdles by junior Chase Adams.
Adams’ mark of 15.81 was almost two seconds faster than his state-meet time last spring.
Other two-event winners included Milford senior Victor Garcia, who took the long jump (20-9.5) and triple jump (39-10), and Bishop Guertin junior Jacob Pacheco, who won the pole vault (12-2) and javelin (160-3).
HB had three other boys winners: Rob Bardani in the 200 (24.01), Jordin Stone in the 800 (2:07.42) and JJ Kennedy, who just held off relentless teammate Joey Dias in the 100 with an 11.74 clocking.
Bishop Guertin’s Ethan Holt turned in the eye-popping effort of the day, clearing 6-4.25 to win the high jump. Cardinal Carson Bottomley scored in the 3200 with a time of 11:03.33.
Campbell High had a pair of individual winners in Tyler St. Onge winning the 400 (55.80) and Josh Hoffman taking the discus with a superb 150-3 toss.
The host team also had two wins with Junior Ughu winning the shot at 45-1.5 and Caleb Korthals scoring in the 1600 (4:35.71).
On the girls’ side, Milford earned overall team victory with 146 points, followed by Bishop Guertin (130.5) and Sanborn (106.5)
Milford senior Lauren Robinson led the way for the hosts, placing first in the 1600 (5:15.44) and 3200 (12:05.00). She also helped the Spartans place second in 4 x 400-meter relay.
Fellow Milford senior Meg Sawyer also earned a win in the 200 (28.23). Spartans Leslie MacGrath cleared 5-0 in the high jump and Olivia Vogel soared 7-6 in the pole vault, each scoring victories.
“It was a pretty good meet, some good competition, the weather is finally getting warm,” said coach Mike Wright. “Lauren had a good day, Meg had a good day and on the boys’ side we had a good day on the field events, that’s definitely where we’re strongest on the boys’ side.”
For Bishop Guertin, Kayleigh Moore scored the victory in the 100 at 13.49 and Kathleen Messer ran to the win in the 300 hurdles (50.20).
Hollis Brookline got a throwing double from Lily Jackson, who scored in the discus (111-1) and javelin (93-3). Cavalier Victoria Rezzarday breezed in the 400 (68.00).
Campbell’s Tori Allen delivered victory in the 100 hurdles at 16.72.