Track Bridge Battle: Nashua North, Nashua South split

Telegraph photo by TOM KING Nashua South's Jaihliani Ortiz looks focused during the long jump competiton vs. Nashua North in the Battle of the Bridge Meet on Saturday.

The Nashua North and Nashua South girls track teams came together Saturday as part of the Battle of the Bridge annual competition.

Neither school picked up the upper-hand as the teams split.

The Panther girls bested North 74-70.

Sydney Lewis (100 hurdles, high jump) and Julia Zhang (long jump, triple jump) were double winners for South.

Mackenzie Betty defeated the competition in the 400 and Meghan Conway won 1600.

Kourtney Lopez won the 300 hurdles, Vanessa Norton took home the 200, Lydia Mathson won the 3200 and Sue Mai White was first in the pole vault.

The girls also won both relays, the second of which, the 4×400, decided the meet.

The Titans saw individual wins from Victoria Conrad (shot put, discus), Abby Coy (100), Arianna Braccio (800) and Alaina Mercado


The North boys kept the score for the day even, with an 86-54 victory.

Tyler Griffin picked up the throwing sweep, winning shot put, javelin and discus for the Titans.

North also saw individual wins from Nasir Perry in 110 hurdles, Austin Ouellette in the 100, Gediyon Prince in the 1600, Yassine Jakob in the 800, Bruce Eckenrode in the 200, Jamie Maddock in the 3200, Jahlen Buckmire in triple jump and Colin Cantwell and pole vault.

The Panthers had four individual wins. Maxim Merkuryev won the 400, Eden Damis was victorious in 300 hurdles, Eric Carlo won the high jump and Paul Marchand won the long jump. South also won the 4×100 and 4×400.