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Top high school track athletes keep the pace at MOCs

By Marc Breton - Special to The Telegraph | Jun 4, 2023

The Nashua South record-setting 4x100 relay team, from left, of Mimi Ortiz, Iyana Braswell, Mia Cruz and Soraya Ross won again Saturday at the Meet of Champions in Durham. (Courtesy file photo)

The top names in local high school track and field didn’t disappoint in Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Oyster River High School in Durham.

Nashua South’s speedy foursome of Mimi Ortiz, Iyana Braswell, Mia Cruz and Soraya Ross (48.92) won the 4×100 relay, capping off an incredible in-state season, and will now head to the New Englands. Braswell also had a fourth place finish in the long jump.

Also in the girls meet, Nashua North’s Madelyn Novak won the javelin throw (118-7) and finished second in the discus. Jhanelle Thomas came out on top in the 300 hurdles (44.14) and Isabella DiVernieri placed third representing the Titans. North’s Sarah Frye was second in the triple jump and DiVernieri ended the day in fourth in the 100 hurdles. The Titans team of Tiana Brown, Allison Frye, Christina Juris and Thomas finished third in the 400 relay.

Merrimack’s Kailey Dillon had finishes of third in the long jump and the 100 hurdles. Alexis Best won the triple jump (36-11.5) and was runner up in in the 100 for the Tomahawks.

Lilly Bouchard (Hollis Brookline) placed third in the 400 dash and Kylie Allen (Milford) was third in the shot put. Alvirne’s Sophia Berube, Jennifer Herbert, Ava Martin, Paige Boudreau, Victoria Oliveira and Brynna Anderson finished fourth in the 3200 relay.

Picking up wins in boys competition were Toby Brown in the shot put (54-5.75, Nashua North) and Rory Olsen in the 300 hurdles (39.02, Nashua South).

Darius Smith (North) placed third in the shot put and Antonio Martinez (South) was fourth. Smith also finished fourth in the discus. Olsen added a runner up in the 110 hurdles and Cole Henderson (Souhegan) placed fourth. Matthew Giradina (Bishop Guertin) ended his day in third in the 3200 run and Tyler Safstrom (Merrimack) had a fourth place finish in the 800 run.


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