Div. 2 state monitor: Wellesley again on high

NORTH ANDOVER – After the Wellesley outdoor girls observe and self-discipline crew secured its fourth title in 5 years Sunday night on the Div. 2 state championships, head coach John Griffith was about to answer a question asking how this method is able to get quite a bit out of its depth yearly.

Raiders athletic director John Brown intervened.

“I can reply that,” he acknowledged. “He’s the very best coach in Massachusetts.”

By sweeping the three relays and receiving chunks of things all through 11 of the meet’s 19 events, Wellesley held off a late surge from star-studded Peabody for a first-place 84 components.

The Tanners had been threatening late by worthwhile 5 events throughout the meet and ending fourth throughout the 4×100 relay, pulling dangerously shut. However a pair hours after Annie Comella broke a meet file throughout the prolonged bounce (19-02.00), the relay teams produced wins throughout the 4×800 (9:42.65), 4×100 (48.49 seconds) and 4×400 (4:01.96) to supply merely ample to repeat.

Add in second-place finishes throughout the 100-meter dash (Abigail Lothian, 12.24), 200-meter dash (Comella, 25.37) and 400-meter hurdle (Lillie Caiazzo, 1:03.73) to a formidable effectivity.

Peabody took second with 80.5 components and Central Catholic scored 70 components for third in an excellent ending. Woburn and Studying tied for fourth with 53 components.

“To brush the relays to shut it on the market was wonderful,” Griffith acknowledged. “(Peabody) got here storming again. … I’m simply so happy with all these ladies. It’s an incredible feeling. I’ve by no means been so excited in my life.”

Savanna Vargas obtained the 100-meter dash (12.19) for Peabody, whereas Lindsey Wilson took the 100-meter hurdles (14.79), Alessandra Forgione obtained the javelin throw (131-04), Aaliyah Callahan obtained the shot put (43-00.50), and Jessica Richards obtained the discus throw (115-05).

Macy Daigle’s 5-06 mark throughout the extreme bounce took gold for Central Catholic, pairing with Veralie Perrier’s win throughout the pole vault (11-00) and her second-place finish throughout the 400-meter run (58.54). Lincoln-Sudbury’s Gabrielle Pierre moreover broke the meet file throughout the prolonged bounce (18-01.50), nonetheless accomplished second.

Wellesley wasn’t alone in repeating as state champions, nonetheless the North Andover boys needed far a lot much less dramatics.

After an in depth loss to Hopkinton throughout the MSTCA Div. 2 state relays in April, the Scarlet Knights acquired their revenge a month later. They scored in all nonetheless 4 of the 19 events, ending with a whopping 124 components.

Hopkinton had 79 components for second place, Wellesley accomplished third with 51 components, and Peabody was fourth with 48.

“I’m speechless, I really feel wonderful,” acknowledged North Andover head coach Steve Nugent. “For them to rebound and win our twin meet championship, our league championship, and now right this moment. The best way they responded, I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

North Andover led after the first day, nonetheless manufacturing adopted.

Ryan Connolly doubled his win throughout the 800-meter run by taking the 1-mile run (4:21.37), whereas Camden Reiland (4:24.51) took third. The javelin throw observed second and third-place finishes from Colby Carbone (166-09) and Keenan Gosselin (161-00). Zachary Traficante and Nathan Jacques tied for fourth throughout the extreme bounce (6-02), Jacques accomplished second throughout the 110-meter hurdles (14.48), and pentathlon champion Caleb Agbor took third throughout the prolonged bounce (22-09.50).

Sean Golembiewski led Hopkinton as a double-winner throughout the 110-meter hurdles (14.23) and 400-meter hurdles (54.71). The 4×800 relays observed two colleges breaking the meet file, as Natick (7:56.67) edged Wellesley (7:58.11). The Raiders’ Christopher Brooks was moreover a double-winner throughout the 100-meter dash (10.61) and 200-meter dash (21.69), as was Peabody’s Alex Jackson throughout the shot put (55-06.50) and discus throw (163-00).


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