High School Highlights
Rebecca Durham won the 1,600 meters with a time of four minutes and 55.76 seconds on Saturday at the NHIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions, which featured the best athletes from each of the state’s three high school divisions.
The Milford junior was also second place in the 3,200 with a school-record time of 10:42.35. She qualified for MOCs in the javelin, as well, finishing 17th (88-0).
Alex Matsis was fifth in the 3,200 (11:01.51), while freshman Robyn Krafft took fourth in the discus (117-9) and led off the sixth-place 4Ă–100 relay team also featuring Amy Arena, Meg Sawyer and Viankah Williams (51.03).
For the Spartan boys, Will Shepard placed third in the pole vault with a jump of 12-3 and Florian Bochert finished fourth in the 3,200 (9:44.95).
All of the aforementioned Spartans are expected to compete at the New England Championships this weekend.
For Souhegan, the team will be sending the quartet of Jane Leighton, Elise Lambert, Marissa Romano and Madeleine Hunt. The foursome was the top team in the 4Ă–800 relay with a winning time of 9:39.12. In addition, they were second in the 4Ă–400 relay (4:05.22). Hunt also qualified for the New Englands in the 800 meters with her fourth-place time of 2:15.90. Other fine performances were Romano, eighth in the 800 (2:21.13); Leighton, ninth in the 800 (2:22.52); Arielle Zlotnick, 11th in the 3, 200 (11:27.04) and Lambert, 11th in the 300-meter hurdles (49.35).
Tom Robinson competed in two events for the Souhegan boys team. He was seventh in the javelin (138-4) and 12th in the discus (125-9). Dean Paquette threw the discus 113-6 to place 12th.
The New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track & Field Championship will be held at Norwell High School in Norwell, Mass., on Saturday. Meet begins at 11 a.m.
No. 1 Pinkerton 11,
No. 8 Souhegan 4
The top-seeded Astros (18-1) eliminated upset-minded Souhegan in Derry on Saturday. The Sabers end the season at 8-8.