Tracksters tune up for Super Sunday championships
By HECTOR LONGO
With the state meet looming on Super Bowl Sunday, several area track athletes took the Sweet Oval at UNH for one final tuneup.
Milford and Souhegan competed in the morning session.
Souhegan’s Arielle Zlotnick was the lone individual winner on the girls side, scoring in the 1500 with a 5:30.64 clocking. Hollis Brookline’s Amy Pattelena was fourth in 5:26.44.
Milford did its best work in the relays, winning one and placing second in
The Spartans’ 4×400 team of senior Meg Sawyer, sophomore Leslie McGrath, freshman Jona Velasquez and sophomore anchor Renee Wilson sped home in 4:23.24 for the win.
Milford was second in the 4×880 with an 11:01.14 clocking turned in by Abbey Halloran, Lori DeMambro, Elisabeth Rodil and Ashleigh Matsis.
Souhegan’s Hannah Rowe was a sharp third in the long jump at 15-3.75, and teammate Ashley Barham was fourth in the 55 hurdles at 10.14.
On the boys side, Milford sophomore Caleb Korthals was second in the 1500 at 4:19.24.
In the 600, Souhegan’s Thomas Headington took fourth in 1:31.51, a click ahead of HB’s Jordin Stone.
Souhegan’s Nathan Stine was third in the 1000, just ahead of teammate Ethan McFee.
The Division II state meet is slated for Sunday (3:30 p.m.) at Dartmouth College in Hanover.
The Souhegan girls are the defending champs at the meet. Meanwhile, Milford’s Lauren Robinson will be hungry to leave her stamp on the indoor distance season.
Pelham 54, Souhegan 40
Molly Driscoll scored 16 points in the Sabers (2-10) loss Tuesday night. Lily Batchelder held down the defensive unit tallying four steals. Souhegan welcomes Kearsarge on Friday.
The WLC girls fall to 2-12 with the loss, while Mascenic improves to 7-4 in Division IV play.
Spaulding 57, Milford 35
The Spartans (3-8) drop their third straight game. Leslie MacGrath led the team with 14 points and Sarah Dobbs added eight points.
Nashua South-Pelham 5, Alvirne-Milford 4
John Pinksten’s hat trick, and solo goals from Josh Kinghorn and Brandon Rheaume helped Nashua South-Pelham overcome Alvirne-Milford’s four-goal first period Saturday afternoon at Skate 3 in Tyngsborough, Mass.
Issac Rogers, Jake Natola, Anthony Viola and Damien Barahona scored Alvirne-Milford’s first period goals. The Admirals offense was held scoreless the rest of the way courtesy of goalie Nate