Bulldogs sizzling on track

MERRIMACK – The Granite State’s top track and field athletes converged on Merrimack High School Saturday for the Meet of Champions, and Bedford High’s top gun did not


Lucien Mumpini, the reigning Division I champ, flexed his muscle in Saturday’s Meet of Champions by winning the long jump in 21-2.75.

That’s enough of a warning shot for the field at this Saturday’s New England Championships in Durham, but the junior wasn’t finished.

Mumpini hopped, skipped and jumped his way to second place in the triple jump at 42-1.25.

He’ll be looking to shoot up the charts in both events at the meet, which begins at UNH at 10 a.m.

Bulldog boys joining Mumpini at UNH via their placings at the MOC include:

Cole Glennon, who was sixth in the 100 at 11.27; Aidan Kenny, who was sixth in the 400 at 50.66; pole vaulter Ryan Dinndorf, who was sixth at 11-3; and the 4×400 team of Glennon, Kenny, Michael Akstin and Zach Verow, which placed sixth in 3:30.99.

Elizabeth Flynn was the lone BHS girl to make it individually with a sixth place in the long jump at 15-9.

The sophomore anchored the Bedford 4×400 relay team that took second overall in 4:06.46, running with Olivia CoCo, Brianna CoCo and Hannah Mikol.

Mikol, Brianna CoCo and Veronica Gikas also qualified with a fifth place at MOC in the 4×100, 50.37.