Trudel leads track locals
Saturday was all about the relays and Sunday the individuals took center stage at the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, where top track athletes from all over New England, Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states convened.
The region was well-represented.
Souhegan came away a winner in the distance medley with Adrianna Zlotnick, Emma Herrero, Masho Primmer and Chloe Trudel (12:52.37).
For the girls, there were three area second-place finishers.
Souhegan’s Chloe Trudel placed second in the two mile, the sophomore racing home in 11:03.03. And Milford junior Leslie MacGrath soared 5-4 for second in the high jump.
Spartan teammate Renee Wilson took fourth in the long jump at 17-0.75.
Nashua North’s Victoria Conrad was second in the shot put with a heave of 37-6.5
On the boys side, Nashua South’s Paul Marchand ripped off a huge 21-6 long jump to claim second place. Another of the region’s runner-ups was Bishop Guertin’s Jacob Pacheco, who skied 13-feet in the pole vault. Pacheco cleared 6-0 in the high jump for sixth place as well.
Nashua North senior Rory Curran placed third in the mile with an excellent 4:22.96 clocking.
UNH Sunday morning meet
Both the Spartan boys and girls tracksters were fourth as nine teams convened at the Sweet Oval.
Abbey Halloran won the 1000 with a time of 3:24.21. Freshman Marissa Sage won the 1500 in 5:36.13. Senior Lori DeMambro added a second in the 3000 in 12:21.16.
Caeleb Fortunato was fourth in the 3000 with a time of 10:17.64 to lead the Milford boys.
Brooke Lane was third in the 1000 at 3:27.30 and fourth in the 300 meters (48.24).
The Bobcat Invitational was held at UNH on Sunday with both the Milford High and Wilton-Lyndeborough swimmers competing.
For Milford, Andrew Bartolomucci delivered three runner-up efforts. He was second in the 100 butterfly, the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke, making state meet cuts in all three events.
Josh Anderson was 10 th in the 100 back, 18 th in the 100 freestyle and 21 st in the 50 free.
Cam Mitchell was 18th in the 100 breaststroke.
For the Milford girls, Lily Chappell was fifth in the 100 backstroke, ninth in the 200 freestyle and 11 th in the 200 IM. Elaine Danas, like Lily, made state cuts in three events, the 200 IM (13 th), the 100 breaststroke (13th) and the 100 butterfly (15th).
Calista Chappell was 16th in the 200 free with a state cut and is closing in on cuts in 200 IM and 100 free. Erica Faucher, Brady Mitchell, Kat Raiano and Sabrina Smith all had significant time drops in their events.
For Wilton-Lyndeborough, Ava Rondeau picked up two additional state meet cuts in the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle and placed 3rd in the 100 backstroke.
Madeline Straw had three swims with personal best times.
The Warriors dropped to 2-3 after their third straight loss Friday night. Jack Schwab had a team high 21 points. JJ Leblanc added 16 points in the loss.
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Gavin Urda and Jake Greska gave the Spartans 17 and 16 points respectively in the win Friday night. Milford was having trouble shooting the ball in the first three quarters and then exploded for 27 points in the fourth quarter. Christian Jones added 10 points for the Spartans.
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Matt McCool collected 16 points and helped the Sabers secured a home win. The deciding factor was Souhegan’s great first half defense and maintaining the energy to the end. Curtis Redd and Sam Corbett added 14 and 13 points respectively Friday night.
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The Sabers suffer a big loss on the road Friday night. Susie Wason tallied eight points and Devon McGrath had six points.
Souhegan 1 (OT)
Nashua North-Souhegan (1-4-1) lost in a nail biter at home against Hanover. Jack Belter scored the lone goal for the locals. North-Souhegan visits Concord on Monday.
of Fame Classic
Milford saw its best finish coming from Greg Gagnon at 160 taking third on Saturday in the 18-team tournament.
Souhegan’s Victor Ceballos came away with the win at 138 for the Sabers. Aidan Wilson also placed getting fourth at 170. Souhegan finished 10th in the meet.