A little home cooking went a long way for the Lunenburg High track and field teams at the Mid-Wach C league meet on Thursday.
The Blue Knight girls captured the Mid-Wach C title on its home track with 172 points, while the boys took second, finishing just eight points behind first-place Quabbin Regional (180.5).
The girls fended off Groton-Dunstable Regional (160 points) to take the title. Quabbin was third with 103 points, followed by Hudson (85) and Oakmont Regional (33).
Carli Stanford was crowned a league champion in the long jump and took third in the 100 and Karynna Long captured the 400m hurdle title while claiming third in the 100m hurdles. Abby Rodriquenz won the 800 and was second in the 400, Grace Richard took the discus and the 4×800 relay of Lilia Baril, Sage Orni, Kendra Eberhardt and Lauren King claimed first.
Lauren Long (mile), Olivia Waldron (high jump), Alexa Jenkins (shot put) and Addie Jacobs (triple jump) each had second-place showings, as did the 4×100 relay team (Reese Haefner, Jenkins, Richard, Waldron) and the 4×400 relay runners (Angelina Brackett, Emma King, Morgan Jarrett, Evee Mabon).
Cassie Cohen took third in the discus, while Aliya Holden (100m hurdles), Stanford (200), King (400, triple jump), Lauren Long (800), Mabon (mile), Courtney Raferzeder-Moisan (javelin) and Waldron (long jump) had fourth-place finishes.
Jenkins (100), Jacobs (100m hurdles), Waldron (200), Lyla Dellasanta (400m hurdles) and Richard (shot put) each had a fifth-place finish, while Orni and Mabon tied for fifth in the pole vault.
Breanna Bajko (mile, 800), Thomas (2 mile) and Baril (high jump) rounded out Lunenburg’s scorers with sixth-place finishes.
Oakmont’s Lydia Kreidler won the high jump at 5-0, while Fiona Picone took second in the 2 mile, finishing in 12:08.46, and Madison O’Brien was second in the pole vault at 7-06.
On the boys’ side, the Blue Knights finished just behind Quabbin, with Groton-Dunstable (76) in third, followed closely by Hudson (74). Oakmont was fifth with 50 points.
Lunenburg’s effort was led by Tim Smith, who won the 100 (11.72) and 200 (23.62) and finished fourth in the long jump, while Brady Iovanni won the 100m hurdles (16.63) and 400m hurdles (1:00.14). Michael Alleva claimed both the 800 (2:03.50) and mile (4:29.38)..
Zach MacLure won the 400 (52.91) and was second in the 800 (2:06.88) and Ben Sweet was first in the 2 mile (11:05.17). Jackson Dance won the discus (118-05) and was third in the shot put, while the 4×100 relay team of Seth Tardie, Ben Bartow, Cooper Shaw and Jackson Haefner and the 4×800 relay team of Sweet, Bodie Orni, Simon Garcia and Chris Roy were victorious.
Benjamin Bartow was third in the javelin, Ruben Parrilla claimed third in the triple jump and Roy took fourth in the 800. The 4×400 relay team of Adam Martin, Nicholas Coronel, Bryce Whalen and Parrilla added a third-place finish.
Oakmont’s Travis Rusak took second in the javelin, while Cam Cormier was third in the pole vault. The 4×800 relay team of Alex Kelly, Seth Loudon, Ben Landry and Bryan Moores also claimed third.
The 4×400 relay of Loudon, Kelly, Cameron Farley and Russell Hertel was fourth, as was the 4×100 relay team of Nicholas Goodchild, Aidan Cleaves, Farley and Cameron Brenton. Declan Leclair claimed fourth in the triple jump and 400m hurdles, Willie Pridgen was fourth in the shot put and Goodchild was fourth in the 110m hurdles.