Outdoor track and field league meets are in full swing, with several local programs and athletes shining at the Mid-Wach B and C championships on Wednesday.
Lunenburg’s girls claimed the Mid-Wach C title on their home track, while Nashoba Regional’s boys and girls easily captured Mid-Wach B crowns in Bolton.
The Blue Knights piled up 192 points to outdistance Groton-Dunstable (113), Hudson (95), Quabbin Regional (49) and Oakmont Regional (45).
Carli Stanford won the 100 (12.89), 200 (27.04) and long jump (16-0) for the Blue Knights, while Karynna Long placed in four events, winning the 100m hurdles, taking second in the discus, third in the 400m hurdles, and fourth in the long jump.
Abby Rodriguenz won the 800 and took second in the 400, Alexa Jenkins won the shot put and was fifth in both the discus and 100 and Lauren Long was the runner-up in both the 2 mile and mile. The 4×800 relay of Angie Brackett, Kendra Eberhard, Lauren King and Breanna Bajko was also victorious.
Oakmont’s Madi O’Brien was the lone first-place finisher for the Spartans, winning the pole vault at 8-6.
Groton-Dunstable’s boys took the Mid-Wach C title with 141 points, followed by Quabbin (118), Lunenburg (115), Oakmont (107) and Hudson (74).
Lunenburg’s efforts were led by its relays and field athletes, with the 4×100 and 4×400 groupings taking first.
Ray Beardmore won the discus for the Blue Knights with a throw of 140-0, while Ben Bartow won the javelin at 149-0.
Oakmont saw Russell Hertel take first in the 400 with a time of 52.37 seconds.
Nashoba’s boys took care of business at home with a whopping 201 points, followed by Leominster in second with 99. Marlboro (88), North Middlesex (82) and Fitchburg (82) took third through fifth, respectively.
Gabriel Merrow paced Nashoba, winning the 100 (11.31), 400 (52.55) and pole vault (10-0), while Connor Acierno claimed first in the 800 (2:05.9). Sawyer O’Riorden was first in the high jump (6-2) and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays won.
Stefano Penniman claimed wins in the 200 (24.3) and javelin for Leominster (148-5), while teammate Darius Davison won the 400m hurdles (1:00.38).
North Middlesex saw wins from Alexander Murray in the mile (4:54.61), Samuel Donovan in the 2 mile (10:59.26) and its 4×400 relay team, while Fitchburg’s Stephen Bate won the long jump (21-2) and teammate Ryan Tamfu claimed the triple jump (40-6).
In the Mid-Wach B girls meet, Nashoba compiled 212, followed by North Middlesex (110), Marlboro (109), Leominster (66) and Fitchburg (55).
Lailee Joyce, Nashoba won the 800 (2:38.92) for the Wolves, while teammate Ella Rogers won the mile (5:40.46) and Caroline Collins took the 2 mile (12:12.88). Bella Cotter added a win in the discus (89-1), Lilia Rosadini took the javelin (106-1) and Hannah Benoit captured the high jump (4-9).
Nashoba also won the 4×400 relay.
Caitlin Kimball won the 400m hurdles (1:17.26) for North Middlesex and Sam DiFonte was victorious in the long jump (16-0.5) for the Patriots.
Athena Williams picked up the win in the 100m hurdles (17.52) for Fitchburg, which also claimed the 4×100 relay.
Leominster’s Tishany De La Rosa took first in the 200 (27.28) and the Blue Devils were first in the 4×800.