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Warrior boys drub Hawks

A strong performance in the field events helped Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a 97-48 Intercounty League boys’ track and field victory over Frontier Regional School Monday afternoon in Buckland.

The Warriors won all but one event in the field and swept all eight points by taking first, second and third place in the shot put, javelin and triple jump. Warrior coach Shawn Billings said he was pleased with his team’s effort.

“The guys are really working hard,” he explained. “I’ve never had a team this dedicated.”

Leroy Page won a pair of events in the field as he threw the javelin 162 feet, 3 inches and put the shot 43 feet, 93/ 4 inches. He was also part of the winning 4 x 400 team that finished in a time of 3 minutes, 50.1 seconds and included teammates Mike Schuetze, Cam Olanyk and Josh Rode.

Rode won a pair of events, capturing the 800 in 2:06.9 and the triple jump in 38-91/ 4. Amar Abbatiello swept the hurdling events with a time of 17.3 seconds in the 110-meter highs and a time of 63.6 in the 400 intermediates. Eli Shearer was a two-time winner on the day with victories in the 200 (23.7) and the long jump (19-21/ 2), and he also ran the anchor leg of the winning 4 x 100 team of Lucas Purington, Jon White and Matt Walsh that finished in 46 seconds.

Purington won the 400 in a sparkling 53.1, while Olanyk won the mile in 4:55.6. Jacob Cross captured the high jump at 5-8, and Josh Taylor won the discus in 105-2.

Collin Higgins won the 100 for the Red Hawks in 12.2 seconds. Connor Hamilton won the 2-mile in 12:17.7, and Jamie Blinder won the pole vault at 11 feet.

Mahar 94, Greenfield 51 — Mahar Regional School’s dominance on the track and depth in the field events helped it to a 94-51 IL boys’ track and field victory over Greenfield High School Monday afternoon in Orange.

Mahar won eight of the 10 events on the track, including a sweep of the hurdling events by Dan Bergman, who won the 110 highs in 17.9 seconds, and the 400 intermediates in 70.7. Mahar also swept both relay events.

While the victories on the track were very noticeable, something that went under the radar was its depth in the field events. The Green Wave won five of the seven field events but Mahar filled many of the second- and third-place slots, which helped it gain valuable points. A team gets five points for winning an event, three for second place, and one for third. Of the 14 slots for second and third place in the seven field events, Mahar’s athletes took 11, gaining the Senators valuable points to help offset the event victories by Wave athletes.

Andrew Wagner won the 100 (11.5) and the long jump (19-6 3/ 4) for Mahar, Angel Biegen won the 400 (54.2), Isaak Reinikainen won the 800 (2:15.4), and Zabien Shaw won the mile (5:07.5). Ethan Nye added a win in the triple jump in 41-4 1/ 4.

Ben Darmanchev won two events for Greenfield, capturing the javelin (131-1) and the shot put (43-3), while Vlad Popusoi cleared 14 feet to win the pole vault. Scott Grote won the discus (119-6), Kodey LaBombard won the high jump (5-8), Will Borcy won the 2-mile (11:05.3), and Dominic Glasson won the 200 (24.7).

Girls’ meet

Frontier 121, Palmer 24 — Frontier won all but one event Monday and earned its first win of the season with a 121-24 Suburban League girls’ track & field victory over Palmer High School in South Deerfield.

Kat Miner won three events for the Red Hawks with victories in the 100 (13.8), 200 (28.3) and the high jump (5-5). Miner attempted to clear the school record of 5-61/ 2 in the high jump but narrowly missed it. Katherine Conlisk won the javelin (115-7) and the 100 high hurdles (19.2), while Sarah Conlisk had a victory in the 800 in 2:31.8 that coach Bob Smith called “a very good time in the 800 for this early in the season.” Savannah Emery won the 400 (70.7), Caitlin Burnett won the mile (6:02.5), Taryn Marquis won the 2-mile (13:29), and Zoe Barker took the 400 low hurdles (77.3). Claire Cycz won the long jump (13-11), Kimmi Logan won both the triple jump (29-81/ 2) and the pole vault (8-0), and Megan Grace-Slocombe won the discus (71-4).

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