Girls’ long jump wins Class C relay eventBy Mike Berger
A Canton High School outdoor track relay unit of senior Vicky Tondre, sophomore Rachel Campagna, and junior Mellyn Costello placed first in the long jump at the State Class C Relay event held last weekend.
Another relay unit consisting of Tondre, Campagna, and junior Erika Boughter placed fourth in the triple jump.
In earlier action last week, the Bulldogs lost to Attleboro 84-52 to fall to 0-3 on the season.
Tondre, the team’s leading scorer, picked up victories in the 100-meter dash and the triple jump and placed second in the 200-meter race.
Victories were also recorded by freshman Julia Guerini in the mile, sophomore Amanda Eagles in the 800, Costello in the 100-meter hurdles, and sophomore Courtney Loughnane in the two-mile.
Second-place finishes were earned by junior Lauren Winter in the mile and Campagna in the triple jump. Third-place finishes were recorded by Costello in the long jump, freshman Julie Newton in the javelin, and Campagna in the 200.
For the boys’ team, junior Obi Nwankwo led the team in scoring with two first-place finishes in a 102-33 loss to Attleboro.
Nwankwo won the 400 meters in 50.7 seconds and the 200 in 23.1 seconds. Other victories were turned in by senior Derek Seto in the 100-meter dash (11.5 sec.) and senior Cam Huber in the 800 (1:59.8). Huber also anchored the winning 4×400 relay team, which featured juniors Craig and Ian Mills and senior Jake Fruci.
Freshmen Tim Gutowski and Matt Derbin got their first points of the season, with Derbin placing third in the 400-meter hurdles (69.2 sec.) and Gutowski running third in the two-mile (11:41).
Other point scorers included Fruci, second, mile, 4:46.4; junior Peter Sheehan, third, shot put, 36’9.5”; senior Julian Malbranche, third, javelin, 139’6”; and Seto, third, long jump, 17’5”.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams were due to face Stoughton at SHS on May 1 and will send representatives to the state freshmen-sophomore meet on May 5. Canton was due to face Foxboro in a home meet on Tuesday, May 8, at 3:30 p.m.
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