Track teams hoping to rebound at league meetBy Mike Berger
Both CHS outdoor track teams go into this week’s Hockomock League Championships winless, but the boys’ team came very close to its first win, losing by two points last week to Foxboro 68-66. The girls’ team was defeated by the Warriors 90-46.
Derek Seto led the boys with two first-place finishes as he won both the 100-meter dash (11.3 sec.) and the long jump (17’8”).
Cam Huber finished the 400 in a virtual tie with an impressive time of 50.5 seconds. He also came back to win the 200 in 23.4 seconds and finished third in the high jump at five feet, four inches.
Senior Julian Malbranche won the discus with a personal-best throw of 113 feet, while junior Matt Waldman got his first win in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 128 feet, three inches. In addition, junior Joe Sabatino finished second in the 400 hurdles (71.6), and Wilton Mok got his first points with a second-place finish in the 110 high hurdles (20.4).
Other Canton scorers were: Jake Fruci, first, mile, 4:45; Obi Nwankwo, third, 400, 54 seconds, and second, 200, 25.5 seconds; Craig Mills, second, 800, 2:12.5; Ian Mills, third, 2:14; John Whittemore, third, two mile, 11:35; Peter Sheehan, second, shot put, 35 feet, 10 inches, and second, discus, 109 feet. Both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays also placed first.
For the girls’ team, head coach Ben Matson noted several achievements in the past few weeks. In the Stoughton meet, Michaela Kelly had a great race in the 400, and in the freshmen-sophomore meet, Chloe Shepard and Ellie Teague both had personal-best times in the hurdles. Teague also performed well against Foxboro, while sophomore Rachel Campagna ran a personal best in the 100 and placed fifth.
Both CHS teams will be participating in the league meet this week at Oliver Ames. The field events were held on Wednesday and the running events will be held Thursday (today) beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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