Girls track edges Milford for 1st win; boys fall to 0-3

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The CHS girls track team needed every point to defeat Milford for its first win of the season in a January 2 league meet at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston.

“Every point mattered on the girls side and it was a true team effort,” head coach Anna Amico said of the 57-43 victory.

The lady Bulldogs swept the top three spots in the 55-meter dash behind winner Selena Cho (7.87 seconds), Hannah Link (8.04), and Nicole Brown (8.06). Canton also swept the high jump behind Tanya Bastien, Sam Koplik, and Claire Belisle.

Other top performers for the girls included Sarah Collins, who won the 1,000m in 3:37.36, Lauren Peplau, who placed second in the 600m (1:54.70), and Ally Chin and Chloe Pennachio, who took second and third, respectively, in the two-mile race.

The girls also had a strong presence in the 55-meter hurdles behind Koplik (10.01) and Claire Belisle (10.22), who placed second and third. Both CHS relay teams also won their respective events, which aided the victory.

The boys team was not as fortunate, losing 70-30. However, there were several individual standouts, including senior Mark Clancy, who won both the mile (4:58.02) and two-mile (10:39.63).

Pat Hession also placed first in the 600m (1:32.40), and Ben Mendillo won the shot put with a best throw of 32 feet, six inches.

Also scoring for Canton were Courtland Priest, who placed third in the mile with a personal-best time of 5:02.40, and Jack Healey, who finished second in the 1,000m in 3:03.63.

Both track teams were due to face Stoughton on Wednesday and will compete in the state relays on Friday night, January 8.

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