Girls indoor track edges Stoughton in season finale

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The CHS girls indoor track team won its first league meet of the season on its fifth and final attempt, narrowly edging Stoughton 51-49 on Thursday, January 19, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

“The girls came together and worked hard in a total-team effort,” said head coach Anna Amico. “I am very proud of the effort they put forth. These ladies have working extremely hard and gave all they had.”

Senior Hannah Link won both the 300m and long jump and was part of the winning 4×400 relay along with Sarah Collins, Leianna Brune and Amanda Doria. The lady Bulldogs also finished 1-2-3 in the 55-meter dash behind Selena Cho, Nicole Brown, and Jimisha Williams.

Also collecting wins for Canton were Claire Belisle in the 55m hurdles, Bronwyn Mahoney, and Collins. Collins added a second-place finish in the mile while James Polgrove took second in the two-mile and third in the mile. Other point scorers included Brune, 2nd, 600m; Olivia Stevens, 3rd, 1,000m; and Colleen Boucher, 3rd, high jump.

The boys team, meanwhile, did not enjoy the same success as they fell to the Black Knights 80-20 to finish 0-5 on the season. Jack Healey and Muhammad Sambo were the leading point scorers as they each posted a first- and second-place finish — Healey in the mile and two-mile and Sambo in the 300m and 55m.

Also scoring for the boys team were Dillon Anderson, who took second in the 600m, and John Guenther, who placed third in the 55m hurdles. “I am also so proud of the boys team,” said Amico. “They have been working extremely hard and many of them are continuing to improve their times and distances.”

Both teams are now preparing for the Hockomock League Championships on February 11.

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