Ipswich 78, Pentucket 68
Pentucket dropped its third straight meet to start the season, losing 78-68 to Ipswich on Monday to fall to 0-3 on the season.
Despite the loss, a number of Pentucket athletes had strong showings once again. Cooper Carifio placed first in the 200-meter dash (24.51) and second in the 100-meter dash (11.88), Liam Corkery won the javelin (143-3) and placed second in the 400-meter run (56.76), Alex Demeule won the mile (4:46.23), Will Dwyer won the 400-meter hurdles (65.5), Jack Drelick won the discus (96-8) and Josh Wildes won the 800-meter run (2:08.93).
Triton 84, Saugus 60
North Reading 73, Triton 72
Triton opened its spring season with a dramatic tri-meet with Saugus and North Reading, with the Vikings beating Saugus handily while losing a heartbreaker to North Reading at the very end.
The Vikings’ top performers included Brandon Duford, who took first in the 400-meter hurdles (63.4), 110-meter hurdles (18.1), high jump (5-4) and second in the pole vault; Austin Stevens, who took first in the pole vault (11 feet) and the triple jump (38-5); Max Luttenbacher, who won the discus (122 feet); Andrew Perilli, who won the javelin (129-5); Mark Theberge, who won the shot put (41-2); Nick Amello, who won the 400-meter run (55.1); Cam Atherton, won won the 200-meter dash (24.3) and placed second in the 100-meter dash; Ethan Smith, who won the mile (5:23) and Ryan Kent, who won the 800-meter run (2:11).
Amesbury 84, Hamilton-Wenham 62
The Amesbury boys won their second meet of the season yesterday, beating Hamilton-Wenham 84-62 to improve to 2-1 on the season. Picking up first-place finishes for Amesbury were Patrick Halloran in the 400-meter hurdles (60.2), Pat Foley in the javelin (129-6), Nick Fortuna, shot put (38-3 1/2), Alex Ingersol in the discus (112-2), Adam Elfiki in the pole vault (10 feet), Doug Masi in the 100-meter dash (11.6), Fred Halloran in the 800-meter run (3:29.6), James Stone in the 400-meter run (52.6) and the 4x400 relay team of Doug Masi, Keith Merchant, Garrett Collins and Bailey Flanagan.