The Newburyport girls indoor track team made history on Friday night, winning the program's first-ever Division 4 state relay title and highlighting an outstanding overall showing by local athletes at the big statewide competitions. The Amesbury boys also finished as runner-ups at Saturday's Division 5 state relays, the Triton boys and Pentucket girls took third in the Division 4 meet, and between all of the local teams, numerous school records were broken.
Newburyport girls claim first title
The Newburyport girls took the top spot in the Division 4 meet, scoring 34 team points to edge out Nauset (28 point), Pentucket (25 points) and Melrose (25 points) for the title.
The Clippers won the 4x50 yard dash for the fourth consecutive year, with Olivia Sousa, Julia Tribastone, Sam King and Nieve Morrissey taking first overall in 25.34. Newburyport got a second victory in the distance medley relay, with Clara Riley, Caroline Kelly, Emma Delahunty and Lucy Gagnon setting a new school record to win in 10:14.81.
Newburyport also placed third in the 4x200 and 4x800 relays, with Tribastone, Sousa, King and Jillian Coletti finishing the 4x200 in 1:50.27 while the 4x800 relay finished in 10:14.81. The Clippers added a fifth place finish in the 4x400 (4:18.15) and seventh in the 4x50 shuttle hurdles (32.46) to cap off the historic day.
The Newburyport boys placed 16th overall in their competition with five team points. The Clippers were fourth in the 4x800 (8:27.71), sixth in the distance medley relay (11:21.15), seventh in the high jump relay (16-4 1/2) and eighth in the long jump relay (54-3 3/4).
Amesbury boys Division 5 runner-ups
The Amesbury boys took second overall at Saturday's Division 5 state relays, scoring 40 points to finish just behind meet champion Dover-Sherborn (44 points).
Amesbury took first in the 4x50 shuttle hurdle relay, with Xavier Roy, Will Fortin, Will Tessmer and Francisco Laracuente winning in 28.73, while also scoring points in seven other events.
The Indians took second in the 4x50 yard dash, with Ethan Rowe, Nicolas Bucyk, Shea Cucinotta and Ben Ayotte finishing in 23.68, and Amesbury also took third in both the 4x200 and 4x800 relays. Cucinotta, Laracuente, Bucyk and Ayotte ran a 1:38.08 in the 4x200 and Andrew Chace, Carter Higgins, Rowe and Max Bohler finished the 4x800 in 8:34.23.
Amesbury went on to take fourth in the high jump relay (16-1 3/4) and long jump relay (51-10), fifth in the shot put relay (115-7) and sixth in the distance medley relay (11:28.90).
The girls finished 11th overall with 14 points, with the girls 4x50 yard relay team of Beverly Browne, Madison Sanchez, Ceara Cronin and Nixie Raymond taking first overall in 26.05. The shuttle hurdle relay of Sanchez, Cronin, Raymond and Browne also reached the podium, placing fourth in 33.59.
Record-setting day for Triton
The Triton boys' sprint relays enjoyed historic performances to help the Vikings place third overall (29.5 points) at the Division 4 state relays, with both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams setting new school records to finish first overall.
The 4x200 team of Reilly Gagnon, Chatham Campbell, Ben Campbell and Joe Delmonico finished in 1:33.95 while the 4x400 team of Gagnon, Chatham Campbell, Ben Campbell and Graham Stedfast ran a 3:33.78. The 4x800 team of Tyler Stranc, Keegan Ritchie, Nick Ritchie and Stedfast also took second (8:25.01) and the shuttle hurdle (29.86) and long jump (54-9 1/4) relays each took sixth.
The Triton girls finished 14th as a team with eight points, with the girls 4x200 team of Julia Beauvais, Emily Colby, Olivia Ritchie and Trinity Cole also setting a new school record with 1:50.33 to finish fourth. The shot put relay (86-11) finished fifth, the 4x400 (4:18.31) and 4x800 (10:17.59) each took sixth and the 4x50 (26.34) and distance medley relay (13:35.76) each took seventh.
Sachems sprint ahead
The Pentucket girls set two new school records on their way to a third overall finish (25 points) at the Division 4 state relays.
The 4x200 relay team of Sabrina Campbell, Emily Rubio, Sage Smith and Syeira Campbell were first overall in 1:47.18, smashing the old school record by nearly three seconds, and the 4x50 yard dash relay of Sabrina Campbell, Syeira Campbell, Emily Rubio and Smith took second in a record time of 25.94.
Pentucket's team of Emily Rubio, Nicole Tudisco and Liv Reagan also placed third in the high jump relay (14-4), the shuttle hurdle relay team finished fifth (32.08) and the distance medley relay took eighth (13:59.06).
The Pentucket boys did not score in their meet. The Sachems took seventh in the 4x800 (8:38.64) and eighth in the high jump relay (16-2 1/2).