The State Relays occupied this past weekend and in typical fashion we had a number of fine performances turned in my our MA track & field athletes. That, of course, bodes well for the championship season, which will be sooner rather than later this spring.
On the girls’ side, for this week’s HOKA Female Athlete(s) Of The Week, we’d like to nominate the Sprint Medley squad from Newton South. The Lions’ foursome, which consisted of junior Ellie Joly, senior Christine Zong, freshman Emily Frawley and senior Amelia Everett won the Division 1 title with a time of 4 minutes, 8.13 seconds, the fastest time in the state by more than five seconds and No. 19 in the national rankings. Jolly and Zong averaged in the 28-second range for their 200m legs, Frawley had a 400m split of 61.7 for her leg and Everett anchored with a 2:10 for 800m.