It’s Acton-Boxborough Boys, Central Catholic Girls In Div. 1

Spurred by victories from Ajay Raina and Leonid Buriak, Acton Boxbrough captured the boys’ team title at Thursday’s MIAA Division 1 State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Revolution defeated second-place Lexington, 51-39. Brockton was third with 38.33 points. On the girls’ side, Central Catholic emerged victorious. The Raiders scored in eight of the 11 events en route to a 64-48 decision over Framingham. Franklin was third with 44 points.

For Acton Boxborough, Raina earned gold in the 600-meter run with a fast 1 minute, 20.85 seconds. It was the second time that the A-B senior went under 1:21 this season. He leads the state with a best of 1:20.59.

Buriak earned his victory by taking the 55m dash in 6.45. a time that ranks him No. 2 statewide.

Chris Lanard of Boston College High took over the No. 1 spot in the rankings in the mile with a season best of 4:18.48. Also at No. 1 in the distance events is Lowell’s Jack Courtney, who broke the tape in the two mile with a crisp 9:12.71.I

In what proved to be a very competitive 300m, Haverhill’s Natanael Vigo Catala improved on his state-leader with a PR of 34.25. The top 10 runners in the field broke 36 seconds!

Brockton’s Lucas Andrade moved to No. 1 in the 55m hurdles with a winning 7.52, a best by nearly two tenths of a second.

Central Catholic managed just one victory in the girls’ meet. The Raiders’ 4x200m relay was the fastest for the day, combining for a time of 1:46.76.

Framingham’s Abby Desmarais had a banner night and appears ready for the Meet of Champions just over a week away. Desmarias had two state-leaders, blazing to a time of 7.03 in the 55m dash and becoming the first MA girl to break 40 seconds in the 300m with a best of 39.61. The Flyers also had wins from Emily Richardson in the shot (39 feet, 0.5 inches) and Sasha Lamankina in the 600m (1:36.43).

Wachusett broke four minutes in the 4x400m with a time of 3:59.76 and Gabrielle Pierre of Lincoln Sudbury leaped 19-2.25 to take the long jump. Both were new state No. 1s.

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