D3 State Relays: It’s Walpole Boys, Mansfield Girls!

Two month after winning the indoor title, the Walpole boys were champions again at the MSTCA Division 3 State Relay on Friday night Just like it was during the winter, depth played a key role for the Tigers on the outdoor surface. Walpole scored in seven events, finishing second or better in six of them to post a 67-48 victory over second-place Reading Memorial.

For the girls, Mansfield defeated runner-up Masconomet, 67-59, for the top prize. The Hornets captured three events and finished second in three more to spur their triumph.

Walpole was victorious in two events, the 4×200-meter relay and the shot put relay, In the 4x200m the quartet of Brady Thomas, John Daher, Issa Kourani and Austin Feener combined for a time of 1 minute, 31.52 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of runner-up Masconomet (1:34.44). Yoan Terzyski, Andi Kurtiqi and Casi Soto-Brouillard won the SPR with a combined distance of 38.29 meters. Walpole also collected silver in the 4x100m (44.05), 4x800m (8:30.08), and shuttle hurdle (1:05.10) relays.

In the 4x400m, Milton and Reading were engaged in a tight battle that resulted in both squads dipping under 3:30. Milton got the best of its rival with a time of 3:28.19. Reading was timed in 3:28.79. The placements were reversed in the 4×800 where the Hornets struck gold with a time of 8:13.51. The Tigers finished at 8:30.08.

Southeastern Regional Voke came close to earning a New Balance Nationals qualifier in the shuttle hurdle relay with the quartet of Owen Tripp, Christian Roy, Jonas Diedrickson and Joseph Cook clocking 1:03.61. The automatic qualifying time is 1:02.50.

On the girls’ side, Mansfield scored more than half of its points in the field events, winning the shot put relay (28.63 meters) and placing second in the triple jump, long jump and javelin relays.

Mansfield also demonstrated its speed by scoring high in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relays. The Hornets won the 4x400m (4:15.16) and the 4x200m (1:48.08). Mansfield nearly made it three victories for the day, finishing less than a quarter of a second from North Reading in the 4x100m The Hornets were timed in 50.07 to their rival’s 49.90 winning effort.

Oliver Ames went home with the title in the 4×1,600m relay where they combined for a time of 21:25.33, currently No. 15 in the country.

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