Wrapping Up First Two Days Of State Relays (& More)

The MSTCA State Relays (and more) are in full force this weekend at various venues throughout the state. We’ve already let you know about the Division 3 State Relays on Friday. Below, is what’s also happened after the first two days.



The boys’ and girls’ team competition at the Division 6 State Relays were polar opposite to each other.

Amesbury was simply dominant in securing the boys’ title. The Red Hawks won six events, including a 1-2 finish in the shot put relay to double the score of host and runner-up West Bridgewater with a 90-45 decision.

On the girls’ side, Ipswich escaped with a 61-62 win over second-place Case.

Amesbury proved victorious in the 4x100m (MR, 44.45 seconds, 4x800m (9:05.22), 4×1,600m (20:27.4), discus (376 feet, 6 inches) and shot put (136-11.5) relays.

Ipswich scored in eight events and earned gold in three of them – Shuttle Hurdle (MR, 1:08.67), 4x400m (MR, 4:20.79) and 4x800m (10:58.66). Ipswich was also second in the 4x200m (1:53.88).

Case was kept in the meet, thanks to its depth. The Maroon and Gold scored in 11 of the 14 events.




You can’t ask for anything closer than what transpired in the girls’ meet of the Div. 4 State Relays at Dracut. A tie for eighth in the shot put relay proved to be the difference in Holliston escaping with a 50.48-50 win over runner-up Newburyport

As to be expected, the distance-heavy Panthers won the 4×1,600m (22:21.56) and distance medley (13:04.18) relays. The Panthers, who scored in 10 events, were able to pull out the win despite the absence of star runner Carmen Luisi, who was unable to compete due to an injury. Newburyport came out on top in the 4x400m (4:12.25) and javelin (73.76 meters) relays. The Clippers scored in seven of the 14 events.

In the boys’ competition, depth played a huge role for Wakefield, an 82-72 victor over Burlington. The Warriors were triumphant in just one relay but scored in nine events, including 14 points in the 4×1,600m, 12 points in the 4x800m and 10 points with their lone win in the pole vault (8.85 meters) relay.

In contrast, Burlington scored 40 of its points based on victories in the sprint medley (3:40.26), javelin (126.06 meters), long jump (18.69 meters) and shot put (41.68 meters) relays.



Make that eight straight Div. 5 titles for North Reading in the girls’ competition. The Hornets were not to be denied in this one, reaching the century mark with a 100-65.38 win over Weston at Seekonk.

North Reading won six of the 14 events, placing first in the shuttle hurdle (MR, 1:05.68), long jump (15.18 meters), high jump (4.46 meters), javelin (79.05 meters), pole vault (25.0 meters) and triple jump (30.48 meters) relays.

Top finishes in several events enabled Weston to breeze to an 85-56 victory in the boys’ meet. The Wildcats came out on top in five events and were second in two more. Weston earned gold in the 4x100m (43.39), 4x800m (8:30.61), 4×1,600m (19:14.38), long jump (18.33 meters) and pole vault (31.06 meters) relays.

East Bridgewater won the shuttle hurdle (1:07.25) and triple jump (37.21 meters) relays.



In the District E Relays at Gardner,. Algonquin swept the Division 1 titles. The Titans edged Westborough, 89.49-87.49 to take home the boys’ plaque, while the girls were a 136-105 victor over runner-up Wachusett.

For Div. 2, Uxbridge defeated Ayer Shirley, 71-61, in the boys’ meet. Lunenburg beat Ayer Shirley, 95-89, on the girls’ side.





Longmeadow and East Longmeadow were the respective boys’ and girls’ team champions at the Steele Relays in West Springfield. Winning 12 of the 14 events, Longmeadow outscored the host team by 32.48 points with a final score of 86.48. East Longmeadow slipped by Chicopee, 48-42, for the girls’ title.


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