Mercury Games On Saturday Was Just Grand

The second installment of the Mercury Games took place this past Saturday with its Grand Invitational.

Like the first one back in December, the fun and the competition proved to be top-notch.

Or shall we say, just Grand!

The meet, held at Norton High’s Kent Taylor Track, had four multiple champions with a trio from the host school.

The Lancers’ Zoe Santos won a close battle with Hopkinton’s Evelyn Woodbury in the high jump, taking the title on fewer misses with both clearing 5 feet, 2 inches. Santos also earned gold in the long jump with a leap of 17-5.5 and was second in the triple jump at 34-10.25. Westwood’s Victoria McGowan claimed the top spot with a 35-6.25 effort.

Norton’s Jillian Strynar and Stephen Collins swept the sprints. Strynar blazed to a time of 12.56 in the 100-meter dash and 26.16 in the 200m. Collins was timed in 11.27 and 23.10 in the respective events.

Middleboro’s Isabel Wheeler raced to fast 14.95 in the 100m hurdles. She had a best of 14.94 in the preliminaries, a time that ranks No. 4 in the state behind teammate Mia Lee-Bowens (14.81). Wheeler also anchored her team’s first-place 4x100m (51.50) relay.

Among other highlights, Westwood’s Tea Pagnotti clocked a triumphant1:00.60 in the girls’ 400m and Middleboro’s Lekan Sotonwa was a convincing winner in the boys’ 800m where he was timed in 2:02.08.

Click on links below for complete results and nearly 250 great pics by Allan Litchfield Photography. For even more shots, check out the Mercury Games account in Instagram (



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