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Lunenburg’s Rivers Shatters 47-year-old School Record at Class C Boys’ Track Meet

May 12, 2019

DUDLEY -- David Gardner won two events and Joe Rivers shattered a 47-year-old school record to lead the Lunenburg boys’ track team to a fourth-place finish in Class C at Saturday’s District E class championships at Shepherd Hill Regional.

Gardner won the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches) and 800 meters (2:01) and also took second in the mile (4:34) to held the Blue Knights amass 40 team points. Sutton was first with 88 points in Class C. After the meet, Gardner was presented the Johnny Wallace Award, given to the meet’s most outstanding male athlete.

Also for Lunenburg, Rivers won the shot put with a meet-record distance of 55 feet, 3 inches, eclipsing a school record set in 1972 by John Dupis. Rivers also took first place in the discus with a distance of 129-9.

Michael Alleva placed sixth in the 2-mile for the Blue Knights in 10:32, and the team of Robbie Nash, Wes Frank, Caden Palma and Alleva placed sixth in the 4x400 relay in 4:00.32.

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Class A

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Leominster

Leominster won two events in Class A on Saturday, finishing seventh as a team with 33 points. Wachusett Regional was first overall with 108 points.

Winning their events for the Blue Devils were Jonathan Polanco (800 meters, 2:00.11) and Joachim Ennoo (long jump, 22-7.25). Francis Nuamah took fourth place in the 110-meter hurdles and Liam Curtin finished sixth in the discus. Ennoo also took second place in the triple jump.

Nashoba

Nashoba Regional placed 10th in Class A with 24 points.

Leading the Chieftains were Mason Jones (2nd, pole vault, 12 feet), Freddy Collins (2nd, 2-mile, 10:03.62), Luke Halbrooks (5th, high jump, 5-10; 9th, 400 hurdles, 1:05.95), Ethan Sarafin (5th, 400, 52.78), Tristan O’Riorden (5th, 110 hurdles, 16.61) and Michael Nair (7th, 400, 53.56).

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Class B

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North Middlesex

North Middlesex Regional took second place in Class B with 80 points, trailing only Quabbin Regional (118).

Carson Doody won the javelin with a toss of 170 feet, 6 inches. Owen Marr was sixth in 127-19 and John O’Friel took seventh in 126-2.

O’Friel (40-7) and Benjamin Whittemore (39-11.5) took third and fourth in the shot put. Whittemore was also fourth in the discus (114-6).

Also for North Middlesex, Edward McCarthy won the pole vault (13-6), Doody captured first place in the triple jump (42-3) and Rion Crear was sixth in the 400 (53.41).

Nicholas Woolsey won the 110 hurles (15.45) with teammate Jack Galligan close behind in second place (16.09). Galligan was also second in the 400 hurdles (1:00.31).

Gardner

The Wildcats finished 14th with six points.

Cameron Davis was fourth in the 2-mile (10:43.29), Hunter Graves was sixth in the mile (4:49.74) and Cory Zollo finished seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:04.54).

Oakmont

Oakmont Regional placed 15th with three team points.

Justin Tralongo finished fifth in the 110 hurdles (17.27) and Michael Heins was seventh in the high jump (5-6) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (12.22). Martin Steucek placed seventh in the 2-mile (11:21.9).