Local Roundup: Fitchburg Track Stars Shine at State Meet
ROXBURY -- It was a record-setting day for the Fitchburg High School boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams at Friday’s Division 2 state championship at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Olamide Bamgbose, Wonuola Ashaju, Emerson Scott and Elle Scott finished fourth in the 4x200-meter relay, setting a new school record with a time of 1:48.44. Emerson Scott as also a standout individually, placing fourth with new personal-best time of 9.02 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles.
Senior Evans Oduro represented the Fitchburg boys, finishing fourth in the 55 hurdles with a personal-best time of 7.80 seconds, and taking eighth place in the long jump.
Cairo Jimenez scored 16 points to lead Fitchburg (4-15) in the hard-fought loss. Fellow Red Raiders Bryan Beltre (11 points) and Gabe Rivera (10 points) also played well. Evan Cook finished with a game-high 34 points to lead Groton-Dunstable (15-4).
Monty Tech 35
Justin Pimental had a solid day for Monty Tech (6-15) in defeat, recording six points, five steals and four assists. Teammate Tom McNamara led the Bulldogs in scoring with eight points.
Evan Pappas scored a game-high 21 points and teammate Colton Bosselait chipped in with 10 for Oakmont Regional (10-9), which clinched a spot in the upcoming district tournament with the win. Jason Reynolds scored 17 points for Lunenburg (4-14).
North Brookfield 56
Sizer’s Sebastian Rodriguez scored 17 points to reach 1,000 for his career in the hard-fought loss. Also playing well for the Tigers (9-10) were Gaviel Rodriguez (13 points) and Francisco Rodriguez (10 points).
Kylie Lison scored 21 points and Leah Pelkey added 14 as the Spartans (19-0) closed in on an unbeaten regular season with the Senior Night victory. Oakmont will face off with Leominster on Tuesday in its regular-season finale.
Along with Lison and Pelkey, fellow seniors Hannah Cravedi (7 points, 4 steals), Rachel Sinclair (6 points, 10 rebounds) and Hannah Farineau also played well.
Lunenburg was led by Madison Sullender (9 points), Emily Dumford (8 points) and Autumn Tibbetts (7 points).
St. Bernard’s 33
Sabrina Patton finished with eight points, Lissa Hoyt scored seven and Brooke Senatore had six points to lead St. Bernard’s (10-9) in defeat. Next up, the Bernardians will travel to face Nashoba Regional on Monday.
North Brookfield 44
Anna Pettirossi scored 13 points and Claire Peterson chipped in with 12 for Sizer in defeat. The Tigers (7-13) also received strong performances from Elysia Cormier (7 points) and Wiley Doucette (4 points), but the visitors’ depth proved to be too much to overcome. Serenity Ayala led North Brookfield (8-11) with 15 points.
Shepherd Hill 67
Grace Adams scored 20 points and Destina Vivo-Amore had seven for Leominster (10-8, 3-5).
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