Pittsfield's Nda Wins 100; County Squads Sweep D2 Mile Relays
Pittsfield's Emmanuel Nda broke a meet record and helped the Generals break into the top 10 at Saturday's Central/Western Massachusetts Division 1 Championships at Westfield State University.
In Division 2, the Mount Greylock girls notched the best team finish among Berkshire County teams, and the Lenox girls and Monument Mountain boys ran off with titles in the mile relay.
At Westfield State, Nda was two-tenths better than the 11.22 seconds Putnam Voc's Lamont Gooden ran in 2013 -- in Nda's qualifying round.
Then he lowered the bar to even further with a 10.80 in the finals to win the event and 10 team points for Pittsfield.
Nda placed second in the 200 to Westfield's Shea Drugan (22.13). The Pittsfield senior's 22.38 also would have been a meet record. the fastest time in meet history before Drugan and Nda's assault on the record books: a 22.49 recorded by Tahanto's Bryan Hayes in 2014.
Nda notched 18 points with his stellar sprints to contribute to Pittsfield's 39-point team total, good for sixth place among 26 teams recording points.
Westborough's boys won the team title with a score of 90.33.
Also on Saturday, Pittsfield got a second-place from Kieran Coscia in the discus (135-10) and another second from Sincere Moorer in the triple jump (42-7).
Pittsfield's girls earned a pair of fifth-place finishes in the relays. The 4-by-400 quartet as Lyndsay Vosburgh, Sydney Ferris, Ava Telladira and Meredith McCandless clocked a time of 4:29.54. In the 4-by-100, Tess Tierney, Cece Supranowicz, Jamie Duquette and Randi Duquette finished in 52.78.
At Lunenburg High School, Berkshire County rolled up the points in the final track event of boys' D2 morning meet and the girls' afternoon meet.
In the boys 4-by-400, Monument Mountain's Gavin Santos, Colin Kinne, Quinn Redpath and Lucien Firth ran a time of 3:32.44 to place first by 1.41 seconds ahead of runner-up Bromfield.
Third place in the mile relay went to Lenox's Harry Touloukian, Ely Carroll, Ted Yee and Andre Collins.
That performance added six points to Lenox's team total and helped the Millionaires place 11th overall with 24 points, the best boys finish by a Berkshire County team. Quabbin won the boys' title with 82 points; Mount Greylock placed 15th, Monument was 19th, Wahconah was 32nd, Taconic was 37th and Hoosac Valley's boys placed 39th.
The girls 4-by-400 relay was won by Lenox's Solia Schmid, Elyssa Scrimo, Savannah Reber and Mary Elliot in 4:15.92 -- nearly 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Mount Greylock (Sophia Mele, Lily McDermott, Chase Hoey and Maggie Nichols), which finished in 4:25.78.
Lenox's girls placed ninth out of 36 teams with 33 team points -- 10 from the 4-by-800 relay and four from the 4-by-800 relay that placed fifth when the meet began on Thursday.
"I think it just speaks to how much, as a team, we support each other and work hard to push each other every single day in workouts," Elliot said of the Millionaires' success in the relays. "We're such a small team, but we find the talent within each other and within ourselves."
Schmid indicated the best may still be to come.
"This season, we've broken like four or five school records," Schmid said. "[Scrimo] is in seventh grade, [Reber] is in eighth grade. And we just PR'd, and we won. It's just incredible."
Elliot, who placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 57.97 on Saturday, and Shmid are both juniors.
Mount Greylock's girls matched their finish from 2019 -- the last time there was high school track and field in Massachusetts -- by finishing second with 58.33 points, just behind team titlist Littleton, which collected 61.50 points.
Elizabeth Dupras, who placed second in the pentathlon on Thursday, contributed more points on Saturday with a second in the 100 hurdles (16.39) and a fourth in the long jump (17-3).
Mount Greylock freshman Nichols contributed both in the 4-by-400 and by finishing third in the 100 with a time of 13.16.
Mounties senior Jacqueline Wells provided 10 points on Saturday (and 14 points in the meet) by placing third in the 400 (1:02.17) and fifth in the triple jump (33-5-1/2).
The Wahconah girls placed 21st in the team standings. Pentathlete Aryianna Garceau, who placed
sixth fourth on Thursday, came back and placed seventh in the 100 on Saturday.
Hoosac Valley's girls placed 25th behind a third-place finish by Lilly Boudreau on Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles (1:07.74). Monument Mountain and Taconic placed 31st and 36th, respectively.
In the boys meet, Mount Greylock Saturday got a third-place finish in the discus from Ryan Goss (128-9) and a fifth-place showing from Daniel Warren (111-02).
Wahconah Saturday got sixth-place finishes in the 400 hurdles from Brennan Andersen (1:01.81) and in the long jump from Brodie Calvert (20-5-1/4). Taconic's Sean Harrigan placed sixth in the triple jump (39-3-3/4).
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Local finishers at Saturday's Central/Western Massachusetts Division 1 Championships (top eight places earn team points):
100 meters*: 11. Randi Duquette (P) 13.64
4-by-100 relay: 5. Pittsfield (Tess Tierney, Cece Supranowicz, Jamie Duquette, Randi Duquette 52.78.
4-by-400 relay: 5. Pittsfield (Lyndsay Vosburgh, Sydney Ferris, Ava Telladira, Meredith McCandless) 4:29.54.
100 meters*: 1. Emmanueal Nda (P) 10.80.
200 meters: 2. Emmanuel Nda (P) 22.38.
110 hurdles*: 9. Lucas Benoit (P) 17.28.
Triple jump: 2. Sincere Moorer (P) 42-7.
Discus: Kieran Coscia (P) 135-10.
LUNENBURG, Mass. -- Local finishers at Saturday's Central/Western Massachusetts Division 2 Championships (top eight places earn team points):
100 meters*: 3. Maggie Nichols (MG) 13.16; 7. Aryianna Garceau (W) 13.47; 14. Brody Kaley (W) 13.80; 20. Kate Villinski (L) 14.14; 22. Maire Scanlon (MG) 14.66.
200 meters: 14. Quinn Walton (W) 28.79; 19. Tiffin Martin (T) 29.50; 21. Madison Powell (MG) 30.85.
400 meters: 2. Mary Elliot (L) 57.97 3. Jacqueline Wells (MG) 1:02.17; 11. Grace Nelligan (T) 1:05.30; 13. Savannah Reber (L) 10:05.90; 19. Elyssa Scrimo (L) 1:08.25.
100 hurdles*: 2. Elizabeth Dupras (MG) 16.39; 10. Lenah Helmke (MM) 18.28; 13. Alyssa Garabedian (HV) 18.48; 16. Katherine Goss (MG) 19.11; 17. Kelly Anderson (W) 19.41; 18. Emma Carkhuff (W) 19.48; 19. Talia Rehill (HV) 19.49; 21. Phoebe Barnes (MG) 19.67; 22. Tiffin Martin (T) 19.81; 27. Kacie Chadwell (T) 22.77.
400 hurdles: 3. Lilly Boudreau (HV) 1:07.74; 5. Solia Shmid (L) 1:10.58; 10. Taibat Ahmed (T) 1:15.06; 11. Kelly Anderson (W) 1:15.75; 12. Katherine Goss (MG) 1:16.54; 13. Genevieve Collins (L) 1:17.29; 15. Maria Adams (T) 1:17.62.
4-by-100 relay: 7. Monument Mountain (Lucie Mazursky, Ava Gamberoni, Lily de Movellan, Abigail Dohoney) 54.89; 8. Wahconah (Emma Carkhuff, Brody Kaley, Molly Shippee, Quinn Walton) 54.98; 10. Mount Greylock (Maire Scanlon, Phoebe Barnes, Madison Powell, Nora Lopez) 57.94.
4-by-400 relay: 1. Lenox (Solia Shmid, Elyssa Scrimo, Savannah Reber, Mary Elliot) 4:15.92; 2. Mount Greylock (Sophia Mele, Lily McDermott, Chase Hoey, Maggie Nichols) 4:25.78;
High jump: t-8. Chase Hoey (MG) 4-8; t-8. Kacie Chadwell (T) 4-8; 11. Abigail Dohoney (MM) 4-8.
Long jump: 4. Elizabeth Dupras (MG) 17-3; 14. Lilly Boudreau (HV) 15-7-3/4.
Triple jump: 5. Jacqueline Wells (MG) 33-5-1/2; 12. Abigail Dohoney (MM) 30-1; 14. Taibat Ahmed (T) 29-10-1/2; 15. Alyssa Garabedian (HV) 29-1.
Discus: 7. Hanna Shea (HV) 79-3; 10. Talia Kapiloff (MG) 75-8; 11. Lily Catelotti (MG) 71-6; 14. Lily Fredsall (MM) 68-1.
Shot put: 9. Adelyn Furlong (W) 28-6-1/2; 16. Lily Catelotti (MG) 25-1; 17. Emma Gilooly (MG) 24-5.
100 meters*: 12. Sean Harrigan (T) 11.91; 13. Kieran Santos (MM) 11.94; 14. Frank Boua (T) 11.98; 16. Quinn Redpath (MM) 12.02; 24. Anthony Trapani (T) 12.55.
200 meters: 8. Jack Catelotti (MG) 23.83; 13. Sean Harrigan (T) 24.38; 18. Anthony Trapani (T) 25.18; 19. Frank Boua (T) 25.26; 23. Matteo Chang (MG) 25.49; 25. Cailean Fippinger (MG) 27.39.
400 meters: 7. Ely Carroll (L) 52.50; 12. Andre Collins (L) 53.51; 17. Brodie Calvert (W) 55.30; 19. Ian Bridges (L) 56.40.
110 hurdles*: 9. Travis Hoose (T) 17.40; 12. Joshua Meaney (T) 18.43.
400 hurdles: 6. Brennan Andersen (W) 1:01.81; 15. Vincent Welch (MG) 1:06.54; 17. Owen McNeil (T) 1:06.90.
4-by-100 relay: 7. Mount Greylock (Preston Maruk, Pablo Santos-Goldfarb, Mason Sayers, Matteo Chang) 48.39.
4-by-400 relay: 1. Monument Mountain (Gavin Santos, Colin Kinne, Quinn Redpath, Lucian Firth) 3:32.44; 3. Lenox (Harry Touloukian, Ely Carroll, Ted Yee, Andre Collins) 3:34.10; 11. Mount Greylock 3:43.67.
High jump: 5. Kieran Santos (MM) 5-10; 9. Seamus Barnes (MG) 5-4.
Long jump: 6. Brodie Calvert (W) 20-5-1/4; 9. Kieran Santos (MM) 19-9-3/4; 10. Frank Boua (T) 19-9-1/2.
Triple jump: 6. Sean Harrigan (T) 39-3-3/4.
Discus: 3. Ryan Goss (MG) 128-9; 5. Daniel Warren (MG) 111-2.
Shot put: 7. Ryan Goss (MG) 40-5-1/2.
*Top eight places determined by final; remaining places based on prelims. All other other events scored on time by combining heats.