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Lenox Grad Meisberger Second at NCAA Championships

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EUGENE, Ore. – The 2021 track and field season came to an end for the University of Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at the final day of the NCAA Championships.
 
Lenox High graduate Shannon Meisberger had the highlighting performance, finishing as the national runner-up in the 400m hurdles.
 
Meisberger entered the meet with the sixth fastest 400mH time in the NCAA at 56.61. She went on to break her PR, clocking a time of 55.70 to place second and give her the fourth-fastest time in school history. Her performance also meets the qualifying standard for the Olympic Trials.
 
"I am so impressed with Shannon," Arizona head coach Fred Harvey said. "She's put in the work all year long and has 100% believed in the system and in herself. She was able to make the in-race adjustments needed in order to excel."
 
The Arizona women's team finished 30th overall with a team score of 10, matching the men's side's finish from Friday.
 
Next up, a handful of Wildcats will travel back to Eugene, Ore. for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials from June 18-21 and 24-27. 
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Berkshire County Summer Camps Receive Funding Boost

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
BECKET, Mass. — Summer camps took a significant hit during the past year and the Massachusetts delegation has stepped up to support them as they welcome back eager campers.
 
State Senator Adam Hinds visited the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Friday with a giant check for $3,000,000 in hand for summer camps across the state - including $700,000 for camps in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden districts.
 
"This has been a rough year, as we all know. A year and a half with basically camps going more than a year without income, and we know very well that in Western Mass and in the Berkshires, especially, that camps play such a critical role for so many things, our economy, our seasonal economy, for childcare, for the mental health of our students, and, and on and on and on," Hinds said. "And so in talking with Mass camps and talking about specific camps, it was it was very clear that we needed to make sure that the Massachusetts COVID response also focused on our camps."
 
The check was addressed to the Mass Camping Association. The association includes 1,400 camps in the state. It is part of funding Hinds secured through an amendment in the FY20 Supplement Budget.
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