FITCHBURG -- Chloe Alfieri had a pair of first-place finishes to lead the Bromfield girls to a second-place team finish at Saturday's all-state championship track meet, while plenty of other local athletes put forth impressive individual performances at Fitchburg State University's Elliot Field complex.
Alfieri won the 100-meter dash (12.09 seconds) and the 200 dash (24.47) as Bromfield placed second with 34 points, falling just one point shy of state-champion Wellesley.
Other top performers for Bromfield included junior Samantha Schoenberg (3rd, high jump, 5 feet, 6 inches), senior Anya Begue (20th, 100 hurdles, 16.38), freshman Claire Stoddard (20th, 400 hurdles, 1:08.38) and the second-place 4x200-meter relay team.
Freshman Alice Lemieux took 19th place in the shot put, posting a distance of 33 feet, 1.25 inches.
Freshman Sydney Adams placed 22nd in the 2-mile with a time of 11:59.29 for the Crusaders.
The seniors led the way in an impressive day for the Panthers.
Manny deSouza placed 12th in the discus (133-3), Ethan Matthews was 13th in the mile (4:23.42) and Trevor Fields (1:58.17) and William Ernst (2:01.22) took 14th and 23rd, respectively, in the 800 run. Also for Ayer Shirley, Matthew Sabatino finished 29th in the shot put at 39 feet, 10 inches.
Senior Ryell deRuijter posted a height of 6 feet to place 26th in the high jump, and sophomore Will Armstrong was 28th in the pole vault at 10 feet.
Senior Riley Patten led the way for the Crusaders, placing 11th in the pole vault (11 feet, 9 inches), 16th in the 400-meter hurdles (57.51 seconds) and 17th in the 400-meter dash (50.53). Also for Groton-Dunstable, senior Samuel Furman finished in 16th place in the shot put with a distance of 46 feet, 9.75 inches.