REGION — The young Groton-Dunstable girls track team put forth a strong overall effort and finished third in the MidWach B League Meet.
”This is a wonderful group of girls to coach and I am extremely proud of them,” said Groton-Dunstable coach Colleen Naboicheck. “We have a saying that ‘team is temporary but pride and glory last forever’. I am thrilled with our finish.”
Westboro easily outdistanced the field to finish on top, and Groton-Dunstable battled with Nashoba throughout for second place, before settling for third.
The Lady Crusaders racked up a trio of first-place finishes on the day.
Senior Megan Gearin enjoyed a very productive day, winning the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:25.3, adding a second in the long jump (15-11), and being a member of the 4 X 400 relay team, along with freshman Fran Costello, junior Meredith Roberts and sophomore Julia Seavey, which placed second in 4:32.7.
Freshmen Eva Mahan and Heather Hoglund both struck gold for the Lady Crusaders.
Mahan captured the 100 meters in 13.4 while Hoglund won the 200 meters in 27.5. Mahan and Hoglund were also members of the Lady Crusaders third-place 4 X 100 relay team, along with sophomore Morgan VanClief and senior Brittany Pulford. VanClief also added a second-place finish in the 100 meters, and a fifth-place finish in the shot put.
Costello turned in a solid effort in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, finishing second in 49.3. Roberts tacked on a third in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:41.
Three fourth-place finished were instrumental in the overall finish.
Senior Emily Holmes was fourth in the 100 meter high hurdles in 18.5. Seavey was fourth in the 400 meters in 64.3. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Crusaders was a fourth-place effort from the 4 X 800 relay team of junior Holly Perrin, freshman Jessica Gaissl, and sophomores Caitlin Ewing and Kate Twombly, who ran a 10:55.8.