ROXBURY — On Friday, Feb. 19 the Bromfield girls track team participated in the MIAA Indoor Track Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Lady Trojans turned in an outstanding effort, finishing second in Division 4 with 29 points. Hamilton-Wenham captured the championship with 40 points, while Weston (28), Seekonk (25), Uxbridge (24) rounded out the top five.
Junior Mimi Narbonne was the outstanding performer for the Lady Trojans, capturing the 600 meters with a clocking of 1:36.97, one second off the meet record. Her time ranked as the fourth fastest in the state this year.
“Mimi ran a great race,” said Bromfield coach Ray Dunn. “It was two seconds faster than her personal best.”
Narbonne also anchored the 4 X 400 meter relay team to a victory when she rallied in the final 100 yards to overtake the competition. Also part of the winning 4 X 400 relay team were Alyssa Johnson, who also competed in the 300 meters; Sydney Durand, who finished third in the 1000 meters; and Kim West, who was fifth in the 300 meters.
“The 4 X 400 relay team has been a team strength all season long,” said Dunn. “This team is built around strong middle distance runners and they did a great job both individually and collectively in the state meet.”
The 4 X 800 relay team of Sophia Collins, Alice Kennedy, Margaret Kibbler, and Emma Rothkopf finished sixth, scoring the final point that propelled Bromfield into second place in the team scoring.
The team enjoyed their success despite having no seniors on the squad.
“We have a strong junior class, but also have a strong contingent of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders,” said Dunn. “This year was a pleasant surprise and doing it with no seniors bodes well for the future.”
On the boys side, Max Flaton finished second in the 2-mile in an exciting photo finish while Nick Kronauer also scored with a sixth in the mile.
Narbonne, Flaton and the members of the 4 X 400 relay team will compete in the All-St ates on Friday against the top five competitors from other divisions.