AYER — The Bromfield girls track team utilized their standard formula for success as fell behind in the field events, but used their strength in the running events to rally to post a 80-55 win over Ayer last week.
Ayer built a 38-16 advantage in the six field events, notching first-place finishes in five of them. The Lady Panthers swept the triple jump with Josslen Morris prevailing with a leap of 31-8, with teammates Cathy Comerford and Fortuna Fasulo second and third. The Lady Panthers piled up the points in a pair of field events with first and second-place finishes. in the javelin, Katie Poitras finished on top with a toss of 73-3, and teammate Jillian Spann was second. In the shot put, Brynnan Farrington struck gold with a toss of 34-7 with Kendyl Trinque finishing second. Morris added a first-place finish in the long jump (14-10.5), and when Fasulo captured the high jump with a leap of 4-10, Ayer seemed to be in command as they had established their 22-point lead.
Breanna Harte notched Bromfield’s lone first-place finish in the field events when she prevailed in the discus with a toss of 74-3.
Bromfield sliced into the lead when Sophia Collins won the 2-mile with a clocking of 13:03, and Moriah Arnold (17.0) and Vishwa Rasania put together a 1-2 finish in the 100 high hurdles.
The Lady Panthers extended the lead by winning both the 100 meters and the mile. In the 100 meters, Jordan Sedor won with a time of 13.3 and Spann added a third. In the mile, Hannah Levensailor finished on top with a clocking of 6:32.
After the mile, Ayer held a 53-36 lead, but Bromfield took over, keyed by the versatility of their runners and their depth.
The Lady Trojans sliced five points off the lead when their 4 X 100 relay team of Arnold, Emma Hall, Laura Jarvis and Alyssa Johnson prevailed with a time of 54.3, and drew to within three points with a sweep in the 400 meters. Kim West struck gold with a time of 62.8 while Sydney Durand was second and Mimi Narbonne third.
The Trojans took the lead for good with a1-2 finish in the 400 intermediate hurdles. Vishwa Rasania struck gold with a time of 76.5 while teammate Sarah Rowse was second.
Another sweep, this time in the 800 meters, created some breathing room for the Lady Trojans as they built the lead to 67-54. Emma Rothkopf finished first in 2:34 while Margaret Kibbler was second, and Caroline Mazzolla third.
West came up clutch again as she captured the 200 meters in 28.6, and Durand added a second to put the meet out of reach.
Bromfield then finished off the meet when the 4 X 400 relay team of Collins, Maddie Beckman, Rowse and Bhavani Hodgkins won with a clocking of 4:48.1.
Enjoying productive days for Bromfield in keying the win were Caroline Turnbull, who was second in the long jump and third in the high jump, and Penelope Over, who was third in both the discus and javelin.
For Ayer, Fasulo added to a strong day with a third in the 400 hurdles.