Lady Panthers stay unbeaten with pair of easy victories

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AYER — The Ayer girls track team improved to 3-0 for the season by racing past Parker School 81-54 and Nashoba Tech 113-19 in a tri-meet last week. The Lady Panthers received outstanding efforts from a number of athletes and made it look easy, registering 12 first-place finishes against Parker and 14 against Nashoba Tech.

Depth was very much are large part of the formula in completing the sweep as the Lady Panthers added five second-place finishes and six third-place finishes agas-inst Parker, and 11 second-place finishes and 10 third-place finishes against Nashoba Tech.

Seniors Josslen Morris and Fortuna Fasulo paced the Lady Panthers by striking gold in three events against both opponents. Morris captured the long jump with a leap of 15-2, the triple jump with a leap of 31-1, and the 100 meters with a clocking of 13.3. Fasulo captured the high jump with a leap of 4-9, the 110 high hurdles with a clocking of 17.1, and the 400 intermediate hurdles with a time of 1:18.

Bryanna Peters enjoyed a productive afternoon for the Lady Panthers with a pair of first-place finishes in both the 200 meters (29.7) and the 400 meters (1:09.1), a pair of third-place finishes in the triple jump, and a third in the long jump.

Ryleigh Levensailor struck gold twice against both opponents, capturing the 2-mile with a clocking of 12:51, and the 800 meters in 2:38.

Senior Jillian Spann was a solid contributor to the sweep, capturing a pair of first-place finishes in the javelin with a toss of 68-8, and two second-place finishes in both the shot put and the 100 meters.

Meaghan Hanley notched a first and second-place finish in the mile with a time of 7:11.

The other first-place finishes for the Lady Panthers came from the relays teams. The 4 X 100 team finished on top against both opponents, while the 4 X 400 team defeated Nashoba Tech.

Also enjoying a solid day was Marissa Monge, who finished second against both opponents in the 110 high hurdles, and added single seconds in both the 400 meters and the javelin.

Caitlyn Ferrie picked up second and third-place finishes in the high jump while Emily Megan added two thirds in the 800 meters.

Hailie Young registered a second-place finish in the long jump and third in the shot put and 100 meters.ß