Bay Staters Excel During Final Day At Dartmouth

The final day of the Dartmouth Relays included several podium placements by MA athletes.

Milton's Elise O'Leary led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Bay State in the girls' 400-meter run. The Wildcats' junior won the race with a time of 59.76 seconds. She was just ahead of Andover's Hannah Landsberry, who also dipped under a minute with a second-place time of 59.85. Andover's Julianna Kennedy (third, 1:00.17) and Austin Prep's Lauren Sablone (fourth, 1:01.11) completed the sweep.

Landsberry and Kennedy also ran legs on Andover's winning 4x400m relay squad. The two teammates, along with Emma Joel and Delia Barbanti, combined for a time of 4:05.68. O'Leary ran a leg for a Milton foursome that place fourth overall in the event with a 4:11.38 clocking. 

In a competitive 1,000m, Tewksbury's Rachel Sessa ran one of the fastest times in the nation to take third overall with a time of 2:55.0. The race was won by Nikki Merrill of Portsmouth (RI), who broke the tape in a nation-leading 2:53.55.

Twin sisters Sarah and Kaityln Roffman placed among the top five in the girls' mile. Sarah was a runner-up to individual winner Julia Robitaille of Manchester West (NH), crossing the line in 5:04.45. Kaitlyn was fifth overall at 5:18.55.

Jadiel Pinales of Lowell earned gold in the 1,000m with a time of 2:41.12.

Lowell's Chris Galarza and Norwell's Steven Driscoll were second and third, respectively, in the 800m.Galarza was timed in 2:03.49, while Driscoll was right behind at 2:03.76.

Milton's Smith Charles was a victor in the long jump. The versatile junior leaped 22-3.25.

Innovation Academy's Aiden Felty continued his dominance this season in the shot put. Felty won the individual title with a toss of 54-10.5.