Division 4 - Buskey sets a new meet record in the 55m | O.R.R. and Newburyport win close ones


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With only one event remaining, the Old Rochester girls were leading Coyle & Cassidy by 3 points and Narragansett by 7 points. Old Rochester would finish 8th in the 4x400 meter relay, securing the 1 point they needed for the team championship. Bromfield won the 4x400m (4:09.88) but would come-up two points short of the team title. Coyle & Cassidy finished 3rd with 35 points and Narragansett was 4th with 32 points.

A similar scenario was brewing on the boys' side. Newburyport and Sutton would also need the 4x400m to decide the team championship. The race would remain dead-even after 3 legs, until Newburyport opened a small gap in the final corner to win the event in 3:32.00.......and the meet by 1 point over Sutton.

Brett Buskey (Blackstone-Millville) was dominate in his record setting 55 Meter Dash win. His time of 6.52 just edged the 2001 record of 6.54 set by Steve Miceli of Mashpee. Buskey is now #2 in the state.

Old Rochester set a new meet record of 8:23.43 in the 4x800 meter relay behind the strong anchor leg of Dana Dourdeville. The old record of 8:24.29 by Hopkinton had stood since 2005. 

Trent George (Mahar) won the long jump in 21'1.25", followed by Aidid Brayboy (Snowden) at 21'0". 5 boys jumped over 20 feet in the event.

10 girls remained when the high jump bar was raised to 5'2". Emily Cahill of Uxbridge eventually won the event at 5'4" and Megan Ritchie of Coyle & Cassidy finished second at 5'2".

Dana Dourdeville (Old Rochester) ran splits of 62.5, 2:11, and 3:19 en route to a 4:26.59 mile win. He took the lead from the gun and was able to hold off a late push from Nick Kronauer (4:31.04) and Cody Archambault (4:31.31) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In the girls mile, the top 5 seeds remained in contact until Weston teammates Abigail Pohl and Olivia Brackett decided to make a move together at 800m. Pohl would eventually pull away for the win in 5:08.30. Brackett was 2nd in 5:11.27, followed by freshman Renee Capps of Narragansett in 5:12.43.

John Horstman (South Hadley) and Mimi Narbonne (Bromfield) looked impressive in their respective 600 meter races. Both collected their second consecutive 600m titles; Horstman in 1:23.23, and Narbonne in 

Bromfield freshman Alexia Lipman ran like a veteran, winning the 1000 meter run in 3:03.21. That time makes her the #2 freshman in the state at 1000 meters.

Connor Lyons of Hamilton-Wenham ran the #10 time in the state for 1000 meters at 2:33.01. John Stansel (2:33.01)was second and Mike Tiger (2:35.86) was third.

Anna Capps of Narragansett ran the second fastest time in the state for a freshman in the 2 mile. She won the event in 11:33.11; followed by Brittany Venturo (11:49.60) and Arianna Maida (11:51.35).