A few Bourne indoor track athletes had banner days at the South Coast Conference indoor track championships over the weekend.

Anchored by the boys’ 4x400-meter relay team, the Canalmen placed eighth out of 10 teams with 20 points. The quartet of Shawn McDonaugh (0:57.1), Patrick Sweeney (0:55.7), Jayden Murray (1:00.1) and Jaimon Scott (0:54.7) combined for a first-place time of 3:48.60 and earning the Canalmen team 10 points in the process.

“We had a great finish in the 4x400-meter relay. We’re looking forward to the spring,” Bourne indoor track coach Bob Gurkin said.

Scott went on to place third in the high jump, with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches and earned six points. He added four points to his team total in the 300-meter, where he placed fourth with a time of 0:37.61. More notably about that event, Scott broke the school record in the 300-meter by nearly a second—a record Scott previously held.

Sweeney posted a top-10 finish in the 600-meter, placing eighth with a time of 1:32.34. Gabriel Sequeira finished 13th in the shot put with a heave of 35 feet and 9 inches while Aleks Cavanagh finished 20th with a toss of 32 feet, 6 inches.

Craig Hill completed the 1,000-meter in 3:14, good for 15th place, while McDonaugh (0:07.30) and Murray (0:07.43) finished 14th and 22nd in the 55-meter dash.

Taylor Dodge was the only Canalmen on the girls’ side to record any points on the afternoon, as Bourne finished 10th out of 10 teams. Her time of 6:14 in the mile not only was a personal-best, but was also good for sixth place.

Kelley Madigan completed the 300-meter in 0:49.12 and placed 14th overall while Cali Clay’s time of 0:08.39 in the 55-meter dash placed her 27th overall.

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