The Bourne boys’ indoor track team fell a point shy in a photo finish against Case on Wednesday, December 18.
In a dual meet against the Cardinals at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, the Canalmen narrowly missed out on its first win of the season, falling 43-42.
For the second straight meet, senior Jaimon Scott dominated the field, placing first in three events while three other teammates took first in other events. Scott won the 300-meter race (0:39.5), high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) and shot put (38 feet, 4 inches).
Craig Hill won the 1000-meter in a time of 3:25, Kelly DeSimone took first overall in the 55-meter dash (0:06.9) and Patrick Sweeney won the 600-meter event (1:34).
The team of Shawn McDonough, Jayden Murray, DeSimone and Hill won the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 4:13.50.
Other finishers included Sweeney taking second in the 55-meter high hurdles (0:09.9); Tye Clay placing third in the 600-meter (1:57); while Aleks Cavanagh finished third in shot put (34 feet).
For the Canalmen girls, who lost 57-23 to Case, were led by their 4x400-meter relay team. The grouping of Hayley O’Connor, Madigan Kelley, Jaslynn Rodrigues and Taylor Dodge finished first with a time of 5:13.
Cali Clay earned two second-place finishes: in the 55-meter dash (0:08.20) and 300-meter (0:51.20), respectively. Kelley took third in the 300-meter, finished seven-tenths of a second behind Clay.
O’Connor took third in the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of 0:12.10.
Apponequet Sweeps Bourne
The Bourne indoor track team may have opened the season with a loss at the hands of Apponequet, a South Coast Conference foe, but there were plenty of individual highlights in the Canalmen’s first meet of the year.
On the boys’ side, the Lakers scored 48-32 win against Bourne while recording a 62-18 win against the Canalmen girls last Saturday, December 14, at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech.
Scott, a standout on the football field this fall, led the charge for the Canalmen, winning three events and anchoring the 4x400-meter relay team. Scott won the shot put with a toss of 37 feet, 9.5 inches, before narrowly edging out teammate Sweeney for first place in the 300-meter. He ended his afternoon with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches, to take first in the high jump.
Sweeney, in addition to his second-place finish in the 300-meter event, won the 600-meter event with a time of 1:35.
DeSimone and McDonough each finished the 55-meter dash in 0:07.20 for second and third, respectively. Clay took second in the 600-meter in a time of 1:56. Ian Gray placed third in the 1,000-meter (4:27) and was the lone Bourne runner in the mile, and he finished in 7:36.
The Canalmen boys swept the shot put, with Scott placing first, followed by Cavanagh (32 feet, 4.25 inches) and Gabriel Sequeira (31 feet, 7.25 inches).
For the girls’ events, Clay placed in two events to pace the Canalmen. She took second place in the 300-meter event, finishing in a time of 0:51.40, while earning third place in the 55-meter dash (0:08.30).
Iqra Amin took first overall in the shot put with a toss of 23 feet, 8 inches, while teammate Courtney Thomas (18 feet, 8 inches) placed third in the event. In addition to Clay’s placing second in the 300-meter, two other Canalmen earned the title of first runner-up on the afternoon. Dodge took second in the two-mile with a time of 15:47.20, while Sophia Jackson’s time of 2:08 in the 600-meter earned her a second-place finish.
Other finishers included Kelley taking third in the 300-meter (0:52.60) and O’Connor finishing third in the 55-meter high hurdles event (0:12.50).
O’Connor and Kelley joined Dodge and Olivia Barry in Bourne’s 4x400-meter relay team, which finished in a time of 5:22.