Pittsfield, Taconic track and field athletes compete at Western Mass. Division I meet

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HOLYOKE — The Pittsfield and Taconic track and field teams participated in the Western Massachusetts Division I championships on Friday night at Holyoke.

The Pittsfield boys had the best finish on the night, finishing in 10th with 28.5 points in the meet. The Taconic boys finished in 17th with 7 points. Northampton won with 120, Amherst was second with 74 and West Springfield finished with 72.

The Pittsfield girls finished in 14th with 12.33 points, and Taconic was one spot behind them with 6.33 points. The Longmeadow girls won with 138, East Longmeadow had 106 and Northampton finished with 90.

Taconic's Lily Lobovitz had the best individual finish on the day, finishing third in the discus with a throw of 88 feet, 9 inches. Pittsfield's Aliyah Bolling finished in fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.66 seconds after qualifying with a time of 26.31 seconds.

Fellow General Jackson Rich finished fourth in the javelin throw with a toss of 140-6 and fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:00.93, and teammate Molly Tierney finished in fifth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.95 after qualifying with a time of 17.05.

Another Pittsfield runner, Max Tabakin, finished sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:03.29. The final Pittsfield runner to place was Emmanuel Amenlemah in the 100, finishing in eighth with a time of 11.73 after qualifying in 11.53.

Taconic's Zach Gage placed in two individual events, finishing seventh in the 200 (23.48) and eighth in the long jump (19-3).

In the relays, the Pittsfield boys were sixth in the 400 relay in 45.81 while the girls finished in eighth in 53.45. In the 1,600 relay the Pittsfield boys finished in fifth (3:42.03), and in the 3,200 relay both the boys (8:58.04) and girls (11:02.12) finished in seventh.

For the field events, Pittsfield's Grady Pedersen finished in fifth in the high jump (5-8) and seventh in the triple jump (40-11 3/4). Taconic's Brooke Volastro and Pittsfield's Mya Adams tied for eighth in the high jump, with both clearing 4-6.

Finally, Taconic's Drew Armstrong was seventh in the shot put (41-0 1/2) and Tyrell Council finished seventh in the discus (103-1).


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