(Byfield) Over at sunny Triton yesterday two of the best girls’ track teams in the Cape Ann League squared off. When it was over undefeated Triton remained that way with a 77-68 victory over visiting Masco.
The Vikings were without their top distance runner (Keely Maguire) who had season-ending knee surgery. Keely’s absence made things a lot tighter than they would have been.
Triton used its depth in other events to carry the day. The javelin was a prime example of the team’s depth. (Pictured above left to right: Jenna Norton,Michelle Bashaw,Rachel Bourque,Marissa Crowley)
The Vikings collected all the points in the javelin. Rachel was the winner with a toss of 118′ 11″. Michelle was second and Marissa was third.
Rachel’s winning distance is significant because it qualifies her for the Nationals in North Carolina in June. Michelle will also be in the Nationals because she reached the magic 118′ mark earlier in the season. Michelle’s mother told me that qualifying two kids is quite an accomplishment since most of the other qualifiers are from prep schools.
Triton’s final meet is next Tuesday at home with Pentucket. Later this month is the Cape Ann League meet followed by the state meet. How far can this team go??