THE HORNETS compete in the 200 meters during a team win over Amesbury on April 14. Pictured from left to right is Abigail Lilley, Alexandra Sfikas, Isabella Cannalonga and Julia DeAngelis. (NRHS Track Photo)

NORTH READING — The NRHS girls’ track and field team moved to 3-0 for the season with an impressive win over Amesbury 107-37. Leading the team to victory were top scorers Madison Vant and Giuliana Ligor (11.25 points). Madison won both the Javelin (100’ 4”) and Long Jump (16’ 4.5”) and was also a part of the 4×400 meter relay (4:17.3). Giuliana won the 400 meter hurdles (1:08.0) and Triple Jump (33’ 3”) and was also a part of the winning 4×400 meter relay.

The Hornets got out to a quick 8-1 lead going 1-2 in the 400m hurdles with Ligor and Annie MacLellan (1:14.2). Ava Collins picked up third in the One Mile (6:17) and Annie MacLellan (17.9) and Kayla Hannan (18.0) took 2nd and 3rd in the 100m hurdles.

At this point Amesbury was ahead 14-13 but the Hornets took a commanding lead following a sweep in the 100 Meters led by Ava McIntyre (13.1) and followed by Madelyn Arian Aitchison (13.8) and Ella Mazzei (13.9) bringing the score to 22-14 with the Hornets in the lead. Up next were the field events and that is where the Hornets took control outscoring Amesbury 58-5.

Ella Monteleone (4’8”) led the sweep in the High Jump followed by Abigail Lilley (4’6”) and Brooke Harrington (4’6”).

Emma Mini (31’3”) led the sweep of the Shot Put followed by Riley Cullen (27’4”) and Sabrina Mini (26’3”). Abigail Lilley (94’11”) led the sweep of the Discus Throw followed by Abigail Gerber (84’9”) and Samantha Magner (81’2”).

Giuliana Ligor led the sweep of the Triple Jump (33’3”) followed by Hayden MacLellan (29’11”) and Tiara Lamont (29’10.5”). Madison Vant (16’4.5”) and Ava McIntyre (16’2”) went 1-2 in the Long Jump while Kayla Hanna (7’6”) and Hayden MacLellan (7’6”) went 1-2 in the Pole Vault.

Madison Vant (100’4”) and Samantha Magner (77’6”) took 1st and 3rd in the Javelin Throw. Following the seven field events, the Hornets were at 80 points and Amesbury had 19 points. With 73 points guaranteeing a victory as there are only 145 points up for grabs the Hornets had sealed the deal with seven events left on the schedule.

In the 800 Meters, Karleigh Budny (2:43.3) and Grace Higgins (2:51.5) went 2-3 as did Alexandra Sfikas (1:09.2) and Kylie Gettings (1:11.9) in the 400 Meters. The 4×100 meter relay made up of Madison DiNapoli, Ella Mazzei, Kayla Budny and Samantha Patch was victorious in 53.9 seconds. Annalise Butler won the Two Mile breaking the 12 minute barrier going 11:59.1 uncontested.

Madelyn Arian Aitchison (29.3) and Abigail Lilley (29.3) tied for 2nd in the 200 meters out of separate heats. Capping off the meet was the stellar 4:17.3 performance of the 4×400 meter relay that hit a state qualifying mark for the team. That team was made up of Madison DiNapoli, Ava McIntyre, Madison Vant, and Giuliana Ligor.

North Reading traveled to Triton on Wednesday morning after press time. They host Pentucket on Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m.