Published in the June 7, 2017 edition


BRIDGEWATER — Several members of the girls’ track team shined during the All-State Track and Field Championships at Bridgewater State University June 3.

The Pioneers concluded the meet with six points.

Junior Kate Mitchell earned an impressive third place finish in the 800 meters (2:13.11). Newton South’s Clare Martin finished first (2:10.80) and Tewksbury’s Rachel Sessa finished second (2:12.26).

Junior Juliana Passatempo finished 27th in the 400 meter hurdles (1:15.18). The 4×400 relay team finished 21st overall (4:17.20).

Division 4 Meet

The Pioneers finished 11th in the Division 4 State Meet in Norwell May 28. Lynnfield concluded the meet with 20 points.

Mitchell finished first in the 800 meters (2:15.92).

“Kate was outstanding in the 800,” said Pioneers head coach Christine Smith. “Her hard work has paid off.”

Passatempo finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles (67.59).

“Juliana was ranked ninth in the 400 meter hurdles, and did not get to run in the seeded heat, said Smith. “She still beat half of the girls in the seeded heat to take fourth place.”

The 4×400 relay team secured a fourth place (4:12.11).

“Our 4×400 team continues to amaze me,” said Smith. “They have improved in every single meet, and they took more than five seconds off their time to take fourth.”

Senior Liz Reed finished 13th in the 400 meter hurdles (70.57). The 4×100 relay team earned a 16th place finish (53.66). Junior Aja Parker finished 18th in the preliminary round of the 100 meter hurdles (17.33).

Smith commended the Pioneers’ performance in the Division 4 State Meet.

“I’m so proud of all of these young ladies,” said Smith.