BOSTON — The NRHS boys’ indoor track program defeated Pentucket in a close contest to move to 1-0 on the season as they pushed through to earn a 51-49 victory.

Head Coach Ryan Spinney and fellow coaches Sotirios Pintzopoulos, Andrew Falanga, Tom Ledoux, Joe Davis, Josh Rocco and Kirsten MacLellan have high hopes for this squad this season.

“We have a number of returning veterans and an up and coming younger group of athletes who are working hard,” said Spinney. “We have the potential to be a strong team at the league and state level if we stay focused and keep up the effort that has been established with today’s win.”

The Hornets had six individual 1st place finishers to help with the effort: Alex Carpenter (55 Meter Dash, 6.89), Aidan Nadeau (1 Mle 4:05.84), Logan Lamont (600 Meter Run, 1:32.99), Ben Meier (1000 Meter Run, 3:00.33), Anthony Petrosino (2 Mile, 11:39.88) and Casey O’Connor (Shot Put, 36’ 8.5”).

Picking up 2nd place efforts were Jake Mikulski (55 Meter Hurdles, 9.26), Spencer Beane (300 Meter Dash, 39.08 and Long Jump 18’ 11.5”), Nick Ciardiello (Shot Put, 35’ 11”) and Jacob Duval (High Jump 5’ 10”).

Rounding out the point scorers with 3rd place efforts included Duval (55 Meter Hurdles, 10.82), Nick Fabrizio (1 Mile, 5:15.57), Ryan McGuire (300 Meter Dash, 40.20), Christian DaCosta (1000 Meter Run, 3:35.85), Rocco Tammaro (2 Mile, 12:09.80) and Jack Fischer (Shot Put, 34’ 4”).

“We are very fortunate to have some very talented athletes who will be contributors on the league and state stage this winter. Our depth is good and we have a number of young athletes pushing their way into varsity spots. It is a very positive situation for our program,” said Spinney.

The Hornets were back in action on Monday, Dec. 20 against Newburyport and Triton at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. A full recap will appear next week.