Girls' Track Suffers First Loss of Season
Abaigeal O'Brien '12
Staff Reporter

On Thursday, March 29, the Durfee girls track team suffered their first loss of of the season, losing 84-61 to Dartmouth High School. With a team full of first-year runners, even in defeat, the meet was an encouraging one, offering hope to the program as it starts anew. At the end of the season last year, the team consisted of a few more than a dozen girls, so the increase to 25 members is comforting to the program as a whole. 


In spite of the loss, Durfee gained many first, second, and third places. Senior Captain Andrea Dupont opened the meet winning the javelin, qualifying in the process by her 97-9 throw. "I am glad I could qualify early in the season, so that I have time to improve" said Dupont. 


Brianna Daponte also got first in her throwing event with a 29-9 throw in the shot put.  Sarah Skillin and Courtney Cabral,  followed the first place trend in the 400 and the 800 respectively. Second places were won by Dupont in the discus, Rebecca Duval in the 100 hurdles, Sarah Medeiros in the 200, and Shena Butler on the 100.


Camila Rodrigues and  Abaigeal O'Brien both doubled in the mile and two mile, with Rodrigues coming in second and first respectively and O'Brien coming in third in both events. Third places were also achieved by Duval in the 400 hurdles, Butler in the long jump, Jenn Hough in the 100, Allison Stasz in high jump, and Marline Lanzisera in shot put. The meet was finished by the 4x4 relay team consisting of  Skillin, Mederios, Stasz, and Cabral dominating the track and crushing the  Dartmouth relay team.


With this promising start, only good things can be expected from the team at their next home meet on April 5 against B-R.