Shrewsbury boys run away with Mid-Wach A indoor title


Shrewsbury boys run away with Mid-Wach A indoor title
The Shrewsbury High boys won the Mid-Wach A Indoor Championships Saturday at the Fitchburg High Grutchfield Fieldhouse. (Photo courtesy of Shrewsbury High Athletic Department)

FITCHBURG  – Shrewsbury High put together a dominant performance, winning six events and running away with the boys Mid-Wach A Indoor Track Championship Feb. 4 at the Grutchfield Fieldhouse.

Shrewsbury rolled up 113 points to easily outdistance Westborough (94) and Wachusett (86).

Speedster Matt Anderson led the way for the Colonials, winning both the 55 meters (6.83) and the 300 meters (37.95). 

Individual victories were also earned by Brad Blattner in the shot put (43-11), William Jiang in the 600 meters (1:33.03) and Chase Orciuch in the mile (4:55.09).

Westborough got strong depth performances, as well as a league championship from Alan Nguyen in the 55-meter hurdles 8.16.

Algonquin finished with 70 points and got individual wins from its 4×220 relay team and from Miles Lipka in the high jump (5-8).

In the Class B meet, Marlborough placed fifth with 21 points, well behind team champ Nashoba Regional (120). However, the Panthers got an individual league championship from Parker Rogers, who won the shot put with a best toss of 44-3.

On the girls side, the Class A meet was dominated by Wachusett Regional, which rolled up a whopping 128 points. Algonquin Regional had a strong day but had to settle for second with 87 points. Shrewsbury placed third with 82. Westborough was fourth with 66.

Ada Gebauer led the way for Algonquin, winning the 2 mile in 12:04.72. Elana Westphal earned a league crown in the high jump with a best leap of 4-10.

For Shrewsbury, Margaret Garbarino won the 600 in 1:49.10, while Alexis Kent won the shot put with a best toss of 31-0.25.

In Class B, Marlborough had to settle for fourth place with 51 points, well off the pace of team co-champs Nashoba Regional and Groton-Dunstable. However, the Panthers got league championships from their 4×880 relay team (Rhea Khanderia, Abigail Hennessy, Rachel Powell, Callie Sibole) and from Ava VanBuskirk in the 300 meters (45.37).