DURHAM, N.H. — Lauren Moore of Danbury High School won the gold medal in the girls 1,600-meter race at the New England High School Outdoor Track and Field championships, held Saturday at the University of New Hampshire.
Moore, a junior who last week finished a close second in the 1,600 by only four-hundredths of a second at the State Open, won a similar race Saturday at the New Englands. Moore won with a time of 4:59.68, ony five-hundredths of a second ahead of Julia Robitaille of New Hampshire.
That was just one of the many highlights for local athletes at the New Englands.
On the girls side in the top six, Ridgefield’s Emma Langis finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.68), Pomperaug’s Katherine Wiser took fifth in the 3,200 (11:05.41), and Barlow’s Hannah Ceva placed sixth in the long jump (17-10.75). Ridgefield placed fifth in the girls 4×400, with the foursome of Langis, Grace Michalowski, Anna Landler and Carolyn Donovan finishing in 4:01.58. Immaculate took sixth in the girls 4×800, with the team of Dominque Valentine, Taylor Mascetta, Molly Coyle and Emma Connolly clocking in at 9:26.03.
On the boys side in the top six, Danbury’s Nathaniel Llanos cleared 14-3 to place fourth in the pole vault, while fellow Hatter Glenroy Ford placed sixth in the 400 (50.37). Danbury took second in the boys 4×400, with the quartet of Phillip Melo, Ford, Malcolm Going and Sean-Michael Parkinson finishing 3:25.07. Ridgefield placed fifth in the 4×400, with the team of Aidan Williams, Mitchell van der Noll, Kevin Arnold and Simon Jupp finishing in 3:26.13. They were followed by New Milford in sixth, with the foursome of Michael Tarby, Luke Chastain, Chase Schuster and Charles Osborne crossing the line in 3:26.74.
Ridgefield placed third in the boys 4×800, with the team of Ethan MacKenzie, Charles Coffin, Arnold and Jupp finishing in 7:59.65.