DURHAM >> The Mercy outdoor track and field team captured the annual Marty Roberts Invitational on Saturday at Durham. The Tigers collected 102 points in defeating 16 teams, including runner-up East Catholic (72 points), Coginchaug, which placed fourth with 60 points, and Portland (15th place).
Quinnipiac-bound senior Kaleigh Roberts led Mercy by winning the 800 in 2:22.05.
Roberts also led Mercy to a top three sweep in the 1600. Roberts’ winning time was 5:15.86, while Bridgid Selfors (5:23.76) and Mackenize Pias (5:29.79) placed second and third, respectively.
Selfors then won the 3200 in 11:51.15, while Pias was the runner-up in 12:00.77.
The Coginchaug relay teams set two meet records while sweeping all three relay events.
The 4×800 meter relay team of Allie Alsup, Jessica Drop, Samantha Drop, and Bailey Thayer won in a record 9:39.53, breaking the previous mark (10:02.92) set by the Blue Devils in 2003.
Alsup, Jessica Drop, Bailey Maus, and Thayer won the 4×400 meter relay with a record time of 4:11.66.
Coginchaug’s 4×100 meter relay team of Allison Luther, Kasi Whitacker, Katherine D’Orvilliers, and Megan Decker also placed first in 52.83 seconds.
Luther also captured first in the 200 meter dash (27.26).
Old Saybrook won the boys championship, edging Hillhouse, 99-92.
Coginchaug’s Christian Alberico won both the 1600 (4:36.19) and 3200 (9:52:13), while teammate Zachary Taylor placed first in the 300 meter hurdles in 43.07.
East Hampton 4, North Branford 2 >> Jake Vickery had a key two-run single and Zac Harrington earned the pitching win with a complete game effort as the Bellringers (9-1) captured their ninth straight win on Sunday at North Branford (4-7).
Xavier 15, West Haven 6 >> At Palmer Field, Will Garrity had four hits and five RBI’s to pace the Falcons 21-hit attack on Saturday.
Alex Parkos had four RBI’s and Nick Roy had three RBI’s for Xavier (6-4).
Nick Price doubled for the Blue Devils (5-6).
Hale-Ray 4, Old Saybrook 3 >> At Moodus, Cailey Botteon went 2-for-4 and Aidan Fiala went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Noises.
Leah Brownell earned the pitching win for Hale-Ray (4-6).
Lauren Pascoe went 3-for-4 with a home run for the Rams (5-3).
Morgan 6, Haddam-Killingworth 1 >> At Higganum, Eli Phelps defeated Zach Carmichael, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles to lead a singles sweep for the Huskies on Saturday.
The Cougars’ win came at first doubles where the freshman duo of Ben Blair and Colton Soneson outlasted Dan Ayolte and Sam Moran, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) and 6-3.
“Years ago we climbed to the top of the conference by emphasizing doubles play and we needed some energy this season to get the team going and believing in themselves,” said Cougars coach Rod Pakus. “Funny how doubles may show us the way again.”
Trinity 4, Wesleyan 2; Wesleyan 8, Trinity 0 >> The Cardinals (24-9) and Bantams (16-17) split their annual in-state rivalry double-header Saturday at Middletown.
Sophomore Gavin Pittore (5-1) allowed just four hits in 7.1 shutout innings and Donnie Cimino went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Cardinals in game two.
Wesleyan heads to Tufts (Medford, Mass.) on Friday, May 9 to begin play in the NESCAC tournament as the top seed in the West, facing second-seeded Bates from the East.