Two of the top boys’ relay teams during the Massachusetts indoor season took their talents to New York City Saturday for the New Balance Indoor Nationals, and Acton-Boxboro again held off Newton North for state honors.
The A-B team of Andrew Doelp, Brian Sommers, Nick Usoff, and Timothy Cox finished fifth in the sprint medley relay in 3 minutes and 31.50 seconds. The same group won the state championship last month at the Reggie Lewis Center. Close behind A-B, in sixth place in 3:31.55, was the Newton North team of Daniel Swain, Ben Porter, Jared Prior, and Ryan Lucken. Newton North was third in the state championship.
The day’s top individual performer was Somerset-Berkley’s Adam Couitt, who finished third in the high jump at 6 feet, 7 inches. Couitt’s finish matched that of Hingham’s Julie McConville on Friday. McConville took third in the 5,000 in 16:40.65.
In the sprint medley relay, the Cambridge team of Anchella Bernard, Sydney Fisher, Dora Cronin, and Maya Halprin-Adams was ninth in 4:09.13. Lowell’s 4-x-mile relay team of Bryanna Allison, Erin Donovan, Kaley Richards, and Marissa Richards finished 10th in 21.30.02.
The Whitman-Hanson 4 x 800 relay team of Samantha Coletti, Gianna Cacciatore, and Rachel and Abby Baker finished 12th in 9:40.63. Also in the 4 x 800, the Hingham boys team of Grant Whitney, Duncan Burleigh, Nicholas Nielsen, and William Lumbert was fifth in 7:53.11.
In the shuttle hurdles relay, the Andover team of Hannah Chapman, Courtney Comeau, Lizzie Kobelski, and Jillian Gamache was 10th in 34.47. Arlington’s Daniel McDonald-Meteer was 17th in the emerging elite mile, finishing in 4:24.51.