Girls track team’s strong showing is no surprise at M.L. championships
LOWELL — The Wakefield High girls outdoor track team posted a 4-2 dual meet record in the Middlesex League. So it should come as no surprise that the Warriors had a strong showing in the M.L. Championships on Tuesday at UMass Lowell.
The Warriors had 14 entries place in the top eight and also had their entire group of athletes perform well among the best the M.L. has to offer.
As a result, Wakefield finished sixth overall in the team scoring with 41 points.
In the two mile, sophomore Shannon Quirk and senior quad-captain Melanie Miksis captured second and third with times of 11:42.57 and 11:52.01. Winning the event was Woburn’s Molly Persky with a time of 11:34.58.
Bridget Rollins, a junior, also had a terrific showing as she secured third place in the javelin with a throw of 109-3.
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Boys lacrosse team has five-game win streak halted with two losses
By KEITH LEWIS
MELROSE — The Wakefield High laxmen’s five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt last week, with losses to Reading and archrival Melrose, dropping the team’s record to 5-5 with eight games left.
The Warriors may have dropped two, including a 10-9 loss to archrival Melrose on Friday night at Green Field. However what opened a lot of eyes was a major upset bid against one of the state’s top teams as eighth-ranked Reading had its hands full clinging to a 10-8 win over the hungry locals last Wednesday at Reading High School.
The Rockets, who ran their record to 9-1 with the win, have only lost to powerful Masconomet, 8-6, and count among their victories one over 10th-ranked Westford Academy.
BOYS LACROSSE (continued)