WINDSOR — The Northfield boys track and field team claimed its second title in program history during Saturday’s Division IV state championships.
The Marauders posted a winning score of 141 points to cruise past runner-up Leland & Gray (87 points).
Green Mountain won the girls title with 164 points, edging second-place Northfield (148 points).
Sprinter Phillippe Fijneman helped the Marauders set the tone in the running events with strong individual results. He placed fourth in the 100 (12.42 seconds), second in the 200 (24.76 seconds) and first in the 400 (55.5 seconds). Teammate Grey Kramer won the 200 (24.56 seconds), Trevor Page won the 800 (2:10.85) and Jesse Marble finished second in the 800 (2:13.59). Jordan Jones was fifth in the 1,500 (5:04.4) for the Marauders and fourth in the 3,000 (10:58.61).
Northfield’s Ethan Monmaney-Utton (second, 18.45 seconds), Caleb Duncan (third, 19 seconds) and Preston Lily (fifth, 19.03 seconds) excelled in the 110 hurdles. Leading the way in the 300 hurdles were Kramer (first, 46.81 seconds), Lily (fifth, 48.76 seconds) and Monmaney-Utton (sixth, 50.25 seconds). Kramer, Jones, Page and Fijneman teamed up to win the 4x400 relay in 3:54.23. Page, Jones, Duncan and Devin Audette placed second in the 4x800 relay (9:38.97).
Strong man James Stephens was second in both shot put (35 feet, 9.5 inches) and discus (99 feet, 5 inches). Marble was fifth (33 feet, 7.25 inches) in shot put, while Duncan placed third in javelin (112 feet, 9 inches). The Marauders added a dozen points in triple jump, thanks to Marble (second, 36 feet, 8 inches) and Stephens (fourth, 31 feet, 7.5 inches). Kramer was fifth in long jump (16 feet, 1 inch).
The Northfield girls were also balanced, piling up points across a variety of disciplines. Emily Van Dyke wound up fifth in the 100 (14.01 seconds) and Tess Ayres placed sixth in the 400 (1:08.84). Maya Humbert was second in three events, shining in the 800 (2:36.99), the 1,500 (5:24.39) and the 3,000 (12:01.85). Teammate Bella Martel was third in the 800 (2:37.52), third the 1,500 (5:24.52) and sixth in the 3,000 (13:35.25). Piper Mattsson placed first in the 100 hurdles (18.25 seconds), fourth in the 300 hurdles (54.2 seconds) and fifth in discus (62 feet, 4 inches).
Van Dyke, Ingrid Dam Lang, Greta Smith and Mia Kasahara combined efforts to win the 4x100 relay (57.12 seconds). Martel, Ayres, Ruth Milne and Avery Motyka won the 4x800 (11:10.15). Motyka triumphed in triple jump (27 feet, 1 inch) and placed sixth in long jump (11 feet, 9 inches). Van Dyke was the long jump winner (14 feet, 1.5 inches) and Ellie Wawrzyniak was second in triple jump (25 feet, 6 inches).
Molly Yacavoni finished first in discus (88 feet, 4 inches) and fifth in shot put (26 feet, 5 inches), while Humbert was third in javelin (73 feet). The Marauders were especially strong in high jump, scoring 19 points. Leading the way were Mattsson (second, 4 feet, 8 inches), Wawrzyniak (third, 4 feet, 2 inches), Ayres (fourth, 4 feet, 2 inches) and Lang (sixth, 4 feet).
BOYS TEAM SCORES
1. Northfield 141 2. Leland & Gray 87 3. Arlington 82 4. Richford 51 5. West Rutland 36 6. Craftsbury 33 7. Winooski 32 8. Green Mountain 24
GIRLS TEAM SCORES