Young Mashpee Girls' Team Does Well At D4 Meet

The Mashpee High School 4x400m relay team took tenth place at the Division 4 Championships.
COURTESY MASHPEE HIGH SCHOOL - The Mashpee High School 4x400m relay team took tenth place at the Division 4 Championships.

The Mashpee High School girls’ track and field team may not be very large or very experienced, but the top young runners for the Falcons showed on Saturday, May 31 that the future is quite bright.

MHS sent several underclassmen to the Division 4 championships at Durfee High School, and the results were outstanding. Mashpee garnered a top-10 finish in one of the relays and had a couple of other participants who flirted with the top 10.

Allison Kondracki finished 13th overall in the 400m championship in 63.70 seconds, the fastest time by any freshman in the event.

Runners from Ursuline Academy took the top two spots. Junior Amy Piccolo won in 58.39 seconds, and teammate Mereissa Wright was second, in 59.11.

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Mashpee eighth-grader Katie Wellington placed 11th overall in the 800m race. The youngster missed a spot in the top 10 by just two-tenths of a second, crossing the finish line nearly side by side with ninth-grader Kristen Mahoney of Ashland. Wellington crossed the finish line in 2:31.29, while sophomore teammate Shannon

McGovern placed 20th overall with a time of 2:38.09.

Sophomore Sarah Edwards of Bellingham won the event in 2:18.83, more than four seconds faster than the second-place runner.

Mashpee’s 4x400m relay team took 10th overall with a time of 4:26.13. The quartet was made up of senior Caylee Wood, Wellington, McGovern and Kondracki. Urusline won the title easily. Their group, which included the top two 400m runners in the championships, finished with a time of 4:13.17, more than three seconds quicker than Norwell’s top group.

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