Two notable performances highlighted Tuesday night’s Dual County League’s third indoor track meet of the winter season. Westford Academy’s Megan Frazee dominated the field in the girls 55-meter dash, winning the sprint by nearly a full second over second place finisher Obi Akubude from Concord-Carlisle. And sophomore Paul Bergeron ran away from everyone in the two-mile.
Frazee’s 8.65 second burst left rival Akubude nearly a full second behind with her 9.57 second place finish. Frazee also tied for first place in the Girls high-jump. Her 5′ 0″ clearance equaled Charlotte DiRocco of Concord-Carlisle.
Although the team did not fare so well, senior Frazee’s individual effort brought local optimism to the meet, which was held at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.
Bergeron, the youngest competitor among the top 8 finishers, won the 2-mile with a time of 9:48.04, more than eight seconds ahead of runner-up, Concord-Carlisle’s Harrison Dow (9:56.11.) Also impressing was freshman Ashley Vinith, who took third in the girls 600 meter run, 1:53.09.
Other noteworthy showings by Westford athletes include a third place finish by the Girls A team in the 4X200 relay, 1:56.6; and 4th place in the 4X400. Owen Schultz, a junior, placed 5th in the boys high jump while Austin Desisto took sixth place honors in the 1,000 meter run (2:48.58).
In the throws, Frazee again shined with a third place throw of 28′ 10.5″ while teammate Ragini Kannan’s 22′ 11.5′ shot put was good enough for seventh place among the girls. On the boys’ side, Jon Smith also finished seventh with his put of 33′ 5″. Freshman runner Jack Graffeo had an impressive 9th place effort with a 4:43.90 mile. In the 600 meter run, Schultz and Bergeron took home 5th and 6th respectively.