NORTHAMPTON – The Westfield High School girls’ track and field team picked up a pair of wins on Senior Night Friday to cap off a 9-3 regular season, but more importantly an undefeated 6-0 run in the Pioneer South Division for its fourth straight league title.
Westfield closed out the regular season with a 94-1 rout of Sci-Tech and 63-32 win over Minnechaug Friday night at Smith College.
“This girls’ team is loaded with talent and I am so excited for the postseason championship meets,” Westfield girls’ track and field coach Linda Rowbotham said. “It’s time for their hard work to pay off.”
Two Westfield athletes won their entire early session events – senior captain Mackenzie Chaban (55 hurdles, career best 9.51) and junior captain Moira McDonald (300 meters, 43.44).
McDonald was also second in the 55 meter dash, just being edged out at the finish.
Also, Westfield’s Amanda Hall came in second in the shot put for the entire session and qualified for states with a 31-foot, 9.5-inch throw. Senior captain Julie Guarente was third in the high jump for the entire session, a season best 4 feet, 5 inches, as was the Bombers’ 4×200 relay team of Bianca Hiltz, McDonald, Aliya Yacteen, and Gigi Katsounakis, a season best 1:54.30.
Westfield will take its “game” to the next level when it competes in the track and field championships Friday at Smith College.
BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY
Bombers turn back Lions
Westfield 7, Ludlow 3
Westfield’s Max Maggipinto and Ryan Porter scored two goals apiece, and Evan Glenzel, Liam Whitman, and Josh Adams each had one to lead Westfield.
Whitman and Scotty Bussell each had two assists, and Connor Cottengim, Tim Willis, Sullivan Webster, and Glenzel had one apiece.
Westfield goalie Cam Parent (10 saves) and Christopher Anderson (5 saves) combined for 15 saves.
Spartans top Bombers
East Longmeadow 51, Westfield 37
Anna Curley scored a game-high 20 points, Nicole Coolidge added 11, and East Longmeadow prevailed on Saturday.
Olivia Hadla also pumped in a game-high 20 for Westfield.