Local Roundup: Coast Guard excels at Springfield Invitational

Women's track

• Coast Guard won four events Saturday en route to a fifth-place finish at the Springfield Invitational. Sophomore Monet Masters won the pole vault (10 feet, 11 inches), junior Kyle Sutscheck won the discus (129 feet, 5 inches) and senior Hannah Seeland won the hammer (141 feet, 4 inches) for the Bears.

The Bears all-freshman 4x400 relay of Chloe Benoist, Jennifer Haley, Gretchen Krause and Bonny Turnage added a victory in 4:17.65.

Jennifer Haley was second in the 1,500 meters (5:12.26), Gretchen Krause third in the 800 (2:23.92), Kendall Auth third in the 5,000 meters (19:16.70) and Casey Fall third in the pole vault (10 feet).

Coast Guard finished with 83.5 points. Worcester State won with 159 points.

Men's track

• Junior Nick Foster won the 5,000 meters Saturday to lead Coast Guard at the Springfield Invitational. Foster finished first in 15:35.86, while Jon Lash was second in 15:53.87. Brad Pienta was third in the 800 in 2:00.96. The Bears finished eighth with 47 points. Worcester State won with 158.

Women's tennis

• Colby won four of the six singles matches against Connecticut College to beat the Camels 5-4 in a matchup of NESCAC teams Saturday. Conn (3-10, 0-4) took a 2-1 lead after doubles play, getting wins from the teams of Adrieene Sieverding/Monica Rohrbach and Jillian Brigandi/Gibson Miller. Sieverding added a win at singles for the Camels. Colby is 5-9, 1-6.

Waterford Speedbowl

• Second-generation racer Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott, 15, took his first victory in Saturday night's 25-lap Legend Cars race at the Speedbowl

Christopher, the nephew of standout racer Ted Christopher of Plainville and the son of former Modified competitor Mike Christopher, took the lead on lap 5 with a move to the inside of defending champion Dylan Izzo. He then survived six late-race restarts to beat Salem's John O'Sullivan and Woodstock's Jordan Lamothe to the finish.

Christopher is in his second season competing in the Legend Cars division.

In addition, Al Stone of Durham was awarded the victory in the Street Stock event and Christopher Ivory of Oakdale was credited with his first-ever victory in the Mini Stock division.

H.S. sailing

• Williams School competed in a quad-race Saturday at Newport, R.I. The Blues lost to Cape Cod Academy, North Kingstown (R.I.) and host St. George's.

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