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 Masco concluded the season undefeated, winning the North Eastern Conference (NEC) with a victory against Gloucester.

  Masco has been led by their senior leadership all year long, and this day was no different.  

  “We have 21 seniors on our track and field team and they are the most wonderful, hard working and talented group,” said Head Coach David Mitchell. “We are led by our five captains, Lauren Boughner, Sophia Doumas, Ellie Green, Jenna Lindsay and Caroline Losee. All of our seniors are constant models for our younger athletes that varsity sports are about both competing and having fun.”

  Junior Piper Testa agreed with Mitchell that the seniors mean a lot to this team.

  “I learned so much from the seniors,” said Testa. “[They’ve] helped me build confidence from freshman year when I was too scared to talk to people. They have helped me to be more confident and happy doing the sport.”

  On Senior Night, Masco dominated many events. Senior captain Caroline Losee won the high jump while Laruen Boughner won the long jump.

  Both Losee and Boughner rank top five all time in these respective events. For Losee, she is tied for first all-time in the high jump, jumping 5’ this year.  For Boughner, she had an all-time season, breaking the triple jump record as she was able to jump 36’ 6’’ breaking a Masco record that has stood since 2009. She also broke the long jump record, jumping  18’ 4’’ earlier this season. 

  “It’s been a dream since I was young to break any type of record, and to do it with [my supportive teammates] made it even more special,” said Boughner.

  Senior Lilly Podgurski also had a strong performance, winning the triple jump as senior captain Sophia Doumas won both the shot put and the discus. In the latter, she holds a school record, which she broke earlier in the week with a 115’ 1’’ throw.

  “I’ve been pretty disciplined about my training, even if I have to be creative, sometimes that means putting in extra hours to learn technique,” said Doumas. “It just feels really good to know that the work I put in can lead to real results.”

  Doumas also wants to set an example for younger athletes. 

  “I’ve had a couple people tell me that I’ve inspired them and to me, that’s more important than anything,” she said. “More than I wanted to set any record, I’ve wanted to set a good example for the younger athletes, because they have so much potential and I want to see them shine brighter than I ever have.”  

  Masco would also see an inspiring effort from senior Ella Bernard in her final regular season race, as she won the two mile running an extremely fast final stretch. 

  “I’ve been running the two mile since freshman year, and it was bittersweet running my last race. I really wanted to give my last race my all,” said Bernard. “The girls on my team are incredible and have a special place in my heart. They definitely helped push me during the race and I wouldn’t have finished strong without them.”

  Senior Remmi Cote had an impressive performance in the javelin and senior Angelina Zepaj flew by the competition in the 100 meter hurdles. 

  Finally as the night came to a close, Masco won the 4×100 relay as seniors Boughner, Losee, Nora Duval,, and Brooke Appelsten concluded Masco’s magical night with a win. 

  “I love the team spirit and support from everybody. It’s such a welcoming and inviting environment and it’s so fun.” said senior Sophia Santangelo. 

  Senior Reagan Boyd thinks of Masco track as a family.

  “[The Distance Team] is truly like a family. We all support each other no matter what and it’s created some of my favorite memories from high school.”


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