More than two dozen student-athletes from Bedford High School will take part in the MIAA Division 4 track and field championships on Friday and Sunday at Notre Dame High School in Hingham.
“Each of these athletes qualified to compete in their events by being in the top 32 people in the division for running events and top 24 in the division for throwing or jumping events,” said girls track head coach Rich Donnelly.
The Bedford delegation will be led by senior Jessica Lin, vying in girls’ discus, javelin, and shot put. In the May 17 Dual County League championships, navigating windy conditions, Lin finished first in shot put with a throw of 34 feet, one-half inch; second in javelin with a throw of 97 feet, two inches; and third in discus with a throw of 99 feet, four inches.
Carter Rauch, who came in fourth in the DCL 400-meter run, will compete in that event as well as the 800-meter in the divisionals. Andrew Tram, who took fourth in the long jump in the league meet, qualified for that event and the 100-meter dash this weekend. Josh Garraway, who finished fifth in the DCL 110 hurdles, will seek the Division 4 title in that event as well as the 400-meter hurdles.
Other qualifiers and their events are: girls pole vault: Farrah Scott, Taelor Nichols, and Larah Maldonado Cruz; boys’ pole vault: Aashu Budhathoki and Peter Benson; boys’ 200-meter: Ryan Fitzgerald; girls’ 400-meter run: Scott; girls’ 400-meter hurdles: Josie Donnelly; girls’ 800-meter run: Zadie Buckley, Grace Niu, and Vivian Liu.
Also, girls’ mile: Samantha Sheahan; boys’ mile: Jonny Garraway; girls’ two-mile: Sheahan and Anna Massaro; boys’ two-mile: Jonny Garraway; girls’ triple jump: Nichols; boys’ triple jump: Gil Galman; girls’ four-by-400-meter relay: Elena Protasowicki, Ciara Shelton, Allison Miller, and Liu; girls’ four-by-800-meter relay: Niu, Massaro, Sheahan, and Buckley.
Also, boys’ four-by-100-meter relay: Fitzgerald, Galman, Tram, Budhahok and Martin Nguyen; boys’ four-by-400-meter relay: Joshua Garraway, Austin Cullis, Jonny Garraway, and Rauch; and boys’ four-by-800-meter relay: Oren Brosgol, Will Protasowicki, Leo Disano, and Simon Bendersky.
There are 42 schools in Division 4, Donnelly said.
At the DCL meet, held at Weston High School, the Bedford girls finished in third place and the boys’ team placed fourth.