FITCHBURG — For a highschool observe athlete, the pentathlon is the mark of all-around excellence. For Billerica sophomore Nyrah Joseph and Stoughton junior Alex Huynh, their efforts on Thursday at Elliot Field have been rewarded handsomely.
Joseph dominated the women’ competitors from begin to end as she gained 4 of the 5 occasions and posted some extent whole of three,035, simply besting second place Elyssa Buchanan of Mansfield and third place Athena Cusson from Chicopee for her second straight out of doors pentathlon title.
“My coaches did a great job of making me feel better and it’s great knowing that they’re there for me,” Joseph stated.
Joseph began the day with a win within the occasion she known as her “favorite,” the 100 meter hurdles. Buchanan gained the second occasion, the excessive bounce with a leap of 5-1. Joseph matched that top and so they cut up the primary place factors.
Cusson caught her nostril into the combo with a win within the lengthy bounce but it surely was the shot put that allowed Joseph to drag away. Her throw of 31-8 1/2 was a winner and with Cusson in eighth and Buchanan ninth, Joseph was nicely on her strategy to a title.
Fittingly, she blazed to a win within the 800 to shut out her championship day.
For Huynh, it was the sector occasions that propelled him to the title. After a fourth within the hurdles to start the day, he gained the lengthy bounce in 20-10 after which set a private better of 6-0 3/4 to win the excessive bounce. A second within the shot sandwiched Huynh’s wins as he carried a 178 level lead over Wakefield’s Joseph Patt into the 1,500 meters.
Patt got here residence with a stable third within the ultimate occasion but it surely wasn’t sufficient to erase the deficit as Huynh completed eighth and was quick sufficient to take the title by 82 factors.
“That 6-1 high jump was unexpected,” Huynh stated. “To be able to break 3,000 points is great. It showed the practice I did really paid off.”
The staff competitors gained’t be determined till Saturday.
Westborough leads the boys competitors with 49 factors, thanks primarily to having 5 scorers within the pole vault competitors. Oliver Ames and Duxbury’s are second with 26 factors and Milton is fourth at 23 factors.
In the women competitors, Billerica holds a one-point lead (31-30) over Milton with Mansfield third at 29 factors. Chicopee (22) and Westfield (19) are fourth and fifth, respectively.