Auburn Boys Track Takes Second In Districts

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The Auburn boys indoor track team and coaches are shown with their recognition plaque before boarding the bus back to Auburn. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Auburn senior Jordon Giampa throws the shot put. He finished second in the districts. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Senior Dom DiCarlo pushes for first place in the boys 55 meter dash. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Senior Kathryn Whalen takes the baton from junior Kerri Astrella in the girls 4x440 yard relay. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Senior Lesedi Graveline rounds a curve in the first leg of the girls 4 x 440 yard relay. Auburn would finish sixth. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Senior Eric Leir prepares to pass a Lunenberg runner in the boys 4 x 880 yard relay. The Rockets would end in sixth, Lunenburg in eighth. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Junior Kyle Quitadamo presses to stay ahead of Southbridge and Uxbridge runners in the boys 4 x 440 yard relay. Auburn would end in 4th, Southbridge in 5th, and Uxbridge in 6th. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Junior Jake Mikolajczyk keeps pace with Bromfield's Patrick Griffin in the 600 meter run. Griffin finished first and Mikolajczyk finished third. Photo Credit: John Anderson
Junior Matt Nelson takes the baton from sophomore Scott Williams in the boys 4 x 440 relay. Auburn ended in fourth place. Photo Credit: John Anderson

AUBURN, Mass. — The Rockets' indoor track teams competed in Division 2 District playoffs Sunday, with the boys taking a close second against Sutton with 48 points — a mere 2.5 points short of first — and the Auburn girls finishing 12th.

Many leaders of the individual events were separated by just 100ths of a second, with some notable exceptions. Senior Dominic DiCarlo was the only runner in the 55 meter dash to break 7 seconds, and he did it three times, in his preliminary, semifinal and final races. He claimed first with a time of 6.85, .19 better than Oakmont's Brian Johnson. DiCarlo also got faster with each run.

Success was also measured in inches. Nathan Conway captured first in the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches, 4 inches higher than Littleton's Andy MacGregor.

Jessica Pittman took second in the girls shot put at 31 feet, 5.25 inches, while Jordon Giampa was second in the boys competition at 43 feet, 5 inches, one inch off the winning mark.

In the relays, the Rockets came in second in the boys 4 x 220, .25 seconds behind Sutton. The boys 4 x 440 team came in fourth. Many of Sunday's participants from Auburn will be making the journey to Boston  Friday for the state competition.

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