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.