Claflin, cited in the women’s track category, was third overall in her section of the 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet in Baton Rouge, La., with a personal-best time of 12.24 seconds on April 20. She also posted another personal best (25.27) in the 200-meter dash.
Lane was honored in the women’s field events category after placing first in the high jump (5 feet 3 inches) at the Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet at Fitchburg State University.
At the same competition, one of Lane’s teammates at Hanover High helped Tufts University sweep the men’s and women’s titles. Tufts junior Matt Johnson took first place in the javelin (182 feet 8 inches), and was selected as NEWMAC’s Athlete of the Week in the men’s field category. He’s also a quarterback on the Jumbos football team.
Colleen Moriarty, a Canton High grad who captained the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s basketball team this winter, has been signed by the semipro New England Thunder of the 50-team Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League, a steppingstone to overseas professional leagues. An All-New England pick and Little East Conference Player of the Year, she led the conference in scoring and blocked shots during her senior season. . . . Former Middleborough High star Amber White was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Softball Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after tossing three complete-game wins, including two shutouts, for Bridgewater State University. The junior was 10-5 with an 0.81 ERA as of midweek.
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