She was also a superb defender on the 1983 Ivy League champion lacrosse team. Both squads played in the NCAA tournament her senior year.
“I loved my time at Harvard. It was a blast,’’ said Rayner, whose oldest daughter, Sarah, 24, an accomplished equestrian, works at the Oliynyk Show Stables in Plainville. “But that’s in the past. It’s our kids’ time now and I see much of myself in them.’’
Here and there
Weston’s Harrison Choate skated to his first international medal with his bronze finish at the ISU Junior Grand Prix last Friday in Croatia. The 18-year-old Choate, representing the Skating Club of Boston, placed third in the short program and fourth in the free skate. He will be a freshman at Harvard next fall. . . . Former Middlesex League cross-country opponents Chris Stadler (Belmont High) and Andrew Herring (Lexington High) renewed acquaintances at the recent Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. Herring was 66th overall (25:08) in the gold race and Stadler, second among all Division 3 runners, was 72d (25:10) and first for Haverford, which was ranked second nationally. In the meet’s open race, Herring’s teammate, Newton South alum David Nelly was 22d (25:13) over the 8K course. . . Recent Assumption College graduate Nick DiAntonio of Milford is the men’s regional NCAA Division 2 Conference Commissioner’s Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The national winner will be announced Oct. 22. DiAntonio was a defensive standout on the ’Hounds football team.
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