Acton-Boxboro holds off Newton North in national track

Two of the top boys’ relay teams during the Massachusetts indoor season took their talents to New York City Saturday for the New Balance Indoor Nationals, and Acton-Boxboro again held off Newton North for state honors.

The A-B team of Andrew Doelp, Brian Sommers, Nick Usoff, and Timothy Cox finished fifth in the sprint medley relay in 3 minutes and 31.50 seconds. The same group won the state championship last month at the Reggie Lewis Center. Close behind A-B, in sixth place in 3:31.55, was the Newton North team of Daniel Swain, Ben Porter, Jared Prior, and Ryan Lucken. Newton North was third in the state championship.

The day’s top individual performer was Somerset-Berkley’s Adam Couitt, who finished third in the high jump at 6 feet, 7 inches. Couitt’s finish matched that of Hingham’s Julie McConville on Friday. McConville took third in the 5,000 in 16:40.65.

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In the sprint medley relay, the Cambridge team of Anchella Bernard, Sydney Fisher, Dora Cronin, and Maya Halprin-Adams was ninth in 4:09.13. Lowell’s 4-x-mile relay team of Bryanna Allison, Erin Donovan, Kaley Richards, and Marissa Richards finished 10th in 21.30.02.

The Whitman-Hanson 4 x 800 relay team of Samantha Coletti, Gianna Cacciatore, and Rachel and Abby Baker finished 12th in 9:40.63. Also in the 4 x 800, the Hingham boys team of Grant Whitney, Duncan Burleigh, Nicholas Nielsen, and William Lumbert was fifth in 7:53.11.

In the shuttle hurdles relay, the Andover team of Hannah Chapman, Courtney Comeau, Lizzie Kobelski, and Jillian Gamache was 10th in 34.47. Arlington’s Daniel McDonald-Meteer was 17th in the emerging elite mile, finishing in 4:24.51.