See How the Watertown Runners Fared at the Track Nationals

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Watertown’s track team ended the season with a trip to North Carolina to compete with the nation’s top track and field athletes.

The Raiders sent both a boys and a girls sprint distance relay team to the meet at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. The sprint distance medley relay features two runners running 200 meters, one running 400 meters and one running 800 meters.

The boys team of junior Brian DellaCosta, junior Nick Soares, sophomore Austin Lin and senior James Garbierran a time of 3:34.75 to finish 30th in the Championship competition (the upper division). The Raiders finished second in their heat.

In the girls race junior Sahar Khan, junior Keegan Duguay, sophomore Katherine Tolman and senior Lea Strangio finished third in their heat and 32nd overall in the Emerging Elite competition (the lower division) with a time of 4:28.18.

The meet finishes a record-setting season for the Raiders track and field team.

Three boys school records were broken this year. Garbier set the record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.13 at the All State meet and Lin’s time of 50.43 in the 400 set another individual record. The Watertown 4 x 400 relay team of Lin, Prosper Lubega, Soares and Garbier ran a 3:28.95 to set yet another school mark.

On the girls’ side, Strangio set the new school record in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.32 at the All State Meet.

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