Two Watertown Track Athletes Among New England’s Best

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Charlie Breitrose

Watertown senior Mange Camara made the Boston Globe's and Boston Herald's All-Scholastic indoor track teams.

Watertown senior Mange Camara won the 300 meters at the New England Indoor Championships.

Two Watertown High School students showed they are among the top track and field athletes in region with top five finishes at the New England Indoor Championships, including a first place finish.

On Saturday, WHS senior Mange Camara competed in two events — the 55 dash and the 300 meters at the meet held at Boston’s Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, and senior Abbi Peterson took on the best high jumpers from around New England.

Camara took first place in the 300 meters, with a time of 34.47 — which was 0.4 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. The sprinter added the New England Championship to his wins at the MIAA All-State Meet and the Div. 5 Meet. He remains undefeated in the 300 meters this season.

In the 55 meters, Camara took sixth place at New Englands. He earned a spot in the final by running 6.57 seconds in the preliminary heats. In the final he went even faster — 6.52 — which was sixth best.

Senior Abbi Peterson set a new school record in the high jump, and finished fifth at the New England Indoor Championships.

Peterson took fifth place in the high jump competition at New Englands. She jumped a personal best 5-feet-5-inches, and set a new school record.

Last week, Peterson finished fifth at the All-State Meet with a jump of 5-feet-4, and the week before she took second in the Div. 5 Meet.

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