The Silver Lake High outdoor track and field teams competed against the Whitman-Hanson Panthers last week.
Both Lakers teams — the boys and the girls — had very competitive meets against Whitman-Hanson on Tuesday, April 5.
On the girls side, the Lakers won 71-65. The meet came down to the last event: the 4×400 relay. The Lakers won that race — which won them the meet.
Caroline Gerety, Samantha Faherty, Megan Laliberte, and Riley Paskow were the winning relay team for the Lakers. The Lakers also shined in field events.
Messina Sheehan had a first-place finish in the javelin throw, Emily Hesketh came in first in both shotput and discus, Riley Paskow won the long jump, and Ella Bossio finished second in the high jump while Kera Becker came in second in the triple jump.
On the boys side, the Lakers lost a tight one: 69-67.
Jesse Ierardi won the 110 high hurdles and the 400 hurdles; Boyd Wechter won in both shotput and discus;
Michael Beauchesne earned a first-place finish in the high jump; Damian DeKarski took first in the long jump; Gavin McCarthy had the top time in the one-mile run; and DJ Gilmore won the javelin throw.
The Lakers next meet is Tuesday, April 26 on the road against Duxbury (3:30 p.m. start time).