Durfee and New Bedford went at it in track 7 field, with the New Bedford boys defeating the Hilltoppers, 73-53 and the Durfee girls prevailing over the Whalers, 99-54. With the win, the New Bedford boys improve to 1-1 overall and 1- in the Southeast Conference. The Durfee boys are now 0-2, with both losses coming in SEC action. The Lady Hilltoppers meanwhile improve to 1-1 overall and in the conference. The New Bedford girls are 0-2 on the year, 0-1 in the SEC
In the boys meet, Durfee’s Josh Sanon took first in the long jump and the triple jump, while Aiden Ferreira grabbed top honors in the shot put and the discus. Other Durfee winners included Branden Pinero in the 400 dash along with the 4×400 relay team of Lenzly Celestin, Jason Springer, Kayden Kheav, and Curtis Mowatt.
In the girls action, Durfee’s Shakira Cadet took first in the 400 hurdles, the 200 dash and the long jump, an event she also qualified for states. Jasmine DoSouto was a double winner for the Toppers, winning both the shot put and discus. Other Hilltopper winners were Thysh Garcia-Martinez in the 100 meters, Kacey Curran in the mile, Toni Freitas in the 400 meters, Alexis Alexandre in the 100 meter hurdles, Paitynn Botelho in the 800 meters, Vilmarie Ortega in the javelin and Alexandria Lapointe in the high jump. Durfee’s 4×100 relay team of Lauren Barnett, Sylvie Brito, Garcia Martinez, and Ava Guillemette also won, as did the 4×400 relay team of Brito, Abigail Britland-Raposo, Avery Lane, and Alexandre.