DURHAM, N.H., June 9 – Canton High sophomore Chelsea Mitchell finished seventh in the 100 meters and freshman Julia Caputo was tenth in the 3,200 meters as the Warriors had a pair of top 10 finishes at the 73rd annual New England track and field championships Saturday on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.
It’s the best individual performances by a Canton girl at the New England championships. Before Saturday, the only other Canton girl to compete at the New England meet was Lucy Tanner, who finished 13th in the 300 hurdles in 2014.
Mitchell, who ran a time of 12.83 seconds in qualifying, finished seventh with a time of 12.58 seconds. Earlier this week, she finished fourth at the State Open with a time of 12.39 seconds. She won the Class S state championship in May.
Bulkeley’s Terry Miller, who set a new state record winning the 100 meters at the State Open in 11.75 seconds, won the New England title with a time of 11.97 seconds.
Caputo had a personal-best time of 11:13.16 when she finished sixth at the State Open. She established a new personal best with a time of 11:13.00 as she earned a top 10 finish.
Canton’s 4×100 relay (Kaylia Bailey, Maya Sutton-Hall, Madeline Archangelo, Mitchell) finished 15th with a time of 50.49 seconds, a bit slowed than the time of 50.33 seconds they ran at the State Open when they finished fifth. It is the first Canton girls relay team to compete at the New England championships.