Host ConVal scored a pair of runner-up finishes Saturday in an invitational track and field event in Peterborough.
The boys’ team finished behind Bow only in the 12-team field; the school’s girls’ team was second to Milford in a field of 13 teams.
Also among local teams, Conant was sixth, Monadnock tied for seventh and Hinsdale ninth on the boys’ side. In the girls’ field, Monadnock placed fourth, Hinsdale eighth and Conant ninth.
Bow and Milford were runaway winners, point-wise.
All of the teams will gear up for state meets later this week.
ConVal sprinter Del Bonsu-Anane was the lone area competitor to win two events — the 400 (50.90 seconds) and the 200 (23.28). He edged teammate Nicholas Drummond in the 200. Bonsu-Anane was also third in the 100.
Also for ConVal, Kim Harrison (10:32.29), August Kotula (10:32.98), Danny Veverka (11:29.79), Haven Deschenes (11:38.76) and Owen Kotula (11:39.23) swept places two through six in the 3,200 meters.
In the 1,600, Carter Hunt (4:42.59), Harrison (4:43.44) and Evan Coyne (34:46.84) finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Also, Erich Clark of ConVal was second in the high jump (5 feet) and Hinsdale’s Trevor Hobbs was third in the 110-meter high hurdles
In the girls’ competition, ConVal’s Clare Veverka won the 1,600, in 5 minutes, 9.76 seconds, leading a Cougars sweep, as Rachel Hurley ran second (5:12.92) and Sarah Newell third (5:42.02). Hinsdale’s Margaret St. John placed fourth (5:49.16).
Hurley’s big day also included a victory in the 800. Her time of 2:27.10 was almost three seconds faster than runner-up Isabella Mormando of Conant. Another Conant runner, Alleigh Lapinsky, finished fourth.
Veverka and Hurley ran second and third in the 3,200, with times of 11:32.93 and 12:50.10, respectively.
ConVal thrower Savanna Hall finished second in the shot put, at 30 feet even, and Monadnock’s Elaina Masso was fifth, at 27-10; and Monadnock’s Sydney Eccleston was second in the high jump (5-2).