GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Karina Shepard ended her high school career in style Sunday.

High school track

Running in sweltering 90-degree heat, the recent Dracut High graduate finished fourth in the 800-meter run at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Shepard earned All-American honors by finishing in the top six. Last year, the Stanford University-bound Shepard finished seventh at the national event.

Her time of 2 minutes, 7.16 seconds was just a hair slower than her personal-best time of 2:07.14.


The girls distance medley team of Julie Schultz, Katie Mulkerin, Kylie Reardon and Meghan Cavalier placed eighth in the Emerging Elite section at the New Balance event.

The splits were Schultz 3:48.78 (1,200), Mulkerin 58.24 (400), Reardon 2:27.54 (800) and Cavalier 5:24.63 (mile).

Also, PJ Garmon ran in the Championship section of the 800. His time of 1:52.22 earned him second in his heat and 12th overall.

Bishop Guertin

A pair of Bishop Guertin sprint medley relay teams broke schools records in the North Carolina heat.

The boys 1,600 squad recovered from a poor initial baton exchange and just avoided disqualification to break the record, running a time of 3:48.13.

The team consisted of Mike Devereux, who has committed to play football at Case Western Reserve, and junior Jack Barowski, who ran the opening 200-meter legs, junior Alex Arika, who ran the 400 leg, and Robert DeSisto, who ran the final 800.


DeSisto, from Westford, has committed to run for New York University.

Setting a school record for the BG girls was the 800-meter sprint medley team.

Finishing in 1:54.88 were sophomore Christina Pelletier, who ran 100 meters, junior Carolyn Nichols, who ran 100 meters, sophomore Meaghan Wilson, who ran 200 meters, and junior Gabby Richardson, who ran the final 400 meters.

BRIDGEWATER -- Recent Dracut High graduate Ryan Kerrigan finished third at the New England Championships on Saturday.

His toss of 54 feet, 11/2 inches was a personal best. Kerrigan, who just began throwing the shot put as a senior, will take his talents to UMass Lowell.