GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A pair of local high school stars excelled Friday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Dracut High junior Erin McMeniman gained All-America status, placing third in the Championship Division in the javelin (147 feet, 3 inches).

Recent Tewksbury High graduate Rachel Sessa ran a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 51.26 seconds to win the Emerging Elite mile race.