The Billerica High track and field teams faced Chelmsford in their opening meet last week.

The girls edged the Lions in a tight contest, 71-70, while the boys fell to CHS, 99-53.

The Lion girls actually won nine events to Billerica’s eight, but the depth of the Indians proved to be the ultimate difference.

BMHS took first and second in four events, the discus and three races.

In the mile, Hannah Doherty won in 5:28 and Deidra Anderson took second in 5:38.

In the two mile, Sarah Burns was first in 11:54 and Danielle Sullivan ended up second in 12:06.

In the 800-meter run, Billerica’s 1-2 finish came from Samantha Maffeo and Burns in respective times of 2:28 and 2:31.

Other Billerica victories came in the 4x400 relay, from Julia McCarthy in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:13.66. Vanessa Attaya in the shot put with a distance of 35 feet, 11 inches and Nicole Anderson in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.02 seconds.

Scoring second-place points for the Indians was sophomore Taylor Gibson in the long jump, the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash, Emma Hallet in the high jump and Caitlin Faria in the javelin.

Chipping in with third-place performances was Lauren Montion in the 400, Leithsa Dimanche in the 100, Julia McCarthy in the javelin and Julia Measmer in the shot put.

For the boys, winners included Phillip Xu in the shot put (40 feet, 6 inches), Tom Dinsmore in the mile with a time of 4:54, Rodrigo Freitas in the 400-meter run in 53.98 seconds, Shawn Stairs in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.09, Gachau Kabuga in the 800-meter run in 2:10 and the 4x400 relay.

Second-place points were scored by Ryan D’Agostino in the 100-meter dash, Mike  O’Connell in the long jump and Andre Malcolm-Goodwin in the 200-meter dash.

Contributing third-place performances was Stairs in the long jump, Corban Walsh in the discus, Sam LaPusata in the javelin, O’Connell in the triple jump, Trevor Melendy in the 200 and Cory LaFleur in the 800.