Hidden behind all the Boston Marathon coverage was the annual Haverhill Invitational. Andover girls and Central Catholic Boys were crowned champions. Just over the border in New Hampshire was the Nashua North Invitationl.
Former Cumberland all-stater Hilary Dionne first R.I. native to cross the finish line.
The fearless English front-runner who led wire-to-wire to crush the field in 2:10:34 in 1984, is confident the human spirit has already won out over the crazed act of two terrorist bombers and expects that to be the theme this Patriots Day. "It's a great event and it has been tragically marred by a couple of cranks," Smith said. It's a time to reflect and a time to start anew. Boston's still Boston. The event will go on. It's been going on for one hundred and eighteen years. It's about a race. It's about people competing whether it's against the clock or against themselves - whether it's to win or just to finish. It's all about competition and enjoyment."
Just getting to the starting line of Saturday's BAA Scholastic Mile was a victory for defending champion Melissa Lodge of Hopkinton. Finishing second to teammate Lauren Hazzard made the day a whole lot sweeter. Lodge has only been running for a month after a painful stress fracture ended her indoor track season and put her in a boot for six weeks and on the sideline for another two. Lodge eased into the three-lap race that started and finished on Boylston Street and then kicked hard to take second in 5:34, and with Hazzard won the team award for Hopkinton. The race was a huge benchmark for Lodge, who will be bringing her talents to the University of Louisville in the fall. "I wasn't sure how it (shin) would respond to the roads and the tough turns, but it felt great," said Lodge. It went surprisingly well. I was happy with it."
The Boston Marathon is Monday but the pre race festivities started Saturday with the one mile and 5K Road Race. The Scholastic 1 Mile race features only Milers from the towns in which the the Marathon pass through. This years boys winner was Mike Schlichting from Newton North with a time of 4:39. Ben Griswold of Wellesley finished second at 4:40. Lauren Hazzard of Hopkinton was the girls winner with a time of 5:22.7.
My words hang awkwardly in the air for a few seconds while Tommy Meagher, the Boston Marathon finish-line coordinator for the past 17 years, gathers his thoughts. We're sitting in the wood-paneled conference room at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Mass., where he has worked for more than four decades. He shifts uneasily in his chair and fiddles with his keys for a moment. READ MORE ON THEWEEK.COM
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Tom Meagher’s turf is some of the most sought after real estate in the world of running. For 17 years, the Duxbury resident has served as the finish line coordinator for the Boston Marathon. He’s in charge of the medals stand, the photo bridge, the escorts for the elite runners and the all-important finishing time clock. He’s responsible for anything inside the police barricades from Exeter to Dartmouth streets, lots of little details.
The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of April 16th.
Burlington's Paul Hogan along with Garrett O'Toole of the Middlesex School, Owen Gonser of King Philip, and Christian Stafford of Pembroke are some of the top returners of the boys 1 mile run.
Dracut's Karina Shepard holds the top spot for the mile and the 800. Other contenders include Kaley Richards of Lowell and Abbie Mcnulty of Bishop Feehan. Here are the top returners for the girls 1 mile run.
Mike Schlichting of Newton North is one of the top returners for the boys 2 mile run. Here are the top returners for the boys 2 mile run.
After an outstanding winter season, Bishop Feehan's Abbie Mcnulty will come into the spring season as the tio returner by over half a minute in the 2 mile run. Here are the top returners in the Girls 2 Mile Run.
Amy Piccolo of Ursuline Academy has been one of Massachusetts Outstanding performers both indoors and Outdoors. She has an impressive resume that extends to almost every event in track and field. Starting later this week, Amy will be adding a weekly blog to Milesplitmass, detailing all of her weeks activities.
Eligible to all high school students! Upload a 60 second video commentating on anything by May 22nd via the form below. Two winners will be picked by Brooks for an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, where the student reporter will work with Flotrack and Milesplit to commentate the Brooks PR Invitational at the Renton Memorial Stadium.
Here are the Top returners for the girls 800 Meter Run.
Follow all the Alumni from Massachusetts as they compete all around the country.
The Boston Marathon is back and bigger than ever ! Jack Prior of Newtonsportsphotography.com will be making the trek once again from Hopkinton to Boston next Monday. Last year he was one of thousands of marathoners stranded on the course because of the tragic events at the finish line.
Follow milesplitmass all day long for some live photo's, tweeets, and update from Notre dame Academy in Hingham.
The 20th Annual NDA Route 228 Freshman Sophomore meet kicks off the Track and Field Action in Massachusetts. Catch all the action here all day long at Milesplitmass.com.
Follow some of our best alumni live today from the Umass Amherst Track and Field Complex.
Here is the performance list for this weekend.
Let's catch up with some of Massachusetts alumni as they compete all around the United States.
QUALIFYING STANDARDS : Listed below are Qualifying Standards which have been determined by the Track Committee. Coaches must enter only those athletes who have achieved these standards.
The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of April 9th.
Acceptance lists have been released for the high school individual events for the 2014 Penn Relays Carnival on the last weekend of April at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (via MileSplit)
Amy Piccolo of Ursuline Academy is our Top Returner in the 400 Meter Hurdles. The versatile Piccolo was second place last year at the All State finals to Old Rochester's Ally Saccone.
PROVIDENCE - Members of the Bishop Feehan High girls' track and field team finished just five seconds away from setting a record at the 46th annual Knights of Columbus 4xMile Relay at Mt. Pleasant High. Instead, the Shamrock girls settled for a first-place finish in the Division 1 race - their first such win since moving up from the Division 2 ranks - with the top team of Elizabeth Hannon, Kate Svensen, Brynna Harum and Abbie McNulty clocking in at 21:30.2.
WESTBORO — Like Cape Cod and beaches, Austin and live music, and Shrewsbury Street and restaurants, there's no shortage of quality and quantity when it comes to the Westboro High boys' track team and pole vaulters. The Rangers entered the outdoor season with a quartet of seniors that is unrivaled in Central Mass. for its depth when it comes to successfully soaring skyward. Jack Chuma, David Klimavich, Jamie Plowman and Jason Silva have cleared a bar set at a minimum of 11 feet, 6 inches in competition.
DUDLEY — Stella Worters and distance running initially seemed to have the feel of a short-term arrangement. She participated in a cross-country program in sixth and eighth grades at Charlton Middle School, but hesitated to call herself a runner. "I was one of those kids who jogged and then walked once I got to the woods," Worters said. Then she found herself joining the cross-country team at Shepherd Hill as a favor to a friend and fellow freshman who wanted to have a familiar face to train with. The friend lasted about a week before walking away. As for Worters, she kept on running.
FITCHBURG -- Being a student-athlete means learning to balance a busy schedule. For Fitchburg High junior Leo Ramirez, however, life's challenges extend far beyond the playing field. This school year Ramirez has worked tirelessly to raise his grades, hone his skills as a star shot putter on the Red Raiders' track team, keep up with his community service commitments and hold down a part-time job. His relentless determination is fueled by a desire to be the first member of his family to attend college. Those around Ramirez have taken notice of his efforts, and he was recently selected as the MIAA's male Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
Defending State Champion Ben Colello is the Top Returning 400 Hurdler for this season, but he will be challenged. Springfield Central's Edison Perez and Irvin Johnson of New Bedford are two other runners will challenge for the Top spot.
The Indoor State Champions picked up right where they left off in February, as they added another NDA Cup to their collection. The 14th Annual early season brings together the three Notre Dame Academy sister schools for an annual showdown.
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- Hudson vs Groton Dunstable
- Greater New Bedford Sunset Invitational
- MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Meet - Large School
- MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Meet - Small School
- Weston Twilight Invitational
- Hudson vs Marlboro
- 46th Glenn D. Loucks Games
- Andover Boosters Meet
- MSTCA Boys Coaches Invitational
- MSTCA Girls Coaches Invitational
- Henry Colt to Pomona College
- Jess Amedee to University of Massachusetts at Lowell
- Kelsie Bardsley to Regis College
- Justin Patterson to Bryant University
- Ayeshah Malhi to Regis College
- Brynna Harum to Fordham University
- Tim Poitras to University of Massachusetts at Lowell
- Andrew Bolze to Harvard University
- Amanda Reilly to Northeastern University
- Thomas Drohan to Assumption College