In the next few weeks, MileSplit MA will feature the top athletes to keep an eye on this indoor track and field season with our Athletes to Watch feature.
In one of the more exciting races of the day, Lingard captured the 1,000-meter run at last year's All State Final with a time of 2:31.19, just .07 ahead of Acton's Colin Grip. Andover's Devin Connell also broke 2:32 with a 2:31.83 third-place effort. Lingard achieved an all-time and state best of 2:29.61 at the Division 1 Championships and will once again be the favorite to win his specialty. Among his top contenders is Connell, who also placed third to Lingard at the divisional and all states. Don't be surprised to see Lingard competing in the mile, too. He's a sub 4:20 guy with a pair of 4:18s to his credit as a junior last year.