Several Records Could Be Broken At Auerbach Freshmen-Sophomore Small Schools' Meet

Seekonk's Andrew Cabral is the No. 1 seed in the mile where 11 have dipped under five minutes.

The underclassmen will be taking center stage this weekend with the annual Auerbach Freshmen-Sophomore meets at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. The Large Schools will contest on Saturday, while the Small Schools will compete on Sunday.

Here we feature the Small Schools and a glimpse of some of the top events to watch.

Seekonk's Andrew Cabral appears to be the runner to beat in the mile run. Cabral is coming off a solid cross-country season where he captured the Freshmen Division 1 race at the Ocean State Invitational and was 17th overall at the All State Meet. This indoor season he clocked a best of 4:52.55, which he did to place second overall in the Frosh race at the recent Boston Holiday Challenge. Ipswich's Jack DeMarco is the No. 2 seed with a 4:54.02 best. In all, 11 runners in the field have broken five minutes.

Amherst-Pelham's Isabela Shepard is the clear-cut favorite in the girls' 600m. The talented sophomore was fourth overall in her specialty at the Boston Holiday Challenge where she crossed the line in a PB of 1:41.35. That time is four seconds ahead of her closest rival.

There's a few meet records that have a chance of being eclipsed at Sunday's meet. 

Medford's John McNeil is far ahead of the field in the high jump where he owns a best of 6 feet, 3 inches, just an inch from the meet mark of 6-4. Medway's Abby Greely could challenge the MR in the girls' long jump. She did 17-2 last spring, an effort that placed her eighth overall at the Eastern Division 3 Championships as a ninth-grader.  The record in this event is currently 16-11. Among other records that could fall this weekend is the boys' 4x400m relay. Dighton-Rehoboth owns a time of 3:34.70, nearly three-seconds faster than the MR of 3:37.50.


Small Schools' Performance List


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(GIRLS compete before BOYS in running events)
Field Event Starting Times: 10:00 a.m.
SHOT PUT (Boys throw in the cage; Girls throw in the area to the left of the score board)
Top 9 to finals
LONG JUMP (Girls before Boys) --Top 9 to finals
HIGH JUMP (Two Pits) -- Opening Heights: Girls - 4'04"; Boys - 5'00" [Starts after
Hurdles/Dash]
Running Events (first event check in 10:15 a.m. then listen for call:
ONE MILE RUN - FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last
600 METERS - FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last*
1000 METERS - FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last*
300 METERS - FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last
TWO MILE RUN - FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last
4 x 200 Meter Relay - Sections on time (A teams only, NO B teams allowed)*
4 x 400 Meter Relay - Sections on time (A teams only, NO B teams allowed)*
*Lane preferences for these events: 5-6-4-3-2-1.
INFIELD START TIME: 10:00am [Check in for Hurdles 9:40am]
Hurdle Trials: serpentine seeding based on entry time, fast to slow, fastest 16 advance to
a two-section final.
Dash Trials: serpentine seeding based on entry time, fast to slow, fastest 16 advance to a
two-section final.
Hurdle Finals: BOYS before GIRLS
Dash Finals: GIRLS before BOYS





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