Three of the five divisional state relays will take place this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. The Division I event will be held on Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Division 2 will contest on Saturday and Division 3 will tangle on Sunday. Both of those meet are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Due to the fact that a true team effort is needed to pull out a win in the 10-event meet, the division relays are taken very seriously in the Bay State. Plan on some exciting events this weekend.
Taking a look back at 2017...
Newton North swept the boys' and girls' team titles in the Division 1 meet and appears ready to possibly do it again this weekend. The boys won four relays and girls took home three relay titles. One of the highlights of the meet was the Franklin girls' 4x800-meter relay team which clocked a nation No. 9 of 9:28.17 (see above photo).
North Andover and Woburn claimed the respective boys' and girls' titles in the Division 2 meet. Both school narrowly secured their crowns with the North Andover boys beating Woburn by just four point and the Woburn girls a mere six points ahead of Wellesley. Three records were set in the meet, including the Marshfield boys, who dipped under eight minutes in the 4x800m relay with a first-place time of 7:57.74.
Finally, the Division 3 meet had the North Attleboro boys and Hopkinton girls hoisting the team plaques at the end. The meet featured a number of exciting races, including the 4x400m relays. Both the boys and girls' events were determined by a lean at the finish. Catholic Memorial (3:28.33) edged Amherst-Pelham (3:28.50) in the boys' race and Winchester (4:06.88) out-leaned Belmont (4:06.91) on the girls' side.
4:30 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
SHOT PUT (two throwing areas)
LONG JUMP (Girls before Boys)
HIGH JUMP (one pit for boys and one pit for girls after Hurdles and Dash)
Running Events On the Infield (rolling) (Girls before Boys)
4:30 p.m on Friday, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
4 x 50 yard Shuttle Hurdles
4 x 50 yard Shuttle Dash
Running Events on the Oval (rolling) (Girls before Boys)
5:00 p.m on Friday, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
4 x 800 Meter Relay *
Sprint Medley Relay * (800-200-200-400)
4 x 200 Meter Relay *
Distance Medley Relay * (1200-400-800-1600)
4 x 400 Meter Relay