Division 3 Indoor Championships Highlights

Wes Gallagher collected an individual title in the mile and a team title with Pembroke. (File photo)

 

Massachusetts (MIAA) Division 3 Championships

 

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Team Highlights

What happens when you combine a cross country team with a future decathlete during an indoor championship?  You get a division title.  Pembroke took the versatility of Kris Horn and combined it with the foot speed of their middle distance stable to rack-up big points.  Horn finished third in the 55m hurdles, second in the long jump, and ran 50.4 anchor leg to help win the 4x400m. 

Wes Gallagher won the mile fairly easily in a meet record time of 4:17.09, with David Taranto of Burlington in second at 4:22.70.  Then, the Pembroke distance squad made a statement with sophomore Christian Stafford finishing in third (4:23.57) and junior Pat Cunningham in fourth (4:25.61).  21 points in a single event is great way to start a meet and makes you very tough to beat. The group would later combine with Billy Stafford to win the 4x800m in 8:12.54 and crack 60 total points as a team.  Pembroke finished the day with 71 total point; 28 better than second place Bishop Feehan.

The Hingham girls walked away with the team title and most of their damage was also done on the track.  With the exception of Megan Patrolia’s third place finish in the long jump, every other point Hingham accumulated was in a running event.  Although Jullie McConville won the 2 mile and Molly Clark finished second in the 55m, the difference maker was the relays.  Hingham won the 4x200m, finished second in the 4x400m, and fifth in the 4x800m.  A true team effort, and some soul searching to overcome the fatigue of a long meet, helped them pull away in the final hour. Hingham's 74 points was 33 points better than second place Northampton.

 

Event Highlights

Freshman Liz Holmes from Foxboro won the mile in 5:05.35; less than two seconds off her MA#8 time of 5:03.75 from the McIntyre Elite meet.  She also helped her Foxboro 4x800m team to a second place finish (9:43.90) behind race winner Bishop Feehan (9:42.60). 

Olisa Obiefuna of Saugus launched himself to a new meet record of 23’2.75” in the long jump.  His mark is MA#1, NE#1 and tied for US#17.  Also surpassing the old meet record of 22’1.25 was Kris Horn of Pembroke who finished second at 22’4.50”.

Peter Hale put on his usual stoic face and simply went to work in the 2 mile.  After a relatively modest 4:58 split at the mile, Hale started to drop splits, and people, as he cruised to a 4:40 second mile split and 9:38.14 finishing time for the win. The effort was just enough to hold off Stephen Robertson of Wakefield who finished with an identical 9:38.14 time.  Hale was awarded the win when the times were broken down to 9:38.133 and 9:38.136.

A pair of MA#3 marks were set on the infield by two athletes that have become accustomed to the feat.  John Ojukwu of Nashoba won the 55m in 6.53 and Nolan Raimo of Marblehead won the 55m hurdles in 7.76. 

Adam Couitt of Somerset continues to display his tremendous athleticism.  The sophomore won the high jump with a meet record clearance of 6’7.25” and then returned to finish second in the 55m at 6.64.  He still leads New England in the high jump at 6’9”; a mark he set at the EAC Championships.

Northampton finished the high jump with a 1-2 finish and 18 team points.  Leah Tompkins and Adrienne Pascucci both cleared 5’2”, but Tompkins would get the win based on misses at previous heights. After that, nine girls were gridlocked at 5’0”. Pascucci would later return to finish 5th in the 55m hurdles in 9.22.

Matt Taylor of Bishop Feehan had just enough to hold off the #2 ranked 300m runner in the state.  Taylor edged Kiivone Howard of Foxboro (35.42 to 35.60) to take over the 5th spot in the state rankings.  Kiivone remains at MA#2 with his 35.25 from the Hockomock League Championships last week. 

Adrienne Thornton of O’Bryant retains her MA#2 ranking after a winning throw of 39’3.5”.  Thornton also leads New England in the weight throw at 51’8.75”. 

The girls 2 mile may have been the deepest field of the evening, and the event delivered the drama that was indicated by the performance list.  Julie McConville of Hingham broke from the pack to win the race with a MA#4 clocking of 11:00.38.  She remains at MA#2 with her 10:53.50 time from the Patriot League Indoor Meet #5.  After McConville, the real fight started.  Abby McNulty (Bishop Feehan) edged Camille Blackman (Longmeadow) for second at 11:06.53 to 11:07.04, respectively.  Rounding out the top pack was Jordan O’Dea of Dennis-Yarmouth who finished fourth in 11:09.62. All the girls mentioned above are now ranked in the top ten in Massachusetts.

Taylor Worthy of Medfield posted a MA#5 time of 3:00.84 to win the girls 1000m.  Chelsea Savage of Pembroke was a close second in 3:01.31 and Nora Smith of Westwood was just behind her at 3:01.35. 

Five girls posted times under 1:40 in the 600m with Olivia Downey of Melrose getting the win in 1:38.66.  The boys took notice and section #1 got off to a scorching start with Shea Cruikshank of Nashoba collecting the win (1:26.07) and bringing two others under 1:27.0.  Shea would finish 5th overall and older brother Jair Cruikshank would end-up second overall after finishing just .29 behind Cameron Huber of Canton in section #4 (1:24.30 to 1:24.59).

The Bishop Feehan 4x200m team of Billy Ward, Jordan Majka, Matt Caine, and Matt Taylor set a meet recod of 1:32.19 en route to an almost two second win over Marblehead.  The old record was 1:32.67 set back in 2007 by Milton.

 

Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

 

Girls

1000 Meter Run 3:00.84 Taylor Worthy Medfield High School
1000 Meter Run 3:01.31 Chelsea Savage Pembroke High School
1000 Meter Run 3:01.35 Nora Smith Westwood High School
1000 Meter Run 3:02.67 Dominick Catalina Danvers High School
1000 Meter Run 3:03.77 Brynna Harum Bishop Feehan High School
1000 Meter Run 3:08.19 Mikhaela Tropp Sandwich High School
1000 Meter Run 3:08.32 Michaela Carnino Foxboro High School
Two Mile Run 11:00.38 Julie Mcconville Hingham High School
Two Mile Run 11:06.53 Abbie Mcnulty Bishop Feehan High School
Two Mile Run 11:07.04 Camille Blackman Longmeadow High School
Two Mile Run 11:09.62 Jordan O'Dea Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
Two Mile Run 11:20.84 Tory Sivco Sandwich High School
300 Meter Dash 41.62 Emily Doyle Duxbury High School
300 Meter Dash 42.46 Katelyn Elinoff Hingham High School
300 Meter Dash 42.79 Molly Dempsey Milton High School
300 Meter Dash 42.94 Claire O'donnell Plymouth North High School
300 Meter Dash 42.99 Kristina Gustafson Medfield High School
300 Meter Dash 43.22 Stepanie Desir Randolph High School
300 Meter Dash 43.23 Katie Freitas Pembroke High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:47.29 Hingham High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.06 East Longmeadow High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.61 Bishop Feehan High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:06.98 Northampton High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:09.15 Hingham High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:10.17 Pembroke High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:42.62 Bishop Feehan High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:43.90 Foxboro High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:45.51 Westwood High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:46.08 Hopkinton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:38.66 Olivia Downey Melrose High School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.16 Jenna Fisher Longmeadow High School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.20 Kelsie Lazaro Somerset High School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.43 Hanna Hoffman Scituate High School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.96 Morgan Sullivan Hingham High School
600 Meter Dash 1:40.92 Mia Toffoli Northampton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:41.16 Caroline Leonard Hingham High School
600 Meter Dash 1:41.86 Alex Dibrindisi Northampton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:42.06 Michaela Kelly Canton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:42.45 Laura Nee Duxbury High School
One Mile Run 5:05.35 Liz Holmes Foxboro High School
One Mile Run 5:10.33 Katie Powell Bishop Feehan High School
One Mile Run 5:14.58 Tamara Mills Hopkinton High School
One Mile Run 5:14.61 Nicole Borofski Plymouth North High School
One Mile Run 5:17.98 Melissa Lodge Hopkinton High School
One Mile Run 5:18.20 Kara Mccormack Nashoba Regional High School
One Mile Run 5:18.27 Sykes Haley Foxboro High School
Shot Put 39-3.5 Adrienne Thornton O'Bryant High School

 

Boys

1000 Meter Run 2:31.74 Joe Vercollone Pembroke High School
1000 Meter Run 2:34.39 Alexander Sullivan Northampton High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.36 Ty Enos Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School
1000 Meter Run 2:37.18 Tom Nilsson Longmeadow High School
1000 Meter Run 2:38.61 Kevin Powers Saugus High School
1000 Meter Run 2:39.44 Nate Fowler Marblehead High School
Two Mile Run 9:38.14 Peter Hale Swampscott High School
Two Mile Run 9:38.14 Stephen Robertson Wakefield Memorial High School
Two Mile Run 9:42.97 John Valeri Pembroke High School
Two Mile Run 9:43.95 James Wegman Sandwich High School
Two Mile Run 9:50.17 Mike Mcconville Hingham High School
Two Mile Run 9:51.06 Brendan Sullivan Foxboro High School
Two Mile Run 9:51.28 Forrest Hangen Nashoba Regional High School
300 Meter Dash 35.42 Matt Taylor Bishop Feehan High School
300 Meter Dash 35.60 Kiivone Howard Foxboro High School
300 Meter Dash 36.03 Brett Tassinari Wakefield Memorial High School
300 Meter Dash 36.36 Kevin Persons Melrose High School
300 Meter Dash 36.57 Andrew Bolze Hingham High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:32.19 Bishop Feehan High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:34.10 Marblehead High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:28.53 Pembroke High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:32.13 Canton High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:12.54 Pembroke High School
55 Meter Hurdles 7.74 Nolan Raimo Marblehead High School
55 Meter Dash 6.53 John Ojukwu Nashoba Regional High School
55 Meter Dash 6.56p John Ojukwu Nashoba Regional High School
600 Meter Dash 1:24.30 Cameron Huber Canton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:24.59 Jair Cruikshank Nashoba Regional High School
600 Meter Dash 1:25.13 Matt Moussamih Diman Regional Vocational Tech High School
600 Meter Dash 1:25.65 Stephen Halas Wilmington High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.07 Shea Cruikshank Nashoba Regional High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.32 John Mccarthy Apponequet Regional High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.47 Jason O'connell Middleboro High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.47 Mike Bambrick Plymouth North High School
High Jump 6-7.25 Adam Couitt Somerset High School
Long Jump 22-4.5 Kris Horn Pembroke High School
Long Jump 23-2.75 Olisa Obiefuna Saugus High School
One Mile Run 4:17.09 Wesley Gallagher Pembroke High School
One Mile Run 4:22.70 David Taranto Burlington High School
One Mile Run 4:23.57 Christian Stafford Pembroke High School
One Mile Run 4:25.61 Patrick Cunningham Pembroke High School
One Mile Run 4:26.50 Henry Dodge Bishop Feehan High School
One Mile Run 4:26.72 Nicholas Nielsen Hingham High School
One Mile Run 4:26.94 Rich Moschella Bishop Feehan High School
One Mile Run 4:27.32 David Allen Sandwich High School

 

 

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