Notre Dame Academy offered a Last Chance To Qualify yesterday in Hingham. Here is a recap of all the action.
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Amanda Henson leads all Top Returners with her 24.43 clocking in the 200 Meter run. Here is the list of all the top returners.
Marshfield's Ellen DiPietro gave the Reggie Lewis Center crowd something to cheer about early in the season. DiPietro soared over 5 feet, 9 inches to break the meet record Saturday at the Boston Holiday Challenge then proceeded to clear 5-10 on her final attempt. That effort for the Michigan State-bound DiPietro put her at No. 1 in the country this winter and No. 3 all-time in Massachusetts.And seeing that it is only December, DiPietro is nowhere near peaking.
Milesplitmass will be running the Top Retuners in each event all week long. Today we look at the Top returners in the 55 Meter Dash.
Milesplitmass will be broadcasting these almost live photo's from Trackside in Westfield.
Enjoy some of the fantastic Highlights from yesterdays Division 1 Championship meet in Andover.
It was a double win for Newton North as its boys’ and girls’ track teams swept the MIAA Division 1 championships Monday in Andover.The Newton North girls placed in 11 of 18 events, combining for 65 points and earning them their fourth consecutive Division 1 title. “Winning is our tradition, it’s part of our DNA,’’ said Tigers coach Joe Tranchita. “All year our focus has been to come out and just understand what we are capable of doing and not focusing on what the other teams are doing.
Last Chance to qualify took place at Notre Dame Academy, as the athletes take one last shot to qualify for the MIAA tournament.
This past weekend had some memorable performances by Massachusetts athletes throughout the Northeast. For many years the Coaches Invitational was the premier event of the season as runners test their mid-season conditioning against the best in the State. Now our May schedule has given our athletes more options with meets like the Andover Boosters Meet ,The Glenn D. Loucks Games, and the New Balance Twilight Series.These meets have slightly downsized the Coaches Meet but we still had plenty of fine performances across the board.
SOMERVILLE — Brockton’s Patricia Montiero was the day’s only double winner, placing first in 100-meter hurdles and long jump, Saturday afternoon at the Girls’ State Coaches Invitational at Dilboy Stadium. In the hurdles, Montiero finished in 15.16 seconds, 0.17 seconds faster than Annalisa Debari of Melrose.
Girls State Coaches Highlights from Somerville's Dilboy Field !
Their efforts produced a catalog of landmark performances and for the first time ever, the state’s two most electrifying female distance runners will collide at the state spring track championships. Hingham’s Julie McConville clocked a scalding 10:18.02 two-mile during the indoor campaign while legend-in-the-making Catarina Rocha of Peabody will move up from the mile, where she set a state meet record of 4:49.14 this winter, to defend her outdoor two-mile title. Their showdown at the state meet at Westfield State later this season will be worth the price of admission. The pair of heavyweights will have a strong supporting cast in Abby McNulty of Bishop Feehan, Jordan O’Dea of Dennis-Yarmouth and Erin Dietz of Bedford.
The Winter Season has ended and Coach Miller and Coach "Z" wrap up the season with the Exchange Zone Awards Show. This was filmed prior to the New England Championships.
When you are competing in an elite meet, having a keen awareness of your top competition is of the utmost importance.
Milesplitmass will have all the Live action from Reggie Lewis Center.
To celebrate what promises to be a great day of action at the New England Championships, Milesplitmass will be on the scene with its first ever Live Blog. Mike Miller and others will be providing instant results and commentary for all of the action, giving you, if you can't be there yourself, the next best thing. So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the show.
Stars Will Shine Bright at New England Championship
Milesplitmass had several photographers on the ground at Reggie Lewis Center this past weekend. Take a look at some of the faboulous shots by NewtonSportsphotography.com
In November, Lowell and Newton North were the respective on paper favorites to win indoor track All State titles, on the boys and girls sides, respectively. Lowell was coming off a dominant victory in cross country, with a great shot putter, high jumper, and 300 runner added into the mix. Newton North had a Renaissance in the fall, adding Maeve Greeley, Cookie Koch, Christina Galvano, and Michaela Smith to a dominant group that already included Carla Forbes, Madi Nadeau, Evie Heffernan, and Meghan Bellerose, who had a breakout fall to add to an already stellar track resume. For both teams, it was going to require some names that were once borderline anonymous to pull these ones off.
Milesplitmass has listed all the Top performances in todays MIAA All State Championship at Reggie Lewis Center. Click on each name and read the athletes Milesplit profiles. Congratulations to both Lowell High School and Newton North for winning the team titles.
In most years, one can count the number of true All State Meet contenders on one hand, even if you're missing a few fingers. A team battle that comes down to 2-3 athletes, simply figuring out where the teams' studs are deployed and who can add four of them together for a relay is usually the recipe for predicting a winner. This year, in both the girls and boys team competitions, that isn't quite so simple. Expect a real battle to ensue, and with no team guaranteed to reach 30 points, expect the unexpected when it comes to hoisting trophies.
Had you told the top 10 coaches on Saturday morning that the DI girls met would be won with 40 points, a gleam would have fallen across their eyes, knowing that they had a chance. How close this meet ended up being, even with 7 teams scoring within 5 points of one another at the top, was surreal. It was sublime. It was ridiculous.
That’s the one and only way Newton North’s Ryan Lucken could explain the exhilaration of sprinting away from a packed field to win the 300-meter dash at yesterday’s Div. 1 track championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The Highlights of all the action from the Division1 State Meet.
While Saturday's DI Championships each have a significant favorite, Acton-Boxboro on the boys side and Newton North on the girls, the teams behind them are talking about strategies to take down the beasts above. A-B asks superstar Brian Sommers to score up to 30 points, and Newton North will be buoyed by Meghan Bellerose and Michaela Smith. But what truly separates these two teams from their respective packs is the incredible depth they both possess. Today, we break down the DI Championship meet, arguably the most talented of the classes.
LIVE RESULTS TEST FROM REGGIE LEWIS CENTER, BOSTON, MASS
A different approach resulted in a familiar result for Amy Piccolo. The dynamic Ursuline Academy sophomore strayed from her usual strategy of leading from the gun at yesterday’s Coaches Elite Invitational, but it was a plan she was confident she could pull off. Entered in both the 600 and 300, Piccolo wanted to run a controlled effort in the longer race so she’d have plenty of spring in her legs for the shorter, quicker event on the Reggie Lewis Center track.
Milesplitmass has decided on a few Dartmouth Relays performers as Marathon Sports Athlete's of the week.
This weekends Dartmouth Review/
Newton Sports Photography will be capturing some great photo's throughout the winter, please enjoy this slideshow from the Boston Holiday Challenge !
Boston Holiday Challenge New Hampshire Highlights: Betsy Garnick Bishop Guertin, 2nd Place 55 Meter Hurdles ( 8.44) Molly McCabe Bishop Guertin 1st Place 1000 Meters ( 2:57.22 Meet Record) Sara Burke Bishop Guertin 1st Place 600 Meters (1:36.58 ) Emma Checovich Winnacunnet 1st Place Long Jump
Abby McNulty slowly sipped a cup of water on the Reggie Lewis Center infield. Sweat beaded up on her brow, but her voice was steady with only a small hint of fatigue. It was somewhat surprising that she was five minutes removed from the best performance at yesterday's Holiday Challenge.
The Reggie Lewis Center will be a busy place all winter with track athletes aiming to run faster, jump higher and throw farther with their sights set on the late-season championship meets. Unfortunately, two of last year’s biggest stars most likely won’t be involved in the proceedings.Sadly, the most electrifying athlete in the sport and the face of Massachusetts indoor track, Newton North’s Carla Forbes, will spend the winter on the sidelines after coach Joe Tranchita decided to err on the side of caution over the defending national triple jump champion’s nagging but undisclosed injury. Foxboro miler Liz Holmes is expected to miss at least the first six weeks of the season with a hamstring injury, and it’s unclear if or when the 4:55.74 talent will be back.
Newtonsportsphotography.com has been a great resource for Milesplitmass all season long. We are blessed to have access to these wonderful shots and we hope you enjoy this slideshow. !
Dominance. How can one school with different coaches produce two dominating performances on the same day at the same meet? Perhaps it was a fluke coincidence. Perhaps it was something in the water. Or, perhaps it's the tradition of track and field at a school with three Hall of Fame Coaches and dozens of state meet trophies in the trophy case. That school is Newton North. And to the surprise of virtually nobody at Durfee High School on Sunday, that double was performed by Jim Blackburn's Tigers (64) and Joe Tranchita's Lady Tigers (95.5). Acton-Boxboro, meanwhile, took runner-up in both meets (55 for the boys, 62 the girls), with Lincoln-Sudbury (45 boys, 56 girls) taking 3rd in both as well.
The MIAA has posted the Performance list for this upcoming weekend ! Plese check back here for more information as it arrives to Massmilesplit.
When three different seniors break a meet record and run 9:17 or better for 2 miles, it's easy to understand why the eyes of the Massachusetts track universe might focus on Weston's fantastic Twilight Invitational, a fan and athlete favorite for over a decade on the first Saturday of every May. However, there are still two other meets that deserve as much attention as Weston's, MSTCA's Large and Small Freshman-Sophomore Meets, this year taking place at Newton South and Westwood High School, respectively. It might be surprising that some of the state's best marks were made, not in Weston, but at those two lesser known sites in the morning and early afternoon hours.
The All-State Championships are less than a week away and the MIAA just released the performance lists. See the match-ups and follow all the coverage as we kick-off an exciting week of indoor track and field.
Newton North continues to accomplish what is unimaginable to most teams, and this time they may have outdone themselves. They scored 20 points in the long jump with four different girls contributing to the total. Most teams would be thrilled to score 20 points in a meet, or have one athlete in the finals of a major division championship. The depth was on display as a bevy of athletes assumed their role within the program for the greater good of the team. The entire situation speaks volumes about the character of the athletes and the trust they have in the coaching staff.
Gallagher and Christensen finish 2nd and 3rd at the US Open in New York, while several meet records were shattered at the MSTCA Elite Invitational.
The indoor track season is upon us and it’s time to take a look at the top returners from each event.
The beginning of the outdoor season signals the end of the indoor season. Over the next few days, MileSplitMass will take a look at the top performers from each class and highlight some of the outstanding performances of the indoor season.
Keep up to date with the latest news from all the league championship meets. Photo by Henry Finch.