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.
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The Boston Globe has selected the annual Indoor Track & Field All Scholastics team. Read about the accomplishments of both the athletes and coaches from this past winter season. (via www.boston.com)
A bit of gamesmanship is underway by the coaches of prominent teams in New England. The meet rules for the New England Championships state that an athlete can only be entered in four events including relays, and several coaches have their top tier athletes slated for the maximum allowable amount. The fact that an athlete can even qualify in four events is a testament to their tremendous talent, but the likelyhood that it will actually happen is slim.
Brockton’s Vanessa Clerveaux stood on the victory stand and looked a bit surprised as the Reggie Lewis Center crowd gave her a thunderous ovation at yesterday’s 27th All-State Championships. Clerveaux may have been taken off guard, but the show of affection was sincere and well deserved.... (via Boston Herald)
Based on the performance list entering the meet, the Newton North boys were projected to score 24 points. Even further down the list, Mansfield was projected to only score 14 points. Both should have finished mid-pack if the performance list had any significant impact on the outcome of the championship. Thankfully for both teams, seed times mean little.
Every event in a state championship provides excitement and drama, but this year the relays may decide the team title. But don't expect to see the same line-ups from last week. Some additional fresh legs --courtesy of athletes that did not qualify in an individual event-- may help the common man become the hero. We watched it happen on Sunday at the Division 1 Championships, and those same teams remain in the hunt this week.
Brockton’s Vanessa Clerveaux was spectacular on Sunday at the Div. 1 Track & Field meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. The senior dominated the field in the 55-meter hurdles en route to her third consecutive meet title with a time of 8.05 seconds. (via http://www.enterprisenews.com)
It was a record breaking day as the Newton North girls took home the team title and set three meet records in the process. The Tigers surpassed the previous best marks in the 4x50 Yard Relay (24.52), the 4x50 Yard Hurdles Relay (29.11), and the Long Jump (49’4.25). Carla Forbes was a major part of the dash relay and long jump relay; in addition to anchoring the winning 4x400m relay.
Check for the latest scores and highlights each week as we gather information from around the state.
Multi event athletes rule the class of 2012. (Photo by John Keklak)
Massachusetts athletes pick-up 12 wins and 2 meet records.
Several nationally ranked athletes are scheduled to compete, including the #2 and #4 400m runners in the country.
The Mansfield machine was back at it, claiming another team track championship.
Many events are wide-open as the seniors take one last shot at glory.
Andrea Keklak scorches a 2:08.78 to win the 800m, while Moira Cronin leaps to US#3 in the high jump.
Impressive marks should be inevitable as the state prepares for the post season.
Photo by Don Rich
Mansfield delivers as several state records fall.
Several meet records are in jeopardy as we watch some very impressive athletes try to win multiple events.
Keep up to date with the latest news from all the league championship meets. Photo by Henry Finch.
Newton North, Bishop Feehan, and Randolph all win close battles.