Newton South senior distance ace Clare Martin, Arlington's Ryan Oosting, Needham's Davonte Burnett and Norton sprint sensation Brooke-Lynn Williams were among a distinguished cadre of multiple winners at the MIAA All-State Track and Field Championships, held under intermittent grayish skies on the campus of Bridgewater State University.
With 41 points, Newton North collected the team competition on the boy's side of the ledger; second going to North Andover with 27.33 pts. Milton racked up 47 points for the team crown among the girl's, followed by Tewksbury Memorial (39) and Wellesley (35).
The amiable Martin overcame an injury that shelved her for the cross country and indoor track rebuffed a solid field in the mile, clocking 4:48.88 (US #14).
"If you had told me I'd be running these times in the middle of the indoor season, at the end of the cross country, I wouldn't have believed you," she said following her bold performance. "I just feel so fortunate to have had a speedy recovery in the sense that I'm back to running PR's."
For an encore, Martin who had hoped to run somewhere in the range of 2:11 for the 800m, held later in the program, was spot on in finishing her double with a time of 2:10.80.
"It was frustrating the first half of the year and it required a lot of patience and belief," Martin said of the arduous process, which included a host of cross-training options. "This is more than I could have dreamed of even if I hadn't been injured."
A patient Oostling keenly worked his way from mid-pack at the conclusion of the first circuit to within arm's reach of Newton North's Andrew Mah with roughly 600 meters remaining to the line.
As the chasers fell off the back of the now strung out field, Mah, a junior, held a precarious five-meter lead on his Arlington rival heading into the final lap before Oostling surged explosively past Mah with a decisive drive to the line, closing in a nation-best of 9:05.15
"I was feeling good," said Oosting following his eight-lap test. "I was trying to work behind Mah the whole race and let him lead. He ran really well too, so props to him. I was confident that I could stay up with him; he's a good runner, but my idea was to come into the mile steady with him and work from there."
Mah, who entered the meet with a seed time of 9:21.77, took the second slot (9:16.80) past St. John's Prep's Tristan Shelgren (third, 9:21.57)
Williams' adroitness in the short sprints proved eye-opening as she blitzed the field in the 100m in 12.04 and the 200 pursuers as well in 24.85. Williams arrived at the meet with a 200m seed of 25.09.
Billerica senior Jake Carlson led Groton-Dunstable's Riley Patten through the line in the 400 hurdles in 55.54 to Patten's 55.71. Patten entered with a season-best mark of 55.05.
"The first 200 meters was fun, felt easy, it felt like I was flying", Carlson said. "But after that point, I started to slow down slightly. I didn't hit a hurdle but I went slowly over one and that cut my momentum. I felt then, I just had to keep on pushing. I didn't even see him [Patten] coming on, at that point, I was concentrating on my own race."
Burnett took both sprints over a talented field of speedsters. He was timed in 10.63 for the100m and 21.36 for 200m. The Needham star held off Milton's Smith Charles (second, 10.88) in the shorter race and Brighton's Ricky Francois (second, 21.80) in the half-lapper.
Natick two-miler, top-seed Grace Connolly rolled to a sturdy win with a result of 10:43.61.
"Coming into the race, I really wanted to PR," said Connolly who ran 10:41.79 a week prior, " but honestly, I wasn't going to be really hard on myself if I didn't because it's only been six days since I've raced, and I've only had five days of training, so coming into it I was pretty tired from running three seasons. I think all of that was catching up to me a little."
While the distance races certainly lived up to their pre-race billing, notable results blossomed away from the perimeters of the oval.
"I probably had one of my best days ever," said Marlboro senior shot putter Manny Teo, following a consistent series of big tosses in the shot put, ultimately producing a winning mark of 54-05. "I had a really good week of practice, but before this week that I was recovering from a hamstring injury that took two weeks of rest."
North Andover's Erick Duffy displayed no threads of fatigue from a long season competing in two distinct disciplines; the 110 hurdles (14.56) and pole vault 16-07.00/MR), taking both with impressive performances. Duffy got out of the blocks superbly, attacking the barriers; forging a substantial lead over his challengers in collecting a victory.
Reading's Mark Porter stretched the tape to 194-07 in the earning a win in the javelin, while Milton's Charles copped the long jump (22-08.00) over Brookline's Andrew Chabon (21-11.50). Xaverian Hayden Dillow secured the discus title past Wareham junior Bradley Harunkiewicz 149-11 to 148-04.
Pentucket junior Saige Tudisco, ninth a year ago at All-States, moved to the top podium step this time around in the long jump with a result of 17-11.50. Tudisco's achievement was not without frustration.
"I couldn't really find my mark," she said. "I found that I was really behind the board a lot, I was a behind a couple of inches on the board just about on every jump. Coming into it this year's meet I was hoping to get over 18, but this was still pretty good."
Belmont junior Anoush Krafian topped a talented group in capturing the pentathlon with a new meet record of 3,243 points. In all, the top five competitors eclipsed the previous meet best of 3,028 set a year ago by then sophomore Caitlyn Halloran, who placed fourth with a person best of 3,106 this time out. Krafian's overall title received a boost from a win in the 100m hurdles in a meet best 15.04. Runner up Natalie Marshall (Newton North/3195) won the long jump (16-10.75) and Tewksbury's Loren Polimeno closed the event with a MR 2:19.96 in the 800m.
- 100 Meter Hurdles - Anoush Krafian (Belmont High School) 14.64; Anoush Krafian (Belmont High School) 14.87; Madelyn Sessler (Plymouth South High School) 14.65; Madelyn Sessler (Plymouth South High School) 14.94;
- 100 Meter Dash - Brooke-lynn Williams (Norton High School) 12.04;
- 200 Meter Dash - Brooke-lynn Williams (Norton High School) 24.85;
- Two Mile Run - Grace Connolly (Natick High School) 10:43.61; Sophia Jacobs‑Townsley (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 10:56.55; Margot Ehrenthal (Concord Carlisle High School) 11:04.95; Rebekah James (Shepherd Hill Regional High School) 11:07.45; Katie Fisher (Plymouth North High School) 11:19.94; Victoria Gamberoni (Wahconah Regional High School) 11:22.21; Stephanie Casaletto (Austin Prep School) 11:22.23;
- 400 Meter Hurdles - Shannon Meisberger (Lenox Memorial High School) 1:00.60; Elise O'leary (Milton High School) 1:01.90; Caitlyn Halloran (Hopkinton High School) 1:03.80;
- 400 Meter Dash - Meg Hughes (Old Rochester Regional High School) 56.56; Elise O'leary (Milton High School) 56.64; Abby Comella (Wellesley High School) 56.69; Caitlin Haley (Plymouth North High School) 57.48; Lauren Eddy (Grafton High School) 57.50; Avery Leydon (Woburn High School) 57.81;
- 4x800 Meter Relay - Tewksbury Memorial High School 9:21.53; Milton High School 9:22.34; Franklin High School 9:24.96; Newton South High School 9:30.67; Woburn High School 9:35.39; Boston Latin School 9:36.61; Littleton High School 9:39.14; Lexington High School 9:42.50; Northampton High School 9:44.63; Wellesley High School 9:44.77;
- 800 Meter Run - Clare Martin (Newton South High School) 2:10.80; Lauren Polimeno (Tewksbury Memorial High School) 2:19.96; Rachel Sessa (Tewksbury Memorial High School) 2:12.26; Kate Mitchell (Lynnfield High School) 2:13.11; Isabelle Giordano (Hopkinton High School) 2:13.26; Marina MacKinnon (Marshfield High School) 2:15.16; Julia Fenerty (Franklin High School) 2:15.47; Sara Fragione (Methuen High School) 2:15.72; Nicole Clermont (Franklin High School) 2:15.76; Grace Connolly (Natick High School) 2:15.90; Emma Sullivan (Shepherd Hill Regional High School) 2:16.28; Emily Sessa (Tewksbury Memorial High School) 2:16.33; Julia Palin (Norton High School) 2:17.24; Ariadne Tolay (Sharon High School) 2:17.77; Elizabeth Marshall (Plymouth North High School) 2:17.81; Kelsey Walak (Natick High School) 2:17.99; Mary Corcoran (Brookline High School) 2:18.98; Colette O'leary (Milton High School) 2:19.31; Alexina Hurley (Woburn High School) 2:19.53;
- Discus - Abbie Mokwuah (Longmeadow High School) 128-3; Jasmine Mcfarlane (Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School) 121-8;
- High Jump - Zoe Dainton (Hingham High School) 5-6; Jessy Iwuala (Milton High School) 5-6; Ju Jordahl-henry (Wellesley High School) 5-6; Brooke Geoffroy (Holliston High School) 5-4; Anna Jordahl-henry (Wellesley High School) 5-4; Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam High School) 5-4; Meaghan Kelley (Tantasqua Regional Vocational High School) 5-4; Madison Mcmahon (East Longmeadow High School) 5-4;
- Javelin - Shira Stoller (Sharon High School) 145-9; Erin Mcmeniman (Dracut High School) 139-6; Julia Campezato (Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School) 133-4; Alyssa Prputniewicz (Reading Memorial High School) 121-5; Sophie Gatzounas (South Hadley High School) 120-3;
- Long Jump - Saige Tudisco (Pentucket Regional Senior High School) 17-11.5; Julianne Watts (Pembroke High School) 17-10.5; Isabella Berardi (Norton High School) 17-8; Lauren Eddy (Grafton High School) 17-7.25; Christina Speliakos (Milford High School) 17-6.5w;
- One Mile Run - Clare Martin (Newton South High School) 4:48.88; Rachel Sessa (Tewksbury Memorial High School) 4:56.45; Margaret Donahue (Wellesley High School) 4:58.94; Sarah Roffman (Littleton High School) 4:59.20; Caroline Barry (Newton South High School) 5:02.16; Sarah Reichheld (Concord Carlisle High School) 5:02.21; Tess Reyes (Algonquin Regional High School) 5:06.42; Kaitlyn Roffman (Littleton High School) 5:06.96; Pearl Vercruysse (Marthas Vineyard Regional High School) 5:08.20; Sophia Jacobs‑Townsley (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 5:09.59; Madaket Nobili (Nauset Regional High School) 5:09.98; Emily Koufos (Watertown High School) 5:10.01; Ashley Foley (Beverly High School) 5:10.44; Nicole Anderson (Billerica Memorial High School) 5:11.64; Caroline Clark (Notre Dame Academy-Hingham) 5:11.66; Ashley Walker (Westwood High School) 5:14.15; Eve Feuerhach (Gloucester High School) 5:15.78; Sarah Freeman (Central Catholic High School) 5:15.91; Sara Mitchell (Acton-Boxborough High School) 5:16.15; Sam Curtin (Plymouth North High School) 5:16.22;
- Pole Vault - Haley Lightbody (Reading Memorial High School) 11-3; Rachel Hill (North Reading High School) 10-6; Arielle Sclar (Bromfield School) 10-6;
- Shot Put - Abbie Mokwuah (Longmeadow High School) 45-5.75; Cameron Garabian (Seekonk High School) 40-0.75; Chloe Eressy (Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School) 39-3; Kelly Alves (Holliston High School) 38-11; Mikaylah Schwartz (Dracut High School) 38-8; Jenna Piatelli (Coyle & Cassidy High School) 38-4; Tatiana Wiersma (Whitinsville Christian) 38-0.25; Vanessa Attaya (Billerica Memorial High School) 37-3.75; Amanda Fay (Central Catholic High School) 37-0.75;
- Triple Jump - Shraeya Srinivasan (Foxboro High School) 39-6; Alexis Daly (Milton High School) 37-7; Adja Sackor (Worcester Technical High School) 37-3.5; Bernice Mensah (Worcester Technical High School) 37-3.25; Juliette Nadeau (North Reading High School) 36-2.75; Damahya Phipps (Springfield Central High School) 36-1.5; Danielle Wabrek (Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School) 36-1.5;
- 100 Meter Dash - Davonte Burnett (Needham High School) 10.63; Davonte Burnett (Needham High School) 10.80;
- 110 Meter Hurdles - Erick Duffy (North Andover High School) 14.10; Erick Duffy (North Andover High School) 14.56;
- 200 Meter Dash - Davonte Burnett (Needham High School) 21.36; Davonte Burnett (Needham High School) 21.88; Ricky Francois (Brighton High School) 21.80; Nicholas Smith (Northampton High School) 21.86;
- Two Mile Run - Ryan Oosting (Arlington High School) 9:05.85; Andrew Mah (Newton North High School) 9:16.80; Tristen Shelgren (Saint John's High School) 9:21.57; Kevin Wheelock (Melrose High School) 9:22.31; Thomas Weiss (Wellesley High School) 9:22.57; Lucas Aramburu (Brookline High School) 9:26.95; Brandon Hall (Hopedale High School) 9:27.18; Anshel Isles (Woburn High School) 9:27.84; Patrick Craemer (Saint John's High School) 9:29.71; Patrick Nero (Acton-Boxborough High School) 9:31.50; Tianrui Sun (Sharon High School) 9:35.49; Ethan Mathews (Ayer-Shirley High School) 9:37.20; Carlos Rivera (Lowell High School) 9:42.13; Adam Cook (Melrose High School) 9:42.17; Joshua Rahn (Saint John's High School) 9:43.05;
- 400 Meter Hurdles - Jake Carlson (Billerica Memorial High School) 55.54; Riley Patten (Groton Dunstable Regional High School) 55.71;
- 400 Meter Dash - Rodney Agyare-may (Burncoat High School) 48.34; Calvin Perkins (Belmont High School) 48.65; Phillips Magre (Somerville High School) 49.14;
- 4x400 Meter Relay - Northampton High School 3:19.58; Mansfield High School 3:20.22; Acton-Boxborough High School 3:22.19;
- 4x800 Meter Relay - Marshfield High School 7:50.97; Lowell High School 7:51.90; Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School 7:53.73; Newton North High School 7:58.73; Wakefield Memorial High School 7:59.07; Acton-Boxborough High School 7:59.56; St. John's Prep 7:59.73; Needham High School 8:00.40; Amherst-Pelham Regional High School 8:02.17; Holyoke High School 8:02.99; Pembroke High School 8:03.04; Natick High School 8:04.31; Wellesley High School 8:04.40; Concord Carlisle High School 8:05.47; Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School 8:05.75; Coyle & Cassidy High School 8:05.89; Weymouth High School 8:07.78; Mansfield High School 8:08.92;
- 800 Meter Run - Theo Burba (Newton North High School) 1:54.50; Nathaniel Battista (Concord Carlisle High School) 1:54.59; Shawn Carlson (Bishop Fenwick High School) 1:55.49; Dylan Lynch (Taunton High School) 1:55.56; Devin Connell (Andover High School) 1:55.80; Kevin Crawford (Mansfield High School) 1:55.83; Connor Meehan (Drury High School) 1:56.19; Ryan Prenosil (Westfield High School) 1:56.27; Benjamin Gordon Sniffen (Northampton High School) 1:56.41; Erik Linden (Dover Sherborn Regional High School) 1:56.50; Alex Carr (Bellingham High School) 1:56.62; Kellan Waters (Ipswich High School) 1:56.71;
- High Jump - Danny Renwick (Old Rochester Regional High School) 6-8; Danny Renwick (Old Rochester Regional High School) 6-9.5; Fernando Lamin (Burlington High School) 6-6;
- Javelin - Mark Porter (Reading Memorial High School) 194-7; Flynn Mitchell (West Boylston High School) 178-10;
- Long Jump - Smith Charles (Milton High School) 22-8;
- One Mile Run - Ryan Oosting (Arlington High School) 4:14.44; Cameron Correia (Holyoke High School) 4:17.62; Benjamin Matejka (Wellesley High School) 4:17.67; Chris Polanco (Lowell High School) 4:17.99; Thomas Lingard (Lexington High School) 4:18.34; Anthony Rodriguez (Lowell High School) 4:19.53; Derek Holmes (Marshfield High School) 4:19.73; Matt Greatorex (Wakefield Memorial High School) 4:20.65; Bruno Pires (New Bedford High School) 4:23.45; Jack Yanko (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 4:23.84; Jason Dolan (Westford Academy) 4:25.04; Ben Kovacs (Saint John's High School) 4:25.31;
- Pole Vault - Erick Duffy (North Andover High School) 16-7;
- Shot Put - Manny Teo (Marlborough High School) 54-5; Nathaniel Klein (Newton North High School) 53-5.5; Pat Watson (Boston College High School) 52-1.5; Dylan Murad (Catholic Memorial High School) 51-6.5;
- Triple Jump - Michael Pichay (Boston College High School) 45-1;