Countdown: No. 15, Magre Takes State 400m Title
With nearly 20 runners cracking a time of 50 seconds or less, this year's 400-meter dash was one of our most hotly-contested events. And Somerville senior Phillips Magre proved to be the best of them all. The gifted Magre, our 300m indoor champion and a 6-8 high-jumper, thwarted away all of his competition this spring with big wins at the EMass Division 1 meet and the Twilight Invitational. He saved his best for last by holding off Belmont's Calvin Perkins to capture his second straight individual title in as many season at the All State Meet, breaking the tape in a PR of 47.98.