Track Stats: O'Donnell # 1 Nationally, Sommers #9 All Time Mass L.J.

For those that are not aware of the great Larry Newman, he is the premier Track and Field statistician for New England Track and Field. Milesplitmass can never have enough Track and Field statistics and we hope to provide more from the veteran New England Track statistician / reporter in the future. For now, enjoy some of these 1000 Meter and Long Jump stats.















O'Donnell in Elite Company

    Not only did Methuen's Mike O'Donnell set the meet record Sunday at the State Coaches Elite Invitational, but his time turned out to be the No.1 high school performance in the U.S. this indoor season. O'Donnell joined a rather exclusive group of members of the 1000 meter club who have run under two minutes 28 seconds for the five lap indoor race. O'Donnell improved upon his New England-leading mark with a time of 2:27.22, good enough to move himself to the No.6  all-time New England performer indoors and No.5 all-time Mass. His performance moves him just ahead of Xaverian's Mark Amirault, the former standout from Xaverian Brother's High School [Westwood, MA) who would later become an All-American at Princeton. O'Donnell is currently ranked No.2 New England in the 2-mile [9:31.26] and No.5 performer in the mile [4:22.25]. O'Donnell's time today took down the meet record of 2:27.80 by Charlestown's Omar Abdi. The New England and Mass. record of 2:25.14 is held by Said Ahmed, the former Boston English High School All-American.
Larry Newman
New England Track
Boys 1000 Meter Run MSTCA Elite meet
Meet Record: * 2:27.80  2/1/2009    Omar Abdi, Charlestown                    
Meet (Yards):   2:13.20  1993        (=2:25.67) Kevin Murphy, Boston Coll. H.S.
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 O'Donnell, Mike           12 Methuen                  2:27.22* 
  2 Cox, Tim                        12 Acton-Boxboro     2:30.66  
  3 Burrington, Sam          12 Brookline                2:30.86  
  4 Montague, Gabe          11 Newton North        2:31.37  
  5 Kalenoski, Mike           12 Lowell                      2:31.82  
  6 Wyman, Mike               11 Old Rochester         2:31.99 

Boys 1000m [Indoors] All-Time – New England

2:25.14            Said Ahmed, Boston English, Jamaica Plain, MA                        2001

2:26.1              Jonathon Riley, Brookline, MA                                                         1997

2:26.17            Victor Gras, Belmont, MA                                                                 2004

2:27.02            Jeff Moriarty, Westwood, MA                                                           2007

2:27.15            Chris FitzSimons, Hamden, CT                                                       2010

2:27.22            Mike O'Donnell, Methuen, MA                                                     2013

2:27.24            Mark Amirault, Xaverian Brothers, Westwood, MA                       2007

2:27.26            Ayalew Taye, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA                      2006

2:27.31            Bill Spierdowis, Foxboro, MA                                                          1998

2:27.38            Zachary Wright, Conant, Jaffrey, NH                                               1994

2:27.43            Joel Hubbard, Marshfield, MA                                                    2012


Boys 1000m [Indoors] All-Time – Massachusetts

2:25.14            Said Ahmed, Boston English, Jamaica Plain                               2001

2:26.1              Jonathon Riley, Brookline                                                                1997

2:26.17            Victor Gras, Belmont                                                                        2004

2:27.02            Jeff Moriarty, Westwood                                                                   2007

2:27.22            Mike O'Donnell, Methuen                                                             2013

2:27.24            Mark Amirault, Xaverian Brothers, Westwood                               2007

2:27.26            Ayalew Taye, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham                             2006

2:27.31            Bill Spierdowis, Foxboro                                                                  1998

2:27.43            Joel Hubbard, Marshfield                                                             2012

2:27.57            Josh Lampron, Mansfield                                                            2012

2:27.80            Omar Abdi, Charlestown                                                                   2009




Some good long jumping by the boys at Reggie Lewic Center this weekend, Sommers, with his 22-10 1/2 leap, moves into a tie for 9th on the all-time Mass. boys indoor list. Nobody locally has been in that territory since 2010 To break into the top-10 all-time New England indoors, it will take a leap of  23-5 1/2 or better, as that is where Rodriguez of Lawrence ranks at this point.


Boys Long Jump [Indoors] All-Time – Massachusetts

23-09               Ramon Neves, Rindge & Latin, Cambridge                                1988

23-05 ½           Malcolm Rodriguez, Lawrence                                                      2010

23-03               Jackson McDonald, Hamilton-Wenham Reg. S. Hamilton         2010

23-02 ¾           Olisa Obiefuna, Saugus                                                              2012

22-11 ½           Mike Wyman, David Prouty, Spencer                                          1999

22-11 ¼           Jonathan Williams, New Bedford                                                  2010

22-11               Derek Swart, Algonquin Regional, Northborough                        2001

22-10 ¾           Enoch Mills, Boston English, Jamaica Plain                                2008

22-10 ½           Courtney Evans, Milton                                                                  2005

                          Brian Sommers, Acton-Boxborough, Acton                                2013                                     

22-10               Brandon Palmer, Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls                        2005


MSTCA Elite Meet Finals                                                                          
  1 Sommers, Brian         12 Acton-Boxborough      22-10.50                 
  2 Darrow , Kyle              12  Xaverian              22-08.25