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Cambridge Rindge and Latin Squad Edges Newton North for D1 Title Jared Prior Jun 3, 2014

The girls of Cambridge Rindge and Latin put on a clinic at Andover High School to win the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1 championships. Led by impressive victories from Maya Halprin-Adams and Brianna Duncan, and scorching performances from Sydney Fisher in the sprints, CRL took the team win by three points over titan Newton North.

Piano Man Montague Mixes it Up in the Mile Jan 22, 2014

Gabe Montague of Massachusetts, a musical prodigy who ran 100 miles a week last summer and occasionally stopped to play the piano en route, is training for the biggest race of his career—the upcoming New Balance Grand Prix junior boys mile on Feb. 8 in Boston. Montague, an 18-year-old senior at Newton North High in the Boston area, will compete on the nearby Reggie Lewis track in an event that he is still learning. When Montague ran a nation-leading 4:15.82 on Dec. 28, it was only the third competitive mile of his life.

Record Setting Day At The Boston Holiday Challenge Joe Reardon Dec 29, 2013

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.

Workout Of The Week" "Eye Of The Tiger" Nov 29, 2013

This workout of the week was filmed and edited by two Newton North runners Jared Freedman and Carter Harrison. They captured teammates Gabe Montague and Mike Schlichting last week as they prepared for tomorrows Footlocker Cross Country Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. They truly captured two very dedicated and hard working athletes in action as they cranked out 800 after 800 on the track. The Newton North superstars will be looking to earn a trip to the finals in San Diego by finishing in the Top 10.  We would like to thank both Jared and Carter for a job well done !    

Newton North Boys Cross Country Team On Undefeated Path Oct 11, 2013

The Newton North and Brookline boys cross country teams appear to be on a collision course as the only two undefeated Bay State Conference squads heading into their Oct. 23 showdown at Cold Spring Park. Based on what he’s seen from his senior-laden crew during its 7-0 start this fall, North coach Jim Blackburn likes his chances in the rivalry matchup. "We had all juniors last year and lost only one senior runner to graduation," Blackburn said. "The seniors all came back so much better this fall. Gabe Montague and Mike Schlichting have really come a long way. Those two are so close together and two of the best runners in the state."

Boston Globe: Newton North Gets to Wear Two Crowns May 28, 2013

 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.

Relay Meets Produce Early Divisional Favorites Joe Reardon Apr 30, 2013

Deep and tough proved to be Weston’s calling card. The meet was dubbed as the Div. 4 State Coaches Relays but it was Weston that turned the competition into its own highlight reel show at John B. Reilly Field. John Monz’s boys’ and girls’ teams combined for six victories to take both team titles, closing out two days of relay meets across Eastern Mass.

Boston Globe: Newton North Girls win All State Title Feb 24, 2013

Newton North didn’t finish higher than second in an individual event and was seventh at the MIAA Division 1 meet last week. It came into the ­MIAA All-State track championship battling injuries. But the girls from Newton North pulled off the almost unthinkable and won their fourth consecutive title, finishing with 27 points. Acton-Boxboro was second with 21.“This is one of the better ones,” coach Joe Tranchita said. “A lot of teams had ruled us out after last week, not realizing we were only 32-hundredths of a second out of first place last week, if you look at how close some of our scores were.”

Same in the End Mike Miller Feb 23, 2013

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.

Record Run for Newton North's Lucken Joe Reardon Feb 16, 2013

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.

Marathon Sports Presents: X-C Athlete's of the Week 11/05/12 Nov 5, 2012

For the next few weeks Milesplitmass will start running the Athlete of the Week on Mondays, and will include four total winners. This mornings winners are from the League Championship performances, and later this evening we will include this past weekend athletes.

All State Championship Photo Gallery Jun 8, 2012 has done incredible work in capturing some of the magical moments of the State Track and Field Championships. Check out the photo galleries. This is photography at its best, and we are blessed and very thankful to have access to such great work.

Lampron Leads Mansfield to State Title Jun 5, 2012

  Josh Lampron put together a stunning tune up for Saturday’s Dream Mile and more than proved he’s ready for an assault on the 4-minute mark after his record-breaking performance at yesterday evening’s MIAA State Track & Field Championships at Fitchburg State University. Lamron is the epitome of an athlete taking his talents to the next level. The Mansfield senior found the cool temperatures and calm conditions at Elliot Field to his liking as he pushed the pace from the gun in the 800 and drew away from Somerville’s Andre Rolim to break the 37-year-old meet record in 1 minute, 51.99 seconds. The record came an hour after Lampron sat on Marshfield’s Joel Hubbard and then surged into the lead with 300 meters for a stunningly easy 4:07.88 win. Hubbard never faltered in second, smashing his personal best with a 4:09.27. Framingham’s Ben Groleau finished third with a quick 4:14.53.

D1 Recap: Top Seeds Don't Disappoint Mike Miller May 28, 2012

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.

D1: It's All Newton North ! May 28, 2012

Eventually, one of these days it has to happen. Newton North’s Carla Forbes will come up short in a track meet.   Forbes showed yesterday at the MIAA Div. 1 Track & Field Championships that it’s not bound to happen any time soon. The Tiger standout erased the meet records in both the triple jump (41-2) and the long jump (19-3-½) on the way to leading Newton North to its second consecutive team title. Joe Tranchita’s crew was nothing short of devastating, putting up a whopping 95.5 points to leave runner-up Acton-Boxboro a distant second with 62 points.   With the medals from the Div. 1 meet collected, Forbes can now concentrate on state meet and the nationals on June 9, where she’ll be looking to add the outdoor title in the triple jump after capturing the indoor title in March.“I definitely think I’m ahead of last year experience wise,” said Forbes. “Our training has been just as consistent as last year. It’s (nationals) going to be a little scary, a little more nerve racking. I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot people who weren’t there (at indoor nationals).

Marathon Sports Presents: Athletes of the Week May 18, 2012

Milesplitmass would like to  introduce a new series called "Athlete of the week" sponsored by Marathon Sports. Marathon Sports and Milesplitmass will be working together over the next year to help expand our coverage of Track and Cross-Country for Massachusetts.

Classic Duel ! Mike Miller May 9, 2012

Four teams arrived at Newton North's now famous $200 million complex on Tuesday undefeated and looking for a league title. Somehow, three of those teams left undefeated, and having won a league title. And for the first time in my coaching career, a local TV news crew from Fox 25 even covered the meet for their 6:00 and 10:00 broadcasts, perhaps a sign that track and field might soon move off of the periphery in this state.

Division 1 State Relays Highlights May 3, 2012 put together this beautiful recap of the Division 1 State  Relays in images. We are hoping to make this a familiar feature in the future. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of the recap. Our special thanks to for their incredible work.

Heffernan & Groleau Take BAA Mile Apr 15, 2012

It wasn’t a surprise that the field allowed Framingham’s Ben Groleau to take the early lead in yesterday’s B.A.A. Scholastic Mile. It was a big surprise to Groleau that the deep, 16-runner lineup never challenged him.   The 2010 winner and four-time starter, Groleau went to the front immediately and increased his lead over Newton North’s Justin Keefe from five yards after one lap to 80 yards at the finish with a thoroughly dominating win in 4 minutes, 27.2 seconds.  In the girls race Newton North’s Evie Heffernan used a sit-and-kick approach in capturing the girls scholastic race. Heffernan let Melissa Lodge of Hopkinton take the pace for the first two laps and then put in a big surge onto Newbury St, and out kicked Hopkinton’s Shelby Aarden for the win in 5:23.1. Aarden finished in 5:24 and an exhausted Lodge threw herself across the line in 5:24.8.

Carla Forbes Still Aiming for her Best Leap Apr 5, 2012

Carla Forbes looks down at her feet and her mind goes blank. The physics of the triple jump - the angles, leverage, speed, force - no longer concern her. As she stands on the runway, ready to take off, she knows it’s better to think of nothing and let her body take over. The Newton North junior is the best female high school triple jumper in the country, but she is not satisfied, continually striving to get better. (via

Boston Globe Boys' Indoor Track All-Scholastics Apr 1, 2012

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

Boston Globe Girls' Indoor Track All-Scholastics Apr 1, 2012

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

New England Rankings: Indoor Final Edition Mar 14, 2012

The winning performances of Chariho, Hillhouse, and Carla Forbes of Newton North only represent a fraction of the tremendous competitions that took place in New York last weekend.  When it was all said and done, the athletes of New England rose to the occasion and put together one of the most impressive displays of talent in recent memory.

Mass Top 50: Week #13 Mar 5, 2012

Competition in New England is over and the only meet left on the schedule is the New Balance Indoor National Championships.  The New England Championships had a significant regional impact on the rankings, but the impact on the state rankings was less than expected. 

New England Rankings: Championship Edition Feb 28, 2012

New England track and field action took place on a national spectrum in every sense of the term.  State records were broken in Boston at the Massachusetts All-State Championships, and national leaders were crowned at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Washington. All of this happens only five days prior to the New England Championships.  

After thirteen's a tie? Feb 26, 2012

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.

MIAA All-State Indoor Championships Preview Feb 23, 2012

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.

Carla Forbes’ best leap lands a record Feb 20, 2012

Carla Forbes landed in the forgiving sand, 19 feet, 3 inches from her takeoff point, and realized her leap wasn’t far off the meet record. From there, the Newton North star changed her mindset and the record book in one last sprint down the long jump runway. Forbes stretched to a leap of... (via Boston Herald)

Division 1 Indoor Championships Highlights Feb 19, 2012

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.

Forbes gives Newton N. highest rating Jan 22, 2012

Newton North capped a thoroughly dominant team performance yesterday with its biggest star bringing down the Reggie Lewis Center in the final event of the Division 1 Relays. Carla Forbes clocked a sterling anchor leg of 58.6 seconds in the 4x400 to give the squad a meet-closing victory. The team of... (via Boston Herald)

MSTCA Division 1 Relays Highlights Jan 21, 2012

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. 

The Bay State League Heats Up Jan 19, 2012

The Dartmouth Relays runner-up Newton North team, winners of last year's Indoor Track division I and All State Meets and Outdoor Track divisional and All State Meets, faces it's toughest dual meet. Weymouth does not have the resume that North has, but it has proven in past years that this doesn't mean anything.

New England Rankings: 3rd Release Jan 10, 2012

When Carla Forbes enters the New England rankings she does it with a splash.  The Newton North junior was launching huge jumps at the Dartmouth Relays this past weekend, and her stellar performances that day resulted in a NE#1 ranking in both the long jump (19’4”) and the triple jump (40’10”).  Nationally, she is now ranked US#1 in the triple jump and US#3 in the long jump.  A key component to her success is runway speed, and Forbes demonstrated her aptitude with a NE#3 time of 7.31; finishing as the top American at Dartmouth.

Speedy return for Newton North Dec 23, 2011

The Newton North girls indoor track team brought back the bulk of the squad this winter that won the outdoor state championship last spring. That left most of the Bay State Conference running for second place in the opening dual meet of league action Thursday at the Reggie Lewis Center. (via

NN’s Forbes frolics at Winter Festival Dec 19, 2011

Newton North’s Carla Forbes approached yesterday’s MSTCA Winter Festival Large School Meet to set her first watermark of the indoor season. The defending state champion in the long jump, the super talent found herself right at home on the Reggie Lewis Center runway once again, leaping... (via Boston Herald)

MSTCA Winter Festival Highlights Dec 17, 2011

The MSTCA Winter Festival signaled the start of major invitational action in Massachusetts, and several prominent athletes from last year picked up right where they left off.  It was an impressive first day at the Reggie Lewis Center as the Small School athletes were on center stage Saturday. 

Top 5 XC Recruiting Classes 2011 Sep 14, 2011

Kevin Selby of Flotrack gives the run down on his top 5 women's cross country recruiting classes this season as we head into the 2011 season.

Warrior 3x3k Relay Sep 10, 2011

The invitational season kicked-off with an interesting format and gave us our first race at Franklin Park.