Personal Bests Highlights Boys’ Win Over Stoneham
David Schurter 4/11/21
On Friday, the warriors hosted Stoneham on what turned out to be a beautiful early spring afternoon. In almost every event, you could find a pr from any of the runners, throwers, jumpers or hurdlers. All around it was a complete day and a great win going into the final week of the indoor season! Today we will look at each event and look ahead to the outdoor season too!
Starting with the field events. In shot put, five of the six throwers recorded personal bests, starting with senior Logan Cosgrove throwing 47’8” for first place. Sophomore Harry Hodzic threw 28’8”, senior Jason Hubbard 27’10”, Hagopian 25’8”, and Vishal Punj 23’5”. In the high jump, sophomore Ryan Tracy scored 5 points for Wakefield clearing 5’4”. In the long jump, senior Guy Jacob stole the show jumping a pr of 17’3”, followed by junior Josh Catino at 16’10” and Diego Winsor at 16’5.5”. Mardin Minasian also jumped a pr of 15’8”.
To the track events. In the 55m, Minasian and Tracy combined for second and third in 7.2 and 7.4. Bryce Dunlap also had a pr of 7.9. In the hurdles, Catino and Winsor, 9.5 and 9.9 placed first and third with Winsor racing a new pr. In the mile, senior Colin Rudy picked up his first career win running a solid 4:59. Following Rudy was an abundance of personal bests. Freshman Mike Arria paced well for second in a new pr of 5:04 followed by senior David Schurter running a new season best of 5:08. The rest of the race included Brett McLellan with a pr of 5:16, Sean Letchford a pr of 5:27, Robert Brown a pr of 5:48 and Will Garside with a pr of 6:23. In the 1000m, sophomore Leith Jones won in a pr of 2:53.8, followed by senior Zack Jellison with a pr of 2:55 and junior Mike Leary with a pr of 3:07. The rest of the event included bests from McCoy in 3:08.6, Bangston 3:09.1, LoCoco 3:12.5, Conley 3:15.7, Mezikofsky 3:19.4, and Carney 3:43.9.
In the 600, junior James Christie continued the trend of personal bests running a 1:33.2 and finishing with his first win. Freshman Joe Patt followed that up with a pr of his own in 1:33.9, followed by sophomore Will Riley in third with a pr of 1:34.4. Frankie Leone also ran a pr of 1:45.8. In the 300, junior Bradley Diaz won in 37.7, followed by Winsor in third at 41.2 running a new pr. In the relays, the 4x200m team of Tracy, Catino, Borda and Minasian combined to run a 1:45. The 4x400m team of Christie, Jones, Schurter and Rudy combined for a 3:57 for the win.
On Saturday, a couple of the boys who did not race on Friday competed in the MSTCA Invitational, the first invite of the season and they did not disappoint. In the 600, Diaz ran a 1:24.37 to place second. Sophomore Ben Stratton took home third place in the 1000 with a new pr of 2:40.11. In the mile, there were several strong performances. Junior Mike Roberto led the way running a 4:37.24 placing third, followed by senior Jonathan D’Ambrosio in fourth with a new pr of 4:38.84. Juniors Ajay Haridasse (4:40.71-6th) and Thomas Dowd (4:42.35-7th) combined for new personal bests and senior Guy Jacob finished ninth with a new pr of 4:56.06. Overall it was a very successful weekend for the boys’ team as they showcased their depth against Stoneham as well as their top runners at the MSTCA Invite. A lot of personal bests to look back on as the team prepares for Melrose on Saturday for the final meet of the indoor track season! As always, it’s a great day to be a warrior!