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Season Preview: Swampscott boys’ track expects good things

More than 50 athletes greeted Big Blue boys? track coach Peter Bush on the first day of practice. “The numbers are very good,” Bush said. “We have quite a few people returning, kids who were sophomores and juniors last season, and we have a really good group of incoming freshmen.
?The thing that I?ve really liked is the guys have recruited. They’ve gotten their friends – hockey players, soccer players, basketball players, football players. We have some excellent multisport athletes coming out.”
Swampscott was scheduled to open on March 31 against Peabody. But that meet has already been postponed. So the team will have another week to work before opening with Marblehead on April 7.
Two team members who are hoping to come up big this spring in field events are seniors Barry Tevrow and Zack Levenson, who throw the shot put and the discus.
?I?m looking for a big improvement over last year, even though we did pretty well last year,” Levenson said. “Several of us made the states last year, including myself, so hopefully there will be another good outdoor season.”
?In the offseason, I?ve been lifting, working out and paying a lot of attention to the shot put, watching videos, trying to get better.”
Levenson hopes to eclipse 44 feet in the shot put and 111 feet in the discus, setting new personal records, in his final season.?We really should have a great team coming out this spring, lot of young guys who hit some (personal records) over the winter. So I think we?re going to do really well,” Tevrow said. “I qualified for states last spring and I hope to get there again and grab a PR for myself.”
Tevrow, who also played football, said he?s a little melancholy heading into this season, hoping for a good run but a little sad about ending his Swampscott athletic career.?It?s a little tough. Each time I throw I?m a little bit closer to being all done,” he said. “I certainly want to do my best. But I tell you, that last throw later this year is going to be very, very tough.”

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