Local teams get indoor track season started

The 2017 winter season got going Thursday afternoon, as indoor track teams across the North Shore held their first meets.

The Classical boys team opened the season with a dominant 76-10 win over Saugus. The Rams won every event: Chase Buono in the shot put (36-9), Samson Srey in the 55-meter hurdles (7.6), Nashaun Butler in the 55 (5.8), Dajon Wilson in the 300 (41.2), Junior Mejia in the 600 (1:44), Adam Washington in the high jump (5-8), Ivan Melara in the 1000 (3:07), Maxwell Gonzalez in the mile (5:44) and Kevin Durant in the 2-mile (11:17).

The Classical girls also had a big day against Saugus with a 71-14 win. Among the first-place finishers for the Rams were Rhode Alcindor in the 600 and Jayla Blevins in the high jump. The Rams swept both the shot put and the high jump, and dominated in the 4×400 relay.

In Swampscott, the boys cruised to a 61-16 win over Medford, while the girls won, 50-36.

The Big Blue boys swept the top three spots in three events: the 2-mile run (Pat Doucette, 10:51.1; Oliver Daniels-Koch, 11:00.4; and Harry Katz, 12:34.6), the 55-meter hurdles (Joe Varghese, 8.9; Jack Leahy, 9.2, Brian Strothman, 9.5), and the shot put (Dave Quill, 41-2; Nicolas Flint, 35-6; and Mac Midland, 35-4).

Varghese was a double-winner for Swampscott, also taking first in the high jump (5-6). Other winners for Swampscott included Connor Lynch in the 300 (41.0), Aidan Pulaski in the 600 (1:36.9) and Will Fraser in the 1000 (2:59.6).

Medford’s first-place finishers were Marcos Maciel in the mile (5:09.6) and Tristen Howard in the 55 (6.5).

For the girls, Swampscott swept the shot put (Alex White, 26-5; Alexa Papazoglou, 26-0; Daniela Soto, 24-6) and the 600 (Ocean Crawley-Sweeney, 2:02.7; Amelia Groothius, 2:05.3; and Isabel Denham, 2:10.6). Other winners for the Big Blue included Meredith Zimmer in the 55 hurdles (10.4), Ashley Marston in the 1000 (3:30.1) and Genevieve Dishman in the 2-mile (14:54.0).  The winners for Medford were Willa Driscoll in the mile (6:05.4), Antonia Collins in the 300 (49.2), Aniya Crump in the 55 (7.8) and Katiah Scott in the high jump (4-6).

The Marblehead boys didn’t have much trouble with Gloucester, winning 75-11 at home. Winners for the Magicians were Richard DeCarvalho in the high jump (5-10), Ryan Dumais in the shot put (41-0 1/4), Sam White in the 55 hurdles (8.8), Joe Doherty and Eric Faia in the 55 (both 6.8), Joe Cronin in the 300 (39.1), Nate Mullins in the 600 (1:45.1), Harry DiBartolo in the 1000 (3:10.6), Austin Lavender in the mile (5:18.9) and Oliver Glass in the 2-miles (11:29).

The Marblehead girls also fared well, topping Gloucester 58-28. Hannah Flores won the shot put (31-0) and the 55 hurdles (10.0), while Lydia Bongiorno and teammate Lily Gregory tied for first in the 300 (46.2). Bella Corsini (600, 1:51.3), Kristy Twaalhoven (mile, 6:13) and Caroline Johnson (2-mile, 12:55.8) rounded out the winners for the Magicians.

The Peabody girls were also dominant Thursday, topping Everett, 73-13. Winners for the Tanners were Alexa Flewelling in the high jump (4-10), Madison Nerich in the shot put (28-7 1/2), Samoanna Pang in the 55 hurdles (9.8), Lexi Bettencourt in the 55 (7.5), Bridget O’Connell in the 600 (1:55.8), Sarah Enes in the 1000 (3:56.5), Lily Brennan in the mile (6:03.7) and Emily MacDonald in the 2-miles (14:54.4).

The Peabody boys also topped the Crimson Tide, 58-27. Winners for Peabody were Edgard Dossantos in the high jump (5-6) and the 300 (40.3),  Randdye Ramos in the shot put (48-2), Joseph LeBlanc in the 55 hurdles (8.3), Joshua Atemkeng in the 600 (1:40.4), Jacob Farhat in the mile (5:33.5) and Pablo Rodriguez in the 2-miles (12:55.3).

Somerville topped Salem, 63-19, in the boys meet, and 79-5 in the girls meet. Salem’s lone winner for the girls was Anyfem Gonzalez in the shot put (25-6), while Patrick Collins won the mile in the boys meet (5:17.3).

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