The Lynn Classical boys track team opened up the 2018 season in style on Monday afternoon, beating Northeastern Conference foe Saugus handily, 102-28, on the track at Beverly High. Dajon Wilson led the way for the Rams as a triple-winner on the day, taking first place in the long jump (19-4), the triple jump (38-0) and the 200-meter (24.9). He was also a part of the 4×400 relay team, along with Ishmael Johnson, Robert Williams and Samuel Kayode, that took first place with a time of 4:00. Adam Washington was a double-winner for Classical, taking first in the high jump (5-2) and the 100 (11.8) as well as finishing third in the discus (64-4). Samson Srey was also a double-winner, winning the javelin with a personal-best (and state tournament-qualifying) distance of 150 feet and also taking first in the 110-hurdles with a time of 17.3 seconds. He also finished second in the long jump (17-8) and was a part of the 4×100 team along with Washington, Oladjei Jolaoso and Azeem Zizon that finished first with a time of 54.5 seconds.
The Rams (1-0) run again next Monday at Manning Field against cross-town rival English.
The lone winner on the day for Saugus was Joe Alba, who took first in the 400 with a time of 57.3 seconds. The Sachems (0-1) will run against Somerville next Tuesday.
Saugus 66, Lynn Classical 65
The score was as close as it could possibly get, and the Sachems were able to find a way to earn the victory on Monday afternoon. Kiley Ronan had a huge day for Saugus in the win, taking first place in four events: the 400 dash (1:04.6), the 400 hurdles (1:15.6), the long jump (14-11 1/2) and the triple jump (30-7 1/2). Serena Cacciola won both the 100 (13.6) and 200 (29.1), while Jada Okoye won the 100 hurdles (18.2). Olivia Tapia-Gately won the two-mile with a time of 14:36.
For Classical, Cherish Nwoko, Gisela Casillas and Janelle Monks swept the shotput, Alytah Noum (69-6) won the javelin, Rhode Alcindor (241.9) took the 800, and Rachel Brennan the mile (5:53.4).
Saugus (1-0) will run against Somerville next Tuesday.
Revere 12, Salem 6
Despite having three players score two goals apiece, the Witches simply didn’t have enough firepower to get past the defending NEC champion Patriots in the season opener for both teams on Monday afternoon. Nick Capra, Kobe Estes and Jan Michael Colon each netted two goals for Salem, while Casey Williamson had three assists. Goalie Ben Jerzylo had 11 saves in the loss. Salem (0-1) will host Medford on Thursday.
Winthrop 13, Everett 1
The goals came early and often for the Vikings with a blowout win over the Crimson Tide on Monday. Winthrop (1-0) will travel to Manning Field for a matchup with the Lynn Jets on Thursday.
Winthrop 11, Saugus 5
The Vikings started off their NEC schedule with a bang on Monday, taking down Saugus behind a great offensive performance from Sophia Kennedy.
Hamilton-Wenham 14, Bishop Fenwick 6
The Crusaders will look for their first win on Wednesday when they host Cardinal Spellman.