Published in the April 20, 2016 edition
BY MAUREEN DOHERTY
LYNNFIELD — Track captain Brendan Bey literally got out of the starting blocks on the right foot in the season opener.
The junior set a school record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.9 seconds, which qualified him for the state meet while also earning him first place against both the Chieftains and the Hornets.
Bey was one of five Pioneers to qualify for the post-season in the season opener April 13. Esaie Philantrope did so in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet to earn first place against both teams while Matt Seelig qualified for states in the mile with a speedy time of 4:48 for second place against both teams.
Not to be outdone, the Pioneers were well-represented in the field events as both captain Drew Balestrieri (javelin: 140-4) and Will Klotzbier (shot put : 40-10) qualified for states as well. Balestrieri took second against North Reading while Klotzbier earned first against Masco and second against North Reading.
Fraulini took first in the high jump (5-4) against Masco
“The Lynnfield boys’ track team went up against two of the best teams in the Cape Ann league, Masco and North Reading,” commented head coach Bill Wallace who was pleased with the effort shown by the team “even though the score did not go in our favor.”
North Reading won by a score of 115 to 30 while Masconomet won 108.5 to 35.5.