By MAUREEN DOHERTY
LYNNFIELD – Sophomore Brendan Bey had a day for the record books in the boys’ track meet against Pentucket and Ipswich last week.
In the opening event of the meet, the 400-meter hurdles, he set a new school record with a time of 61.9 seconds. En route to that milestone, he earned first place against his Pentucket opponent and second place against his Ipswich opponent. It was the only first-place finish Lynnfield would earn against the Sachems.
Later in the meet, Bey captured first-place again, this time in the 400m with a time of 54.6 seconds against Ipswich while taking second against Pentucket.
Not to be outdone, Cam DeGeorge continued his dominance in the throwing events, earning first in the discus (103-10) against Ipswich and third against Pentucket. Teammate Phil King (90-10) grabbed second against Ipswich.
The 4x100m relay team of Cam Rondeau, Drew McCarthy, David Adams and Evan Battaglia defeated Ipswich in 46.43. They are now 4-2 on the season in the event.
The boys did not pick up a team win against their much larger opponents as they lost to Ipswich 98-45 and lost to Pentucket 101-25.
Also contributing to the team score against Ipswich were Seelig (2nd; 5:07) and Kinsleigh (3rd; 5:23) in the mile; Adams (2nd; 12.42) and Rondeau (3rd; 12.45) in the 100m; Weiss (3rd; 2:24) in the 800m; Dalelio (3rd; 11:37) in the two-mile; McCarthy (2nd; 25.16) in the 200m; Troisi (3rd; 37-5) in the shot put; Donovan (2nd; 17-3) in the long jump; King (2nd; 35-5.5) in the triple jump; Balestrieri (3rd; 119-6) in the javelin and Bey/Pavao (tied for 2nd; 5-2) in the high jump.
Earning second place points against Pentucket were Adams (100m), Bey (400m), McCarthy (200m), Donovan (long jump) and Balestrieri (javelin). Third place points against the Sachems were earned by Seelig (mile), Pavao (110 hurdles), Rondeau (100m), Troisi (shot put), DeGeorge (discus) and Bey (high jump; 5-2).
The team had one more opportunity to pick up a meet victory when they competed in the final tri-meet of the season against Hamilton-Wenham and Triton on Tuesday (after press time).