4×200, 4×800 relays take firsts, three other Warriors medal
Published in the January 31, 2017 edition.
BOSTON — The Warrior boys’ indoor track team crowned two champions, both of which were relay squads, in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Boys’ Invitational Small Schools Meet held on Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Track Center.
The 4×200 relay and 4×800 relay teams captured first places to lead Wakefield, the newly crowned Middlesex League Freedom division champion.
The 4×200 relay team clocked in at 1:34.56 beating out 17 other team teams. The four runners included senior Dan Sallade, senior Dan Summers, senior TJ Sellers, and sophomore Brian Smith.
The 4×800 relay was one of four teams entered and the Warrior quartet won easily with a time of 8:22.19 to Winchester’s second place time of 8:39.02. The four runners included junior Matt Greatorex, senior Nick McGee, senior Ryan Sullivan, and senior Adam Roberto.
The Warriors also had two athletes medal in the shot put. Cole Mottl, a senior, placed third with a distance of 48-0 3/4 and Pat Redmond, a junior, took sixth with a throw of 46-4 1/4.
Greatorex ran in the unseeded heat of the 1000 meter run and captured third overall as he clocked in at 2:37.47. There were 35 entries.
Wakefield had a total of 18 entries in the meet, 16 of which were individual entries. The rest of the Warrior competitors didn’t medal.
Sallade finished 10th overall in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.88 seconds, while Henry Stikeman, a junior, placed 69th at 7.29 seconds. There were 83 runners in the race. Sallade and Stikeman ran in the preliminaries, but neither made the final.
There were three Warriors in the 300 meter dash among the 66 entries. Summers finished 31st at 38.66 seconds, Sellers took 36th with a time of 38.86 seconds, and junior Jared Hurley came in 53rd with a time of 39.67 seconds.
Wakefield had three runners entered in the 600 meter run. There were 46 runners in the event total. Sullivan claimed 12th place with a time of 1:27.16, Smith took 25th at 1:29.27, and freshman Tanner Jellison was right behind in 26th place with a time of 1:29.38.
McGee also ran the 1000 and placed 22nd at 2:48.14.
In the mile, Roberto and Carter Margolis, a sophomore, were among the 39 runners. Roberto placed 15th at 4:39.56 and Margolis finished 29th in a time of 4:50.79.
Rohan Singhvi, a sophomore, and Tom Lucey, a junior, were among the 20 runners in the two mile. They placed 19th and 20th with times of 10:32.41 and 10:35.46.
“We had some very good performances yesterday (Sunday),” said head coach Ruben Reinoso. “In the shot put we had Cole Mottl and Pat Redmond both medal. Matt Greatorex placed from the unseeded heat. The 4×200 won and is currently number one in D4. The 4×800 also won. Dan Sallade ran a PR in the 55 meter dash of 6.88 seconds. Matt Greatorex also ran a PR in the 1000 meters. TJ Sellers also ran a PR. Jared Hurley also ran a PR.
“This was a good tune up before states so we can see where we are before that meet. Now we prepare for the league meet next Monday.”
The Middlesex League Championship Meet is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Track Center.