Published in the May 11, 2016 edition


LYNNFIELD — The Pioneers outmuscled the Vikings in the boys’ track and field meet May 4 by a score of 86-50.

The Pioneers were overcome by a similar margin, 85-51, to the Pentucket Sachems to split the tri-meet held under extremely wet and cold conditions.

Noting that the conditions were not conducive to many new personal records and no additional state tournament qualifications were earned, Coach Bill Wallace commented that “all the boys competed as best as they could considering the conditions. It was a good win for us and it will hopefully propel the team to a successful end of the season.”

Sweep 200

The team’s sprinters held their own against Triton, sweeping the 200m sprint for 9 points. The threesome of McCarthy (25.12), Battaglia (25.33) and Kaminski (26.44) came through for the Blue and Gold. Against the Sachems, McCarthy took second.

In the 400 hurdles, Brendan Bey (60.7) took first against the Sachems and second to the Vikings.

Milers Seeling (4:46) and Iapicca (5:04) took first and third against Triton and second and third against the Sachems, respectively.

Angelo (20.37) finished second to Triton and third versus the Sachems in the 110m high hurdles.

In the 100m dash, Lynnfield’s Donovan (11.83) and Klotzbier (12.32) grabbed first and second versus both the Vikings and Sachems.

Chris Kinslieh (2:18) and Weiss (2:18) took second and third, respectively, versus Triton in the 800.

Bey won the 400m race in 55.6 seconds versus Triton and took second to Pentucket.

The 4x100m relay team of McCarthy (11.40), Esaie Philantrope (11.90), Battaglia (10.70) and Donovan (12.10) combined for a time of 46.54 seconds to sweep both teams. They finished a mere 6/10ths of a second off a state meet qualification of 46.50.

Two-miler Iapicca (11.24) won the race against Triton and took second against Pentucket.

Klotzbier (36’11”) and Balestrieri (36’7″) took second and third in the shot put against the Vikings. Klotzbier took third to the Sachems.

In the discus, Klotzbier’s throw of 105′ 7″ won the event for him against Triton and placed him second versus Pentucket. Collins (76’2″) took third versus Triton.

In the long jump, Philantrope (18-6) won the event against both teams. Donovan (16-10) took third against Triton.

In the triple jump, Cohee’s leap of 36 feet even earned him first against Triton and third versus Pentucket. Shone picked up second in 34’4″ against Triton.

Balestrieri (131-7) and Contardo (101-11) took first and second in the javelin against both teams.

In the high jump, Mazzucchi (5’2″) took first against Triton and third to Pentucket while Fraulini (4’10”) took third against Triton.