Warriors post many PRs in dual meet finale

ZACH CONLON, a senior, captured first place in the 55 meter hurdles and did so with a PR time of 9.35 seconds. (Donna Larsson File Photo)

ZACH CONLON, a senior, captured first place in the 55 meter hurdles and did so with a PR time of 9.35 seconds. (Donna Larsson File Photo)

Published in the February 5, 2016 edition.

BOSTON — Even though the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team didn’t have a dual meet in three weeks, the Warriors didn’t skip a beat.

The Warriors had many good performances, including many PRs, as they posted a 58-28 triumph over Watertown on Monday night in the dual meet finale at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

Wakefield wrapped up the dual meet portion of its schedule with a 4-1 record in the Middlesex League Freedom division and finished second only to Burlington which captured the league title.

“We had a lot of PRs against Watertown, even though we went three weeks without a league meet. It is a really nice way to close out the regular season,” said Coach Ruben Reinoso. “To be 4-1 (13-2 the last three years), it is not where we planned to be at the beginning of the year, but it is good to know that we are still one of the best programs in the league.”

In the mile, Adam Roberto, a junior, was first with a slight PR of 4:44.66. The time was also a state qualifying time. Richie Custodio, a senior, finished in second second place with state qualifying and personal best time of of 4:47.59.

Ryan Sullivan, a junior, captured first place in the 1000 meter run with a state qualifying time of 2:47.12.

In the 600 meter run, sophomore Robert Shaw earned a second place finish at 1:36.21.

Wakefield claimed second and third in the 300 meter dash. Juniors Dan Summers and TJ Sellers both ran PR times of 39.88 seconds and 40.28 seconds.

Zach Conlon, a senior, recorded a PR time of 9.35 in the meter hurdles and captured first place.

The Warriors sprinted their way to a sweep in the 55 meter dash. Taking first, second, and third were senior Eric Chi (6.89 second), junior Dan Sallade (6.98 seconds), and senior Kevin Russo (6.99 seconds). Sallade’s time was a PR.

Wakefield also swept the shot put. Cole Mottl, a junior, was first with a throw of 45-1. It was a PR by over three feet for Mottl and the throw currently puts him first among juniors in D4 and 13th among juniors in the whole state. Senior Jared Regan was second with a state qualifying and PR throw of 41-8. Joe Connell, a junior, was third with a heave of 39-9.

In the high jump, sophomore Marc Biennestin finished second as he cleared 5-5 and freshman Tom Galvin was third as he cleared 5-3.

Matt Greatorex, a sophomore, and Chris Skeldon, a senior, took first and third in the two mile. Greatorex had a state qualifying and PR time of 10:25.84 and Skeldon posted a PR time of 10:46.76.

Wakefield also secured first in the 4×400 relay in a time of 3:45.11. The relay was run by Summers, Sullivan, senior Alec Rodgers, and Roberto.

There were some good efforts by the non-point scorers.

Rodgers came in fourth in the mile with a time of 4:54.09.

In the 1000, freshman Rohan Singvi clocked in at 3:03.06 which was a PR time for him.

Sophomores Ryan Smith (1:43.10) and Riley Brackett (1:43.63) and freshman Billy Stevens (1:45.37) all competed in the 600 meter run.

Carmen Sorrentino, a junior, clocked in at 42.03 seconds in the 300.

In the 55 meter hurdles, junior Peter Crump (10.43 seconds) and Galvin (10.67 seconds) both ran the event as well.

Sellers cleared 5-3 in the high jump.

In the long jump, which is a non-scoring event, Biennestin had a distance of 19-1 1/2 which was a huge PR for him and was also a state qualifying jump. It was only Biennestin’s third time long jumping.

Wakefield will now get ready for the Middlesex League championships which will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center.