Warriors cap off week with 89-47 triumph over Wilmington
Published in the April 17, 2017 edition.
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ outdoor track had a busy week with a pair of dual meets last Monday and last Thursday. The Warriors came ready to compete in both contests as they cruised to a pair of victories in both.
After defeating Stoneham on the road, Wakefield came back and posted an 89-47 triumph over Wilmington last Thursday afternoon in the home opener at the Shaun Beasley Track and Field facility at WMHS.
The Warriors started off the meet with Jack Stevens, a senior captain, running a two second PR of 63.5 seconds for the win in the 400 meter hurdles.
In the mile, the Warriors secured all nine points with a sweep. Senior captain Adam Roberto ran a controlled mile from start to finish for the win and a time of 4:42.2. Riley Brackett, a junior, was second with a time of 4:50.4 and Billy Stevens, a sophomore, was third with a time of 4:57.1.
Sam Morey, a junior, was second in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 17.9 seconds which was a PR for Morey.
In the 100 meter dash, Dan Sallade, a senior captain, continues his dominance in the event as he clocked in at 11.1 seconds for the win and qualified for states. Henry Stikeman, a junior, came back from injury and ran a very good time of 11.6 seconds for second in the 100.
Brian Smith, a sophomore, ran a fast time of 53.1 seconds in the 400 meter run as he captured first place.
In the 800 meter run, junior Matt Greatorex ran a great time of 2:00.4 for the win. Greatorex’s time is currently number one in the league. Ryan Sullivan, a senior captain, also ran a fast time of 2:03.9 for second place.
Newcomer Joe Carmilla-Smith, a junior, ran a blazing time of 23.2 seconds for first place in the 200 meter dash. Junior Jared Hurley ran a PR of 23.9 seconds for second in the 200.
In the javelin, junior Marc Biennestin had a throw of 131’ for the first place. It was Biennestin’s first time competing in a throwing event.
Pat Redmond, a junior, had a throw of 45’5” for the win in the shot put and CJ Wixon, a senior, finish third in the event with a distance of 37’0”.
In the discus, Redmond had a throw of 112’3” for his second first place of the day.
Senior captain Carmen Sorrentino captured first in the long jump with a distance of 18’7” and Hurley was third with a jump of 16’8”.
In the high jump, Biennestin won with a height of 5’10” and Trevor Noble, a sophomore, was third as he cleared 5’4”.
Tom Galvin, a sophomore, was second in the triple jump with a distance of 36’0 1/2” and Peter Crump, a senior, was third with a leap of 35’7 1/2”.
In the two mile, Jack Stevens ran a time of 10:36.5 for his second first place of the day and Casey Brackett, a sophomore, was third with a time of 10:52.2.
The 4×100 relay, which included Biennestin, Stikeman, Sallade, and Carmilla-Smith, clocked in at 45.7 seconds for the win and the five points.
Wakefield will now prepare for the Nashua North Invitational on Saturday, April 22 and Melrose after the school vacation week on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Shaun Beasley Track and Field facility at WMHS.