First among many underclassmen hitting stride in indoor track

Published in the January 5, 2016 edition.

BOSTON — The boy’s freshmen/sophomore indoor track team competed Sunday in the Red Auerbach Invitational Meet.

In the 55 meter dash, Henry Stikeman made it to finals and was 10th overall with a 7.13. This puts him 5th currently in D4 among sophomores. In the 300 meters Tommy Galvin run a 43.05; this was Tommy’s second time running the event.

The Warriors had three entrants in the mile. They were all freshmen. Rohan Singhvi had a personal best of 5:20 placing 31st. Billy Stevens recovered from a fall during the race to run a 5:26 placing 44th. Nick Connor ran well with a time of 5:35 placing 62nd.

There were three local entrants in the 600 and they all ran strong races and personal bests.

Brian Smith had a one of the strongest freshman performances of the entire meet as he placed 5th overall after winning his heat. He was the top freshman in the 600 meters running a time of 1:30.40. He is the first freshman to qualify for states in the 600 in about 4 years. He also has the second fastest time by a freshman in all of Massachusetts and ranked 7th freshman in the country.

Marc Amalfitano had one of best freshman times of the day with a 1:38.86.

Ryan Smith also ran a personal best time of 1:41.12.

Sophomore Matt Greatorex ran a great race in the 1000 meters narrowly missing states by 0.13 seconds with a personal best time of 2:47.87. He placed a strong 3rd in the fastest 1000 meter championship in recent years.

Freshman Josh Ell had a great run in the 1000 with a time of 3:04.64

Ryan Ritchie also ran the 1000 with a time of 3:15.01

Sophomores Tommy Lucey and Robert Shaw both ran good races in the 2 mile working hard to secure 6th and 7th place medals. Lucey ran a time of 10:52 and Shaw ran 10:53.

Freshman Casey Brackett had a good day running a personal best time of 11:37​.

In the Shot put we had Evan McMaster, he had a throw of 36’3 1/2 and he placed 5th overall in the meet. This is Evan’s first year competing in track and field.

In the high jump Tommy Galvin cleared 5’0 and had some great attempts at 5’2.

In the 4×200 Henry Stikeman, Travis Marsh, Alex Shively and Tommy Galvin ran a time of 1:48.71 and they were 16th overall.

In the 4×400 Matt Greatorex, Josh Ell, Ryan Smith and Brian Smith ran a time of 4:02.84 and they were 11th overall. ​

Coaches Ruben Reinoso and Perry Pappas said, “If there is one thing the coaches took away from this meet is that the future is very bright for our program. It is really nice to see how our younger athletes compete in these types of meets. This is their state meet and they represented their team and town well. It is also nice to see how our older athletes have set a standard and culture for our younger athletes to follow.”