Published in the March 4, 2016 edition
MALDEN — Malden Catholic High School senior Ian Dolaher placed second in the high jump at the MIAA All State Championship in Boston on Feb. 20. Dolaher, the son of Mark and Susan Dolaher of Melrose, tied for second place, earning a personal best jump of 6’4”. His jump qualified him for both the New England Championship taking place Sunday, Feb. 28 in Boston and for the New Balance Indoor National Championship to be held in New York City this March.
Ian’s recent first place win at the MIAA Division 3 State Championship, clearing 6’2” in the high jump, qualified him for the All State Championship which was his first time competing at this level. “MC track has given me an opportunity to be successful in different ways,” said Ian. “I enjoy working toward the goals I set at the beginning of the season.”
Dolaher has participated in the track program at Malden Catholic since his freshman year.
“Ian’s finishes at both the Division 3 State Championship and the All State Championship are major accomplishments for both himself and the entire MC Track Program. Ian’s hard work and dedication this season showed him what it takes to compete at the top level,” said Malden Catholic Varsity Track Coach Zach Creeden. “I hope the entire team views Ian’s recent accomplishments as an example of where hard work and effort can take you in this sport.”