Published January 30, 2019
ROXBURY — The Wakefield High boys’ indoor track and field team continued their postseason with the MSTCA Coaches Invitational on Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The Warriors put the work in during the season so they could have great results at the state level, and Sunday, the team made sure to make the most of their opportunities.
Senior captain Rohan Singhvi gave it everything he had in his last indoor coaches invite, getting second place in the mile with a season-best time of 4:32.
Fellow captain Carter Margolis also had a great race in the mile, taking seventh in 4:38.
Wakefield’s other second-place finish belonged to junior Tanner Jellison, who scorched the track with a new personal best time of 2:36.97 in the 1,000 meters.
Another junior busted his way into the winner’s circle with a medal as Matt Roberto got sixth overall in the two mile, breaking 10 minutes for the first time with a 9:59.62. Roberto knew he would have to get his best time to medal and ended up just a half step ahead of Freedom foe Eoin Dooley of Stoneham who finished at 10:00.10.
Wakefield’s 4×200 relay team kept their strong postseason going with a sixth place finish in 1:35.47. The team included captain Brian Smith, Tommy Mottl, Wesley Pierre and Ryan Obear.
The 600 meter race provided some good highlights from multiple Warriors. Derryn Langlois got seventh with a time of 1:27.79.
Freshman Bradley Diaz crossed the line right after Langlois in 1:27.94. That performance qualified Diaz for the Freshman Championship at New Balance Nationals which will take place at The Armory in New York City on March 8. There is no 600 at Nationals, so Diaz will get ready to run in the 400 meters.
Junior Trevor Zupan also ran a good 600 taking 12th in 1:28.51.
Brian Smith, in addition to his work in the 4×200 relay, sprinted well in the 55 meter dash, taking eighth with a 6.91. This was Smith’s first year running the dash.
Captain Tommy Galvin got 11th in the high jump with a 5’8”.
The 4×800 relay also medaled with a fifth place finish in 8:43.24. The 800 relay consisted of Singhvi, Margolis, Langlois and Jellison.
The Warriors will now prepare for the Middlesex League Meet which will take place on Monday, 4 p.m. back at the Reggie Lewis Center.