Warriors outscore every M.L. team at Reggie Lewis Center

Published in the December 28, 2017 edition

SENIOR Sam Morey finished first in the 55 Meter hurdles against Melrose at the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday for a personal best time of 8.97. It was the fastest time the Warriors have had since the school’s record-holder. Also pictured is senior Jordan Fauci (right). (Donna Larsson Photo)

ROXBURY — The WMHS boys’ track team ran into the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday coming off a huge victory over Wilmington in their first meet, and looking to keep the momentum going against Freedom Division rival Melrose.

The Warriors responded with an impressive well-rounded performance, defeating the Red Raiders 78-12. The score would have been good enough to beat any other Middlesex League team who were also present at the meet, as the next closest scoring team was Woburn at 61.

Junior Rohan Singhvi kicked things off with a first-place finish in the 2-Mile run with a time of 10:15.38. Singhvi finished 3rd overall amongst all M.L. runners. The Warriors took 2nd and 3rd over Melrose, with junior Casey Brackett finishing at 10:41.02 and senior Ryan Smith running 11:10.97.

In the 100 Meter, senior Matt Greatorex ran an impressive race, finishing 1st overall with a time of 2:38.34, which was a full 10 seconds faster than the 2nd place finisher. Greatorex is currently number one in the league and Division 4. The Warriors also took 2nd and 3rd over Melrose in this race with senior Riley Brackett finishing 4th overall at 2:48.79 and junior Carter Margolis crossing the line 5th overall at 2:52.39.

In the 600 Meter, sophomore Tanner Jellison finished first with a time of 1:29.05. Melrose took second but the Warriors nabbed 3rd and 4th with sophomore Trevor Zupan (1:32.39) and junior Nick Connor (1:33.72). Senior David Lee also placed at 1:43.84.

In the 300 Meter dash, junior Brian Smith (39.22) and senior Jared Hurley (40.71) raced each other to a 1-2 Wakefield finish while sophomore Mason Brennan finished 4th at 42.61.

Over in the shot put circle, the Warriors continued to put on a clinic with a trio of seniors finishing in the top three. Patrick Redmond, Alex Joly and Charlie Senior, all teammates on the Warrior football team, threw impressive distances. Redmond (47’6) had the best throw in the league for the second consecutive meet. Joly finished 2nd at 43’5 while Senior placed 3rd with a 36’10.

In the 1 Mile, senior Tommy Lucey finished 1st overall with a time of 4:53.34. Sophomore Matt Roberto finished right behind his cross country teammate for a 4:54.36 2nd place finish. Junior Billy Stevens took 4th against Melrose with a 4:55.70.

In the 55 Meter hurdles, senior Sam Morey began his impressive meet with a 1st place personal record time of 8.97. It was the fastest time the Warriors have had since the school’s record-holder. Sophomore Eli Gosselin-Smoske took 2nd with a 10.07.

In the 55 Meter dash, the Warriors again finished 1-2 with senior Henry Stikeman sprinting to a 7.12 while freshman Mykease Driggers crossed the finish line at 7.19.

The Warriors led the Freedom Division in the 4×400 Meter relay with a time of 3:52.09, a full 18 seconds faster than Melrose. The team consisted of Lucey, Zupan, senior Ryan Ritchie, and freshman Tucker Stikeman.

In the high jump, Morey took 2nd with a 5’1 leap.

The 4×200 Meter relay saw the Warriors (1:40.38) finish a split-second faster than the Red Raiders (1:40.58). Wakefield runners were Driggers, Hurley, Smith and junior Tommy Mottl.

Wakefield (2-0) competed against Burlington this morning at Boston University. The Red Devils beat Stoneham 57-34 on Dec. 22. Full results will appear next week.