Methuen Rangers Boys Track and Field '08

Methuen's Oskar, Adams hoping to make the leap to elite status

Methuen triple jumper Katie Oskar, left, and long jumper Josh Adams have high hopes for Saturday's All-State meet in Fall River.1 Photo

Two weeks after his indoor track season ended, Josh Adams dinged up his knee while snowboarding.

Although not serious, the injury taught him a lesson.

"You have to be super careful," he said. "Any little thing could mess you up for a long time."

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Boys Track and Field, 06/03/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Clearing life’s hurdles

Josue Henriquez, Methuen’s emotional hurdler, has learned to channel his energy into track. The junior is second in the region in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.5.1 Photo

Moments after falling during a practice run last spring, Josue Henriquez popped up, balled his fist, and punched a hurdle.

"I was so ticked," he said, using more colorful language than that.

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Boys Track and Field, 05/05/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ottaviani Haverhill Invitational Meet

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Lawrence's KB Oshodi has been one of Central Catholic's best and brightest track stars. And he has the Raider football program to thank for it.

"In my freshman year, the football coaches wanted to get us to do track," Oshodi explained. "They said it would be good to try and do a lot of different stuff. In the triple jump, in my first year, I was doing better than the varsity guys. I did well and I just continued to improve."

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Boys Track and Field, 04/20/08 » 2 Comments & 0.0 Stars