Lawrence Lancers Boys Indoor Track '17-'18

Andover's Pasco, Connell place at All-States

BOSTON — The only two individual boys to place (top 8 place) at All-States were Andoverites.
Senior Devin Connell was fourth in the 1,000 in 2:30.96 and junior Alec Pascoe added his name to the glorious AHS hurdles tradition with a 7.75 in the 55-meter hurdles, just off his season best of 7.74 in the prelims at the MVC Championships. Pascoe ran a 15.26 in the highs last spring.
Woburn senior Elisha George was victorious Saturday in 7.70.
In the 4x400 relay, North Andover's Jack Chace, Noah Olsen, Matt Chico and Trevor Nassar was clocked in 3:25.99 to bring home the bronze and set a new school indoor record.
"This group and two others have taken turns breaking this record four times this season, lowering the 2013 mark of 3:29.99 by 4 second," said Knights coach Steve Nugent. "I'm very proud of these guys - all four of them are competitors and really went out after it today." 
Methuen's Matthew Fahey, Saul Cespedes, Roan Marcano and Stanley Hanci took fifth in 3:27.35. 
The Andover High girls 4x200 squad won the All-State title Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track.
The team of seniors Ally Bennett and Hannah Lansberry and juniors Delia Barbanti and Hope Joel ran a 1:44.29 to edge Wachusett, which crossed the line in 1:44.61.
That was slightly off their Division 1 States-winning time of 1:43.84, which ranks them seventh all-time in the state.
Lansberry, Grace Dunn, Julianna Kennedy and Emma Joel (Hope's twin) came back for a second in the 4x400. Their time of 3:58.18 is 20th all-time indoors in Massachusetts and second-best ever by a Golden Warrior quartet indoors.
Wellesley won in 3:57.62. Wellesley also won the meet with 48 points, easily outpaced runner-up Newton South. Andover tied for sixth with 20 points.
Andover's lone individual placer was Kennedy with a seventh in the 600, edging out Methuen's Luana Machado, 1:37.00-1:37.14.
According to coach Brittany Caprio, Machado and 1,000 runner Sara Fragione (10th place) broke their own school records.
Haverhill junior Jayla Kitchings broke her own school record with a 8.54 in the 55-meter hurdles while Pentucket senior Saige Tudisco was sixth in 8.60. Tudisco also took a fifth with a 5-4 in the high jump.
Twenty-first year head coach Steve Derro, who founded the Sachems' girls indoor track program, said Tudisco is "the first indoor track athlete in school history to place in two individual events at All-States."
She also just missed placing in the 4x200 where the Sachems finished ninth, just behind North Andover's Rachel Brimmer, Ava Nassar, Emma Martin and Trinity Tapper, who ran a school record of 1:47.20 
North Andover senior Allie Rodrigues heaved the shot put 38-8 to place seventh and set a new school indoor record and move to 14th all-time (indoors and outdoors) in area history. The only Scarlet Knight to throw further was Katie McManus with a 39-3 in the spring of 2015.
Rodrigues smashed her own indoor school mark of 37-11.

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Boys Indoor Track, 02/24/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Kitchings, Kennedy, Cespedes win gold

BOSTON — There were some fine local performances Friday night at the Division 1 State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Methuen senior football-track star Saul Cespedes lived up to the family history begun by his father and his uncle at Lawrence High. Cespedes soared 6-4 to take the high jump crown. 

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Boys Indoor Track, 02/16/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hurdle Highlights

At the MSTCA Large Schools meet, Andover had three hurdlers in the top six (Alec Pascoe, OWen Moster, Scott Graham) and Central Catholic's Anthony Mendonca and Gregory Desrosiers both placed in the long jump.

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/28/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Historic Victory

Randy Reyes, Alex Victorino, Adonis Espinal and Jommy Alvarez all had big days as Lawrence posted an impressive 74-24 win over Andover. It's unknown the last win over Andover but coach Bill Meuse said it was the first in his five years and likely much longer than that.

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/11/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

All about Saul

Methuen's Saul Cespedes won the 55 dash (7.07), high jump (5-11) and ran on the winning 4x400 relay (3:34.65) against Andover as the Rangers downed the Golden Warriors (66-33) but lost to Lowell (70-30).

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Boys Indoor Track, 12/27/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Wild win for Hillies' May

Haverhill's Keith May won the 1,000 meters at the MSTCA Winter Festival at Reggie Lewis Track and it was no ordinary win.

He ran the final 200 in an impressive 30 seconds to take first in 2:37.17. He almost didn't get a chance to even compete.

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Boys Indoor Track, 12/17/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars