Lawrence Lancers Boys Indoor Track '19-'20

Seleny, Astros shine at New Englands

The timing of New Englands is less than perfect for New Hampshire track athletes.

Saturday’s 33rd annual meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston was 20 days after the N.H. state meets. Thus many of the Granite State elite don’t even bother competing.

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Boys Indoor Track, 03/01/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lawrence boys shine at All-States

ROXBURY — Katharine Duren shaved a hundredth of a second off the all-time area record she set last week and easily won the 55-meter hurdles at the Mass. All-State Track Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The Central Catholic junior, who won the 100 hurdles title at All-States last spring, was clocked in 8.19 Saturday with runner-up Ella Grey of Plymouth South coming across in 8.31. Andover sophomore Jodi Parrott was seventh in 8.73.
The win helped ease the disappointment of last winter when Duren, the top finisher in the prelims, stumbled over a hurdle in the finals and placed eighth.
The North Andover girls placed ninth with 16 points led by Penn-bound high jumper Sarah Lavery (5-6, 4th) and a 5-7 finish in the 600 by Kelcey Dion (1:36.80) and Courtney Dalke (1:37.55). The Knights also got a fourth in the 4x400 with the team of Ainsley Dion, Kelcey Dion, Katie Sullivan and Dalke posting a school indoor record time of 4:03.45.
The local relayers were in fine form. Fresh off setting the Division 4 state record last week, Pentucket's all-underclassman (two freshman, a sophomore, a junior) 4x200 team of Sabrina Campbell, Emily Rubio, Sage Smith and Syeira Campbell went nearly a full second faster with a 1:45.26 for third yesterday. 
Another Sachem highlight was Emily Rubio's fifth in the long jump (17-8).
The other area individual placers were Central's Kaleigh Lane with an eighth in the 600 and Andover frosh Molly Kiley eighth in the 2- mile in 11:19.15. Haverhill frosh Finleigh Simonds finished 10th but she set a 3-second personal best with a 5:14.05 in the mile.

It's been a memorable winter for the Lawrence boys and the Lancers made it even more memorable, finishing tied for sixth with 19 points.
Senior Jerimil German was fourth in the 55 meters in 6.56 and super soph Jordany Volquez took third in the 55 hurdles in 7.51. The big scorer was junior Eddie Gonzalez soaring 22-2.25 for second in the long jump. Volquez and Gonzalez both set new personal bests.
The North Andover boys know how to relay, too.
Led by ace anchor senior Jack Chace, the Knights took third in the 4x200 and second in the 4x400. "Chace the Ace," who will be playing lacrosse for Denison University, ran a brilliant 48.9 anchor in the 4x400. Matt Chicko and Peter Martel were also on both relays. Sebastian Vente was on the 4x200 and Paul Fernandez on the 4x400, which set a new NAHS school indoor mark of 3:23.89.
The Methuen quartet of Stanley Hanci, Michael Soucy, John Dowgiert and Nassim Bendimerad grabbed a fifth in the 4x200.
The other area placer was Andover high jumper Michael Makiej (7th tie, 6-4).
It was another big afternoon for the MVC. Lowell won the boys meet, Tewksbury's Makayla Paige 
The top 6 placers in each event in each state qualify for New Englands, which is Friday night back at the Reggie Lewis Center.
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Boys Indoor Track, 02/22/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Division 1 State Track: Andover's Kiley, Lawrence boys shine

BOSTON — Andover freshman Molly Kiley won the 2-mile in 11:28.61 at the Division 1 State Meet Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis center.
The other top local girl was her sophomore teammate Jodi Parrott. She was second in the 55-meter hurdles with what Andover coaches said was a new school record (8.51), was fourth in the long jump and tied for eight in the jigh jump with freshman teammate Angela McNeeley (both 4-10) (17-1). Kiley also ran on the Golden Warriors' seventh-place 4x800 team.
Kiley and Parrott led Andover to an eighth-place finish with 25.25 points. Brookline was victorious with 62 points.
Haverhill got seventh-place finishes from senior Briana Hill in the 55 meters (career-best 7.64) and freshman Finleigh Simonds in the mile (personal best 5:17.38). Simonds also anchored Haverhill's sixth-place 4x800 quartet.
On the boys' side, Lawrence flexed its muscles with 28 points and a sixth-place finish. Lowell (84 points) won for the third year in a row.
Lancer coach Bill Meuse said he had two new school records with Jordany Volquez in the 55-meter hurdles (2nd, 7.56) and the runner-up 4x200 team of Jerimil German, Volquez, Adonis Garcia, Eddie Gonzalez in 1:30.56. 
German strutted his stuff with a third in the 55 meters in 7.50 while Gonzalez leapts 21-1 for a third in the long jump.
Methuen's Stanley Hanci, Michael Soucy, Anthony Fortuna, and Nassim Bendimerad grabbed a fifth in the 4x200. Hanci again came up big with a second in 35.34 in the 300 meters while Bendimerad was eight in the dash.
Andover's high jump tandem of Michael Makiej (second-place) and Jake Drake (fourth) both soared 6-4.
Haverhill was led by Hayden Makarow (4th, 600, 1:23.60).

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Boys Indoor Track, 02/12/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lawrence duo dominate

Lawrence's Jerimil German won the 55 dash (6.47) and fellow Lancer Jordany Volquez took the 55 hurdles (7.68) to lead local teams at the MSTCA Large School Coaches Invitational. Andover's Michael Makiej was third in the high jump (6-4) and the Methuen 4x200 relay was third (1:21.77).

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/26/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Metivier, Mills score wins

Xavier Metivier won the overall 2-mile crown in 9:50.26 to lead Methuen at a Merrimack Valley Conference Meet on Thusday. Fellow Ranger Stanley Hanci was second in the 300 (35.76) and led the winning 4x400 relay (3:30.24).

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/09/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hanci stands out


Methuen's Stanley Hanci won the 300 meters going away in 35.31, took second in the high jump and was on the winning 4x200 relay to highlight the all-MVC meet Friday afternoon at Boston University. North Andover had an impressive first-place finish in the 4x400 with Paul Fernandez, Matthew Chicko, Jack Chace and Peter Martel sharing the baton.

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/03/20 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hanci wins pair


Methuen didn't have as much depth as others in Monday's first MVC indoor track meet in Boston, but the Rangers had some fine individual performers, led by Stanley Hanci, who won both the 600 and high jump. Also for Methuen, Xavier Metivier and Freddy Coleman went 1-2 in the 2-mile. Among other winners, Central Catholic's James Pothier breezed to first in the 1,000 with a time of 2:39.84. Lawrence was first in the 4x400 relay.

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Boys Indoor Track, 12/16/19 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars