Haverhill Hillies Boys Track and Field '11

Sat, Apr 16, 2011 09:00 AM @ Haverhill
Team Final
Central Catholic 62
Lawrence 35
Salem 28
at Haverhill 26
Pinkerton 18
Whittier 0

Donahue, Walsh pace Central at Haverhill Invite

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Saturday, April, 16 By Jeff Hamrick

HAVERHILL — On a day that left most participants wishing it was still the indoor season, Central Catholic got a couple big wins and enough placers to win the 34th annual John Ottaviani Haverhill Invitational yesterday afternoon.

“You know that it’s going to be cold, and you know you’re not going to see great times,” said Central coach Sully Grella, whose squad racked up 62 points to outdistance Whitman-Hanson (53) and St. John’s Prep (52). “But we just always tell the kids to compete. It’s about places and points, and they know that.”

Senior Brad Donahue claimed honors in the 400-meter hurdles and Cam Walsh won the pole vault for the Raiders. But Central got the bulk of its scoring in the field events.

“The field events is why we had a great day,” Grella said. “We had multiple placers in the triple jump, the pole vault and the shot. When you have a meet like this with 20 teams, double scoring in an event is a difficult thing to do. And that was really big for us today.”

With temperatures never topping 42 and a cold gusting wind, the grueling 400-meter hurdles were made even tougher, but Donahue got Central off on a good foot with a time of 60.24, almost half a second faster than runner-up Vinny Maniscalco of Chelmsford.

“I felt good actually coming down the straight away,” Donahue said. “The (wind) was rough, but at the turn I was feeling pretty good. Every single meet we’ve had has been windy. My coach put me in the first lane, and I just had to win it. I wasn’t really too worried about a time to be honest because I’m going to have better days than this.”

Although conditions kept him from posting a faster time, the Central Catholic senior is more concerned about the future.

“Right now, my best time (this season) is 59.3, but I want to be under 57 by at least state,” said Donahue, who has a personal best of 57.75. “I just have to work hard in practice and keep healthy.”

Lawrence also had a couple of winners with Kelvin Severino in the 100 and Malcom Rodriguez in the high jump. Salem’s Jerickson Fedrick was on a recruiting visit at the University of Connecticut, but the 100 field still was heavy on talent as Haverhill sophomore Alex Mayhew was third, Salem’s Max Jacques sixth and Pinkerton’s Emmitt Smith sixth, all within .34 of Severino’s winning time of 11.20.

“It was cold and I had to stay warm,” Severino said. “And I had some good competition, so I had to run hard. I was hoping for an 11 flat., and I was hoping (Fedrick) came because the more competition the better.”

Other area winners were Jacques in the long jump and Dan Cormier of Methuen in the shot put. Lawrence finished sixth with 35 points followed by Methuen in seventh with 34. Salem tied for eighth while Haverhill was 12th, Pinkerton 14th and Londonderry 16th.

Game Statistics:

Team scores: 1. Central Catholic 62, 2. Whitman-Hanson 53, 3. St. John's Prep 52, 4. Triton 42, 5. Lowell 36.5, 6. Lawrence 35, 7. Methuen 34, 8 (tie). Salem 28, 12. Haverhill 26, 14. Pinkerton 18, 16. Londonderry 16.5

Winners, area placers:

Pole vault: 1. Cam Walsh, CC 11-0; 3. Matt Fenlon, CC 10-6; 6 (tie). Cody Anderson, Lon 9-0; Shot put: 1. Dan Cormier, Met 51-0; 2. Shawn Fournier, CC 49-1; 5. David Veilleux, CC 43-7; Discus: 1. Sean Enos, SJP 150-3; 5. Derek Feole, Met 123-5; Javelin: 1. Anthony Fodera, Reading 162; 2. Mike Lorenz, Sal 154-2; 3. Tyler Bolduc, Met 152-6; 5. Matthew Dalzell, Lon 148-10; Long jump: 1. Max Jacques, Sal 21-4; 5. Emmitt Smith, Pink 19-8.5; Triple jump: 1. Adam Jones, Tri 41-3; 3. Fortune Kalala, CC 40-9; 6. Lance Hill, CC 40-1; High jump: 1. Malcolm Rodriguez, Law 6-0; 4 (tie) Michael Whelton, Lon; Jarvis Castro, Met 5-8; 110 hurdles: 1. Eric Muite, Nashua North 14.8; 4. Alex Dehullu, CC 15.86; 100 meters: 1. Kelvin Severino, Law 11.2; 3. Alex Mayhew, Hav 11.33; 5. Max Jacques, Sal 11.48; 6. Emmitt Smith, Pink 11.54; Mile: 1. robert Massey, Chelmsford 4:34.38; 2. Michael McNaught, Hav 4:38.4; Mitchell Sroka, Lon 4:44.04; 6. Lucas Parsons, Met 4:45.89; 4x100 relay: 1. St. John's Prep 45.65; 3. Lawrence 46.42; 4. Pinkerton 46.52; 400: 1. Andre Rolim, Somerville 51.7; 5. Zach Zuber, Hav 54.14; 6. John Keisling, Pink 54.19; 400 hurdles: 1. Brad Donahue, CC 50.24; 5. Vincent Cambio, CC 61.94; 800: 1. Aaron Martin, Nashua South 2:02.9; 2. Cam Kelley, Met 2:03.71; 4. Sean Murphy, CC 2:07.06; 5. Colby Hadley, Hav 2:07.55; Devereux Geiger, Lon 2:07.57; 200: 1. Bryan Browne, SJP 23.2; 2. Jean Zorilla, Law 23.78; 2-mile: 1. Patrick Coppinger, Lowell 9:51.77; 3. Kevin MacPherson, Pink 9:56.24; 5. Anthony Anzivino, Pink 9:59.43; 6. Luis Cruz, Law 10:02.95; 4x400 relay: 1. Somerville 3:35.64; 2. Haverhill 3:40.45; 5. Pinkerton 3:41.05; 6. Central Catholic 3:43.28; 4x800 relay: 1. Whitman-Hanson 8:41.67; 2. Central Catholic 8:42.02; 3. Londonderry 8:54.05

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