Boys indoor track sends eight runners to All-State meet

Boys indoor track sends eight runners to All-State meet

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer

Eight members of the boys indoor track team qualified for the MIAA All-State Indoor Championships. The number of events they qualified for was the most since 2008. The Championships took place on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

The team sent two relay teams to compete in the 4×200 meter and 4×800 meter relays, as well as six individuals to compete in other events.

The team finished in 14th overall as a team scoring 12.5 points and scoring in four events.

According to junior Andrew Chabon, the 4x200m relay did not end in the way it started.

“In the race as whole, the handoffs were perfect until the last one, where a large difference in speeds required an earlier departure by the receiving athlete, and the handoff was supposedly not made inside the zone. Thus we were disqualified,” Chabon said.

Chabon suffered from an injured hamstring throughout the meet.

“My first race [55m hurdles] did not go well after the first hurdle, to say the least; I ended up finishing 17th out of 24, a disappointing finish considering I was coming in as one of the highest seeds in the meet.”

Senior Noah Lindeman finished 4th overall in the mile, qualifing for the New England Championships. Senior and captain Noah Kortkamp medaled in the 55 meter hurdles and in the high jump. In addition, the 4×800 meter finished in fourth, breaking a school record in the processs