Eagles News & Meet Results

2014 MIAA State Div. II Championship

June 1, 2014

A select group of Eagle qualifiers competed at the Division 2 State Meet at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical Regional High School on Sunday, June 1, 2014. While most of the seniors had to sit this meet out as it conflicted with High School graduation, two were able to run their events and make it back in the nick of time for graduation. Captain Adam Selsman placed 2nd in the Mile with a time of 4:24.35. Paul Fleming ran a PR 9:53.54 in the 2 Mile to capture 4th place. These performances earned the two seniors spots at next week's All-State Meet. In addition, two juniors also scored. Mia Kamara placed 5th in the girl's 100 meters with a time of 12.88 seconds, and Adrian Lingo threw 151'11" to capture 8th place in the boy's Javelin. 


2014 Hockomock League Championship

May 24, 2014

The Sharon Eagles competed well at the Hockomock Championships on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Stoughton High School. The Boys finished 4th overall, while the girls finished 10th. This was the last meet for the seniors. Though many have qualified for States, the State meet conflicts with Graduation at SHS on Sunday, June 1st. 

For the boys, the 4x400m Relay Team of Brad Besson, Adam Selsman, Jake Goloboy, and Steven Levkoff placed second with a time of 3:32.06. Adam Selsman (Mile - 4:23.93, PR) and Brian Mukasa (HJ 6'0") each took home a third place medal.  The 4x100m Relay Squad of Evantz Elisma, Xavier Hackett, Juvan Elisma, and Tevon Springer also placed third with a time of 45.24 seconds. Fourth place finishers included Paul Fleming (2 Mile - 9:57.56, PR), Springer (100m - 11.37 seconds, PR), William McManus (110m Hurdles - 16.07 seconds, PR), Eddie Xu (LJ - 19'9"), and Adrian Lingo (Javelin - 148'2"). The 4x800m Relay Team of James Gildersleeve, Tyler Kaufman, Tianrui Sun, and Scott Kaplan ran to a 5th place finish in 8:50.59. Seventh place finishers were Besson (400m - 52.30 seconds PR), Harrison Fish (400m Hurdles - 1:01.71), and Hackett (200m - 23.83 seconds). 

For the girls, Mia Kamara captured 2nd place in the 100m (12.63 seconds, PR), and 5th place in Long Jump (15'10", PR). Rita Kushner placed 7th in 100m Hurdles (17.00 seconds), and 8th in High Jump (4'8"). 


2014 MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

May 18, 2014

On May 18, 2014, the Sharon Eagles competed in the Division 2 State Relay Meet at Walpole High School. The boys fared very well on the oval, while the girls placed in Long Jump. 

The boys squad of Adam Selsman, Brendan Lee, Sam Hershman, and Scott Kaplan placed 4th in the first event of the day, the 4x1600 meter relay with a time of 18:54.27. The foursome of Evantz Elisma, Xavier Hackett, Jake Goloboy, and Steven Levkoff also placed 4th in the 4x200 meter relay, running 1:34.86. The Sprint Medley Relay team of Adam Selsman, Steven Levkoff, Evantz Elisma, and Brad Besson finished in 5th place with a time of 3:38.90. 

The girls scored in one event, the Long Jump Relay. Mia Kamara, Brigid Loftus, and Molly Rappaport jumped a combined distance of 44'4-3/4" to capture 5th place.


Hockomock Dual Meet #5

v. Milford

May 12, 2014

On May 12, 2014, the Sharon Eagles Boys and Girls Track squads each won their last dual meet of the season versus Milford on their home track. The Boys won 90-46, and finished the dual meet season 4-1, while the Girls topped Milford 74-62, and finished 3-2. 

For the Boys, Adrian Lingo was a double winner in the Javelin (147') and Discus (129'7"). Captain Adam Selsman led a sweep of the 800m (2:04.8), followed by Tyler Kaufman (2:09.1) and Captain James Gildersleeve (2:09.2). Brendan Lee led a sweep of the 2 Mile (10:52), followed by Paul Fleming, and Byron Tollefson. Other event winners were Brad Besson (400m - 52.3 seconds), Evantz Elisma (200m - 22.6 seconds), Harrison Fish (400m Hurdles - 60.7 seconds), and Scott Kaplan ( Mile - 4:52.1).  Captain Eddie Xu won the Long Jump (19'6"), and Brian Mukasa leapt to victory in the High Jump (5'6"). Both Relay squads were victorious. The 4x100m team of Evantz Elisma, Xavier Hackett, Xu, and Oliver Hu ran 44.9, while the 4x400m team of Captain Josh Miller, Besson, Jacob Goloboy, and Steven Levkoff won their race with a time of 3:48.0. Second place finishers included Levkoff (400m - 52.5 seconds), Hackett (200m - 23.4 seconds), John O'Riordan (400m Hurdles - 64.4 seconds), William McManus (110m Hurdles - 16.1 seconds),  Hu (100m - 11.5 seconds), and Akiv Carries (Shot Put - 38'7"). Third place points were contributed by Juvan Elisma (100m), Fish (110m Hurdles), Shane McGrath (Shot Put), Colby Azersky (Javelin), and Xu (Triple Jump). 

The Girls had three double event winners. Mia Kamara won the 100m (12.5 seconds), and the 200m (27.0 seconds). Captain Rita Kushner won 100m Hurdles (16.1 seconds), and High Jump (4'10").  Brigid Loftus won Long Jump (15'9") and led a sweep of Triple Jump (33'), followed by Kushner (31'7"), and Sophia Von Fedak (29'3"). Mary Griffin lead a sweep of the 800m (2:34.5), followed by Isabel Lisle (2:38.7), and Julia Cox (2:38.8). Hannah Rutley won the 400m Hurdles (74.7 seconds), Erica Laidler won the Mile (5:48.3), and placed second in the 2 Mile (14:05), and Shira Oknin won the Discus (75'8"), and also placed third in Shot Put (28'3-3/4"). Second place finishers included Jordyn Kamara (100m - 13.4 seconds; and 3rd place 200m - 28.6 seconds ), Kim Chook (400m Hurdles - 75.8), Ellen Sears (Mile - 5:51.2).  Third place finishers included Jessica DoSouto (400m), and Lucy Jones (2 Mile).


2014 Old Saybrook Invitational

May 10, 2014

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Sharon Boys and Girls Track Teams competed at the Old Saybrook Invitational Meet. There were some strong performances from both squads.  The Boys placed 2nd overall out of 20 teams, and the Girls were 7th of 22 teams.

Captain Adam Selsman led the way for the boys with a victory in the 1600 meters (4:25.47). The 4x400m Relay Team of Jacob Goloboy, Steven Levkoff, Selsman, and Brad Besson was also victorious with a time of 3:32.27.  Second place finishers included Paul Fleming (3200m - 10:04.74). Harrison Fish (300m Hurdles - 43.03 seconds; also 6th place 110m Hurdles - 17.78 seconds), and Adrian Lingo (Javelin - 154'6"; and 3rd place Discus - 89'6"). The 4x800m Relay of Scott Kaplan, Tyler Kaufman, Tianrui Sun, and Fleming also finished 2nd with a time of 8:43.45. The team added 4th place finishes in the 400m (Besson - 52.99), 3200m (Kaplan - 10:38.32), and Long Jump (Eddie Xu - 18'9-1/2"). Fifth place finishers included Evantz Elisma (200 meters - 23.6 seconds), Will McManus (110m Hurdles - 16.67 seconds), and Xavier Hackett (Triple Jump - 38'10-3/4"). The 4x100m Relay of Oliver Hu, Evantz Elisma, Juvan Elisma, and Hackett placed 6th with a time of 46.04 seconds.

The girls were led by Mia Kamara who won the 200 meters with a time of 27.62 and placed 2nd in the 100 meters (13.07 seconds). Rita Kushner placed fourth in both 100m Hurdles (17.13 seconds) and High Jump (4'10"). Brigid Loftus placed 4th in Long Jump (14'7") and the 4x800m Relay Team of Ellen Sears, Mary Griffin, Isabel Lisle, and Erica Laidler placed 6th with a time of 10:57.39.

Hockomock Dual Meet #4

v. Oliver Ames

May 6, 2014

On May 6, 2014, the Sharon Eagles Boys Track squad fell to the Oliver Ames Tigers 75-61, in Easton, while the Girls also lost 106-30. This was the first loss for the Boys and brings their record to 3-1. The Girls are now 2-2 on the season. 

For the Boys, Harrison Fish (110m Hurdles - 18.3 seconds) and Evantz Elisma (200m - 23.8 seconds) won events on the track, while the Eagles bested the Tigers in four events in the field. Eddie Xu won the Long Jump with a leap of 20'4" qualifying him for States. Brian Mukasa cleared 5'10" in High Jump, matching his previous season best. This has qualified him for States. The other champions in the field were Adrian Lingo (Javelin - 135'11"), and Akiv Carries (Shot Put - 39'10"). The boys foursome of Steven Levkoff, Tyler Kaufman, Adam Selsman, and Brad Besson won the 4x400m Relay with a time of 3:38.0. Fish placed second in 400m Hurdles with a State qualifing time of 61.9 seconds. Besson was also a second place finisher in the 400m. His time of 52.6 seconds also qualified him for States.  Selsman took second in the Mile with a season best 4:30.7 (he had previously qualified for States). Other second place finishers included Tianrui Sun (800m - 2:05.7), Paul Fleming (2 Mile - 10:15.1), and Shane McGrath (Shot Put - 38,7"). Third place points were scored by Xavier Hackett (100m), Scott Kaplan (Mile), Josh Miller (110m Hurdles), Kaufman (800m), Brendan Lee (2 Mile), Colby Azersky (Shot Put, Javelin), and Lingo (Discus). 

For the girls, Mia Kamara was a double winner in the 100m (12.9 seconds) and 200m (27.8 seconds), and also placed third in the Long Jump. Erica Laidler won the 2 Mile (12:34.3) and Rita Kushner won the High Jump (4'10"). Gabrella Richards had the Lady Eagle's only second place finish, in the Discus. Brigid Loftus had two third place finishes in the 100m Hurdles and Triple Jump. Other third place finishers included Ellen Sears (Mile), Jordyn Kamara (200m), Shira Oknin (Shot Put), and Fergie Nazaire (Discus).


Hockomock Dual Meet #3

v. Foxboro

Apr 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014, the Sharon Boys and Girls Spring Track Teams defeated Foxboro on their home track on a frigid Spring afternoon. The Boys defeated Foxboro 87-49, to go 3-0 on the season, while the Girls won 76-60 to bring their record to 2-1. 

Eddie Xu was a double event winner in the Field (Long Jump - 19'6", Triple Jump - 36'8-1/2"), while Harrison Fish (400m Hurdles - 62.8 seconds, 110m Hurdles - 18.7 seconds) won two events on the track. Adam Selsman won the Mile in 4:37.9, qualifying for States. Other event winners included Brad Besson (400m - 53.2 seconds), Evantz Elisma (200m - 24.0 seconds), Scott Kaplan (800m - 2:08), Paul Fleming (2 Mile - 10:19.3), Adrian Lingo (Discus - 137'4"), and Brian Mukasa (High Jump - 5'6"). The 4x400 Relay Team of Steven Levkoff, Elisma, Selsman, and Besson won with a time of 3:40.4. Second place finishers included Oliver Hu (100m), Levkoff (400m), Samuel Hershman (Mile), Brendan Lee (2 Mile), Josh Miller (400m Hurdles), Lingo (Javelin), and Akiv Carries (Shot Put). Third place finishers included Ben Stoller (800m), Benjamin Zirps (2 Mile), Shane McGrath (Shot Put), Ben Fratello (Discus), Colby Azersky (Javelin), and Xavier Hackett (Long Jump). 

The girls were also led by two double winners, Mia Kamara on the track (100m - 13.1 seconds, 200m - 28.4 seconds), and Rita Kushner in the field (Triple Jump - 31'4", High Jump - 4'10"). Other event winners included Brigid Loftus (Long Jump - 15'2"), Shira Oknin (Shot Put - 26'4"), Jenny Patel (Discus - 70'4"), and Crystal Veth (Javelin - 72'5-1/2"). The 4x400m Relay Team of Kushner, Sydney Mayo, Jessica DoSouto, and Meaghan Connolly won with a time of 4:31.2. Kushner (100m Hurdles) and Loftus (Triple Jump) each picked up a second place as well. Other second place finishers included Erica Laidler (Mile, and 2 Mile), Mary Griffin (800m), DoSouto (400m Hurdles), and Julia Garfinkle (Long Jump). Third place points were secured by Lily Fawcett (Mile, 2 Mile), Jordyn Kamara (100m, 200m), Hannah Rutley (400m Hurdles, Shot Put), Mia Kamara (Long Jump), Connolly (400m), Isabel Lisle (800m), and Natalie Gray (Javelin).   


Hockomock Dual Meet #2

v. Canton

Apr 8, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the boys Track Team soundly defeated the Canton Bulldogs, 107-25, to go 2-0 on the season. The girls lost 80-56 and are now 1-1 for the season.

For the boys, Adrian Lingo once again was a double winner in the Discus (123'5") and Javelin (146'2"), leading one of five sweeps by the Eagles. Other event winners included Paul Fleming (Mile - 4:55.1), Adam Selsman (400m - 53.6), Brad Besson (800m - 2:06.5), Scott Kapan (2 Mile - 10:41), Harrison Fish (400m Hurdles - 62.7), Josh Miller (110m Hurdles - 18.7), Jacob Goloboy (200m - 24.6), Colby Azersky (Shot Put - 35'8"), Eddie Xu (Long Jump - 18'2"), Tevon Springer (Triple Jump - 35'5"), and Brian Mukasa (High Jump - 5'10"). The 4x100m Relay team of Springer, Evantz Elisma, Fish, and Xu also bested Canton (46.6). Second place finishers included Miller (400m Hurdles), Springer (100m), Fleming (2 mile), Azersky (Javelin), Xu (Triple Jump), Ben Stoller (Mile), Elisma (400m), John O'Riordan (110m Hurdles), Ben Fratello (Discus), and Oliver Hu (Long Jump). Brendan Lee finished third in the Mile, while O'Riordan (400m Hurdles) and Hu (100m) each added a third place finish. Tyler Kaufman (800m), Kevin Byrne (Javelin), and Xavier Hackett (Long and Triple Jump), rounded out the point scoring.

The girls were led by triple event winner Rita Kushner (100m Hurdles - 17.8, Triple Jump - 31'8.5", High Jump - 4'8"). Mia Kamara (100m - 12.9, 200m - 27.3) and Shira Oknin (Shot Put - 25'11", Javelin - 65'7.5") were double event winners, and Jenny Patel won the Discus (82'5"). Second place finishers included Jessica DoSouto (400m), Erica Laidler (2 Mile), and Crystal Veth (Javelin). Third place points were contributed by Hannah Rutley (400m Hurdles), Ellen Sears (Mile), Meaghan Connolly (400m), Brigid Loftus (100. Hurdles), Isabel Lisle (800m), Jordyn Kamara (200m), and Natalie Kane (Triple Jump).


Hockomock Dual Meet #1

v. Stoughton

Apr 3, 2014

On April 3, 2014, back on their own track for the first time since 2011, the Sharon Spring Track boys and girls squads each won their home opener against Stoughton.

The boys defeated the Black Knights 82-54 and qualified three individual athletes and the two Relays for the Division 2 State Meet. Junior Adrian Lingo won two events, throwing the Discus 111'6", and the Javelin 140'6". Seniors Brad Besson (400 m - 52.4 seconds, State Qualifier), Paul Fleming (2 mile - 10:37), and Brian Mukasa (High Jump - 5'10", State Qualifier) won their events. Sophomore Scott Kaplan won the Mile (4:54.9) and finished 3rd in the 2 Mile (11:08.2). The 4x100 meter Relay Team (Tevon Springer, Evantz Elisma, Eddie Xu and Oliver Hu) won in 46.2 seconds, while the 4x400 meter Relay Team (Steven Levkoff, Jacob Goloboy, Adam Selsman, and Besson) defeated Stoughton with a time of 3:35.8. The boys captured second place in every event on the track, and four of the six field events. Second place finishers included Selsman (800m - 2:01.7, State Qualifier), Elisma (200m - 23.7 seconds), Levkoff (400m - 53.3), Springer (100m - 11.4 seconds; and Triple Jump - 31'10"), John O'Riordan (400m Hurdles - 63.3), Brendan Lee (2 Mile - 11:03.8), Sam Hershman (Mile - 4:59), Josh Miller (110m Hurdles - 19.3),  Xu (Long Jump - 19'5"), Colby Azersky (Javelin - 136'10"), and John Dentino (Discus - 95'8"). Xavier Hacket placed third in the 200m (24.4) and Triple Jump (31'4"). Other third place finishers include Hu (Long Jump - 18'6.5"), Tianrui Sun (800m - 2:06), and Ben Fratello (Shot Put - 33'9.5").

The girls also came out on top, 72-64. Senior Rita Kushner was a triple individual event winner (100m Hurdles - 17.5, Triple Jump - 30'4", High Jump - 4'6") and also led off the winning 4x400m Relay Team (joined by teammates Sydney Mayo, Hannah Rutley, and Meaghan Connolly -- 4:32.2). Junior Mia Kamara won the 100m (13.4) and the 200m (27.0), and qualified for States in the 200m. Other event winners included Erica Laidler (Mile - 6:01.8), Ellen Shears (2 Mile - 13:09.1), and Jenny Patel (Discus - 76'4").  Laidler also placed 2nd in the 2 mile (13:13.9). Other second place finishers included Hannah Rutley (400m Hurdles - 75.8), Meaghan Connolly (400m - 66.9), Mary Griffin (800m - 2:40.6), Shira Oknin (Shot Put - 26'7"), Jaime Schultz (Long Jump - 13'2"), and Natalie Kane (High Jump - 4'4"). Third place contributors included Jessica DoSouto (400m Hurdles - 76.2), Brigid Loftus (100m Hurdles - 19.2), Isabel Lisle (800m - 2:44.5), Crystal Veth (Discus 62'4"), Oknin (Javelin - 61'3"), and Jessica Stead (Triple Jump - 29'5").  


2014 MIAA Indoor State Div. 3 Championship

February 15, 2014

A select group of Eagle qualifiers competed at the Division 3 State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center on February 15, 2014. Senior Captain Adam Selsman ran to a 4th place finish in 2:36.34 in the 1000 meters, breaking the school record for the third meet in a row. Selman's performance qualifies him for the All-State Meet on February 22nd. Senior Captain Rita Kushner placed 7th in the High Jump, clearing 4'10". The boys 4x400m Relay Team of Evantz Elisma, Brad Besson, Selsman, and Steven Levkoff placed 5th with a time of 3:36.13.


2014 Hockomock League Championship

Feb 1, 2014

On February 1, 2014, the Eagles Winter Track Squads competed in the Hockomock League Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Some impressive school records and season bests were posted.

The boys team broke two school records. Senior Captain Adam Selsman bettered the 1000m record he had just broken the previous week, shaving more than a second and a half off that time. He finished 4th with a time of 2:39.91. Senior Paul Fleming set a new standard for the 2 Mile, breaking the school record by more than 10 seconds with an impressive time of 10:04.91, good enough for a 6th place finish. Other individual point scorers included Brad Besson with a 7th place finish and PR of 1:27.54 in the 600m. William McManus also finished 7th in the 55m Hurdles with a time of 8.48 seconds and senior Captain Eddie Xu leapt to a 7th place finish in the Long Jump, covering 19'08.5". Senior Steven Levkoff finished 8th in the 300m with a time of 38.15 seconds. The 4x400m Relay composed of Besson, Selsman, Jake Goloby, and Levkoff placed fourth, running 3:37.47. The 4x800m Relay of Tianrui Sun, Domenic Roberto, Scott Kaplan, and Tyler Kaufman also placed 4th with a time of 8:47.92. The 4x200m Relay finished 8th. The Team finished 9th overall.

For the girls, senior Captain Rita Kushner was the top finisher, placing 2nd in the High Jump, clearing 5'01". Mia Kamara placed 4th in the 55m (7.75 seconds) and 6th in the Long Jump (15'3.25"). Freshman Ally Steinberg placed 7th in the 55m with a time of 7.93 seconds. The 4x200m Relay team of Kamara, Madison Tippett, Steinberg, and Jessica DoSouto finished 5th with a time of 1:54.35. The 4x400m and 4x800m Relays both placed 8th. The girls squad finished 7th overall.

The Division 3 State Meet is up next. Several talented qualifiers will be back at the Reggie Lewis Track and Althletic Center for that contest on February 15th.


Hockomock Dual Meet #5

v. Milford

Jan 23, 2014

The boys and girls Winter Track teams wrapped up their dual meet season last Thursday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in South Boston with a pair of victories versus Milford. The boys finished the regular season in a three-way tie for Davenport League Champions as Sharon, Oliver Ames, and Stoughton each posted a 4-1 record on the season. Two school records were broken. Senior Captain Adam Selsman bettered the 1000m record set by Alum Scott Connolly in 2009, running 2:41.60. Junior Mia Kamara also set a record in the Long Jump, leaping 16'3", to outdistance Alum Sara Gildersleeve's record, also set in 2009.

The boys defeated Milford 68-18. Selsman led a sweep of the 1000m with his school record-breaking time of 2:41.60, followed by freshman Tianrui Sun, and Ben Peltz. Seniors Steven Levkoff (300m - 37.80), Brad Besson (600 m - 1:30.72) Paul Fleming (Mile - 4:46.38), and Captain Eddie Xu (Long Jump - 19"10') each won their event.  Freshman Oliver Hu led a sweep of the 55m (7.17 seconds), followed by Eddie Xu and Kristian Blau. Other event winners included Ben Stoller (2 Mile - 11:16.08), and Will McManus (55m Hurdles - 8.53 seconds). The boys also won the 4x400m Relay. Second place finishers included Brendan Lee (Mile), Matthew Meserve (Long Jump),and Nicholas Duhamel (Shot Put). Third place point scorers included Jake Goloboy (300m), Domenic Roberto (600m), Benjamin Zirps (2 Mile), Harrison Fish (55m Hurdles), John O'Riordan (Long Jump), and Ben Fratello (Shot Put).

The girls outscored Milford 57-38, led by senior Captain Rita Kushner who won 55m Hurdles (9.84 seconds) and High Jump (5'1"), and junior Mia Kamara who won the Long Jump with her school record breaking leap of 16'3" and the 55m (7.70 seconds). Lily Fawcett won the 2 Mile (13:49.80) and senior Captian Madison Tippett won the Shot Put (27'2.5"). The girls also won the 4x400m Relay. Second place finishers included Ally Steinberg (55m), Tippett (300m), Caitlin Davenport (1000m), Erica Laidler (Mile), Crystal Veth (Long Jump), and Shira Oknin (Shot Put). Third place finishes were contributed by Sydney Mayo (600m), and Samantha Conley (2 Mile).

The teams will compete in the Hockomock League Championship Meet on Saturday, February 1st.


Hockomock Dual Meet #4

v. Canton

Jan 13, 2014

On January 13, 2014, the boys and girls Winter Track teams defeated Canton in the fourth league meet of the season at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to bring each squad’s record to 3-1 on the season. 

The boys scored 61 points to Canton’s 34 points.  Event winners for the boys included Adam Selsman (600m – 1:28.63), Paul Fleming (2 mile – 10:18.68), William  McManus (55m hurdles – 8.53 seconds), Eddie Xu (Long Jump – 19’03”), Nicholas Duhamel (Shot Put – 36’03”), Domenic Roberto (1000m – 2:55.77), and Evantz Elisma (High Jump).‬ Selsman, Fleming, Xu, and Steven Levkoff (2nd 600m - 1:28.65) all qualified for States, while McManus had already qualified in 55m Hurdles. The boys also won the 4x400m Relay.

Second place finishers included Elisma (55m), Brad Besson (300m), Brendan Lee (2 Mile), Harrison Fish (55m Hurdles), Scott Kaplan (Mile), Matthew Meserve (Long Jump; and 3rd 300m), and Daylon Williams-Thomas (Shot Put). Third place points were contributed by Ben Peltz (1000m), Ben Stoller (Mile), Ben Fratello (Shot Put).
The girls (63-28) were led by several event winners, Rita Kushner (55m hurdles, 9.93 seconds; High Jump, 4'10"), Mia Kamara (55m, 7.82 seconds; Long Jump, 15'7"), Erica Laidler (2 mile, 12:45.73), Hannah Rutley (600 m, 1:56.16; also 3rd Shot Put), and Shira Oknin (Shot Put, 26'3").‬ Kamara's leap in Long Jump qualified her for States.  The girls also won the 4x400m Relay.

Second place finishers for the girls included Kamara (300m), Isabel Lisle (1000m), Lily Fawcett (Mile; also 3rd 2 Mile), Nyomi Warren (High Jump), and 
Madison Tippett (Shot Put; also 3rd 300m). Third place points were scored by Ally Steinberg (55m), Jessica DoSouto (600m), and Heather Seggelin (Mile).


Hockomock Dual Meet #3

v. Foxboro

Jan 10, 2014

On January 10, 2014 at Boston University the Sharon Eagles boys and girls Winter Track teams defeated the Foxboro squads. The boys won 54-41, while the girls defeated the Warriors 63-31.

For the boys, event winners included Scott Kaplan (1000m, 2:44.0 -- qualifying him for States, and 2 Mile 10:38.0), senior Captain Adam Selsman (Mile, 4:44.07 -- qualified for States), Will McManus (55m Hurdles, 8.30 seconds - previous State qualifier), and Eddie Xu (Long Jump, 18'09.5"). Brad Besson led a sweep of the 600m (1:31.0), followed by Domenic Roberto and Josh Miller. The 4x400m Relay team also won. Other point scorers for the Eagles included second place finishers Xu (55m), Selsman (2 Mile), Tianrui Sun (Mile), Steven Levkoff (300m), Harrison Fish (55m Hurdles), Brendan Lee (1000m),and John O'Riordan (Long Jump). Oliver Hu added a third place finish in the 55m.

For the girls, senior Captain Rita Kushner won the High Jump (5'2") and led a sweep of the 55m Hurdles (9.40 seconds), followed by Brigid Loftus and Hanah Rutley. Kushner qualified for States in the 55m Hurdles and had previously qualified in High Jump. Erica Laidler (2 Mile - 12:30.0), and Madison Tippett (Shot Put - 30'1") were the other event winners and both qualified for States. The 4x400m Relay was victorious and qualified for States.  Second place finisher Mia Kamara (300m - 44.70; 55m - 7.6) also qualified for States in the 300m and had previously qualified in the 55.. Other second place finishers included Isabel Lisle (1000m), and Nyomi Warren (High Jump). Third place finishers included Ally Steinberg (55m), Tippett (300m), Jessica DuSouto (600m; Long Jump), Cailtin Davenport (1000m), Lily Fawcett (Mile), Samantha Conley (2 Mile), and Shira Oknin (Shot Put).  

Hockomock Dual Meet #2

v. Oliver Ames

Jan 7, 2014

On January 7, 2014, the Sharon Eagles boys and girls Winter Track teams were outpaced by the Oliver Ames Tigers at Boston University. The boys lost 55-40, while the girls were defeated 66-29.

Despite the loss, the boys added several qualifiers for the Division 3 State Meet. Steven Levkoff (300m -- 37.65), Brad Besson (600m -- 1:29.17), and Will McMannus (55m Hurdles -- 8.48 seconds) each won their event and qualified for States in the process. Other strong State qualifying performances were turned in by second place finishers Adam Selsman (1000m -- 2:48.67) and Scott Kaplan (Mile -- 4:42.11). The boys 4x400m Relay team was victorious and qualified for States with a time of 3:37.54. Other points scorers included Evantz Elisma (300m, 2nd place and previous qualifier in this event), Paul Fleming (2 mile, 2nd place), and third place finishers Oliver Hu (55m), Domenic Roberto (600m), Brendan Lee (2 mile), Pauljack Solomon (55m Hurdles), Brad Besson (High Jump), and Ben Fratello (Shot Put).

The girls had two State qualifiers, Mia Kamara, who won the 55m in 7.83 seconds, and Rita Kushner, who placed second in High Jump, clearing 4'10". Kamara also won the 300m (45.80), and Kushner added additional points with a second place finish in 55m Hurdles, and third in the Long Jump.  Freshman Erica Laidler won the 2 mile with a time of 12:45.15, and Madison Tippett placed second in the 300m and the Shot Put. Lily Fawcett added a third place finish in the mile.

Hockomock Dual Meet #1

v. Stoughton

Dec 15, 2013

On December 13, 2013, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, the Sharon Boys and Girls Track Teams won their first meets of the season, defeating the Stoughton squads. The boys edged out Stoughton 48-47, while the girls won by a comfortable margin, 61-34.

The boys had one State qualifier, senior Evantz Elisma, who won the 300 meters in 38.60 seconds. Other event winners included senior Captain Adam Selsman (1,000m - 2:50.67), and Paul Fleming (2 mile - 10:40.69). Sophomore Scott Kaplan led a sweep of the mile, finishing in 4:58.59, followed by Ben Stoller and Tyler Kaufman. The boys also won the 4x400m Relay in 3:45.99 (Elisma, Selsman, Domenic Roberto, Steven Levkoff). Other point scorers included senior Captain Eddie Xu (2nd Long Jump, 3rd 55 meters), Steven Levkoff (2nd, 600 meters), and Brendan Lee (2nd, 2 mile). Freshman Tianrui Sun placed 2nd in the 1,000m. Nicholas Duhamel and Uri Starr placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively in Shot Put. Jake Goloboy (300m) and Domenic Roberto (600m) rounded out the point scoring with 3rd place finishes.

The girls were led by three double event winners, senior Captain Rita Kushner (55m Hurdles - 10.02 / High Jump - 4'9"), junior Mia Kamara (55m dash - 7.98 / Long Jump 15'1.5"), and newcomer freshman Erica Laidler (Mile - 5:59.21 / 2 Mile - 13:27.71). Senior Captain Madison Tippett won the 300 meters (46.67 seconds) and placed 2nd in the Shot Put.  The girls also won the 4x400m Relay in 4:35.96 (Kushner, Hannah Rutley, Jessica DoSouto, Tippett). Lily Fawcett finished 2nd in the 2 mile, and Captain Nyomi Warren placed 2nd in High Jump. Hannah Rutley placed 2nd in the 600m, followed by Caitlin Davenport in 3rd. Other third place finishers included Ally Steinberg (55m), Hannah Kates (300m), Hannah Morrissey (High Jump),  Jessica DoSouto (Long Jump), and Shira Oknin (Shot Put).

The Eagles second league meet of the season was postponed due to weather on December 17th and will now take place January 3rd at BU versus Foxborough.  


2013 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship

May 27, 2013

The Sharon Eagles Track Teams competed at the Division 2 State Track Meet at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham on Monday, May 27, 2013. There were two All-State qualifiers, senior Captain Max Simon, who placed 2nd in the Javelin with a PR throw of 171'2", and junior Brian Mukasa, who tied for 3rd in High Jump with a leap of 6'0".  Junior Paul Fleming had a 6th place finish in the 2 Mile with a PR time of 9:59.26.  For the Lady Eagles, senior Captain Jess Chabot finished 8th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.59.  Senior Caroline Sun finished 8th in the Mile with a time of 5:28.55.

Complete Meet Results


2013 Hockomock League Championship

May 19, 2013

On May 19, 2013, the boys and girls Track Teams competed at the Hockomock League Championship Meet at North Attleboro HS. The boys had an outstanding day, and the team placed an impressive fourth overall. The athletes placed in 10 individual events, and all three relays. The girls, missing a few strong competitors, placed in three individual events, and two relays.

For the boys, senior Captain Max Simon placed 2nd in the Javelin with a PR throw of 170'4" and 7th in the Shot Put (43'6-1/4").  Simon had previously qualified for States in the Javelin and has now qualified in Shot. Junior James Gildersleeve placed 2nd in the 400 meters with a PR of 51.43 seconds. Senior Captain Jared Fogel placed third in the 400m Hurdles with a PR of 59.63 seconds.  Junior Brian Mukasa placed 3rd in the High Jump with a PR leap of 6'2". Senior Captain Tommy McGrath placed 4th in the 100 meters (11.69 seconds) and senior Captain Jameel Emmanual placed 5th in the Long Jump (19'8-1/4"). Juniors Evantz Elisma (5th 200 meters -- 24.15 seconds), Paul Fleming (6th 2 Mile -- 10:12.78), and Adam Selsman (7th Mile -- 4:35.28 PR) rounded out the individual point scoring for the Eagles. Gildersleeve, Fogel, Mukasa, McGrath, Fleming, and Selsman are all State qualifiers in their events. The 4x400 meter Relay Team of Fogel, Steven Levkoff, Brad Besson, and Gildersleeve placed 3rd with a season best 3:30.53. Both the 4x100 meter Relay (Elisma, McGrath, Eddie Xu, Emmanual -- 46.15 seconds), and 4x800 meter Relay (Selsman, Scott Kaplan, Fleming, and Domenic Roberto -- 8:35.38) placed 5th.

For the Lady Eagles, individual honors were earned by junior Rita Kushner who placed 2nd in High Jump with a PR State qualifying leap of 5'2", senior Captain Katie Lowerre (5th 800 meters -- 2:29.21), and senior Caroline Sun who placed 7th in the Mile with a PR of 5:27.83. Both Lowerre and Sun are State qualifiers as well. Both the 4x400 meter Relay (Kushner, Isabelle Lisle, Leslie Davis, and Brigid Loftus -- 4:38.81) and 4x800 meter Relay (Sun, Caitlin Davenport, Carly Ryter, and Lowerre -- 10:50.20) placed 7th.

The State qualifiers will compete on Saturday, May 25th at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham in the Division 2 State Meet.

Hockomock Dual Meet #5

v. Oliver Ames

May 7, 2013

The girls finished their dual meet season 4-1, falling to Oliver Ames 78-58.  The boys team was also defeated by the Tigers, 81-55, to finish the season 3-2.

Senior Captain Sam Kaplan once again led the Lady Eagles with three victories in the 400m (62.0 seconds), Triple Jump, and High Jump. Senior Captain Jess Chabot had two wins in the 100m (13.0 seconds) and Shot Put (29'0"). Chabot also placed 2nd in both the 200m and Discus. Senior Caroline Sun also contributed a pair of first place finishes in the Mile and 2 Mile. Senior Captain Katie Lowerre won the 800m. Junior Rita Kushner placed 2nd in the 100m Hurdles and High Jump. Third place points were contributed by Kim Chook (400m Hurdles), Mia Kamara (100m, Long Jump), Jessica DoSouto (400m), Jessica Stead (Triple Jump), and Alicia Dagle (Discus). 

For the boys, senior Captain Max Simon was a double winner in the Javelin (156'6") and Shot Put (43'0"). Senior Captain Jared Fogel won the 400m Hurdles in 60.0 seconds and placed 2nd in the 800m (2:02.4). Junior James Gildersleeve won the 400m (51.5 seconds) and anchored the winning 4x400m Relay. Junior Brian Mukasa won the High Jump with a leap of 6'1". The 4x400m Relay squad of Evantz Elisma, Brad Besson, Steven Levkoff, and Gildersleeve won the final event of the day with a time of 3:43.1. Junior Paul Fleming placed 2nd in the Mile (4:42.3) and 2 Mile (10:14.2). Senior Captain Tommy McGrath placed 2nd in the 100m with a time of 11.2 seconds, qualifying him for States. Juniors Levkoff and Elisma placed 2nd in the 400m (53.7 seconds) and 200m (23.3 seconds), respectively. Jameel Emmanuel and Eddie Xu placed 2nd and 3rd in the Long Jump, with leaps of 18'6" and 18'4", respectively. Other third place finishers included Tevon Springer (100m -- 11.5 seconds), Josh Miller (110m Hurdles -- 18.8 seconds), and Adam Selsman (2 Mile -- 10:20.0).


2013 Weston Twilight Meet

May 4, 2013

The Eagles upperclassmen sparkled at the Weston Twilight Meet on May 4, 2013. Eight Eagle athletes bettered the State qualifying standard in their events. There were three medal winners. Junior James Gildersleeve placed 4th in the 400 meters with a Personal Record of 51.56 seconds. He had previously qualified for States in the event. Senior Sam Kaplan placed 6th in the girls High Jump with a leap of 5'0". Junior Brian Mukasa was the third medal winner, tying for 6th place in the boys High Jump, clearing 5'10". Both jumpers have also qualified for States.


Several more Eagles had stellar PR performances. Junior Paul Fleming shattered his previous best in the 2 mile and broke the 10 minute barrier with a time of 9:59.61, qualifying him for States. Junior Adam Selsman's PR in the Mile (4:37.43) also qualified him for States. Senior Max Simon threw the Javelin 158'2" for a PR. Simon had previously qualified for States. Junior Steven Levkoff ran a PR of 53.96 in the 400 meters, just 7 10ths of a second shy of the State mark. For the girls, senior Captains Caroline Sun (Mile -- 5:33.35 PR) and Katie Lowerre (800 meters -- 2:26.13) both bettered the State qualifying time in their events.

2013 MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Meet

May 4, 2013

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Eagle underclassmen competed in the MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Meet at Newton South High School. There were some very strong performances by the younger Eagles. Mia Kamara was the top finisher with a PR of 16'1-1/2" in the Long Jump.  She placed 10th overall and qualified for States. Other impressive performances were turned in by Jenny Patel (11th place Discus -- 70'08"), Ben Fratello (12th place Discus -- 91'07"), Colby Azersky (14th place Javelin -- 120'05"), Scott Kaplan (15th place Mile -- 4:54.88), and Shira Oknin (16th place Shot Put -- 25'11-1/2").


Hockomock Dual Meet #4
v. Foxboro

April 30, 2013

The girls Track Team brought their record to 4-0 as they defeated Foxboro 98-38. The boys brought their record to 3-1, defeating Foxboro 79-57. Each squad added State qualifiers as well.

The girls were led once again by senior Captain Sam Kaplan as she won three individual events (400 meters -- 63.0, High Jump - 4'10", and Triple Jump -- 33'9"), and anchored the winning 4x400 Relay team. She also qualified for States with her 400 meter time. She had previously qualified in the jumps. Senior Captain Katie Lowerre won the 800 meters in 2:28.3, qualifing for States. Senior Captain Jess Chabot won the 100 meters (13.3 seconds) and the Shot Put (30'1"). She also took 2nd place in the 200 meters (28.1 seconds) and the Discus (77'7"). Jenny Patel won the Discus (91'0"), Shira Oknin won the Javelin (69'9"), and Morgan Usen won the Long Jump (14'5") and placed 2nd in the 100 meters (13.5 seconds). The 4x100 meter (Mia Kamara, Morgan Usen, Jillian Leites, and Jessica DoSouto -- 54.1 seconds) and 4x400 meter (Lowerre, Rita Kushner, Leslie Davis, Kaplan -- 4:25.8) Relay teams were also victorious. Kushner placed 2nd in the High Jump (4'8") and Triple Jump (31'10-1/2"), and 3rd in the 100H (18.1 seconds). Caroline Sun placed 2nd in the Mile (5:42.1) and 2 Mile (12:32.8). Mia Kamara placed 2nd in the Long Jump (14'1") and 3rd in the 100 meters (13.8 seconds). Kim Chook and Hannah Rutley placed 2nd (74.1) and 3rd (78.4), respectively in the 400m Hurdles. Gabrella Richard and Shira Oknin placed 2nd (26'4") and 3rd (24'6"), respectively in the Shot Put. Jessica DoSouto placed 2nd in the 400m (66.5 seconds), and Crystal Veth was 2nd in the Javelin (68'4"). Third place finishers included Isabel Lisle (800m -- 2:39.4), and Jillian Leites (200m -- 29.3 seconds).

The boys squad was led by senior Captain Jared Fogel who won two events and qualified for States in both (400m Hurdles -- 60.6 seconds; 800m -- 2:02.3). Junior Adam Selsman finished a close 2nd in the 800m and also qualified for States with his time of 2:02.8.  Senior Captain Max Simon won two throwing events (Shot Put -- 43'3'; Javelin -- 144'11"), and junior Paul Fleming won a tough double on the track (Mile -- 4:44.9; 2 Mile -- 10:30.2). Junior Brian Mukasa won the High Jump with an impressive PR of 6'0". He has already qualified for States in this event. Other event winners were senior Captain Tommy McGrath (100m -- 11.4 seconds), and juniors Evantz Elisma (200m -- 24.0 seconds) and Eddie Xu (Long Jump -- 18'11"). The boys team of Mukasa, McGrath, Elisma, and Elijah Bonnet also won the 4x100m Relay with a time of 47.2 seconds.  Second place finishers included James Gildersleeve (Mile -- 4:50.8), Brad Besson (400m -- 54.5 seconds), Josh Miller (110m Hurdles -- 18.6 seconds), Andian Lingo (Discus -- 98'9"), and Elisma (Triple Jump -- 35'11"). Third place points were earned by Miller (400H -- 65.6 seconds), Steven Levkoff (200m -- 24.3 seconds), Scott Kaplan (2 Mile -- 11:13.6), Hunter Prange (Discus -- 85'9"), Mukasa (Long Jump -- 17'4-1/2"), and Xu (Triple Jump -- 35'6").


2013 MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

April 27, 2013

The Sharon boys and girls Track Teams competed at the MSTCA Division 2 Relay Meet on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Each squad came away with two medals. The boys 4xMile Relay team of juniors Paul Fleming, James Gildersleeve, frosh Scott Kaplan, and junior Adam Selsman won a bronze medal with their time of 19:00.55. The all-junior squad of Selsman, Steven Levkoff, Gildersleeve, and Fleming placed 4th in the Distance Medley Relay (1200m / 400m / 800m / 1600m) with a time of 11:08.21.  For the girls, the three senior captains and a freshman captured 5th place in the Sprint Medley Relay with a time of 4:25.46. Seniors Katie Lowerre, Jess Chabot, frosh Morgan Usen, and senior Sam Kaplan ran the 800m, 2x200m, and 400m legs, respectively. Kaplan also teamed up with Rita Kushner and Jessica DoSouto for a 6th place finish in the High Jump Relay, with a total height of 13'9.25".

Hockomock Dual Meet #3
v. Milford

April 25, 2013

Both the boys and girls Track Teams were victorious over Milford in dual meet competition on April 25th. The boys won 83-53, and the girls 71-65. Each squad added another State qualifier. For the boys, senior Captain Max Simon qualified in the Javelin with a winning throw of 154'1" and for the girls, senior Captain Jess Chabot qualified in the Shot Put with her 2nd place throw of 31"1'. The girls 4x100 meter Relay team of Mia Kamara, Chabot, Morgan Usen, and Alicia Dagel also qualified with a winning time of 54.1 seconds.

For the boys, senior Captain Jared Fogel led a sweep of the 400 meters, finishing in 53.4 seconds, followed by juniors Brad Besson (54.3) and Steven Levkoff (55.8). Junior James Gildersleeve led a sweep of the 800 meters with a winning time of 2:02.6, followed by sophomore Domenic Roberto (2:14.4) and freshman Michael Zola (2:14.7). Fogel also won the 400 Hurdles in 62.3 seconds. Senior Captain Tommy McGrath won the 100 meters with a time of 11.5 seconds. In addition to the Javelin, Simon also won the Shot Put with a throw of 43'3". Juniors Adam Selsman (4:47.8) and Paul Fleming (10:16.2) won the mile and 2 mile, respectively. Junior Brian Mukasa won the High Jump with a leap of 5'8". The boys also won the 4x100 meter Relay (Tevon Springer, McGrath, Eddie Xu, Jameel Emmanuel) and the 4x400 meter Relay (Levkoff, Roberto, Selsman, Brad Besson).  Freshman Will McManus had 2nd place finishes in both hurdle events (110 meters -- 17.8 seconds; 400 meters -- 64.1 seconds). Other second place finishers included senior Captain Jameel Emmanuel (200 meters -- 24.2 seconds), Adrian Lingo (Discus -- 99'0"), and Eric Kushner (Shot Put -- 34'9"). Third place points were picked up by Springer (100 meters -- 11.9 seconds), Scott Kaplan (Mile - 5:02.0), Sully Gassmann (2 Mile - 11:31.2),  Emmanuel (High Jump - 5'6"), and Evantz Elisma (Triple Jump - 36'10").

The girls team was led by senior Captain Sam Kaplan who won three individual events (400m Hurdles -- 70.8 seconds; High Jump -- 4'10", and Triple Jump -- 32'10") and anchored the winning 4x400 meter Relay. Senior captain Katie Lowerre led a sweep of  the Mile (5:58.2), followed by senior Caroline Sun (6:05.4), and sophomore Lily Fawcett (6:10.3). Lowerre also won the 2 Mile (13:14.3). Mary Griffin won the 800 meters with a time of 2:43.3. The 4x400 meter Relay team of Rita Kushner, Leslie Davis, Anna Fratello, and Kaplan won with a time of 4:30.1. Second place finishers included Kushner (400m -- 66.9 seconds; High Jump -- 4'10"), Chabot (200m -- 26.9 seconds), Sun (2 mile -- 13:15.4), and Davis (Long Jump -- 14'7-1/2").  Third place finishers included Kim Chook (400m Hurdles -- 75.5 seconds), Usen (100m -- 13.6 seconds), Jessica DoSouto (400m -- 69.3 seconds), Fratello (800m - 2:44.3), Jillian Leites (200m -- 28.8 seconds), Gabrella Richard (Discus -- 72'3"), Crystal Veth (Javelin -- 70'3"), Kamara (Long Jump -- 14'4"), and Kushner (Triple Jump -- 30'1-1/2").


Hockomock Dual Meet #2
v. Canton

April 9, 2013

The Boys and Girls Track Teams each scored a victory over the Canton squads in the second dual meet of the season, bringing the Girls' record to 2-0 and the Boys to 1-1. The Boys won 92-44, and the Girls 79-57. The Boys added three individual State qualifiers and qualified the 4x100 meter Relay, and the Girls added an individual qualifier in two events, and qualified the 4x400 meter Relay.

For the Boys, senior Co-Captain Jared Fogel won the 400 meters in 52.4 seconds, qualifying him for States. Junior James Gildersleeve won the 800 meters in 2:02.5 and added a second State qualifying event, as he qualified in the 400 meters last week. Junior Brian Mukasa won the High Jump with a leap of 5'10", matching the State standard, and freshman Will McManus won the 110 meter Hurdles in 15.9 seconds, also qualifying for States. In addition, the Boys 4x100 meter Relay team of Tevon Springer, Co-Captain Tommy McGrath, Evantz Elisma, and Co-Captain Jameel Emmanuel won their event and qualified for States. The Boys dominated the distance events, sweeping the 2 mile (freshman Scott Kaplan, followed by juniors Paul Fleming and Adam Selsman). Selsman and Fleming also finshed one-two in the Mile. The team of Steven Levkoff, Dominic Roberto, Brad Besson, and Fogel won the 4x400 meter Relay with a time of 3:42.5. Elisma won the 200 meters in 23.7 seconds and the Triple Jump with a distance of 37'4". Springer was second in the Triple Jump (34'8.5"). Emmanuel won the Long Jump with a leap of 18'11.75", followed by Elisma in 2nd, covering 18'8".  Emmanuel also placed 2nd in High Jump. Co-Captain Max Simon took two 2nd place finishes in the Shot Put (40'4") and Javelin (140'0"). Josh Miller and Matt Miller placed 2nd and 3rd in the 110 meter Hurdles (18.9 seconds, 21.5 seconds) behind McManus. McGrath and Springer placed 2nd and 3rd in the 100 meters (11.4 seconds, 11.5 seconds). Josh Miller (66.6) and Brendan Lee (69.1) finished 2nd and 3rd in the 400 meter Hurdles. Third place finishes by Besson (400 meters -- 55.4 seconds), Roberto (800 meters -- 2:14.4), and Shane McGrath (Shot Put --34'3") rounded out the point scoring for the Boys.

Senior Co-Captain Jess Chabot led the Girls Team to victory, winning four events and qualifying for States in two. Chabot's first place finishes in the 100 meters (13.0 seconds) and 200 meters (27.5 seconds), qualified her for States in both events. She also won the Shot Put (27'4") and Discus (75'8"). The 4x400 meter Relay team of Co-Captain Katie Lowerre, Jessica Stead, Rita Kushner, and Co-Captain Sam Kaplan won their race and qualified for States with a time of 4:24.1. Kaplan also won the Triple Jump (31'4.5") and tied for 1st place in the High Jump with Rita Kushner (4'8"). Hannah Rutley won the 400 meter Hurdles (74.6 seconds), Anna Fratello won the 800 meters (2:41.6), and Shira Oknin threw the Javelin 73'9" to a 1st place finish and also captured 2nd place in the Shot Put (26'0"). Lowerre placed 2nd in the Mile (5:46.9) and Kaplan placed 2nd in the 400 meters (64.1 seconds). Rita Kushner added additional points with a 2nd place finish in the Triple Jump (31'1.5") and a 3rd place in the 400 meters (66.3 seconds). Crystal Veth threw the Javelin 65'0" to a 2nd place finish, and Kelly Shuster placed 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 62'2", followed by Jenny Patel in 3rd (60'7").  Other 3rd place finishers included Kim Chook (400 meter Hurdles - 76.5 seconds), Morgan Usen (100 meters - 13.6 seconds), Brigit Loftus (100 meter Hurdles - 19.2 seconds), Mary Griffin (800 meters - 2:44.8), Stead (200 meters - 29.2 seconds), and Lily Fawcett (2 mile - 13:55.0).

The teams have their next meet after the Spring break on April 23rd at Milford.


Hockomock Dual Meet #1
v. Stoughton

April 4, 2013

The Girls' Track Team kicked off the Spring season with a win against Stoughton, 70.5-65.5, while the Boys fell to the Black Knights, 76-60. The girls qualified two athletes for States, while the boys qualified one. 

The girls welcomed the return of three key senior athletes and tri-captains who participate in other winter sports, gymnasts Samantha Kaplan and Jess Chabot, and hoopster Katie Lowerre.  Caroline Sun, a swimmer in the winter, is currently sidelined with an injury.  The Girls were led by Kaplan who won three individual events, and qualified for States in all three. Kaplan won the 400 meter Hurdles in 70.9 seconds, the High Jump with a 5'0" jump, and the Triple Jump with a leap of 33'6-1/2". She also anchored the winning 4x400 meter Relay Team. Lowerre was the other State qualifier for the girls, winning the 800 meters in 2:27.5 to qualify.  Other event winners included Chabot (200 meters --27.7 seconds, and 2nd in Shot Put -- 29'6"), and Leslie Davis (Long Jump -- 14'6"). The girls also won both Relays. The 4x100 meter team of Mia Kamara, Chabot, Morgan Usen, and Alicia Dagle won in 55.1 seconds and the 4x400 meter Relay team of Rita Kushner, Anna Fratello, Lowerre, and Kaplan won their race in a time of 4:29.4. The girls took 2nd and 3rd in the Triple Jump behind Kaplan (Kushner -- 31'2-1/2", Jessica Stead -- 29'1-1/2"). Kushner also placed 2nd in High Jump (4'10"), Hannah Rutley placed 2nd in Long Jump (14'4"), and Usen placed 2nd in the 100 meters (13.9). The girls took 2nd and 3rd places in both the Discus (Alicia Dagel -- 77'3", Jenny Patel -- 67'1-1/2") and Javelin (Crystal Veth -- 67'2", Dagel -- 61'6").  The girls also took several other third place finishes, which helped seal the victory: Mary Griffin, Mile -- 6:20.1; Stead, 400 meters -- 68.9 seconds, and 200 meters -- 29.9 seconds; Rutley, 100 meter Hurdles -- 19.1 seconds; Isabel Lisle, 800 meters -- 2:44.7;  Lily Fawcett, 2 Mile -- 13:57.0; and Jessica DoSouto, HJ -- 4'4'(tie). 

The boys squad had a narrow advantage on the oval, but were only able to capture 18 of the 54 points available in the field events. Junior James Gildersleeve won the 400 meters in 52.2 seconds and was the only boy to qualify for States. Senior co-captain Jared Fogel contributed two first place finishes in the 400 meter Hurdles (63.0 seconds) and the 800 meters (2:06.3). Juniors Adam Selsman and Paul Fleming each scored a win in the two distance events (Selsman, Mile -- 4:45.5; Fleming, 2 Mile -- 10:20.7). Selsman also picked up a 3rd place in the 800 meters (2:12.0). Senior co-captain Max Simon (1st place Shot Put -- 42'11.75"; 2nd, Javelin -- 131'0"), and junior Brian Mukasa (1st place High Jump - 5'8") provided the bright spots in the field. The 4x400 meter Relay team of Steven Levkoff, Domenic Roberto, Justin Wilbur, and Gildersleeve won with a time of 3:42.3. Wilbur also placed 2nd in the 400 meter Hurdles (64.0 seconds). Other second place finishers included Junior Evantz Elisma (2nd, 200 meters -- 23.9 seconds, 3rd Triple Jump 30'3"), senior Tommy McGrath (2nd, 100 meters -- 11.6 seconds), and junior Tevon Springer (2nd, Triple Jump -- 32'4"). Third place finishers included junior Brendan Lee (Mile -- 5:08.0), freshman William McManus (110 meter Hurdles -- 17.2 seconds), and sophomore Nicholas Duhamel (Discus -- 84'5"). 

The teams face off against the Canton Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 9th. 


2013 MIAA Auerbach All-State Championship


February 23, 2013


Five Sharon athletes competed in the All-State Championship Meet on Saturday, February 23. The boys 4x800 Meter Relay Team of juniors James Gildersleeve, Adam Selsman, Paul Fleming, and senior Jared Fogel placed 13th with a time of 8:16.41. Junior Rita Kushner cleared 5'0" in the girl's High Jump, finishing in a 3-way tie for 19th place.


Complete Meet Results


2013 MIAA Indoor State Div. 2 Championship

February 17, 2013

A select group of Eagle qualifiers competed in the Division II State Championships on Sunday.  The 4x800 meter relay team of juniors James Gildersleeve, Adam Selsman, and Paul Fleming, and senior Jared Fogel placed third with a time of 8:15.87.  This performance qualified the quartet to compete at next Saturday's All-State Meet.  The squad is seeded ninth in the state for the All-State Meet.  For the Lady Eagles, junior Rita Kushner cleared 5'0" in the high jump, placing 7th. Kushner also qualified for All-States and is seeded 16th in the state. Other Sharon athletes competing in the meet for the boys team were the 4x400 meter relay team of Jake Steinberg, Justin Wilbur, Steven Levkoff, and Tommy McGrath (20th - 3:41.57), and Eddie Xu in the long jump (33rd - 18'0.5").  For the girls team, Madison Tippett placed 17th in the 300 meters with a time of 43.88.

Sharon Advocate Coverage 
Complete Meet Results


2013 MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

January 19, 2013

The Sharon Eagles had a record breaking day in the Division 2 MSTCA Relay Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The boys squad broke four school records, while the girls broke one. 

The 4x50 Yard Shuttle Relay of seniors Tommy McGrath and Jameel Emmanuel, and juniors Evantz Elisma and Eddie Xu broke the old school record by 1/100th of a second to capture fifth place with a time of 22.90 seconds. The Sprint Medley Relay team of Justin Wilbur, Jake Steinberg, Emmanuel, and Elisma broke another school record with a time of 3:51.19. There were two field event records broken as well. The Long Jump Relay of Emmanuel, Elisma, and Xu set a new record with combined leaps of 55'04.25" and placed 7th overall.  The Shot Put Relay of Max Simon, Jaleen Epps, and Daylon Williams-Thomas set a new record with combined throws of 111'02". For the girls, the Shot Put Relay of Madison Tippett, Anna Fratello, and Shira Oknin set a new record with combined throws of 74'11.25".    

Strong performances were also turned in by the 4x800 Meter Relay team of Jared Fogel, Adam Selsman, Steinberg, and James Gildersleeve (8th place, 8:27.20) and the 4x400 Meter Relay team of Fogel, Wilbur, McGrath, and Gildersleeve (10th place, 3:37.23). 

Complete Meet Results


Hockomock Dual Meet #5
v. Stoughton

January 14, 2013

The Sharon Boys Track Team fell to the Stoughton Black Knights 54-41 in the team's only dual meet loss of the season, to finish 4-1 in a three-way tie for the League Championship.  The Girls Team secured a narrow victory, 48-47, to improve its record to 3-2. Along the way, the teams qualified three additional athletes for States. For the boys team, senior Jameel Emmanuel (long jump 19'0") and James Gildersleeve (600 meters, 1:28.03) punched tickets to States. Junior Madison Tippett picked up a second qualifying event as she finished the 600 meters in 1:44.67. Tippett also qualified in the 300 meters (43.37 seconds) in the previous meet vs. Milford.  In addition, senior Max Simon set a new school record in the shot put with a winning throw of 41'9.75".

The girls won seven events.  Tippett was a double individual event winner in the 600 meters and shot put (26'5"). She also anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay team which included senior Anna Fratello, junior Rita Kushner, and junior Leslie Davis (4:27.06). Kushner added an individual win in the high jump (4'6"), and a second place finish in the 55m hurdles. Sophomore Jessica DoSouto won the long jump (14'9.75") and freshman Morgan Usen won the 55 meters (7.95 seconds) and also placed second in the 300 meters. Other second place finishers included Fratello (1000 meters), Davis (long jump), and junior Nyomi Warren (high jump - tie for 2nd). Sophomore Lily Fawcett had two third place finishes in the mile and 2 mile. Senior Sarah McGrath finished third in the 600 meters, and sophomore Shira Oknin placed third in the shot put. 

For the boys, only four first place finishes were not enough to get the job done. Senior Jared Fogel led an exciting sweep of the 600 meters (1:28.00) beating out teammate James Gildersleeve in a photo finish (1:28.03), as Steven Levkoff captured third place (1:33.05). Both Fogel's and Gildersleeve's times were under the State mark but Fogel had previously qualified. Junior Adam Selsman won the 2 mile (10:32.03) and placed second in the mile (4:44.81). Senior Max Simon was the other individual event winner (shot put, 41'9.75" -- new school record), and the 4x400 meter relay team of seniors Jake Steinberg, Fogel, Tommy McGrath, and junior Gildersleeve won easily in a time of 3:42.95. Emmanuel placed second in long jump with his State qualifying leap of 19'0" and also placed third in high jump. Steinberg (300 meters) and Justin Wilbur (1000 meters) both took second place in their events. Third place finishes were picked up by McGrath (55 meters), juniors Paul Fleming (mile) and Brendan Lee (1000 meters), and sophomore Ben Stoller (2 mile). 

While the dual meet season has ended, the team has several invitational contests, as well as the Hock Championships ahead.

Complete Meet Results:
Boys
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Hockomock Dual Meet #4
v. Milford

January 8, 2013

The Sharon Boys Track Team extended its unbeaten record to 4-0 with a 58-36 victory over Milford on January 8th. The Girls team also scored a 50.67-44.33 victory, bringing its record to 2-2.

The boys won seven of the eleven events contested. Senior Tommy McGrath won the 55 meter dash in 7.03 seconds, and senior Jared Fogel won the 600 meters (1:27.25). Juniors James Gildersleeve (1000 meters, 2:44.84) and Adam Selsman (2 mile, 10:11.98) won their individual events. Sharon was also victorious in all three field events as senior Jameel Emmanuel captured the long jump (18'10.5") and high jump (5'4"), and senior Max Simon won the shot put (40'4.5"). Emmanuel also placed second in the 55 meters. Other second place finishers included juniors Evantz Elisma (300 meters, high jump), Paul Fleming (mile), Jaileen Epps (shot put), and Harrison Fish (55 meter hurdles). Third place finishers included Elisma in the 55 meters, senior Jake Steinberg (300 meters), junior Brendan Lee (1000 meters), sophomore Ben Stoller (2 mile), and junior Eddie Xu (long jump). In addition, the 4x200 meter relay team of Fogel, Gildersleeve, Elisma, and Emmanuel qualified for States with a time of 1:36.77. The 4x200 is a non-scoring event in dual meet competition.

The girls team won six events and qualified one runner and one jumper for States. Junior Madison Tippett won the 300 meters , qualifying for States with a time of 43.37 seconds, and placed second in the shot put, while Junior Rita Kushner won the high jump with a state qualifying leap of 4'11" and also placed third in the 55 meter hurdles. Sophomore Lily Fawcett was a two-event winner in a tough double (mile, 6:03.30; 2 mile, 13:27.94). Senior Anna Fratello won the 1000 meters in 3:36.63 after taking third place in the mile, and junior Leslie Davis won the 600 meters (1:58.62) and placed second in both the 55 meters and the long jump. Other second place finishers included freshman Morgan Usen (300 meters) and sophomore Jessica DoSouto (600 meters). Third place finishers included senior Sarah McGrath (1000 meters), DoSouto (long jump), and sophomore Shira Oknin (shot put). In addition, DoSouto and Fawcett were part of a three way tie for third in the high jump.

The Eagles take on the Stoughton Black Knights in their final dual meet of the Winter season on Monday, January 14th.


Hockomock Dual Meet #3
v. Canton

December 22, 2012

The Sharon Boys Track team improved their record to 3-0 on Saturday, dominating Canton 75-19. The team added two individual State qualifiers, junior Paul Fleming in the mile (first, 4:40.57), and senior Jared Fogel in the 300 meters (second, 37.78 seconds). The boys won nine events. Senior Jameel Emmanuel won two events, high jump (5'4"), and long jump (18'6"). Junior Evantz Elisma won the 300 meters (37.55 seconds -- previous State qualifier), and placed second in the high jump. Senior Max Simon won the shot put (36'10"). Junior Adam Selsman won the 1000 meters (2:45.37), followed by James Gildersleeve (2:46.41). The boys swept the 2 mile led by junior Brendan Lee (10:33.31), followed by Ben Stoller and Siddharth Singh. Junior Harrison Fish led a sweep of the 55 meter hurdles (9.44 seconds), followed by Josh Miller and William McManus. Other second place finishers included seniors Tommy McGrath (55 meters, 7.02 seconds), Justin Wilbur (mile, 4:49.01),  junior Eddie Xu (long jump, 17'8"). Third place finishers included Emmanuel (55 meters, 7.16), senior Jake Steinberg (600 meters,  1:32.64), McGrath (long jump), and Matthew Perry (shot put). The boys also won the 4x400 meter relay with the team of Domenic Roberto, Fleming, Jordan Shapiro, and Pittayut Phonboon.

The Girls Team suffered a narrow defeat, losing 52-42. Junior Madison Tippett was a double event winner (300 meters, 45.37; shot put, 27'1.75"). Tippett also placed second in the 55 meters. Senior Anna Fratello won the 1000 meters (3:26.01) and placed third in the shot put. Junior Rita Kushner won the high jump (4'8"), placed second in the long jump, and took third in the 55 meter hurdles. Sophomore Jessica DoSouto placed second in the high jump and third in the long jump and 300 meters. Junior Gabrella Richards placed second in the shot put, and freshman Morgan Usen placed third in the 600 meters. The 4x400 meter relay team of Fratello, Morgan Usen, Rachel Usen, and Sarah McGrath was victorious.

The teams compete next against Milford on January 8th.

Complete Meet Results:
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Hockomock Dual Meet #2
v. Oliver Ames

December 15, 2012


The Sharon Boys Track team added a second win on Saturday, defeating Oliver Ames 53-42 and bringing the team to 2-0 on the season. This outstanding victory marks the first time the Eagles have defeated the Tigers since the 1990's. The boys brought home wins in four individual events and the 4x400 meter relay. Three individual athletes as well as the relay squad qualified for States. Senior Jared Fogel won the 600 meters with a PR and State qualifying time of 1:25.77. Junior Evantz Elisma qualified for States in the 300 meters with his winning time of 37.47. The winning 4x400 meter relay team of senior Jake Steinberg, Fogel, senior Justin Wilbur, and junior James Gildersleeve qualified for States with a time of 3:36.33. Junior Eddie Xu was the third individual qualifier with a second place leap of 19'01" in the long jump. Senior Tommy McGrath (55 meters, 7.13 seconds) and freshman William McManus (55 meter hurdles, 9.23 seconds) were the other event winners for Sharon.

Second place finishers included senior Jameel Emmanuel (55 meters, 7.16 seconds; high jump, 5'4"), Gildersleeve (1000 meters, 2:49.39), and juniors Adam Selsman (mile, 4:44.34), Paul Fleming (2 mile, 10:20.04), and Harrison Fish (55 meter hurdles, 9.31 seconds). Senior Max Simon threw 39'06.5" in the shot put for second place. Third place finishers included Steinberg (300 meters, 38.74), senior Steven Kessler (1000 meters, 2:54.30), Selsman (2 mile, 10:30.09), and Elisma (long jump, 18'08.5").

The Lady Eagles struggled against the Tigers, losing 77-18. Senior Anna Fratello had the only win, running the 1000 meters in 3:25.05. Junior Madison Tippett had two second place finishes (300 meters, 44.82 seconds; shot put, 26'10"). Junior Rita Kushner placed second in the high jump (4'8") and third in the long jump (14'08.5"), and 55 meter hurdles (10.63 seconds). Senior Sarah McGrath (600 meters, 1:56.93) and sophomore Lily Fawcett (mile, 6:13.21) placed third in their respective events
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Complete Meet Results:
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Hockomock Dual Meet #1
v. Foxboro

December 9, 2012


The Sharon Eagles boys and girls track teams kicked off the Winter Track dual meet season with a pair of wins over Foxboro. The boys scored a commanding victory 67-24, while the girls won 51-43.

The boys team swept four events. In the 600m, junior James Gildersleeve led the charge (1:29.2), followed by senior Jared Fogel and junior Steven Levkoff. In the 1000m, senior Justin Wilbur was victorious (2:55.56), followed by senior Pittayut Phonboon and junior Ben Peltz. In the two mile, junior Paul Fleming (10:30.33) was followed by junior Brendan Lee and senior Sullivan Gassmann.  The long jump was the last event swept by the Eagles. Senior Jameel Emmanuel leapt 18'4"to win the event, as juniors Eddie Xu and Evantz Elisma took second and third, respectively. Emmanuel also won the high jump (5'4") and placed second in the 55m. Adam Selsman left the field behind to win the mile in 4:51.67. Senior Max Simon won the shot put with a throw of 36'8".  Other individual point scorers included Elisma and senior Jake Steinberg who took second and third in the 300m, respectively, and junior Josh Miller and senior Jacob Podpaly, who placed second and third in the 55m hurdles. The 4x400 meter relay team of Steinberg, Elisma, Levkoff, and Fogel won in 3:49.98.

The girls had six first place finishes. Junior Rita Kushner won the 55m hurdles (10.74) and the long jump (13'11.5") and placed second in the high jump (4'10"). Senior Anna Fratello also won two events (600m - 1:53.32, shot put 23'5"). Freshman Morgan Usen won the 55m in 8.22 seconds and junior Leslie Davis won the 300m in 48.35 seconds. Second place finishers included senior Sarah McGrath (1000m), sophomore Lily Fawcett (2 mile), junior Gabrella Richards (shot put), and sophomore Hannah Morrissey (55m hurdles). Third place finishers included junior Nyomi Warren (300m), sophomore Samantha Conley (mile), and Davis (long jump). The 4x400 meter relay team of Fratello, Usen, McGrath, and Davis also took home the win (4:36.40).

Complete Meet Results:
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2012 MIAA All-State Meet

June 5, 2012

After two postponements due to weather, the All-State Track & Field Championship Meet was held at Fitchburg State University. Senior Connor Hichens took 14th place in the Triple Jump (41'10.5") and 16th in the Long Jump (20'1"). 

Complete Meet Results


2012 MIAA State Div. II Championship

May 27, 2012

A select group of Eagle qualifiers represented Sharon at the Division 2 State Championships at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.  Senior Connor Hichens extended his stellar season, jumping to a second place finish in Long Jump (21’1.25”) and a fourth place finish in Triple Jump (42’10.25”). Hichens will compete in both jumps at the All State meet on June 2nd as the top four finishers in each event advance. The other two point scorers at the meet were also jumpers.  Junior Samantha Kaplan and Sophomore Rita Kushner jumped to a tie for 5th place in the High Jump, clearing 5’0”. Other Eagle competitors for the boys were senior Xander Bennett (110 Hurdles – 12th place), and sophomores James Gildersleeve (400m – 18th place) and Adam Selsman (2 Mile – 21st place).  For the girls, Kaplan competed in two additional events (400 Hurdles – 11th place, Triple Jump – 14th place). Juniors Caroline Sun (2 Mile – 12th) and Katie Lowerre (800m – 15th) and senior Meri Kushner (100 Hurdles – 21st) also competed. In addition, the boys competed in the three relays, 4x100m, 4x400m, and 4x800m, while the girls competed in the 4x400m relay.

 

Complete Meet Results


2012 Hockomock League Championship

May 17, 2012

The Sharon Eagles competed at the Hockomock League Championships at Oliver Ames High School on May 17, 2012. Senior Connor Hichens carried the day, winning gold medals in both Triple Jump (42'10") and Long Jump (21'3.75"). The boys had two other individual point scorers. Senior Xander Bennett placed 5th in 110 Hurdles (16.43 seconds) and senior Jordan Owen threw the Javelin 146'11" for 6th place. Both Hichens and Bennett will compete at States on Sunday in their events. The boys had 6th place finishes in both the 4x100m Relay (Hichens, James Collins, Tommy McGrath, and Jameel Emmanuel) with a time of 45.77 and the 4x800m Relay (Jared Fogel, Adam Selsman, Paul Fleming, James Gildersleeve) in 8:45.31. Other top ten finishers for the boys included Evantz Elisma and Jameel Emmanuel who placed 7th and 8th in the 200m, both running 24.79 seconds. Gildersleeve placed 9th in the 400m (53.34 seconds) and Selsman and Fleming finshed 9th and 10th respectively in the 2 mile running 10:26.77 and 10:27.05. 

The girls came away with three 5th place finishes. Junior Samantha Kaplan earned two of those awards in TJ (34'3") and 400 Hurdles (68.3 seconds). Kaplan has previously qualified in these two events and the High Jump.
Junior Caroline Sun had a breakout race in the 2 mile running 11:56.43, qualifying for States.  The girls 4x400m Relay of Anna Fratello, Jess Chabot, Hannah Rutley, and Rita Kushner placed sixth with a time of 4:35.31. 

Other top ten finishers for the Lady Eagles included Katie Lowerre in the 800m (7th - 2:25.18), Rita Kushner and Kaplan in HJ (7th - 4'10"; 8th - 4'8", respectively), Meri Kushner in TJ (8th - 33'2.75") and 100H (10th - 17.56), and Brianna Marcellino in Javelin (9th - 90'1").

A select group of Eagle qualifiers will compete Sunday, May 27th at the Division II State Meet at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.


Hockomock Dual Meet #4
v. Oliver Ames
May 8, 2012

The Sharon boys and girls track teams finished out their regular dual meet season with losses to a deep Oliver Ames team. The boys lost 55-81, while the lady Eagles fell to the Tigers 34-102. The boys finished the season 2-2, while the girls wrapped up 1-3. Despite the losses, there were two boys and one girl who qualified for States in individual events, while one relay from each squad also qualified. 


For the boys, senior Connor Hichens led the way with a double win in the TJ (42"4.25") and LJ (19'2"). He has previously qualified for States in both events. Hichens also led off the winning 4x100m Relay team which included senior James Collins, and juniors Tommy McGrath and Jameel Emmanuel. The relay qualified for States with a time of 45.5. Hichens added a 2nd place finish in a new event for him -- the 100m -- with a time of 11.3, a mere 1/10 of a second off the State qualifying standard. The other event winners for the boys were two throwers, senior David Dones (Shot Put - 40'2") and freshman Adrian Lingo (Javelin - 132'8"). Dones also added a 2nd place in the Discus and Lingo took 3rd in that event. Their throws were 99'3.5", and 87'5", respectively. The 4x400m Relay team of junior Jared Fogel, seniors Danny Scribner and Ben Ryter, and sophomore James Gildersleeve won in 3:39.3. The quartet bettered the state mark, but has previously qualified. Gildersleeve's 2nd place finish in the open 400m (52.5) also qualified him for States in that event. Senior Xander Bennett took 2nd place in both hurdle races (110HH -- 16.2, 400H -- 64.5). Bennett is a State qualifier in 110HH. Junior Jared Fogel placed 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2:07.0. Senior Jordan Owen was 2nd in the Javelin (128'1"). Senior Ben Ryter finished third in the mile with a PR time of 4:50.2. Senior James Collins placed third in the 200m (24.9), and junior Max Simon rounded out the point scoring with a third place throw in the Shot Put (37'2"). Sophomore Adam Selsman, competing against a formidable trio of Tigers, took 4th place in the 2 mile, but qualified for States with his 10:13.2 finish. 

While the girls suffered a sound beating, there were some bright spots on this cloudy day. Junior Samantha Kaplan had the only individual win in the 400H with a time of 69.5. She has previously qualified for States in this event and bettered that mark once again. Kaplan added a 2nd place finish in the Triple Jump (33'11"), another event in which she is a State qualifier. Kaplan also anchored the winning 4x400 m Relay team with junior Katie Lowerre, sophomore Rita Kushner, and junior Anna Fratello. The squad finished in 4:24.4, good enough to qualify for States. Lowerre also qualified for States in her individual event, the 800m, running a time of 2:27.5. The other relay legs also contributed further to the team scoring. Rita Kushner added a 2nd place finish in the Long Jump (15'2"), and 3rd place finishes in two events: High Jump (4'10") and the 400m (68.4). Fratello placed 2nd in the 400m (66.7).  Sophomore Brianna Marcellino shattered her PR in the Javelin set just three days earlier with an impressive 112'1" throw. Her throw at Saturday's Freshman Sophomore meet had already qualified her for States. Gabrella Richards took 2nd in the Discus (65'2.5"). Seniors Jess Oknin (2 mile - 13:37.6) and Meri Kushner (TJ - 33'6") each came away with a third place finish. Junior Jess Chabot was third in the Shot put (25'4.125"). 


2012 MSTCA Freshman Sophomore Invitational - Large Schools Division

May 5, 2012

Sharon's young athletes competed in the MSTCA Large Schools Freshman Sophomore Meet at Newton South High School on May 5, 2012. The team brought home silver medals in two events. Brianna Marcellino took the silver medal in the girls Javelin with a PR throw of 105'1", qualifying her for States. The 4x800 meter Relay squad of Adam Selsman, Yadin Rosen, Paul Fleming, and James Gildersleeve took second place honors for the boys with an impressive time of 8:35.38. This time also betters the State qualifying standard.  Rita Kushner was also a top ten finisher, taking 7th place in the girls High Jump (4'9").

Complete Meet Results


2012 MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

April 29, 2012

The Sharon girls and boys squads excelled in the jumping events at the State Coaches Division II Relay meet this past weekend at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. The lady Eagles trio of Samantha Kaplan, Meri Kushner, and Rita Kushner placed 2nd in the Triple Jump with combined leaps of 99'1', just 4" off the winning mark. The same trio combined for a third place tie in the High Jump with combined jumps of 13'11". For the boys, the team of Connor Hichens, Jameel Emmanuel, and Evantz Elisma had combined leaps of 57'6.5" in the Long Jump for a fifth place finish.

The Sharon teams had some other strong top 10 finishes including 7th place in the boys 4x800 meter relay with the team of Jared Fogel, James Gildersleeve, Danny Scribner, and Ben Ryter running a State qualifying time of 8:28.63. The same foursome also combined for a 10th place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:41.70. Hichens, Gildersleeve, and Eddie Xu Triple Jumped to a 10th place finish with combined leaps of 113'3.25". The girls 4x1600 meter relay team of Caroline Sun, Lily Fawcett, Mary Griffin, and Jess Oknin took 10th place with a time of 23:43.17.


Hockomock Dual Meet #3
v. Foxboro

April 24, 2012

The boys team defeated the Foxboro Warriors 81-55, while the girls were bested by the Warriors 84-54.

The boys squad had some strong performances and Sharon added another individual qualifier for States, a previous qualifier picked up a second event, and a relay qualified as well.  Senior Xander Bennett won the 110 Hurdles in 16.1 seconds to qualify for States, and tied for second in the High Jump (5'0"). Senior Connor Hichens, who has already qualified in the TJ, met the State mark in his first Long Jump competition of the season, winning the event with a leap of 20'2". The 4x400 meter relay team of junior Jared Fogel, seniors Danny Scribner and Ben Ryter, and sophomore James Gildersleeve also won the event and qualified for States with a time of 3:39.9. Hichens added to his accomplishments of the day with a second win in the TJ (41'10") and a second place finish in the 400H (67.8). He was also part of the winning 4x100 meter relay (with senior James Collins, junior Tommy McGrath, and Bennett). Other event winners included Fogel in the 800 meters (2:11.2), Collins (200 -- 24.7), and junior Max Simon (Javelin -- 128'). Simon also added a third place in the Shot Put (36'11"). Sophmore Evantz Elisma captured two second place finishes (200 meters -- 24.9, LJ --18'8"), as did Freshman Adrian Lingo (Javelin -- 123'4", Discus -- 94'6"). Senior David Dones placed second in the Shot Put (37'2") and third in the Discus (91'4"). Other second place finishers included Ryter (800 meters - 2:11.2), Gildersleeve (400 meters - 54.1), sophomores Adam Selsman (Mile -- 4:43.3) and Paul Fleming (2 Mile -- 10:38), and freshman Shane McGrath (100 meters -- 11.8). Third place finishers included junior Jacob Podpaly (400H -- 68.0), sophomores Brendan Lee (Mile -- 4:59.3), Yadin Rosen (800 meters -- 2:12.1), and Tyler Drisko (Javelin -- 112').   


The girls won only one of the ten events on the track, while splitting the six field events. Junior Samantha Kaplan was a double event winner in the 400H (69.4), qualifying her for States, and the high jump (5'2"). She also added a second place finish in the triple jump (33').  Sophomore Gabrella Richards (discus 70'10") and junior Jess Chabot (shot put 25'3") were the other event winners for the lady Eagles. Chabot also had two second place finishes in the 100 meters (13.7) and 200 meters (28.3). Rita Kushner had two second place field event finishes in the high jump (4'10") and long jump (14') and placed third in the 400 meters (68.7). Junior Anna Fratello finished second in the 400 meters (66.5) and third in the shot put (24'7"). Junior Katie Lowerre placed second in the 800 meters (2:30.5), while junior Caroline Sun ran to a second place finish in the 2 mile in 12:07.4, and sophomore Brianna Marcellino finished second in the javelin (86'5"). Other point scorers included third place finishers senior Meri Kushner (triple jump - 32'2.5"), and freshman Mary Griffin (Mile - 6:01.3), and Hannah Morrissey (100H - 19.6).


Hockomock Dual Meet #2
v. Stoughton

April 10, 2012

On April 10, 2012, the Eagles boys and girls track teams lost to the Stoughton Black Knights, dropping to 1-1 on the season. The boys lost 84-52, while the girls team fell 76-60.

Despite the losses, there were some outstanding performances from both squads. The boys were led by sophomore Adam Selsman, who won an extremely tough double -- mile (4:43.9) and 2 mile (10:31.9). In the mile, Selsman bested Black Knight senior Nick Green in an exciting photo finish. Senior Connor Hichens jumped to an outstanding PR in the Triple Jump for the win. Hichen's leap of 43'10" is the best recorded mark in the State this season. Hichens also added a second place 200 meters (24.2) and a third place high jump (5'2"). Other event winners included  seniors Danny Scribner in the 400 meters (56.1) and Jordan Owen in the Javelin (123'7").  Second place finishers for Sharon included junior Jared Fogel in the 400H (65.0), seniors Xander Bennett in the 110H (16.7) and Ben Ryter in the 800 meters (2:08.7), junior Jameel Emmanuel in the Long Jump (18'9.25"), and freshman Adrian Lingo in the Javelin (115'10"). A trio of sophomores rounded out the point scoring with third place finishes -- Yadin Rosen (800 meters, 2:10.3), Brendan Lee (Mile, 5:04.3), and Paul Fleming (2 Mile, 10:38.0). The 4x400 relay team of Scribner, Ryter, Rosen, and Fogel outpaced the Stoughton quartet with a time of 3:47.0.

The girls had two State qualifying leaps in the Triple Jump from senior event winner Meri Kushner (36'1/2"), and junior Samantha Kaplan (33'0"). In addition to capturing second place in the TJ, Kaplan once again lead the team with wins in the 400H (72.2) and High Jump (4'10"). Meri Kushner had a second win in the Long Jump (15'1/2"). Caroline Sun was the third double winner for the Eagles, taking home a pair of victories in the Mile (5:42.7) and 2 Mile (12:35.8). The other event winners for Sharon were a pair of juniors, Jess Chabot (100 meters, 13.5) and Katie Lowerre (800 meters, 2:32.3). Sophmore Rita Kushner picked up a second place finish in the Long Jump (14'3-1/2") and two third places in the High Jump (4'6") and 400 meters (68.7). Senior Hayley Katz placed second in the 200 meters (30.7). Freshman Mary Griffin had a gutsy finish in the Mile to capture third place (6:01.4). Junior Sarah McGrath finished third in the 800 meters (2:41.9), while sophomore Brianna Marcellino placed third in the Javelin (77'7"), and freshman Shira Oknin placed third in the Shot Put (27'6"). The 4x400 meter Relay team of Kaplan, Rita Kushner, junior Anna Fratello, and Lowerre finished first with a time of 4:30.8. 


Hockomock Dual Meet #1
v. Canton

April 3, 2012

The Sharon Eagles opened the Spring Track season with commanding victories for both the boys and girls squads over Canton. The boys won 92-44 and the girls 96-40.

For the boys, there were eight event winners.  Senior Connor Hichens won the Triple Jump with a State qualifying leap of 42'7." Hichens also picked up three second places in the High Jump (5'6"), 400H (65.4), and 110H (18.8). Sophomore James Gildersleeve won the Long Jump (19'0") and placed 2nd in both the Triple Jump (36'0") and the 400 meters (53.4). Sophomore Adam Selsman won the mile (4:46) and placed 2nd in the two mile (10:34.1) to sophomore Paul Fleming (10:32.3). Senior David Dones won the Shot Put (38'8.75") and placed 2nd in the Discus (97'6"). Other first-place finishers included senior Xander Bennett in the 110H (16.7), sophomore Evantz Elisma in the 200 meters (25.1), and junior Jared Fogel in the 800 meters (2:08.7). Additional point scorers included junior Jameel Emmanuel (2nd LJ - 18'3", 3rd HJ - 5'2", 3rd 100 meters - 12.1), senior James Collins (2nd 100 meters - 11.8), and junior Max Simon (2nd Javelin - 133'10", 3rd SP - 34'). Sophomore Eddie Xu picked up two third place finishes in the LJ (17'11") and TJ (34'4.5"). Seniors Ben Ryter and Michael Dupis picked up third place finishes in the Mile (4:51.6) and 2 Mile (10:52.9), respectively. Junior Hussain Dar was third in the 400 meters (60.6), while sophomores Harrison Fish (400H - 68.1), Josh Miller (110H - 22.7), and Yadin Rosen (800 meters - 2:10.2) each placed third. Freshman Adrian Lingo rounded out the point scoring with a third place Javelin throw (124'7"). The boys also won both relays -- the 4x100 meters (Emmanuel, Collins, Bennett, Elisma - 47.4) and the 4x400 meters (Fogel, Gildersleeve, Rosen, Ryter - 3:49.6).

The girls squad was led by junior Samantha Kaplan who won three individual events (HJ - 5', TJ - 32'5.5", 400 meters - 66.0) and qualified for States in the High Jump. Junior Caroline Sun won the Mile (6:09.5) and the 2 Mile (13:08.0), while sophomore Gabrella Richards also won two events (SP - 24'3", and Discus 58'7"). Sophomore Rita Kushner won the 400H (1:16.2), placed 2nd in the TJ (30'7"), and took 3rd in the HJ (4'8"). Sophomore Brianna Marcellino won the Javelin (92'5") and placed 2nd in the Discus (54'10"), while junior Katie Lowerre won the 800 meters with a time of 2:33.1.  Senior Jess Oknin picked up 2nd in both the Mile (6:13.8) and the 2 Mile (13:27.7). Junior Anna Fratello also earned two 2nd place finishes in the 400 meters (67.3) and the Shot Put  (23'11") and placed 3rd in the Discus (54'8"). Senior Hayley Katz placed 2nd in the 100 meters (13.4) and 3rd in the 200 meters (29.8). Second place finishes were also earned by sophomore Kim Chook (400H - 78.1), and three freshmen: Hannah Rutley (100H - 19.5), Mary Griffin (800 meters - 2:39.9), and Liza Dennis (Javelin - 58'). Third place finishes were earned by senior Samantha Kendall (Javelin -53'1"), junior Sarah McGrath (800 meters - 2:42.5), sophomore Sarah Bondar (400H - 1:21.7), and freshmen Hannah Morrissey (100H - 19.8) and Lily Fawcett (Mile - 6:18.0). The girls also won the 4x400 meter relay (R. Kushner, Lowerre, Kaplan, Chook - 4:39.9).


2012 MIAA Indoor State Div. 2 Championship

February 16, 2012

Boston, MA - Several Eagles qualified to compete at the prestigious State Division II Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Senior Connor Hichens led the way again for the boys with a 9th place finish in the Long Jump. His leap of 19'11.75" was just 1-1/2" short of medaling. Sophomore Adam Selsman ran to a 17th place finish in the mile in 4:41.68, a personal best. James Gildersleeve was the top underclassman in the field in the 600 meters, placing 21st overall and posting a PR of 1:28.71. Seniors Aaron Langley and Danny Scribner finished 32nd and 49th in the 600 meters, respectively. Senior Xander Bennett placed 29th in the 55 meter hurdles and senior Michael Dupuis finished 41st in the mile. The 4x800 meter relay team of Jared Fogel, Gildersleeve, Selsman, and Ben Ryter took 17th. The 4x400 meter relay team of Aaron Langley, Danny Scribner, Hichens, and James Collins placed 19th and the 4x200 meter relay team of Collins, Nick Dumont, Jake Steinberg, and Eddie Xu was 30th.

For the girls, senior Meri Kushner placed 21st in the 55 meter hurdles, finishing in 9.38 seconds. Madison Tippett ran to a 31st place finish in the 300 meters with a time of 44.79 seconds. The 4x400 meter relay of Rita Kushner, Sarah McGrath, Anna Fratello, and Tippett placed 29th.

The Eagles now look forward to the Spring Track season.


 2012 Hockomock League Indoor Championships

February 11, 2012

Boston, MA - The Sharon Eagles headed back to the Reggie Lewis Center this weekend to compete at the Hockomock Indoor Championship Meet. Senior Connor Hichens led the way for the boys, finishing 4th in the Long Jump with a leap of 19'9". Senior Xander Bennett was the second medalist for the boys, placing 6th in the 55 Hurdles with a time of 8.59 seconds. Sophomore James Gildersleeve placed 7th in the 600 Meters with a PR of 1:28.95. Senior Aaron Langley leapt to a 7th place finish in the High Jump (5'4"). Sophomore Adam Selsman placed 8th in the 2 mile with a time of 10:19.24. Senior Ben Ryter took 10th in the 1000 Meters, posting a time of 2:46.93. Senior Michael Dupuis raced to a 14th place finish in the Mile with a State qualifying time of 4:51.94. The 4x200 Meter Relay team of James Collins, Gildersleeve, Nick Dumont, and Jake Steinberg placed 3rd in a non-scoring event, but qualified the relay for States with a time of 1:40.18.

The girls squad had two 6th place finishes, senior Meri Kushner in the 55 Hurdles with a time of 9.30 seconds, and sophomore Madison Tippett in the 300 Meters with a time of 44.77 seconds. Tippett also placed 11th in the Shot Put with a throw of 27'2". Senior Jess Oknin placed 12th in the 2 Mile, covering the distance in 12:50.27.


2012 MSTCA Coaches Invitational Meet

January 28, 2012

Boston, MA - What a day for the select Sharon Eagles who competed in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Invitational Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston! A school record fell, two additional athletes qualified for States, another added a second qualifying event, and five set personal records. Senior Connor Hichens was the only top ten finisher, placing 7th in the Long Jump with a PR indoor leap of 20'4". Hichens has previously qualified for States in the Long Jump and High Jump. Sophomore Adam Selsman shattered the school record in the 2 mile, covering the distance in 10:15.43 and qualifying for States in his second event (previous qualifier in the mile). Seniors Danny Scribner and Ben Ryter both qualified for States, each with PRs in their respective events ( 600m - 1:30.85, 1000m - 2:46.91). Sophomore James Gildersleeve bested his previous PR in the 600m (1:29.14). Gildersleeve has previously made the state mark in the 600m and 300m.

Congrats to all!


2012 MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

January 15, 2012

Boston, MA - The Sharon Boys Track Team returned to the Reggie Lewis Center to compete against all of Division II in the State Relay meet. The long jump relay, led by Connor Hichens accompanied by James Gildersleeve and Eddie Xu, took home the only medal of the day as they leapt to a sixth place finish with a combined distance of 54'4.75". The 4x400 meter "A" Team of Jared Fogel, Danny Scribner, Nick Dumont, and Gildersleeve placed 10th. The 4x800 meter relay of Fogel, Gildersleeve, Adam Selsman, and Ben Ryter qualified for States with a time of 8:37.71 and finished 15th. The Shot Put relay of David Dones, Robert Kazanek, and Dan Rosenbaum broke the school record with combined throws of 104'01.25" and placed 23rd. 


Hockomock Dual Meet #5
v. Stoughton
January 12, 2012

Boston, MA - At Boston University, the boys team improved its record to 3-1, defeating the Stoughton Black Knights 59-35 to finish their regular season with a winning record for the first time in recent memory. The team captured first place in 8 of 11 events. Connor Hichens was a double winner in the LJ (19'0.5") and HJ (5'6"). Hichens also took second place in the 55 meter hurdles. Other event winners included Aaron Langley, who qualified for states in the 600 meters (1:30.54); Jared Fogel (1000m, 2:49.45); Matt Ostrow (2 mile, 11.17:28); Xander Bennett (55 hurdles, 8.51 - Bennett has already qualified in this event); and David Dones (Shot Put, 40'6.75"). In addition, the 4x400 meter relay team of Langley, Fogel, Danny Scribner, and James Gildersleeve was victorious with a season best 3:40.64. The 4x400 has qualified for States as well. Scribner also took 2nd in the 600 meters (1:32.52). Other 2nd place finishers included Yadin Rosen in the 1000 meters (2:50.92), Adam Selsman in the mile (4:44.23 - PR, previous State qualifier), and Michael Dupuis in the 2 mile (11:35.27). Third place point contributors to the team effort were James Collins in the 55 meters (7.10); Gildersleeve (300 meters - 38.51 -- State qualifier); Paul Fleming (2 mile - 4:56.78); and Robert Kazanek (Shot Put - 34'3").

The girls squad finished the season 0-4, losing 26-69. Madison Tippet was a double winner (300 - 45.52 -- previous State qualifier, and Shot Put, 28'0.25"). Rita Kushner won the High Jump, matching her previous season best and the State qualifying mark with a leap of 4'10". Jess Oknin rounded out the event winners, taking the 2 mile in 12:58.50.  Sarah McGrath took 2nd place in the 600 meters (1:56.27). Third place finishers were Meri Kushner (55 hurdles, 9.60 -- previous State qualifier; HJ, 4'4"); and Anna Fratello (1000 meters, 3:35.32).


2012 MSTCA Auerbach Frosh Soph Meet

January 7, 2012

A team of young Eagles competed at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday at the Auerbach Freshman/Sophomore Meet. The Eagles went head-to-head with 75 large schools from Massachusetts. Several strong PR performances were turned in and the Eagles added another State qualifier. 

James Gildersleeve placed 2nd in a field of 94 in the 600m with a PR time of 1:29.59. Gildersleeve had already qualified for States in this event. The other meet medal was won by the boys 4x400m relay team of Adam Selsman, Sam Waugh, Gildersleeve, and Yadin Rosen with a time of 3:51.77. The relay won their heat and placed 5th overall. Selsman also ran a PR mile, qualifying him for States in 4:49.70 and placed 11th overall in a field of 111. Other outstanding PR performances were turned in by Paul Fleming who took 7th a field of 73 in the 2 mile (10:35.26) and Yadin Rosen who placed 12th in a field of 103 in the 1000m (2:53.14). Rita Kushner was the only girl to compete for the Eagles. She had a disappointing day in the HJ, but tied for 10th with a jump of 4'6".


Hockomock Dual Meet #4
v. Canton
January 5, 2012

Boston, MA - At Boston University, the boys team improved its record to 2-1, defeating the Canton Bulldogs by a score of 59-36 and qualifying two individuals and the 4x400 meter relay for States. The girls lost, 41-54, dropping to 0-3 and qualifying one for States.

Highlights of the boys efforts included several first place finishes. Xander Bennett won the 55 Hurdles in 8.48, qualifying for States. Aaron Langley was the other qualifier, running the 600 meters in 1:30.21 and taking 2nd. Other event winners included Ben Ryter in the mile with a time of 4:52.57, and Adam Selsman in the 2 mile, running 10:24.19. Paul Fleming (5:01.40) and Michael Dupuis (10:27.98), took 2nd places in the mile and 2 mile, respectively. The boys captured the win in all three field events. Connor Hichens took the high jump, clearing 5'6" and Langley placed 2nd, also clearing 5'6". Hichens also won the long jump with a leap of 19'3.5", while Eddie Xu placed 3rd, jumping 16'5.5". David Dones took the shot put with a throw of 39'11.5". The 4x400 relay team of Jared Fogel, Danny Scribner, Ben Ryter and James Gildersleeve was edged out by the Bulldogs, but qualified for States with a time of 3:42.44. Hichens came away with a 2nd place finish in the 55 hurdles (9.00), picking up points in three events for the Eagles. The team went 2-3 in four events on the track -- the 55 meters (James Collins, 7.05; Jake Stenberg, 7.28); the 300 meters (Gildersleeve, 38.97; Collins, 39.31); the 600 meters (Langley, 1:30.21; Scribner, 1:31.85), and the 1000 meters (Fogel, 2:51.03; Yadin Rosen, 2:54.21).


The girls won three events. Anna Fratello took the 1000 meters with a time of 3:27.51. Fratello also placed 2nd in the shot with a throw of 26'11.5". Jess Oknin won the 2 mile in 13:28.34, and also placed 2nd in the mile (6:14.38). Meri Kushner jumped 4'8" to win the HJ and
placed 2nd in the LJ with a leap of 14'5". Kushner also took 2nd in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.60 seconds, qualifying her for States. Rita Kushner and Madison Tippett each came away with two 2nd place finishes. Kushner took her pair in the 300 meters (47.67) and HJ (4'4"), and Tippett in the 55m (7.96) and 600m (1:51.18). Sarah McGrath came away with a pair of 3rds in the 1000 (3:32.88) and 2 mile (13:58.01). Hannah Morrissey also took a 3rd in the 55m hurdles with a time of 11.63 seconds.


Hockomock Dual Meet #3
v. Oliver Ames
December 28, 2011

Boston, MA - Back at the Reggie, the boys squad suffered their first defeat to Oliver Ames, 56-39. While the Lady Eagles struggled against the Tigers, losing 83-11, the 4x400 meter relay qualified for States.

Connor Hichens led the way for the boys, winning both the Long Jump (19'11") and the High Jump (5'10"), qualifying for States in both events. Sophomore, Paul Fleming won the 2 mile in 10:45.51. The 4x400 meter relay team of James Collins, Danny Scribner, Ben Ryter, and James Gildersleeve won in 3:49.90. The Eagles took 2nd and 3rd in both the 300m (Gildersleeve - 39.77, Scribner - 41.95) and the 600m (Jared Fogel - 1:31.50, Aaron Langley - 1:32.72). Gildersleeve also placed 3rd in the LJ (17'9"). Michael Dupuis placed 2nd in the mile (4:59.77) and 3rd in the 2 mile (11:16.78). Xander Bennett placed 2nd in the 55H (9.01), while David Dones took a 2nd in the shot put (37'1"). 

For the girls squad, two second place finishes were turned in by Meri Kushner in the 55H and Long Jump. Rita Kushner captured 2nd place in the High Jump, clearing 4'10". Madison Tippett placed 3rd in the 600m with a time of 1:46.84, and Anna Fratello took 3rd in the 1000m (3:40.71). While the 4x400 meter relay team of Meri Kushner, Madison Tippett, Rita Kushner, and Anna Fratello was not victorious, their time of 4:32.51 earned them a spot at the Divisional State Meet.

Hockomock Meet #2
Bye Week

December 17, 2011

Boston University - Sophomore James Gildersleeve joined teammates and fellow sophomores Madison Tippett and Rita Kushner as the third Eagle and first boy to qualify for States this Winter season, racing to a 1:30.52 finish in the 600 meters in a non scoring meet. Tippett is now a double qualifier (300 meters -- 45.47, and 600 meters -- 1:45.74). Kushner leapt her way to a spot in the HJ, clearing 4'10" in the first meet on December 10th and matched that mark again on the 17th.  


Hockomock Dual Meet #1
v. Foxboro
December 10, 2011

Boston, MA –The Sharon Eagles faced off against the Foxboro Warriors at the Reggie Lewis Center in
a brand new format this year – five dual meets occurring simultaneously – opening their 2011-2012
Indoor Track season with a bang. The boys’ squad was victorious 60-33, while the girls suffered a
narrow defeat 45-49.

For the boys, senior Connor Hichens came away with two wins in the HJ (5’8”) and LJ (18’4.5”). He
also took a third in the 55 hurdles (10.64). Other event winners included junior Jared Fogel in the
600m (1:31.77), and senior Ben Ryter in the 1000m (2:52.22). Sophomore Paul Fleming led a sweep of
the 2mile, running 10:48.11, followed by senior Michael Dupuis (11:01.02), and junior Sully Gassmann
(11:31.88), while senior David Dones led a sweep of the shot put, throwing 39’5”, followed by senior
Dan Rosenbaum (33’11”), and junior Matthew Perry (30’8”). The 4x400m relay team of sophomore
James Gildersleeve, senior James Collins, Ryter and Fogel won in 3:49.65. Second place finishes were
turned in by Gildersleeve in the 300m (39.56), senior Danny Scribner in the 600m (1:37.87),
sophomore Yadin Rosen in the 1000m (3:00.92), sophomore Adam Selsman in the mile (4:56.97), and
junior Jake Steinberg in the LJ (16’11”). Steinberg also took third in the 55m (7.58).

The girls’ team was led by triple winner, sophomore Madison Tippett (55m – 8.11, 300m – 45.47, shot
put – 27’) and double winner, sophomore Rita Kushner (HJ – 4’10”, LJ – 14’6”, also 3rd in the 600m –
1:56.90). Both Tippett and Rita Kushner qualified for States in the 300m and HJ, respectively.  Senior Meri Kushner was also a strong contributor, picking up a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd in the 55 hurdles – 10.26, LJ –
14’4”, and HJ – 4’8”, respectively. Senior Jess Oknin placed 2nd in the mile (6:03.99) and two mile
(13:13.03). Junior Anna Fratello picked up a 2nd in the 600m (1:55.33), and a 3rd in the shot put
(24’11”). Junior Sarah McGrath placed third in the 1000m (3:43.48).


66th Annual New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championship

June 11, 2011

Burlington, Vermont - Josh Arons carried the torch for the Eagles at the New England Championships, the sole Sharon athlete once again. He raced in the second of three heats in the 200M, placing 10th overall with a time of 22.89. Well done, Josh! Congratulations on a long and successful season.


2011 MIAA All-State Outdoor Track and Field Championship

June 4, 2011

Bridgewater - Josh Arons was the sole Sharon competitor at the 2011 All-State meet. His 22.33 semi-final 200M time secured him a spot in the finals, where he placed 6th overall in a school record time of 22.25. Josh also qualified for the New England Championship meet on June 11.


2011 Mass State Div. 2 Championship

May 28, 2011

Bridgewater - Josh Arons and Connor Hichens each earned a spot at the All-State Meet to be held at Bridgewater State University on June 4, 2011.  Arons placed 3rd in the 200 Meters with a time of 22.63, while Hichens also took home a bronze in the Triple Jump, jumping a PR of 43'6.5".  Hichens also placed 10th in LJ.  Other top ten finishes were turned in by the boys 4x100 Meter Relay team of Arons, Garrett Sullivan, Tyler Shepard, and Mitch Kaufmann (6th - 44.35), Rita Kushner (HJ, T 6th - 5'), Sara Gildersleeve (100M - 7th), Caroline Sun (2 Mile - 9th), Sam Kaplan (400H - 9th, TJ - 9th), and Katie Lowerre (800M - 10th). 


2011 Hockomock League Championship

Mansfield May 19, 2011 / North Attleborough May 22, 2011

Sharon had some strong performances at the Hockomock League Championships, held over two days in Mansfield and North Attleborough.  Once again, the weather was not conducive for fast times on the track In the running events, held on May 19th, Sharon took a pair of second place finishes: Josh Arons in the 200M (23.11) and Samantha Kaplan in the 400H (69.53).  Sara Gildersleeve placed 3rd in the 200m (27.34) and the girls 4x800M Relay team of Katie Lowerre, Caroline McClain, Caroline Sun, and Rita Kushner, also took home bronze medals.  Fourth place finishes were earned by Caroline Sun in the 2 Mile (11:57.19), the girls 4x400M Relay team of Kaplan, Gildersleeve, Jess Chabot, and McClain (season best 4:16.10), and the boys 4x100M Relay team of Arons, Garrett Sullivan, James Collins, and Mitch Kaufman (45.43).  Additional point scorers on the oval included Lowerre in the 800M (2:26.99), and Chabot in the 100M (13.56) both good for 5th place, and Kaufman in the 400H earning 6th place with a time of 60.50.  Other top ten individual finishers included Jess Oknin in the 2 Mile (8th 12:31.44, qualifying her for divisional States), Xander Bennett in the 110H (8th 18.30), Sullivan in the 100M (9th 11.91), Tylah Brathwaite in the 400M (9th 65.98), and Michael Dupis (9th 10:46.70) and Brendan Lee (10th 10:50.80), both in the 2 Mile.

In the field events, which took place in North Attleborough on May 22nd, Connor Hichens (TJ 4th 4110.25 P.R.), and Rita Kushner (HJ 4th – 410) were the top finishers for the team.  Sara Gildersleeve (LJ 5th – 161.25 P.R.) and Samantha Kaplan (TJ 5th 3210.5) both placed 5th, scoring 2 points each for the team.  Hichens was also a top ten finisher in the LJ with a leap of 1810 to earn 8th place.  All of these jumpers will be competing at Divisional States this coming Saturday, May 28th.

Hockomock Dual Meet #4

v. King Philip

May 5, 2011

Wrentham - The Lady Eagles made it 4-0 at KP, defeating the Warriors 73-63, while the boy's squad lost by the same score. 

The girls were led by Sara Gildersleeve and Samantha Kaplan as each won two events and placed 2nd in a third.  Gildersleeve won the 100M (12.8) and the 200M (27.0) and took 2nd to teammate Caroline McClain in the LJ.  Kaplan won the 400H (72.0) and TJ (33'3"), while taking 2nd in the HJ (4'10").  Other event winners were Rita Kushner in the 400M (65.4), Katie Lowerre in the 800M (2:34.4), and Julia Rotman in the Shot Put (33'3").  The 4x400 Relay of Rita Kushner, Jess Chabot, Lowerre, and Kaplan also won.  In addition to her win in the LJ (15'6"), McClain captured key 2nd place finishes in the 400H (72.5) and 800M (2:34.9).  Caroline Sun also placed 2nd in two events, the Mile (5:39.4) and 2 Mile (12:27.4). Tylah Brathwaite placed 2nd in the 400M (67.2), and Christine Muise placed 2nd in the Javelin (79'5").  Meri Kushner took three thirds in the 100H, LJ, and TJ.  Other third place finishers included Kim Hilfrank (Mile), and Julia Rotman (Discus). 

Josh Arons (100M - 11.2) and 400M (52.9), and Connor Hichens (LJ -20'9") and TJ (41'3") were double winners for the boys.  Vlad Nere won the 200M (23.3) and placed 2nd in the 100M (11.3). Michael Dupis won the 2 Mile (11:08.0) and took 2nd in the Mile (4:58.7).  The 4x100 Relay team of Tyler Shepard, Garrett Sullivan, James Collins, and Tommy McGrath (46.9), also got the win.  Other second place finishers included Mitch Kaufman (400H - 62.8), Danny Scribner (800M - 2:12.5), Garrett Sullivan (200M - 24.7), David Dones (SP - 39'3-1/2"), Greg Yee ( 117'9"), and Luke Fisher (HJ - 5'4"). Fisher also took 3rd in the 400H.  Other 3rd place finishers included Adam Selsman (Mile), Ben Ryter (800M), and Brian Mukasa (HJ). 


2011 Coaches Invitational Meet

May 14, 2011

Fall River - There were some impressive performances during the long day at Durfee HS as the Sharon Eagles qualified two more relays for divisional States.  Individual medal winners were Josh Arons in the 200M (4th - 22.77), and Rita Kushner in the HJ (5th - 5'1").  Sara Gildersleeve was the other top ten finisher, placing 9th in the 100M.  Both the girl's 4x800 Relay and the boy's 4x400 Relay placed 6th and qualified for divisional States.  The girl's 4x800 team of Rita Kusher, Caroline McClain, Caroline Sun, and Katie Lowerre ran 10:1518.  The boy's 4x400 Relay of Danny Scribner, James Gildersleeve, Tyler Shepard, and Josh Arons ran 3:38.06.


Hockomock Dual Meet #5
v. Oliver Ames

May 10, 2011

Easton - With Mother Nature raging and the league title on the line, the Lady Eagles made history, racing, jumping, and throwing their way to a 68-68 tie with Oliver Ames to share the Hockomock Davenport League Title.  Senior co-captain Sara Gildersleeve led the team with three victories in the 100M (13.2), 200M (27.3) and Long Jump(15'5").  Sophomore Samantha Kaplan won the 400H (69.4) and Triple Jump (33'2") and placed 2nd in High Jump.  She also anchored the winning 4x400 Relay, the last event on the track, coming from behind to secure the win in the event and the tie for the meet.  Rita Kushner, Tylah Brathwaite and Katie Lowerre were the other members of the winning 4x400 Relay.  The Kushner sisters were the other individual event winners - Meri in the 100H (17.4) and Rita in the High Jump (4'10").  Senior co-captain Caroline McClain was a key contributor to the effort with three 2nd place finishes in the 400H, 400M and Triple Jump. Other strong second place finishes came from Caroline Sun in the mile and 2 mile, Jess Chabot in the 100M, Katie Lowerre in the 800M, and Julia Rotman in the Shot Put.  Brianna Marcillano picked up a 3rd place in the Javelin, throwing 95'1" and qualifying for divisional states.  Congratulations, Lady Eagles!

The boys had some strong performances, but once again came up short, losing 42-92 to finish the season 0-5.  Connor Hichens was a double winner for the boys, claiming the Triple Jump (41'8") and the Long Jump (19'5").  David Dones won the Discus (106'8") and Xander Bennett won the 110H (16.6).  The 4x400 team of Tyler Shepard, James Gildersleeve, Danny Scribner, and Xander Bennett  ran uncontested in the last event of the day to earn 5 points.  Second place finishers included Mitch Kaufman in the 400H, Vlad Nere (100M), Josh Arons (200M), and Shepard (400M).  Third place finishers included Ben Ryter (Mile), Gildersleeve (400M), Scribner (800M), Brian Mukasa (HJ), and Derek Mann (TJ). 

The Hock Championships take place on May 18th (Field Events) and 19th (Running Events) at Mansfield High School.


2011 MSTCA Freshman Sophomore Invitational - Large Schools Division

May 7, 2011

North Attleborough - The young men and women of the Sharon Track Team came to the Freshman Sophomore meet ready to compete. Samantha Kaplan led the team with a commanding win in the Triple Jump (34'03") and a 2nd place finish in the 400H (1:09.77).  Kaplan also teamed up with Rita Kushner, Katie Lowerre, and Jess Chabot for 4th place in the 4x400, with a time of 4:19.99.  Lowerre finished 4th in the 800M, qualifying for Divisional States with a time of 2:27.47.  Kushner finished 4th in the High Jump, clearing 4'11", and 11th in the Triple Jump (30'6").  Chabot took a pair of 9th place finishes in the 100M and Long Jump. Brianna Marcellino placed 11th in the Javelin

James Gildersleeve had the only top-ten finish for the boys, placing 8th in the 400M with a time of 54.74.  Gildersleeve also finished 12th in the Long Jump.  Adam Selsman had a strong showing in a very deep field in the Mile, finishing 15th with a time of 4:56.14, while Brendan Lee covered 2 Miles in 10:49.64 for 17th place.


2011 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays

April 30, 2011

Whitman - The Sharon girls squad had a strong showing and came away with five top-10 finishes at the MSTCA Division 2 Relays.  On the track, Caroline Sun, Caroline McClain, Jess Oknin, and Katie Lowerre teamed up for 5th place in the 4xMile Relay with a time of 22:31.71.  The 4x400 Relay team of Sara Gildersleeve, Rita Kushner, Samantha Kaplan, and Caroline McClain also finished in 5th place with a time of 4:17.61.  In the field the Triple Jump and High Jump Teams (Kaplan, Rita Kushner, and Meri Kushner) also finished 5th, while the Long Jump Team of Gildersleeve, McClain, and Jess Chabot put together a 7th place finish.

The boys 4x100 Relay of Josh Arons, Vlad Nere, Mitch Kaufman, and Tommy McGrath put together the squad's only top-ten finish with a time of 45.81 for 10th place.


Hockomock Dual Meet #3
v. Foxboro

April 26, 2011

Sharon - The Lady Eagles continued their undefeated streak with a solid win (85.33 vs. 49.67) over Foxboro, while the boys lost a close one 67-69.  Two new divisional state qualifiers emerged; junior Xander Bennett placed 2nd in the 110H with a time of 16.4 and sophomore Jess Chabot placed 3rd in the 100M with a time of 13.1 -- both times earn a spot at states.   

For the girls, event winners included freshman Rita Kushner (400H - 74.4, HJ - 4'10"), sophomore Katie Lowerre (Mile - 5:48.2), sophomore Samantha Kaplan (400M - 65.7, 2nd HJ, TJ), junior Meri Kushner (100H - 17.0, 2nd LJ, 3rd TJ), senior co-captain Caroline McClain (800M - 2:33.3), senior co-captain Sara Gildersleeve (200M - 27.6), sophomore Caroline Sun (2 Mile - 12:35.7), and senior Julia Rotman (Shot Put - 31'5", Discus - 66'5").  The girls also swept the relays -- 4x100M (M. Kushner, Gildersleeve, Chabot, and Tylah Brathwaite), and 4x400M (R. Kushner, Kaplan, Lowerre, and McClain).  Other point scorers included senior co-captain Meaghan Perry (2nd - 800M), junior Christine Muise (2nd - Discus, 3rd - Javelin), frosh Leila Kutana (3rd - 400H), junior Jess Oknin (3rd - Mile), senior Elena Huang (3rd - 2 mile), and sophomore Jillian Leites (3rd - Discus). 

The boys turned in some strong performances sweeping both the 100M and 400M events.  Senior co-captain Josh Arons led the sweep of the 100M (11.2), followed by senior co-captain Vlad Nere (11.4), and senior Garrett Sullivan (11.7).  Arons also won the 200M (22.6), while Nere placed 2nd.  Junior Dan Scribner (55.0) led the 400M sweep, followed by senior Tyler Shepard (55.4), and frosh James Gildersleeve (55.9).  Other event winners for Sharon included double winner Connor Hichens (LJ - 19'10.5", TJ - 41'5"), and Derick Mann (Javelin - 136'5").  The 4x100 team of Sullivan, co-captain Mitch Kaufman, James Collins, and Tommy McGrath also scored a win.  Second place finishers for the boys squad included Kaufman (400H), juniors Ben Ryter (800M), Michael Dupis (2 Mile), and David Dones (Shot Put, and 3rd - Discus).  Third place finishers included senior Luke Fisher (400H), freshmen Adam Selsman (Mile - 4:55.4) and Gildersleeve (LJ - 18'5"), and sophomores Jacob Podpaly (110H) and Max Simon (Shot Put).

Hockomock Dual Meet #2

v. Stoughton

April 12, 2011

Sharon - The Lady Eagles picked up their second win of the season, while the boys fell to Stoughton.  With a break in the rain, the Eagles had some strong performances, as four more athletes qualified for divisional States. 

For the girls, senior co-captain Caroline McClain and sophomore Sam Kaplan finished the 400H in a dead heat, running 70.7, to earn two spots at divisional States.  Kaplan, who qualified in HJ at the first meet, matched that height of 5' for a second win against Stoughton, and also picked up a third qualifying event winning the TJ with a leap of 33'2".  Junior Meri Kushner (100H - 1st, 16.8) and sophomore Caroline Sun (2 mile - 1st, 12:32.0) were the other qualifiers for the girls.  Meri Kushner also won the LJ with a jump of 15'6" and placed 3rd in the TJ.  Senior co-captain Sara Gildersleeve, who once again had a double win in the 100M (12.8) and 200M (27.0), has already qualified in both events.  Christine Muise (Discus, 1st- 69'4"; Javelin, 3rd), and Katie Lowerre (800M - 2:35.4) were the other event winners for the girls squad.  Other point scorers included freshman Rita Kushner with three individual second place finishes (400M, HJ, TJ), Sun, who picked up 2nd place in the mile, junior Jess Oknin (2 mile - 2nd, mile - 3rd), McClain (LJ - 2nd), frosh Gabrelle Richards (Discus - 2nd), sophomore Jess Chabot (200M - 3rd, LJ - 3rd), and senior Tylah Brathwaite (100M - 3rd).  The Sharon girls again swept the relays - 4x100M (M. Kushner, Chabot, Brathwaite, and Brittney High) and 4x400M (Kaplan, Lowerre, R. Kushner, McClain).

The boys' squad picked up wins from senior co-captain Josh Arons (200M - 22.7), senior co-captain Vlad Nere (100M - 11.3), and freshman Adam Selsman (2 mile - 11:17.5).  Junior Conor Hitchens led a sweep of the TJ (40'5.5") followed by seniors Matthew Goldberg and Derick Mann.  Arons (100M / 200M) and Hitchens (TJ) had previously qualified for states vs. Canton.  Senior co-captain Mitch Kaufman placed third in the 400H to make him the third boys' qualifier of the season with a time of 61.6.  Sharon captured second and third in the following events:  mile (junior Michael Dupis, frosh Yadin Rosen), 400M (junior Dan Scribner, senior Luke Fisher), and 800M (junior Ben Ryter, frosh James Gildersleeve).  Other point scorers for Sharon included senior Tyler Shepard (200M - 2nd), Mann (Javelin - 2nd), Hichens (LJ - 2nd), junior David Dones (Shot Put - 3rd, Discus - 3rd), senior Garrett Sullivan (100M - 3rd), junior Xander Bennett (100H - 3rd), sophomore Sullivan Gassmann (2 mile - 3rd), junior Greg Yee (Javelin - 3rd), and frosh Brian Mukasa (HJ - 3rd).  The 4x400 relay team of Shepard, Scribner, Gildersleeve, and Sullivan soundly defeated the Stoughton quartet, while both 4x100 relay teams were disqualified for passing out of the zone. 

The Eagles will face Foxboro next at home on April 26th.


Hockomock Dual Meet #1

v. Canton

 
April 7, 2011

Sharon – Back on their home track for the first time in two years, the Eagles came out fighting in their home opener against Canton, as the girls secured a victory (79-57), while the boys came up slightly short (61-70) on the newly refurbished oval.  Six athletes qualified for the state divisional meet in individual events, while the girls’ two relays also qualified.

For the girls, senior Sara Gildersleeve had a double win on the track in the 100m (12.9) and 200m (26.4) to qualify for divisional states in both events.  Sophomore Samantha Kaplan turned in three individual wins in the 400H (73.4),  TJ (32’5.75”), and HJ (5’0”), qualifying for states in the HJ.   Other state qualifiers were freshman Rita Kushner (HJ, 3rd – 4’10”), and senior Julia Rotman (Shot Put, 2nd - 31’9”).  The winning 4x100m relay of sophomore Jess Chabot, frosh Brittney High, junior Meri Kushner, and senior Tylah Brathwaite qualified in 54.2.  The 4x400m relay team of senior Caroline McClain, Kaplan, Rita Kushner, and sophomore Katie Lowerre, secured a victory in a state qualifying time of 4:28.2.  Other event winners included sophomore Caroline Sun (2 mile, 13:04.2; and 2nd in the mile – 5:47.5), Lowerre (800 m – 2:35.9), and junior Christine Muise (Javelin – 76’4”; and 2nd in the Discus – 75’0”).  Other point scorers included junior Jess Oknin (2nd – 2 mile, 3rd – mile), McClain (2nd – 400H), frosh Leila Kutana (2nd – 100H), Rita Kushner (3rd – 400H, TJ), frosh Gabrelle Richards (3rd -  Shot Put, Discus), sophomore Anna Fratello (3rd – 800m), Chabot (3rd – 100m), sophomore Kristen McDonald (3rd – 100H), Brathwaite (3rd - 200m), and Gildersleeve (3rd – LJ). 

The boys’ squad was led by senior Josh Arons, double winner and double state qualifier in the 100m (11.2) and 200m (22.4).  Junior Conor  Hichens qualified for states with a win in the TJ (41’3.75”) and also took 2nd in the LJ (18”8.5”).  Junior thrower David Dones scored a pair of wins in the Shot Put (37’10”), and Discus (91’9”).  Junior Michael Dupis was the remaining Sharon winner, finishing the 2 mile in 10:54.1.  Junior Xander Bennett turned in a pair of 2nds in the 400H (62.4) and the 100H (16.7).  Other second place finishers included Ben Ryter (mile – 5:08.2), senior Tyler Sheppard (400m – 55.7), frosh Adam Selsman (2 mile – 10:58.5), junior Greg Yee (Javelin – 119’0”), and frosh Brian Mukasa (HJ – 5’6”).  Third place finishers included senior Mitch Kaufman (400H – 63.3), frosh Brendan Lee (mile – 5:14.4), and frosh James Gildersleeve (400m – 56.3).


2010-11 Indoor Team Awards
 
 March 14, 2011
 
 A well deserved congratulations to all of the 2010-11 award recipients and varsity athletes!
 
Principal's Awards - Caroline McClain & Tyler Shepard
 
Best Race Awards - Lucy Jones & James Collins
 
Rookies of The Year Awards -  Rita Kushner & James Gildersleeve
 
Coaches Awards - Jessica Oknin & Jared Fogel
 
Most Improved Awards - Madison Tippett & Aaron Langley 
 
MVPs - Sara Gildersleeve & Josh Arons
 
Hockomock League All-Star Selections  -  Sara Gildersleeve, Josh Arons
2011 MIAA Auerbach All-State Championship

 

February 26, 2011

 

Boston, MA - Senior sprinter Sara Gildersleeve represented the Sharon track and field program proudly as the team's lone qualifier at the Auerbach All-State Meet. Against a very deep and talented girls' 55m dash field, Gildersleeve concluded her indoor season by placing 18th overall with a time of 7.534 in her preliminary heat, just 0.02 seconds off her personal best. 

 

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2011 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship

 

February 19, 2011

 

Boston, MA – Senior sprint captains Josh Arons and Sara Gildersleeve were the top performers among the Eagles’ qualifiers at the MIAA State Division 2 Championship.

 

In the boys 300m with two seeded sprinters scratching, Arons was moved up into the top flight thereby drawing a tough inside lane assignment. Despite the disadvantage against a very fast field, Arons threw down a 37.37, good for 6th place overall. Carrying momentum from the league meet, Gildersleeve won her preliminary heat in a school record 7.52 to advance into the girls 55m dash finals. In the finals, Gildersleeve notched 7th place overall for a place on the awards podium, clocking a nearly identical time of 7.53.

 

Other individual performances included: junior Connor Hichens (LJ- 18’10.5, t-21st), freshman Rita Kushner (HJ -  4’10”, 23rd), senior Tyler Shepard (300m - 39.08, 24th), senior Caroline McClain (600m - 1:46.85, 24th), junior Meri Kushner (55m Hurdles- 9.61, 24th), junior Hayley Kats (300m - 45.13 PR, 27th), senior Julia Rotman (SP- 28’0.75”, 29th), junior Dan Scribner (600m - 1:31.85, 38th). Relay performances included: Boys 4 x 200m (Arons, Shepard, junior James Collins, junior Xander Bennett – 1:37.06, 11th), Boys 4 x 400m (freshman James Gildersleeve, junior Ben Ryter, junior Aaron Langley, Scribner – 3:45.96, 19th), Girls 4 x 400m (S. Gildersleeve, McClain, M. Kushner, Kats – 4:20.68, 15th).

 

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February 12, 2011
 

Boston, MA – There’s something about the fiercely competitive, talent-laden Hockomock League that brings the best out of many of the athletes at the championship meet every year. The Sharon Eagles, both seasoned veterans and newcomers brimming with potential, threw down their best against many of the state’s finest track and field athletes.

 

Senior sprinters Sara Gildersleeve and Josh Arons, after winning their trial heats handily in the 55m dash, lit up the afterburners in the finals to set new school records. Both Gildersleeve (7.58 SR) and Arons (6.72 SR) placed 2nd overall in their respective dash finals, setting the tone early for the Eagles' meet. In the 55m Hurdles, juniors Meri Kushner (9.42) and Xander Bennett (8.64) each set personal bests, with Kushner securing 6th place points in the finals. Freshman Madison Tippet continued to impress, placing 4th overall out of the seeded heat of the 600m with a 1:43.99 PR, the fourth fastest freshman time in the state. Freshman Rita Kushner, a model of consistency, cleared 4’10, placing 6th overall in the HJ. Junior Connor Hichens soared 19’2” to tie for 6th place (non-scoring league event) with his indoor personal best mark in the LJ and qualified for next week's state meet. Senior Caroline McClain, despite being under the weather during the week, gutted out a personal best 5:56.89 PR in the Mile to place 8th. Junior Hayley Kats also captured a top-10 placement in the 300m with a personal best 45.36 for 9th place and a trip to the state meet. Other top-10 placements were earned by juniors Jess Oknin (8th – 2-Mile, 13:00.55), Ben Ryter (10th – 1000m, 2:49.09 PR), and Dan Scribner (10th – 600m, 1:32.53). The girls 4 x 400m of Gildersleeve, M. Kushner, Kats, and Tippett, captured bronze medals at the meet’s conclusion with a time of 4:18.46. A number of underclassmen also picked up on the meet’s competitive air, posting some noteworthy performances, including: sophomore Jared Fogel (11th – 1000m, 2:50.00 PR) and freshmen Lucy Jones (18th – 1000m, 3:32.92 PR), James Gildersleeve (18th – 600m, 1:35.12), Adam Selsman (22nd – Mile, 5:07.95 PR), and Yardin Rosen (23rd – Mile, 5:08.08 PR).

 

In the final team rankings, the girls placed 7th (20 points) and the boys placed 9th (8 points).

 

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2011 McIntyre Elite Meet
 
February 6, 2011
 

Boston, MA – Top-24 performers from the MSTCA Coaches Meet reconvened at the Reggie Lewis Center to compete at the McIntyre Elite Invitational. Several Eagles, having battled against Stoughton the day before, had the opportunity to vie in this showcase against some of the state’s best. But for the Sharon track team, the day belonged to Josh Arons.

 

Arons put the hammer down in the first heat of the 300m, taking the lead at the break from lane 3 and going wire to wire out in front to win his heat in a school record. His blazing time of 36.73 shattered the previous record of 37.25 set in 2009 by Brad Mattocks (Wheaton ’14). Arons’ time was good for 8th place overall among a highly competitive field. In the girls’ high jump, freshman Rita Kushner matched her personal best of 5’0” that she set a week earlier, to finish in t-13th. Senior Sara Gildersleeve missed advancing into the finals and placed 14th overall in the 55m dash (7.66). The 4 x 400m relay team of Gildersleeve, senior Caroline McClain, junior Hayley Kats, and freshman Madison Tippett posted a 4:13.36, shaving off 4 seconds from their previous best effort to secure a 7th place finish in the meet finale, ahead of league rival Mansfield.

 

(l to r) M. Tippett, S. Gildersleeve, C. McClain, H. Kats

Photo Courtesy of Coach Dwight Estey 

 

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                                                                     Hockomock Indoor Meet #4

v. Stoughton

 

February 5, 2011

 

Franklin, MA - With a number of athletes inexplicably absent from the last dual meet of the 2011 indoor season, the Eagles battled the Stoughton Black Knights to a split, with the girls securing a winning season (3 -1) and 2nd place in the newly re-aligned Hockomock league.

 

Senior co-captains Caroline McClain and Sara Gildersleeve led the way for the Lady Eagles, in their last high school meet at the Franklin Field House, with a victory over Stoughton H.S. (49 - 37). The versatile McClain secured first place in the Mile (6:09.0), ran the opening leg of the triumphant 4 x 400m, and cleared 4’4” in the high jump for 3rd place. Gildersleeve recovered to win the 50yd dash after her blocks shifted at the start, out-leaning Stoughton’s speedy Ifeoma Okeke in a season best 6.2 to conclude her dual meet season undefeated in the event. Gildersleeve also ran away with a convincing win in the 300m (45.6) to complete the sprint double. From the circle, senior Julia Rotman won the Shot Put with a new school record throw of 31’8.5”, adding a foot to her best mark. Junior distance runner Jess Oknin grinded away in the 22-lap 2-Mile, winning handily in 13:16.3. Freshman Rita Kushner, in fine form, cleared 4’8” in the HJ to notch another league win. Freshman Lucy Jones placed 2nd in the 1000m, covering the distance in 3:36.6. Freshman Madison Tippett chased Stoughton star Jade Paul, forcing the pace around the oval to place 2nd in the 600m (1:47.9) and qualify for the state meet. Other scoring contributions came from senior Meaghan Perry (2-Mile, 2nd – 13:34.8), sophomore Anna Fratello (1000m, 3rd – 3:42.1 and Shot Put, 3rd – 24’9”), junior Hayley Kats (300m, 3rd – 48.5), sophomore Sarah McGrath (Mile, 3rd – 6:42.5), and the 4 x 400 team of McClain, R. Kushner, Kats, Tippett (1st – 4:39.2).

 

The boys fell to the Black Knights in a close meet (39 – 47) with the final outcome decided by the 4 x 400m relay finale. Senior co-captain Josh Arons, rallying the team on and off the track, completed the sprint double by winning the 50yd dash (5.5) and 300m (39.2). The trio of junior Aaron Langley (1st - 1:38.9), freshman James Gildersleeve (2nd - 1:39.0, heat #2), and junior James Collins (3rd – 1:39.3), combined for a team sweep for the first time this season, taking all 9 points in the 600m. Junior Ben Ryter outlasted Stoughton’s Paul Solem, kicking hard to post a win in the 1000m (2:54.0 PR). Junior co-captain Michael Dupuis added to the team total by chipping in 2nd place points in the Mile (5:12:1). Junior Xander Bennett, after placing 2nd (7.2) in the 50yd Hurdles against the state’s top hurdler Greg Boursiquot, stepped up in the 300m to place 3rd (42.9). Other scorers included freshman Adam Selsman (2-Mile, 2nd – 11:28.5), junior Dan Scribner (Mile, 3rd – 5:25.7), junior Connor Hichens (HJ, 3rd – 5’6”), junior David Dones (SP, 3rd – 38’6.5”), sophomore Jared Fogel (1000, 3rd – 2:55.0), and sophomore Steven Kessler (2-Mile, 3rd – 11:28.7).

 

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2011 MSTCA Coaches Invitational - Boys

 

January 30, 2011

 

Boston, MA - A day after the Lady Eagles set the season standard for team improvement, senior Josh Arons and junior Dan Scribner ratcheted it up a notch as well.

 

Scribner posted a state meet qualifying time of 1:30.91 in the 600m, knocking a whopping 1.89 seconds off his previous best, to place 88th out of 123 competitors in arguably the deepest field. In the 300m, Arons led from the break to win his heat in a personal best time of 37.35, surpassing his previous best of 38.29. Arons placed 23rd overall from a field of 163 sprinters to qualify for the McIntyre Elite Meet. Arons, joined by seniors Vlad Nere and Tyler Shepard and junior James Collins, placed 16th out of 63 teams in the 4 x 200m with a time of 1:36.60 to qualify for the Elite Meet. 

 

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2011 MSTCA Coaches Invitational – Girls

 

 January 29, 2011

 

Boston, MA – The Lady Eagles have continued to show improvement and raise their level of competitiveness with each meet this season, and the MSTCA Coaches Invitational was no exception.

 

Junior Jess Oknin got the team on track in the opening event by running a personal best 12:48.99 in the 2-Mile, a mere 0.75 seconds off the state meet qualifying standard to place 63rd overall. Senior Caroline McClain, showing good form and determination, posted a 1:44.26 PR in the 600m, shaving 1.29 seconds off her previous best to place 40th out of 110 in the field. Freshman Madison Tippett also recorded a PR, clocking a 46.04 in the 300m to place 107th out of 155 meet qualifiers. Knotted in a 16-way tie for 14th place, freshman Rita Kushner went vertical with a personal best jump of 5’0”, surpassing her previous best of 4’9.5” set just last week at the State Relay meet. In doing so, Kushner qualified for the state meet and stamped her ticket to next week’s McIntyre Elite Meet as a top-24 performer. Senior Sara Gildersleeve, in her quest to get under 7.6, continued her incremental assault on the 55m school record by eclipsing the previous record by 0.01. Her heat winning time of 7.61 was good for t-14 overall out of 167 in the field, besting all Hockomock sprinters in the dash, and earned her an opportunity to also compete individually at the Elite Meet. From the circle, senior Julia Rotman rebounded well from last week’s missed check-in with a heave of 29’10.75” to place 49th out of 90 in the Shot Put. Junior hurdler Meri Kushner narrowly missed a PR in the 55m Hurdles despite chopping her steps to the first barrier, stopping the clock at 9.84 to place 73rd overall out of 131 in the event. In the meet finale, junior Hayley Kats, Tippett, McClain, and Gildersleeve teamed up to establish a season best time of 4:17.36 in the 4 x 400m, placing 16th out of 49 relay squads to qualify for the Elite Meet.

 

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                                                                2011 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays

 

January 22, 2011

 

Boston, MA – Back on the blue Mondo Super X at the Reggie, the Eagles put together several respectable performances at the MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays, including one top-six scoring placement, three school records, and several season best, top-10 finishes.

 

Seniors Josh Arons, Vlad Nere, Tyler Shepard, and junior Xander Bennett teamed up in the 4 x 50y Shuttle Dash relay, setting a new school record (22.91) on their way to a 5th place overall finish out of 46 teams. Arons, Nere, Shepard and Bennett shaved off a whopping 0.85 from the previous record set in 2009. The foursome also threw down a 1:35.80 season best time in the 4 x 200m, notching a 7th place finish against the 53 team field. Off the oval, the shot-putting trio of juniors David Dones, Robert Kazanek, and Dan Rosenbaum had a combined mark of 103’6.25” (23rd place / 32 teams), eclipsing their old school record of  84’11.75” set last year. Dones’ best throw from the circle, 40’1.25”, also bettered his own school record by 4.75” set earlier this season against Brockton.

 

Senior co-captains Caroline McClain (800m) and Sara Gildersleeve (200m) combined with freshmen Rita Kushner (200m) and Madison Tippett (400m) in the 1600m Sprint Medley Relay, clocking a 4:28.34 to place 9th among 49 teams. In the meet finale, Gildersleeve and Tippett teamed up with junior Meri Kushner and sophomore Anna Fratello in the 4 x 400m for a season best 4:23.32 (12th place / 45 teams), with Gildersleeve throwing down a 61-second PR anchor split.

 

Other noteworthy performances were turned in by junior Connor Hichens in the LJ (18’8.5”, t-16th) and R. Kushner in the HJ (4.9.5” PR, t-7th).

 

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Paul Davey Frosh - Soph Invitational
 
January 17, 2011

 

Franklin, MA – Underclassmen from ten track and field programs representing five conferences, convened at the Franklin Field House on MLK Day to compete against their peers at the low key Paul Davey Freshman – Sophomore Invitational. The Eagles impressed, posting several top-six performances.

 

Frosh Madison Tippett broke from the pack early and led wire to wire for the victory in the 600m, setting a 1:52.0 PR along the way. Tippett, demonstrating some versatility and heptathlete potential, also scored in the Shot Put, placing 3rd with a personal best throw of 28’1”. A model of consistency, rookie Rita Kushner cleared 4’6” again to capture 2nd place in the HJ. Kushner equaled the winning height, but required an additional attempt.

 

Sophomore middle distance runner Jared Fogel posted a 2:58.1 PR on his way to a gritty 3rd place finish in the 1000m. Freshman James Gildersleeve also secured a 3rd place finish, relinquishing the lead in the 600m after absorbing some contact in the last 40 meters to a pair of sophomores. Despite getting knocked hard off his stride, Gildersleeve still notched a Field House personal best (1:38.7). Frosh Yadin Rosen also had a top-six showing in the 600m, placing 4th overall from the unseeded heat with a personal best 1:43.7.


Hockomock Indoor Meet #3

v. Canton

 

January 8, 2010

 

Franklin, MA – The Sharon boys’ squad suffered a tough defeat against Hockomock rival Canton H.S. in the last varsity meet of the season contested at the Franklin field house (37.5 – 48.5). However, the Lady Eagles with a convincing margin of victory (51 – 34), sent the Bulldogs back to the pound with a loss, improving their league record to 2 -1.

 

For the boys, the meet was highlighted by wins posted by senior Josh Arons (300m - 39.3) and juniors Ben Ryter (1000m – 2:58.9), Dan Scribner (Mile – 5:07.6), and David Dones (SP – 38’9”). Other scoring contributions came from seniors Vlad Nere (2nd, 50y Dash – 5.8, 2nd, 300m – 42.0) and Luke Fisher (2nd, 600m – 1:41.1), juniors Xander Bennett (2nd, 50y Hurdles – 7.1), Michael Dupuis (2nd, 2 Mile – 11:38.1), James Collins (3rd, 600m – 1:42.1), Aaron Langley (3rd, Mile – 5:20.1), Robert Kazanek (3rd, SP – 34’3”),  and Connor Hichens (t-3rd, HJ – 5’2”), and sophomore Steven Kessler (3rd, 2-Mile - 11:39.9).

 

The girls were led by senior Sara Gildersleeve who notched two sprint victories in the 50y Dash (6.3) and 300m (46.0). Junior hurdler Meri Kushner cruised for a win in the 50y H (7.8), meeting the indoor qualifying standard for the state divisional meet for her first time. Other wins were secured by senior Caroline McClain (Mile – 6:06.7), and juniors Jess Oknin (2-Mile – 13:19.1) and Anna Fratello (1000m – 3:40.3).  Senior shotputter Julia Rotman also qualified for the state meet for her first time with a 2nd place, school record throw of 30’8”.  The freshmen continued to show their versatility and willingness to compete outside their comfort zones for scoring opportunities: Rita Kushner (2nd, HJ – 4’8”, 3rd, 600m -1:58.1, 3rd – 50y Hurdles, 9.0), Madison Tippett (2nd, 600m – 1:52.0, 3rd, SP – 26’11.5”), and Lucy Jones (3rd , 1000m -3:43.6). M. Kushner, Tippett, Jones, and McClain also teamed up for a 4 x 400m relay victory to cap the meet win (4:47.6). 

 

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Hockomock Indoor Meet #2

v. Oliver Ames

 

December 29, 2010

 

Franklin, MA – The Eagles squared off against Davenport division foe Oliver Ames in the snow blanketed field house at Franklin H.S. Although absorbing losses to the Tigers, the boys and girls teams were very competitive against a historically successful track and field program

Despite winning the first two events of the meet, the girls were defeated by a score of 34 - 52, giving up 18 points in an OA sweep of the Shot Put and 2-Mile Run. Junior hurdler Meri Kushner and senior sprinter Sara Gildersleeve led off with a pair of wins in the 50yd Hurdles (8.0 PR) and 50yd Dash (6.3), respectively. Freshman Madison Tippet expanded her range by debuting in the 600m (1:56.1 PR) and chalking up her first varsity career win.  Senior Caroline McClain secured 2nd place points by taking the runner-up spot in the Mile (6:07.9) against OA star Emily Grotz. Kushner cleared 4’6” in the HJ and Gildersleeve posted a 45.5 in the 300m for 2nd place finishes as well. Gildersleeve’s 300m time also met the qualifying standard for the state meet despite being clipped on the final turn for her second individual qualifying event. The girls’ indoor season record stands at 1 – 1.

Junior hurdler Xander Bennett was the sole winner on the boys side, taking the 50yd Hurdles in a 7.1 PR. Senior Vlad Nere was the top scorer for the boys, sprinting to 2nd place finishes in the 50yd Dash (5.8) and 300m (40.2 PR). In a gutsy gamble, senior Josh Arons, after being shot out of a cannon in the 600m, was reeled in the last 50 meters to hold on to 2nd place (1:34.2 PR). Sophomore Jared Fogel (11:32.4) and junior Ben Ryter (11:34.4) showed their resolve by taking 2nd and 3rd in the 22-lap 2-Mile, respectively. In a tactical Mile run, junior Dan Scribner was outlasted by a pair of OA milers, to place 3rd (5:10.7). The boys were defeated by a score of 22 – 64, dropping their team record to 0 – 3 (0 – 2, Hockomock league).

Webmaster's note: Hats off to those dedicated varsity and JV athletes who sacrificed a portion of their winter vacation time for the opportunity and privilege to compete with their teammates and coaches.

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Non-League Dual Meet

v. Brockton

 

December 21, 2010

 

Boston, MA – Despite falling to the Brockton Boxers by a score of 20 – 75 in a mid-week non-league contest at the Reggie Lewis Center, the Eagles continued to show improvement with many athletes establishing personal bests, including one school record setting performance.

Junior shot-putter David Dones, showing tremendous progress from the circle, unleashed a personal best throw of 39’8.5”, good for 2nd place and a new school record. Dones' throw surpassed the previous school record, set in 2002, by nearly two feet! In the 1000m, juniors Ben Ryter (2:55.52) and Aaron Langley (3:00.83) were competitive, setting PRs to take 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Sophomore Jared Fogel secured 2nd place in the Mile by clocking his best time this season (5:04.42 PR).  Senior co-captain Josh Arons, drawing a tough outside lane assignment, set a PR in the 300m to place 3rd (38.29). Junior co-captain Michael Dupuis also scored, placing 3rd in the 2-Mile with a personal best performance of 11:01.05. Other scorers included senior Derrick Mann (HJ , 2nd – 5’2”), junior Xander Bennett (55m H, 2nd – 8.82), senior Tyler Shepard (HJ, 3rd – 5’0”), and junior Connor Hichens (LJ, 3rd - 17’11.5”). Other notable PR performances were turned in by junior Dan Scribner (600m – 1:32.80) and frosh James Gildersleeve (600m -1:34.99). The 4 x 400m relay of Scribner, Shepard, senior Vlad Nere, and Arons also qualified for the state meet by turning in a workmanlike 3:43.69.

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                                MSTCA Winter Festival T & F Inv. - Large Schools Div.
 
December 18, 2010

 

Boston, MA – Freed from the tight turns and dreary confines of the Franklin Field House, the Eagles took advantage of the 200 meters of banked Mondo Super X at the Reggie Lewis Center to spread their wings. Competing at the MSTCA Winter Festival T & F Invitational, many Eagles qualified for the state meet or established personal bests, with one school record falling.

 

Senior dashman Vlad Nere led the way for the boys’ team by advancing to the finals in the 55m. After qualifying for the state meet in the trials (6.92), Nere rocketed through the semis (6.90) into the finals. In the finals, Nere captured 8th place overall from a field of 112. In the 300m, seniors Josh Arons (38.36) and Tyler Shepard (38.54) qualified for the states by taking 15th and 20th place, respectively, out of 139 sprinters. Juniors Dan Scribner (1:33.77) and Aaron Langley (1:34.09) set PRs in the grueling 600m, along with first-year James Gildersleeve (1:38.66) who had the highest placement in the event among freshmen. Junior middle-distance runner Ben Ryter, kicking hard the last 200 meters, covered the Mile in a competitive 4:59.06 to break the 5-minute barrier for the first time. Junior hurdler Xander Bennett also PR’d (8.77), placing 22nd out of 72 in the 55m Hurdles. The boys also qualified a 4 x 200m for the state meet with Arons, Nere, junior Jake Rotman, and Shepard combining for 6th place (1:36.82).

 

On the girls’ side, senior co-captain Sara Gildersleeve re-set her school record in the 55m finals to place 2nd overall among 126 competitors. Dominating throughout her trials heat (7.67) and semis (7.65), Gildersleeve eclipsed her personal best by 0.01, throwing down a 7.62 in the finals to improve on her state meet seed time. Senior co-captain Caroline McClain ran a gutsy 600m to also qualify for the state meet, posting a 1:45.55 PR for 13th place out of 76 competing. Junior Meri Kushner, in her first year competing indoors, advanced to the semis in the 55m Hurdles to set a PR (9.83). Frosh high jumper Rita Kushner cleared 4’8” to place t-13th. M. Kushner also cleared 4’8” but placed t-18th due to a higher number of attempts. Other noteworthy individual PR efforts included juniors Hayle Kats (45.96, 300m – 24th) and Jess Oknin (3:34.15, 1000m – 23rd) and sophomore Anna Fratello (1:54.47, 600m – 28th). At the meet's finale, the girls teamed up to qualify 4 x 400m and 4 x 200m relays for the state meet (Fratello, Kats, frosh Brianna Marcellino, McClain – 4:28.83 and M. Kushner, Gildersleeve, frosh Madison Tippett, R. Kushner – 1:54.42).

 

Overall, a successful, competitive early season effort by the Eagles.

 

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                                                                      Hockomock Indoor Meet #1
v. Foxboro
 
December 11, 2010
 

Franklin – The Sharon Eagles squared off against the Foxboro Warriors at the Franklin Fieldhouse to open their 2010-11 Indoor Track campaign on a high note.

 

Despite graduating three-quarters of their vaunted state champion sprint squad from last season, the Lady Eagles notched their first team victory, soundly defeating Hockomock league rival Foxboro, 60.33- 25.67. Senior co-captain Sara Gildersleeve, the remaining leg from that highly decorated squad, swept the sprints, taking the 50yd dash (6.3 – state meet qualifier) and 300m (46.3). Sophomore Anna Fratello, last winter’s Rookie of the Year award recipient and one of the team’s most versatile athletes, claimed a pair of individual wins by taking the 600m (1:59.4) and Shot Put (24’7.5”). Senior co-captain Caroline McClain in her Mile debut, kicked with 300 meters to go in a tactical race to take the decisive victory (5:59.6). Senior Meaghan Perry also unleashed a strong kick in the 1000m (3:40.1) for the win. Freshman Rita Kushner, under typically difficult jumping conditions at the fieldhouse, captured a varsity win in her first high school track competition, clearing a respectable 4’8”. First year Madison Tippett also made a splash in her first varsity competition by placing 2nd in the 50yd dash (6.5), 300m (49.8), and Shot Put (23’11.25”). Junior Meri Kushner placed 2nd in the 50yd Hurdles (8.6) and HJ (4’4”) to add to the point total. Jess Oknin placed 2nd in the 22-lap 2-Mile (13:37). Other scorers included sophomore Sarah McGrath (3rd – 1000m, 3:48.7), and freshmen Julia Zuroff (3rd – 600m, 2:06.8) and Leila Kutana (t-3rd, HJ -4’2”). The 4 x 400m of McClain, M. Kushner, R. Kushner, and Fratello teamed up to close out the meet with a relay win.

 

The boys’ team was narrowly edged out by Foxboro, 41 – 45. Although the boys absorbed a tough defeat, the Eagles scored in every event. Josh Arons, senior co-captain and one of the state’s top sprinters at 200m, led wire to wire on his way to victory in the 300m (39.8). Senior sprinter Vlad Nere also posted his first win of the season in the 50yd dash (5.7). Middle-distance juniors Dan Scribner and Ben Ryter, running with tremendous confidence, controlled their races for wins in the 600m (1:38.1) and 1000m (2:57.5), respectively. Second-place finishes were turned in by senior Luke Fisher (600m, 1:41.1), juniors Xander Bennett (50yd Hurdles, 7.2), co-captain Michael Dupuis (2 Mile, 11:14.3), and David Dones (SP, 34’5”).  Other scorers included senior Mike Flaherty (3rd- HJ, 5’2”), junior Dan Rosenbaum (3rd- SP, 33’7”) and sophomores Jared Fogel (3rd-1000m, 3:00.1) and Steven Kessler (3rd-Mile, 5:27.4). Bennett, Fisher, Scribner, and Arons also combined to win the 4 x 400m meet finale.

 

Sharon Patch Coverage and Team Preview

 

Sharon Advocate Sports Roundup

 

Meet Score Sheet


2010 Team Awards
 
 June 13, 2010
 
 A well deserved congratulations to all of the 2010 award recipients, captains selections,
and varsity athletes!
 
Top Fundraiser - Hayley Kats
 
Principal's Awards - Camille Henry & Jake Berezin
 
Coaches' Special Dedication Award -  Ross Keith
 
Rookies of The Year Awards -  Samantha Kaplan & Xander Bennett
 
Most Improved Awards -  Jessica Oknin & Mitch Kaufman
 
MVPs -  Girls 4x100m Relay (Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, Ali Kirsch) & Josh Arons
 
Hockomock League All-Star Selections  -  Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, Ali Kirsch
 
New England Championship Tournament Awards -
Girls 4 x 100m: Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, Ali Kirsch 
 
2011 Girls Outdoor Team Tri-Captains Selections - Sara Gildersleeve, Caroline McClain, Meaghan Perry
 
2011 Boys Outdoor Team Tri-Captains Selections - Josh Arons, Mitch Kaufman, Vlad Nere

2010 New England Interscholastic Outdoor

Track and Field Championship

 

June 12, 2010

 

New Britain, CT - Qualifying as this year’s MIAA state championship runners-up, Sharon’s 4 x 100m relay threw down against New England’s finest girls sprint teams and an uncooperative Mother Nature at Willow Brook Park’s Veterans Stadium.  With sheets of heavy rain cascading onto the soggy track, Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch concluded their season with a 5th place finish at the New England Championships in a respectable 49.94 behind Windsor (CT), Andover, Hope (RI), and Weaver (CT) high schools. For graduates Jaboin, Henry, and Kirsch, the meet also represented the finale to three distinguished scholastic track and field careers.

 

Sharon Advocate Coverage 

 

Complete Meet Results


                                                               2010 MSTCA South Heptathlon

June 7 - 8, 2010

 

Hingham – Debuting in her first multiple-event competition, versatile freshman Samantha Kaplan accumulated 3174 points for a very respectable 18th place out of a field of 111 competitors at the MSTCA South Heptathlon (100mH – 17.76, HJ – 4’7”,  SP – 21’7.5”, 200m – 27.75, LJ – 15’1.25”, Javelin – 65’2”, 800m – 2:52.54). Freshman Jess Chabot, competing in her first heptathlon as well, was in 22nd place after the first day of competition, but was but was unable to complete Day 2 due to other commitments.           

 

               

Photos Courtesy of Coach Conway

Complete Heptathlon Results


2010 MIAA All-State Meet

 

June 5, 2010

 

Westfield – For the foursome who have experienced unprecedented success as a sprint relay team this year at SHS, it’s always been about camaraderie, sacrifice, trust, and a tacit agreement that team came before the individual. This sense of solidarity was underscored as they huddled in the infield before they were called to their marks with four hands in unison grasping the baton. Sandwiched between senior prom and graduation ceremonies, these young women pulled it together again at the MIAA All-State Track and Field Championship hosted by Westfield State College.

 

The 4 x 100m team of Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch have had a remarkable run this spring with relay victories at the Weston Twilight Invitational, the MSTCA State Relays (4 x 100m and 4 x 200m), the Hockomock League Championships, and the MIAA State Division 2 Championships. With the top six finishers advancing to the New England Championships, the third seeded Lady Eagles, looking up at Springfield Central and Andover high schools, were confident that they had enough in their tanks to compete against the best in the state after a long spring season and extended winter campaign. A short hard rain during warm-ups seemed to intensify their pre-race jitters however, as evident by Jaboin’s header on the slick infield turf and Kirsch’s near pratfall over the raised inside lane curb (the Eagles Nest has eagle eyes!).

 

Among a deep field with every team in the seeded heat capable of going sub-50, Sharon toppled top seed Springfield Central, taking the runner-up spot to Andover. On the way to their 2nd place finish, the Lady Eagles shaved off 0.28 seconds from their previous best to re-set the school record at 49.12. By virtue of their placement, the Lady Eagles earned a birth to compete next weekend at Willow Brook Park's Veterans Stadium in New Britain, CT. There they will go shoulder to shoulder against top seeds Windsor HS (CT) and Hope HS (RI), with another crack at Andover HS.

 

Earlier in the meet, Josh Arons, seeded 10th in the 200m, posted a 23.20 and did not advance to the finals, placing 14th overall. Jaboin, competing individually in the 100m from the 6th seed, also failed to advance placing 10th overall with a time of 12.81.

 
 

Complete Girls Meet Results

Complete Boys Meet Results


2010 MIAA State Div. 2 Meet

 

May 28, 2010

 

Lowell – In numbers greater than in recent years, sixteen Eagles landed in Cawley Stadium as qualifiers to compete in the MIAA State Division 2 Meet. With training tapering down to produce peak performances, the Eagles were primed by coaches Cimeno, Conway, and Cunningham to not just participate, but to compete for scoring placements, school records, and personal bests.

 

In the opening event, Samantha Kaplan and Mitch Kaufman each broke the school record in the grueling 400m Hurdles. Kaplan posted a 1:08.89 PR for 9th place in the girls’ competition and Kaufman’s 1:01.98 PR put him at 28th overall in the boys’ event. Caroline McClain also improved on her personal best with a time of 1:10.50 (19th place). At 400m, Ali Kirsch went sub-60 for the first time, battling the field down the last 100 meters to secure 6th place in 59.70. In the 100m, Sara Gildersleeve (12.76 PR) and Jen Jaboin (12.78) each won their preliminary heat, setting up their finals as the second and third seeds. However, it was Jaboin who dropped the hammer in the finals to take 2nd overall shattering her own school record set last week in 12.48, with Gildersleeve falling to a respectable 7th place showing (12.93). In the 200m prelims, Josh Arons and Hock champ Rich Gannon from Mansfield went head to head with Arons throwing down a 22.79 to Gannon’s 22.75 for the 5th fastest time heading into the finals. In the finals, Arons and Gannon went at it again, with Arons clocking an impressive 22.58 PR for 5th place overall to Gannon’s 22.57.

 

In the relays, the top-seeded girls’ 4 x 100m team of Jaboin, Camille Henry, Gildersleeve, and Kirsch, dominated the field by over a second to capture 1st place in a school record time of 49.40. The boys’ 4 x 100m relay team of Arons, Nere, Ross Keith, and Kaufman teamed up to post a 45.95 for 15th place. The girls’ 4 x 400m team featuring McClain and three freshmen in Kaplan, Hayley Kats, and Jess Chabot combined for a 4:22.10 to place16th.

 

Sharon’s triple jumpers, who had been impressive this season, were only able to produce one top-ten placement with Kaplan taking 9th (33’5”).

 

Other performances were turned in by Meri Kushner (100m H – 15th , 17.29 and TJ – 20th, 31’3.5”), McClain (TJ – 16th, 31’10.5”), Vladimir Nere (100m, 18th, 11.69), Connor Hichens (TJ – 22nd, 38’5”), Jaboin (TJ – t-24th, 29’6”), Caroline Sun (Mile – 26th, 5:49.43),  Xander Bennett (110m H – 28th, 18.78).

 

At the meets conclusion, of the teams that scored, the girls team ranked 11th (19 points) and the boys team ranked 27th (2 points).

 

Complete Meet Results

 

Sharon Advocate Coverage


2010 Hockomock League Championship

 

May 20, 2010

 

Wrentham – The Hockomock T & F Championship meet seems to bring out the best in many of the athletes from around the league. The Eagles were no exception with several familiar faces to the league, and a few rising new stars, stepping it up.

 

With the field events compressed into a two hour prologue to the running events (due to inclement weather the day before), the Eagles underclassmen rose to the occasion and posted some outstanding marks and top-ten performances. In the girls’ competition, frosh Samantha Kaplan and sophomore Meri Kushner placed 5th and 7th respectively in the Triple Jump with personal bests of 35’2” and 34’11.5”.  Behind the oval, sophomore Christine Muise also set a PR in the Javelin with a throw of 90’00” for 7th place. In the boys’ competition, sophomore Connor Hichens who is a shoe-in to be a star in this league, jumped a fantastic double against a very deep field (TJ – 7th, 40’4.5” PR and LJ – 9th, 20’1.5” PR).

 

On the 8-lane straightaway, senior Jen Jaboin and junior Sara Gildersleeve, co-#2 seeds, advanced to the finals in the girls’ 100m by winning their semi-heats. Vladimir Nere as the #4 seed in the boys’100m, also advanced. In the girls’ finals, it was Jaboin who re-set her own school record in 12.68 FAT on her way to a 2nd place finish, with Gildersleeve unable to recover from an uncharacteristic poor start to finish 6th. In the boys’ 100m finals, Nere placed 4th with an 11.54 FAT personal best, and missed medaling by less than a hundredth. Sixth-seeded Kushner advanced to the finals in the 100m Hurdles and went on to place 5th overall, setting a PR (16.68 FAT).

 

200 meter specialists, senior Camille Henry and junior Josh Arons, advanced to the finals from their semi-heats. After some deliberation with Coach Cimeno, Henry opted to scratch from the finals due to a nagging injury and save herself for the 4 x 100m competition later in the meet. Arons, who had posted the fastest time in the semis with a 22.80 FAT personal best, ran a blistering turn to take 3rd overall in the boys’ 200m finals, throwing down a 22.79 to PR again. Miler turned sprinter Ali Kirsch, running from the center of the track as the #2 seed in the 400m, held on down the stretch to take 3rd, setting an FAT PR of 1:00.20. Top-ten performances were also turned in by Sharon’s 400m hurdlers – Kaplan and junior Caroline McClain finished in a near dead heat at 1:11.11 and 1:11.13 for 6th and 7th places in the girls’ race. Hard-running junior Mitch Kaufman gave serious chase to the school record in the 400m H. Falling just a few tenths short, Kaufman established a new personal best in the boys’ 400m H (1:03.08) to take 7th place overall.

 

Sharon’s distance crew also secured a pair of top-ten placements. In the girls’ mile, frosh Caroline Sun PR’d for 8th place (5:42.44) and qualified to compete at the state divisional meet. Sophomore Jess Oknin broke the 13-minute barrier for the first time in the 2 Mile (12:56.66) and also placed 8th.

 

The girls’ 4 x 100m quartet of Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and Kirsch, the league’s top seed and currently the second fastest team in the state, ran a 49.73 to capture the Hock Champ crown and the Eagles’ only win. The boys’ 4 x 100m of Nere, Arons, senior Ross Keith, and Kaufman got the baton around the track in a season best 45.45 for 5th place. In the meet’s finale, the girls’ 4 x 400m relay of Kaplan, McClain, and freshmen Jess Chabot and Hayley Kats also scored, taking 5th place in a time of 4:22.95.

 

The girls placed 6th overall in team scoring while the boys placed 9th.

 

Complete Meet Results 

 

Sharon Advocate Coverage 


                                                            2010 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays  

 May 16, 2010
 

Woburn – Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch, took care of business as the top-seeded relay in both the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m by capturing a pair of gold medals at the MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays. In the 4 x 100m, the girls dominated the field on their way to setting a new school record in 49.44, besting 2nd place North Andover HS by nearly a second. A short time later in the 4 x 200m, Sharon got the better of a resilient North Andover squad again, claiming a close victory in 1:45.13 to complete the double. The Triple Jump trio of Samantha Kaplan, Caroline McClain, and Jaboin, teamed up for 4th place with a respectable cumulative mark of 98’4.5”.

 

The boys 4 x 100m relay of Josh Arons, Vladimir Nere, Ross Keith, and Mitch Kaufman put together the team’s only top-10 performance, posting a 45.55 for 9th place overall.

 

2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #7
 
v. Franklin
 
May 12, 2010
 

Franklin – Despite winning seven out of ten events contested on the track, the Lady Eagles came up a bit short and were defeated by the Franklin Lady Panthers, 55 – 81. Individual wins by seniors Jen Jaboin (200m, 26.3) and Ali Kirsch (400m, 1:00.1 PR), junior Sara Gildersleeve (100m, 12.7), sophomore Meri Kushner (100m H, 16.9 PR - first varsity win!), and frosh Sam Kaplan (400m H, 1:09.7), along with a sweep of the relays (Jaboin, senior Camille Henry, Gildersleeve, Kirsch, 4 x100m -  49.7 and junior Caroline McClain, Kaplan, junior Meaghan Perry, and freshman Jessica Chabot, 4 x 400m – 4:24.2), put pressure on the deep and talented Franklin roster. However, with the exception of Christine Muise who captured the top spot in the Javelin with a throw of 74’10”, the meet turned largely on the Panther’s advantage in the three throwing events, with the Franklin girls taking 22 out of a possible 27 points. Other noteworthy performances came from Henry (100m – 2nd, 12.8), Gildersleeve (LJ – 2nd, 15’0”), soph Jess Oknin (2 Mile – 2nd, 13:26.4), Kaplan (TJ – 2nd, 33’8”and HJ – 3rd, 4’8”), and McClain (400m H – 3rd, 1:10.9 PR).

 
 
In the boys competition, there were several standout performances. Junior Josh Arons, in excellent form, threw down his first sub-23 200m (22.8 PR) in a runaway win for the Eagles. Soph Xander Bennett placed 2nd in the 110m Hurdles, qualifying for the state divisional meet in a personal best 16.3. Also qualifying in an individual event for the first time was junior Vlad Nere, who posted an 11.2 PR in the 100m for 2nd place. Sophomore Dan Scribner, in his season debut at the 2 Mile, set a PR on his way to a 2nd place finish and team season best of 11:16. Sophomore Ben Ryter's 5:09.1 effort in the Mile was good for a 3rd place finish. Sophomore Connor Hichens was the top scorer for the Eagles, capturing wins in the LJ and TJ.  Arons, Nere, senior Ross Keith and junior Cory Kramer were also winners in the 4 x 100m (45.6). The boys were defeated by a score of 32 -104.
 

 
2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #6
 
v. N. Attleboro
 
May 5, 2010

 

North Attleboro - Despite the pair of Eagle losses to the Red Rocketeers, there was plenty of optimism to go around.

 

Frosh Samantha Kaplan, on her way to placing 2nd to NA’s Amanda Cangiano, shattered the school record in the 400m Hurdles (1:08.9 HT) to start the meet. With the track cleared of hurdles, junior Sara Gildersleeve outleaned NA star sprinter/hurdler Christy Deininger in the 100m in 12.8 for the win. Senior Jen Jaboin outlasted hardcharging Samantha Kroll (NA) in the 200m for 1st place in a season best 26.3. Freshman Caroline Sun (5:51.1) and sophomore Jess Oknin (5:57.2) took 2nd and 3rd in re-setting their PRs in the Mile. Versatile junior Caroline McClain placed 2nd in the 400m in a season best 64.3. Senior Ali Kirsch distanced herself from the pack early to pick up the win in the 800m (2:30.2). Soph Meri Kushner also chipped in a 3rd place finish in the 100m Hurdles in a 17.5 PR. Off the track, Kaplan led Sharon sweeps in the Triple Jump (Kaplan 34’4”, Jaboin 33’0” PR, McClain 32’9”) and High Jump (Kaplan 4’8”, Kushner 4’6”, soph Bridget Wald 4’4”). Gildersleeve also posted a season best in her 2nd place Long Jump effort (15’0”). The final team score was 53 -83 in North's favor.

 
Sophomore Michael Dupuis went sub-5 in the Mile for the first time, earning a 2nd place finish with a 4:59.7 PR. Junior Tyler Shepard (HJ, 5'2") and sophomores Matt Ostrow (2 Mile, 11:25.3), and Connor Hichens (TJ, 38'9"), also placed 2nd in their events. Junior Josh Arons met the divisional state qualifying standard of 11.2 in the 100m on his way to placing 3rd to NA's Brady Shorey (11.0) and Vlad Francois (11.1). Juniors Mitch Kaufman (400m H, 1:04.8) and Derrick Mann (HJ, 5'0"), and soph Vlad Bennett (110m H,  18.0) also grabbed 3rd place points. The final score was Sharon 16, North Attleboro 120.
 

 
2010 Weston Twilight Invitational
 
May 1, 2010
 
Weston - Sharon's girls 4 x 100m relay team, among the fastest in the state this season, traveled to Weston HS to compete under the lights against other top-ranked sprint squads. Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch threw down a school record 49.94 FAT for the victory over the likes of Andover (50.30), Newton North (50.49), and Newton South (51.31).
 
          
                               Ali Kirsch taking it home for the win!                        Gildersleeve, Kirsch, Henry, & Jaboin savoring the moment!
2010 MSTCA Large Schools Frosh Soph Meet
 
May 1, 2010
 
N. Attleboro -  Under great spring conditions, Sharon underclassmen had the chance to show off their potential by competing against other freshmen and sophomores at the annual MSTCA Frosh Soph Meet. Fifth seed Samantha Kaplan captured the top spot in the Triple Jump with a PR and team leading 34'5" mark. Kaplan also eclipsed the FAT school record in the 400m Hurdles by 0.03 seconds on her way to an 8th place finish in a time of 1:12.69. Scoring in the TJ as well was Connor Hichens with a 5th place jump of 39'6". Other noteworthy top twenty performances came from Jollene Allen (LJ - 8th, 14"11.5", 100m - 12th, 13.78), Dan Scribner (800m - 11th, 2:09.35), Xander Bennett (110m H - 12th, 17.92), Hayley Kats (200m - 13th, 28.36), and Bridget Wald (HJ - t-16th, 4'5").
 
2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #5
 
v. Mansfield
 
April 29, 2010
 
Mansfield - Star-studded track and field powerhouse Mansfield had little trouble defeating the Eagles.
 
The boys fell to the Hornets 6 - 130. Sophomore Connor Hichens PR'd in breaking the 40-ft barrier in the Triple Jump for the first time with a very respectable 3rd place leap of 40'4". Hichens also secured a 3rd in the LJ with a leap of 18'8". Derrick Mann also eeked out a 3rd place in the HJ (5'4"). Mitch Kaufman led the Eagle scoring with a 2nd place in the 400m Hurdles (1:06.2).
 
The girls squad was also stung by the Hornets, taking the loss by a score of 35 - 81. Senior tri-captain Ali Kirsch debuted in the 400m Hurdles (1:13.1) with a win to kick off the meet. Senior tri-captain Jen Jaboin faced off against Mansfield sophomore burner Kayla Comer in the 100m for 2nd place (12.7). Junior Sara Gildersleeve managed a 3rd in the 200m with a season best 26.5. Soph Jess Oknin secured a win in the 2-Mile (13:36.1) and a 3rd in the Mile (6:00.0). Junior Caroline McClain also scored, placing 3rd in the 400m (66.3). Off the oval, Jaboin (LJ - 16.4") and junior Julia Rotman (Discus - 81'2.5") claimed field wins. Frosh Samantha Kaplan PR'd in the TJ (34'4") for 2nd and went vertical for 3rd in the HJ (4'8"). McClain's 14'4.5" in the LJ also earned a point.
 

2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #4
 
v. Oliver Ames
 
April 15, 2010
 
Easton – Tooled with exceptional talent and an army of athletes, Oliver Ames defeated both the boys and girls squads from Sharon.

 

The girls’ team was handed their first blowout loss of the season, 42 - 94. With the meet held on the Tiger’s newly re-surfaced track, the talent-laden OA girls with a deep roster in the middle and longer distances, carried the day. Despite the 45 degree temps, the Lady Eagles battled hard and countered with their strength in the sprints and jumps.  Senior tri-captain Jen Jaboin (12.7) chased down junior teammate Sara Gildersleeve (12.8) late in the 100m, handing Gildersleeve her first loss on the track this season. However, both sprinters handily defeated league all-star sprinter Alex Murray (13.2) who had to settle for 3rd. At 200m, Gildersleeve (27.1) reigned over Murray (27.3) again to claim 1st place. Senior tri-captain Ali Kirsch, demonstrating her tremendous range, threw down a sparkling 60.2 PR in a runaway win at 400m over OA’s Alison Hickey. The only other win came from versatile freshman Sam Kaplan who captured the TJ with a mark of 32’10.5”. Junior Caroline McClain, in a dramatic finish, dueled with OA soph Robin Leowald down the final 100m to secure 2nd place in the 800m. In the 400m Hurdles, Kaplan (1:12.2) nearly tied McClain’s one-year old school record (1:12.1, hand- timed) in her 2nd place effort behind super soph Emily Grotz (1:07.4). Kaplan also placed 2nd in the HJ with a leap of 4’10”, tying her season best.

 

The boys’ team managed only one individual win, courtesy of junior Vlad Nere who posted an 11.6 in the 100m for his first varsity win. Junior Josh Arons, running in super sprinter Quinn Ryder’s jetwash (22.5), placed 2nd in the 200m (23.5). In the 400m Hurdles, junior Mitch Kaufman was able to secure 2nd place (1:07.8). Sophomore Connor Hichens added to the Eagles’ total by placing in both the TJ (2nd – 37’0”) and LJ (18’1”). Other scorers included senior co-captain Ross Keith (100m – 3rd, 11.9), junior Cory Kramer (200m – 3rd, 25.9), junior Derrick Mann (HJ – 3rd, 5’0”), sophomore Dan Scribner (400m, 3rd- 57.2T).), and sophomore Matt Ostrow (2 Mile, 3rd – 11:32.0). The quartet of Arons, Nere, Keith and Kaufman also combined for a win in the 4 x 100m relay (45.3), improving on their seed time for state level competitions later in the season. The final score was 25 - 111, dropping the boys record to 0 - 4.

 

Score Sheet

Sharon Advocate Coverage


16th Annual Rt. 228 Freshman - Sophomore Invitational
 
April 24, 2010
 
Hingham - Sharon freshmen and sophomores had an opportunity to compete against other underclassmen in a low key, multi-school invitational hosted by Notre Dame Academy for the first time this spring.  Up and coming Connor Hichens and Samantha Kaplan led the way for the Eagles by way of the Triple Jump. Hichens leapt 39'1.5" for 6th place in the boys TJ competition. Kaplan placed 3rd against the girls TJ field with a jump of 32'9". Kaplan also placed 7th in the 400m Hurdles (1:13.91). Other Eagles' highlights included Meri Kushner's trip to the finals in the 100m Hurdles (18.02, 17.97) for 8th place, Jess Oknin's 7th place 2-Mile (13:00.20), Xander Bennett's 9th place finish in the 110m Hurdles (19.46), and Dan Scribner's 10th place finish in the 800m (2:13.12). Hichens, Bennett, Scribner, and Josh Levitt teamed up for a 7th place finish in the 4 x 400m relay (3:52.09).
 
         
Sophomores Xander Bennet (l) and Dan Scribner (r) competing in the 4 x 400m relay.
Photos courtesy of Coach Conway.

2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #3
 
v. King Philip
 
April 15, 2010
 

Wrentham – In a squeaker, the Lady Eagles fell to the King Philip Warriors, 66 -70. The Eagles were paced by two-time winners senior Ali Kirsch and junior Sara Gildersleeve. Kirsch completed a difficult double in taking both the Mile and 2-Mile (5:47, 12:16). Running into a stiff headwind, Gildersleeve covered the sprints taking first in the 100m and 200m (12.6, 26.7). Hard charging senior Camille Henry placed 2nd in both the 100m and 200m (12.7, 26.7) to complete the impressive Eagle 1-2 punch. Junior Caroline McClain was the only other winner on the track, taking the 400m Hurdles in 1:14.5. Off the track, it was sophomore Jollene Allen in the LJ (14’10”) and frosh Sam Kaplan in the TJ (33’4”) claiming firsts in the jumping events. Sophomore Christine Muise had the best throw of the day in the Javelin (77’5”) for the win. Other points came from senior Gina Christiano (2nd – 100m H, 19.3), frosh Caroline Sun (2nd – 800m, 2:40.2), Kaplan (2nd – HJ, 4’8” and 3rd – 400m, 66.7), frosh Aashna Narang (2nd - 400m H, 1:17.7), Gildersleeve (3rd – LJ, 14’7.5”), and McClain (3rd – TJ, 32’8”). The girls team record fell to 1- 2.

 

The boys’ squad absorbed its 3rd loss in as many meets by a score of 30 – 106. Sophomore Conner Hichens continued to impress, taking the Triple Jump  in a respectable 39’8”. Junior Josh Arons fought off KP’s Josh Raia in a near dead heat at 200m in 23.5. Sophomore hurdler Xander Bennett maintained technique against a tough wind in the 110m H for the victory (18.1). Before going down with an injury in the 400m, senior Brad Mattocks placed 2nd in the LJ (18’1”). Sophomore Michael Dupuis placed 2nd in the Mile (5:10), chased by sophomore teammate Ben Ryter for 3rd (5:15). Sophomore Dan Scribner also grabbed 3rd position in the 800m (2:13). Other scorers included sophomore Greg Yee (2nd – Javelin, 118’2”), junior Mitch Kaufman (3rd – 400m H, 1:08.9), and junior Derrick Mann (t-2nd – HJ, 5’4”, 3rd – Javelin, 111’8”).

 

Score Sheet

Sharon Advocate Coverage


2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #2
v. Canton
 
April 7, 2010
 

Canton – Donned in new unis, the Eagles landed in Canton with the hopes of returning home as victors. However, the feisty Bulldogs had other plans and carried the day.

For the boys, the Eagles were led by seniors Brad Mattocks and Jeremy Reich, the sole individual event winners for Sharon. Mattocks cruised to a win in the 400m in a workmanlike 52.9. Reich launched the discus 99’1” for the win off the oval. Sophomore Connor Hichens, in what could be a breakout season, tied for 2nd place in the LJ with a respectable leap of 19’0”. Junior Vlad Nere, unable to hold form over the last 15 meters, fell to Canton burner Jordan Guyton by 0.2 in the 100m, stopping the clock at 11.7 for 2nd place. Junior Josh Arons posted a 23.3 in the 200m, also placing 2nd to Guyton. Aside from Hichens, other developing sophomores chipping in points were Gregory Yee (Javelin, 2nd - 106’9”), Xander Bennett (110m H, 2nd – 18.5), Mike Dupuis (Mile, 3rd - 5:15), and Matt Ostrow (2 Mile, 3rd – 11:35). In a silver lining effort, the boys qualified a 4 x 100m relay team for the state divisional meet, posting a 46.1, courtesy of Nere, soph Dewey Yoo, senior Ross Keith, and junior Mitch Kaufman. The boys were outscored 104-32. 

The girls fared slightly better but absorbed a loss nonetheless by a score of 73-63. In the 100m dash, junior sprinter Sara Gildersleeve beat Canton's Anna Amico to the line in a respectable 12.7 to qualify for the state meet in a second individual event this season. Senior Camille Henry was upset by Bulldog sophomore Victoria Tondre at 200m in a close finish, but qualified comfortably in a second individual event for the state meet as well in 26.7. Senior Ali Kirsch broke from the pack early in the 800m, winning handily in 2:29.4. Frosh Caroline Sun took full advantage of a soft spot in the Bulldog’s roster to complete a difficult Mile-2 Mile double win (5:59.1, 13:21.5) with something left in the tank. Senior Jen Jaboin flew 16' 6.5" in the LJ for 1st place to qualify in a second individual event for the state meet. Frosh Samantha Kaplan continued to impress in the jumping events by placing 2nd in the HJ (4’8”) and the TJ (33’1”).  Junior hurdler Caroline McClain, after taking the race out hard but fading slightly late in the race, held on to place 2nd in the 400m H (1:13.4). Other promising performances came from sophomores Meri Kushner (100m H, 3rd - 17.4), Christine Muise (Javelin, 2nd – 78’5”), and Jollene Allen (100m, 3rd – 13.1). Allen qualified for the state meet for the first time. The Lady Eagles swept the relays at the meet’s finale. The familiar quartet of senior Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and Kirsch broke the school record in the 4 x 100m in a respectable early season 49.8, surpassing the old mark of 50.22 FAT. McClain, frosh Hayley Kats, senior Gina Christiano, and Kaplan teamed up in the 4 x 400m to post a winning 4:28.1.

Score Sheet


2010 Hockomock Dual Meet #1

v. Stoughton

 April 1, 2010
 

Stoughton – With a break in the rainy weather and a cameo appearance made by the sun, early season performances by many of the Eagles against the Black Knights on a nicked up track surface gave coaches Cimeno, Conway, and Cunningham good reasons to be optimistic for a very competitive 2010 spring season.

 

The girls secured a team victory over Stoughton (71-65), led behind the members of this winter’s vaunted 4 x 200m relay, collecting convincing wins in their individual specialties from 100m to 800m. Senior tri-captain Jen Jaboin (100m, 12.7), junior Sara Gildersleeve (200m, 26.6), senior Camille Henry (400m, 62.5), and senior tri-captain Ali Kirsch (800m, 2:28.3), set the tone of the meet with each upperclassman easily qualifying for the state divisional meet. All-purpose freshman Samantha Kaplan leapt for a pair of wins, vertically and horizontally, by taking the HJ at 4”10 to match the state meet standard, and by outdistancing teammate Jaboin by ½” in the LJ at 14’10 ½”. The Lady Eagles also swept the relays to nail down the team win and qualify for the state meet as well. Jaboin, Henry, and Gildersleeve, sprint relay cohorts for the last three years, were joined by frosh Jess Chabot to win the 4 x 100m in a respectable 50.6. The 4 x 400m team of Kaplan, junior Caroline McClain, frosh Hayley Kats, and anchor Kirsch, won in 4:18.9. Other key points were chipped in by newcomer junior Julia Rotman (1st-Shot Put, 3rd-Discus), McClain (2nds-400m H, TJ), sophomore Jess Oknin (2nd-2-Mile), Kirsch (3rds-TJ, HJ), junior Elena Huang (3rd-2-Mile), sophomore Jollene Allen (3rd-LJ), sophomore Christine Muise (3rd-Javelin), and Kaplan (3rd-400m H).

 

Although the boys dropped their season opener (48-88), there were several standout efforts. Junior Josh Arons set a PR in the 200m in a winning time of 23.1 to qualify for the state meet for the first time. Senior co-captain Bradley Mattocks handily won the 400m, posting a 52.4 to also qualify for the state meet. The other Sharon win came from sophomore Connor Hichens in the Triple Jump with a respectable leap of 39 3 ½”. Hichens also placed 2nd in the Long Jump with a distance of 18’ 9”. Senior co-captain Ross Keith (11.7) and sophomore Dewey Yoo (11.8) sped their way to 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the 100m behind Stoughton’s All-NE hurdling champ Greg Boursiquot. Senior Josh Mark (24.1) and junior Vladimir Nere (24.8) completed the 200m sweep by placing 2nd and 3rd to Arons in the 200m.  In the middle distances, sophomores Michael Dupuis (5:02.9) and Dan Scribner (5:03.9 ) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Mile with fellow sophomore Matt Ostrow (11.35.8 ) placing 2nd in the 2-Mile.  Other point scorers included senior Stephen Gershalk (2nd-800m), senior Jeremy Reich (2nd-Discus), junior Tyler Shepard (t-2nd-HJ), sophomore Xander Bennett (2nd-400m H), senior Zach Stringham (3rd-400m), senior Jason Kraus (3rd-800m), and junior Mike Flaherty (3rd-110m H).

 

Score Sheet


2009-2010 Team Awards
 
 March 15, 2009
 
 A well deserved congratulations to all of the 2009-2010 team award recipients, captains selections,
and varsity athletes!
 
Principal's Award - Erica Beach & Jackson Murphy
 
Rookies of The Year -  Anna Fratello & Xander Bennett
 
Most Improved Awards -  Meaghan Perry & Dan Scribner
 
Coaches Awards  -  Sara Gildersleeve & Matt Ostrow
 
Most Valuable Players  -  Ali Kirsch & Bradley Mattocks
 
Hockomock League All-Star Selection  -  Ali Kirsch
 
New England Championship Tournament Participants Award -
Girls 4 x 200m: Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, Ali Kirsch 
 
2010-2011 Girls Indoor Team Captains Selections - Sara Gildersleeve, Caroline McClain
 
2010-2011 Boys Indoor Team Captains Selections - Josh Arons, Michael Dupuis
 
 
SHS Seniors - Class of 2010
(l to r) Erica Beach, Gina Christiano, Camille Henry, Jen Jaboin, Ali Kirsch,
Bradley Mattocks, Ross Keith, Jackson Murphy

Nike Indoor Nationals
 
Day 1 - March 13, 2010
 
Boston - There was no fairy tale ending for the girls 4 x 200m, as their consecutive school record breaking streak came to a screeching halt at five at the Nike Indoor National Championship. Running as Ultimate Athlete TC, Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch, were unable to complete their race after a disastrous collision during the second leg and a missed third baton pass. Going into the second turn, Henry's feet got tangled up with Chelsea Penn's from St. John The Baptist HS (Long Is., NY), causing both runners to hit the ground and drop their batons, essentially ending their races. Despite the misfortune, the team carried on but dropped the stick again during the exchange between Gildersleeve and Kirsch for the DNF.
 
Day 2 - March 14, 2010
 
The foursome of Henry, Jaboin, Gildersleeve, and Kirsch rebounded on the second day of the meet by running a season best 4:11.93 in the 4 x 400m relay.

New England Interscholastic Indoor Championship
 
March 5, 2010
 

Boston – Records are made to be broken. Seniors Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Ali Kirsch and junior Sara Gildersleeve have taken this tired sports cliché literally this season.

 

For the fifth consecutive time this season, the streaking girls 4 x 200m lowered the school record on their way to a 5th place finish at the prestigious New England Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Running from an outside lane assignment in the penultimate heat, the Lady Eagles were in for a battle against Rhode Island’s top seeded team and last year’s New England runner-up, Hope H.S. Although they were bested by Hope in their heat, the Lady Eagles posted a sizzling 1:45.30, shattering their school record by 0.94 seconds. Their time was good enough to beat Massachusetts’ top seed, Boston Latin Academy, as well as Pembroke H.S. who had edged out Sharon for 4th place at the All-State Meet. Connecticut’s top team, Danbury H.S., set a new meet record for the overall win.

 

This foursome has lowered the school mark by an amazing 4.30 seconds this season.

 

With their new school record, the Eagles are ranked as the 55th fastest team in the nation this year, according to dyestat.com, an internet high school track and field performance tracking website. Their time also places them among the top 20 girls 4 x 200m high school relay teams of all time in Massachusetts.

 

Complete Meet Results

Sharon Advocate Article


MIAA Auerbach All-State Meet

February 26, 2010

 

Boston – It’s on to the New England Championships!

 

The SHS girls 4 x 200m relay continued their amazing streak of consecutive record setting sprint performances and extended their season by placing 5th at the MIAA Auerbach All-State Indoor Track and Field Championships. The foursome of Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch, running as the 5th seed, was able to put together a sizzling 1:46.24, besting their previous school record by a whopping 0.80 seconds in front of a full house crowd. Their SR time also cracks the MA Top 50 H.S. Girls All-Time Best indoor performance list.The Eagles were in the hunt for fourth place but were edged out by Pembroke star Becky Stoyle in the last few meters (1:46.11). Although this speedy relay roster, currently ranked 68th in the U.S, has shaved off over 3 seconds from the school record in the four times they have competed together as a unit this indoor season, Coach Cimeno feels there is still more room for improvement. By virtue of their top 6 finish in the All-State meet, the Lady Eagles earned the opportunity to represent Massachusetts and compete against the best relay teams in New England at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston 

 

Henry also competetd individually in the 300m. Seeded 23rd, Henry clocked a 43.65 for 18th place overall.

 

Complete Meet Results

Patriot Ledger Coverage

Sharon Advocate Coverage

SHS 4 x 200m advances to the New England Indoor Championships (l to r) Ali Kirsch, Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry & Sara Gildersleeve

 On to the New England Championship Meet!

 (l to r) A. Kirsch, J. Jaboin, C. Henry, S. Gildersleeve

1:46.24 SR, 5th Place, Auerbach All-State Indoor Championship


MIAA State Div. 2 Championship

 

February 21, 2010

 

Boston – The SHS girls varsity sprint team continued to raise eyebrows at the MIAA State Division 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. 

 

Senior sprinter Camille Henry, seeded 13th, posted a 43.04 in the 300m trials to advance to the finals. In the finals, contested in two sections, Henry ran a season best 43.02 to take 7th overall. Junior Sara Gildersleeve, the 10th seed in the 55m Dash, tied the school record she set last week at the league championships with a 7.63 in the trials to advance to the finals as well. Gildersleeve followed up in the finals with a 7.68 to place 7th overall.

 

The girls 4 x 200m relay of senior Jen Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and senior Ali Kirsch, lowering the school mark each time they've competed together, kept their streak intact by eclipsing their school record again. The Lady Eagles, seeded 4th, combined for a very fast 1:47.04, knocking another 0.62 seconds off the school record to take 2nd place behind a stacked Mansfield squad. The foursome earned another spot on the podium to accept their silver medals as well as an opportunity to compete at next week’s Auerbach All-State Championship meet.

 

Other results: Brad Mattocks, seeded 17th in the 300m, ran a 37.71 for 16th place. Kirsch, seeded 4th in the Mile, ran a 5:43.85, finishing 27th. The girls 4 x 400m relay of seniors Jaboin, Gina Christiano, Erica Beach and junior Caroline McClain posted a 4:35.73 for 22nd place.

 

Complete Meet Results

Sharon Advocate Coverage


2010 Hockomock League Indoor Championships

February 13, 2010

Boston – It was a roller coaster kind of day on the oval and the infield at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center for the Eagles competing at the Hockomock League Championships. Although there were some disappointments, Coaches Cimeno, Conway, and Cunningham had many athletes peaking to set personal records.

 

Early in the meet, junior Sara Gildersleeve tied the school record in the 55m dash, posting a 7.70 in the prelims to advance into the finals. The record was held by teammate Jen Jaboin, who set the record at last year’s state divisional meet. Unfortunately, Jaboin was disqualified for a false start in her preliminary heat. In the finals, Gildersleeve placed 4th overall, throwing down a 7.63 to set a new school record. Senior tri-captain Camille Henry sprinted to a 43.56 finish in the 300m out of the top seeded section, also placing 4th. Senior tri-captain and top seed Ali Kirsch battled Franklin’s talented sophomore Alex Giese in a tactical Mile. Although Kirsch controlled the pace for most of the race, it was Giese (5:24.27) who bested Kirsch (5:30.37, 2nd) in the end for the win with Kirsch fighting off a hard-charging freshman Alley Harbour (5:30.55, 3rd) from North Attleboro. The girls 4 x 400m relay of Jaboin, Gildersleeve, junior Caroline McClain, and Kirsch teamed up for a 4:20.34 out of the first section to also earn 4th place points. From the ring, rock steady junior shot putter Melissa Rimpel just missed scoring by 0.5" with her 7th place throw of 28'6", a season best.  Other noteworthy performances included McClain’s PR and a team’s season best in the 600m (1:51.65, 11th) and junior Meaghan Perry’s PR in the 1000m (3:24.57, 11th). The girls’ team racked up a total of 20 points to place 6th overall. Mansfield HS took the overall team title with 78 points.

 

For the boys, the 4 x 400m relay team of juniors Josh Arons and Garret Sullivan and seniors Josh Mark and Brad Mattocks posted a 3:46.79 for 6th place.  In the 55m dash, sophomore sprinter Dewey Yoo put together a respectable 7.11 for 9th, just missing the finals by 0.04 seconds. At 300m, Mattocks crossed the finish line in 37.36 to place 8th overall among a quality field and just 0.1 off his own school record. Arons placed 14th overall in the 300m, going sub-40 (39.66) for the first time to set a new personal record. In the Mile, sophomore middle-distance runner Dan Scribner ran a 5:00.53 to also set a new PR, placing 10th overall. The boys’ team placed ninth with Mansfield taking the team title.

Complete Meet Results - Girls

Complete Meet Results - Boys  

Sharon Advocate Coverage


2010 Bob McIntyre Memorial Elite Relays

February 7, 2010 

Boston – WOW!

 

Intent on spoiling Boston Latin’s star-studded sprint team's plans of taking home a pair of golds, the Lady Eagles exploded in the finals of the 4 x 50yd Shuttle Dash Relay at the prestigious Bob McIntyre Memorial Elite Relays for the runaway win in school record time. The foursome of Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve and Ali Kirsch, seeded fifth among the 24 top qualifying teams in the state, motored in the trials with a time of 25.34 to win their heat and tie the school record. With the third fastest preliminary time under their belts and Coach Tim Cimeno's sub-25 prediction, the girls lined up against Boston Latin, Brockton, and Norton sprint teams in the finals. Running four competitive legs, the quartet lit up the track to pull away from the talented field in a blistering 24.81 for the relay victory, just missing the meet record by 0.09 seconds and state record by 0.11 seconds. A stunned Boston Latin, who cruised to win the 4 x 200m handily in meet record time earlier, finished 2nd in 24.91. The jubilant Sharon sprint squad presented the coaching staff with the team championship plaque after receiving their baton awards.

 

Earlier in the meet, Kirsch (800m), Jaboin (200m), Gildersleeve (200m), and Caroline McClain (400m) combined in the Sprint Medley Relay for 13th place overall, finishing in a season best time of 4:24.92.

Complete Meet Results

Sharon Advocate Coverage


2010 MSTCA Elite Meet

 

 January 31, 2010

 

Boston – The top scholastic track and field athletes from around the state battled head to head at the MSTCA Coaches Elite Invitational, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.  For the Sharon track program, their shining moment came in a relay event.

 

For only the second time, Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Ali Kirsch were teamed up in the 4 x 200m relay. Earlier in the season, the foursome shattered the school record by 1.75 seconds in a non-league dual meet against Notre Dame Academy. Having qualified as the seventh seed among the top 21 qualifying teams in the state, the Lady Eagles were forced to run from the penultimate heat, rather than the final heat with the top six seeds. With Jaboin leading off, Henry and Gildersleeve running the middle legs, and Kirsch taking them home, the team passed the baton cleanly out in front of their competition, putting together a scorching 1:47.66 to win their heat and take 3rd place overall. On their way to claiming bronze medals, the quartet also surpassed their short-lived previous school record by 0.56. The ladies were bested only by Boston Latin H.S., who ran the 3rd all-time best time in Massachusetts, and Andover H.S. Hockomock league rivals Canton and Franklin also made it to the awards podium, finishing 4th and 5th, respectively.

 

Earlier in the meet, Kirsch placed 11th overall in the Mile, covering the distance in 5:20.18, just shy of her personal record. Henry also competed earlier, running the 300m dash in 44.23 for 20th place.

 

Complete Girls Results

Complete Boys Results

Sharon Advocate Coverage

  

      On the podium, the school record setting 4 x 200m relay team (from l to r): Ali Kirsch, Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, & Sara Gildersleeve      New SHS school record posted on the Reggie Lewis Track scoreboard - 1:47.66


 

2010 MSTCA Boys & Girls Invitational

 

January 30, 2010

 

Boston - Having not raced in two weeks, qualifiers Brad Mattocks and Sara Gildersleeve shook off some rust and competed at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Invitational held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. In the 300m dash, running out of lane 5 in the seeded section, Mattocks placed a respectable 7th among the 93 athletes competing, crossing the finish line in 37.64 (2nd in heat). Gildersleeve advanced to the 55m dash semifinals by throwing down a 7.75 in the trials, just 0.05 off the school record. In the semifinals, Gildersleeve was unable to advance into the finals with a 7.77, finishing 16th among 93 sprinters competing.

 


 

Paul Davey Frosh-Soph Meet

 

January 23, 2010

 

Franklin – SHS underclassmen took to the track at the Franklin Field House for the opportunity to develop and compete against other freshmen and sophomores in a low key event, the annual Paul Davey Frosh/Soph meet hosted by Franklin H.S.

Sprinter Dewey Yoo claimed 2nd place in the 50y Dash, streaking to the finish line in a respectable 5.9.  Hurdler Xander Bennett placed 2nd in the 50y Hurdles with a time of 7.7. Dan Scribner’s 2:59.0 in the 1000m was enough for 4th place. Robert Kazanek’s toss of 32’ 4.5” in the Shot Put was good for 5th place.

Jessica Oknin led the way for the girls, covering the 2 Mile distance in 13:00.8 for 2nd place. Anna Fratello also scored with a 24’ 9.25” throw in the Shot Put for 5th place.


 

MSTCA Division 2 State Relays

 

Jan 16, 2010

 

Boston – The Sharon Eagles, along with forty-four other high school track and field programs from around the state, assembled at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to compete in the MSTCA Division 2 State Relays. With expectations high, the varsity girls sprint squad led the way for the maroon and gold.

 

The foursome of seniors Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Ali Kirsch, and junior Sara Gildersleeve, who two weeks ago shattered the 4 x 200m relay school record in a non-league dual meet against Notre Dame Academy by 1.75 seconds, posting the second best time in the state (1:48.21), were reunited to compete in the 1600m Sprint Medley Relay. Kirsch (800m), Jaboin (200m), Gildersleeve (200m) and Henry (400m) threw down a respectable 4:27.04, fast enough to earn handsome 4th place medals.  Looking to defend their 4 x 50y relay state title from last season, Jaboin, Henry, and Gildersleeve along with junior Caroline McClain inserted into the lineup, claimed 3rd place hardware on their way to eclipsing the school record by 0.07 seconds with a scorching 25.34. The 10 team points earned by these two relays positioned the Lady Eagles in a 4-way tie for 10th place overall. Both sprint teams also qualified to compete in the upcoming McIntyre Memorial Elite Relays Invitational.

 

In the seldom contested 3 x Shot Put relay, sophomores Dan Rosenbaum, David Dones, and Robert Kazanek threw a cumulative distance of 84’ 11.75”. Although no medals or placement points were awarded for their efforts, the trio continued to demonstrate their development by setting a new school record, surpassing the previous mark by 8' 4.75”. The 4 x 50y relay of sophomore Dewey Yoo, senior Brad Mattocks, junior Garret Sullivan, and senior Ross Keith, posted a time of 23.54 for 14th place among a 50 team field.

 

Other results:

 

B_4 x 400m – Josh Arons, Josh Mark, Mattocks, Sullivan (3:45.44, 18th)

B_4 x 50y H – Xander Bennett, Mike Flaherty, Tim Peng, Jacob Podpaly (33.94, 24th)

B_Distance Medley – Dan Scribner, Jackson Murphy, Mike Dupuis, Matt Ostrow (12:34.08, 30th)

B_4 x 200m – Arons, Keith, Tyler Schuster, Yoo (1:43.08, 34th)

B_4 x 50y “B” – Vladimir Nere, Schuster, Kazanek, Bennett (24.43, 34th)

B_4 x 800m – Ben Ryter, Murphy, Dupuis, Scribner (9:33.88, 35th)

 

G_Distance Medley – Emma Noel, McClain, Jessica Oknin, Kirsch (14:06.23, 16th)

G_4 x 50y H – Gina Christiano, Dahlia Seggelin, Vanessa McGrath, Sophie Tollefson (36.71, 29th)

G_4 x 400m – Sarah McGrath, Christiano, , Meaghan Perry, Noel (4:40.97, 36th)

 

Complete Meet Results 

 Hockomock Tri-Meet #4

Sharon v. Stoughton v. North Attleboro

January 9, 2010

Franklin – The Lady Eagles closed out their 2009-10 Hockomock league tri-meet schedule this weekend defeating the Stoughton Black Knights (44-42), but falling to the North Attleboro Red Rocketeers (28-58). The boys’ squad took losses against both Stoughton (28-56) and a deep NA team (4-82).

Senior Ali Kirsch was the lone double winner for Sharon, taking the top spot overall in the Mile (5:35.2) and High Jump (4’ 6”). Junior Sara Gildersleeve secured first place overall in the 300m (46.2) and placed 2nd against Stoughton and North Attleboro in the 50 yd. dash (6.5) in a controversial finish line placement. This season’s model of consistency, junior Melissa Rimpel, placed 1st in the Shot Put against Stoughton and 2nd against NA with a throw of 28’2”. Frosh shot putter Anna Fratello placed 2nd against Stoughton with a personal best toss of 27’1”. Freshman Emma Noel placed 1st in the 1000m (3:24.9) against Stoughton and 3rd against NA. Sophomore Jessica Oknin’s 13:45.4 in the 2 Mile was good enough to score 2nd place points against both Stoughton and NA. Senior Camille Henry, in her first 600m of the season, placed 2nd against Stoughton and 3rd against NA, in a time of 1:57.0. Senior sprinter Jen Jaboin also scored, taking 2nd against Stoughton and 3rd against NA in the 300m (47.7).

In the boys’ competition, winners against Stoughton included Dan Scribner in the 1000m (2:58.1), Mike Dupuis in the Mile (5:26.5), and Brad Mattocks in the 50yd. dash (5.8). Also scoring against Stoughton: sophomore Ben Ryter in the Mile (2nd, 5:30.0), junior Josh Arons  in the 300m (2nd, 41.9), Matt Ostrow in the 2 Mile (2nd, 12:05.2), junior Luke Fisher in the HJ (2nd, 5’2”) and Mattocks in his 600m debut (1:37.6).

The girls finished their league tri-meet season at 2-5-1. The boys, also enduring a difficult season, finished at 0-8.

Sharon Advocate Coverage


Non-league Dual Meet

Bedford (Boys) & Notre Dame Academy (Girls)
 

January 8, 2010

Boston - Six sweet lanes worth of Rekortan laid out in a 200 meter oval with 18.5 degrees of banking at Boston University was the oasis away from the Franklin H.S. field house that the Eagles needed to spread their wings for the first time this season. Unlike most of the other competitive track and field programs around the state, this was the varsity team’s first opportunity this season at running on a fast, top-notch surface.

Although the non-league meet was staged to compete against Notre Dame Academy (Girls) and Bedford (Boys) with team points tallied, the objective was to qualify athletes for the state divisional meet and to set season and personal bests rather than to strategically enter athletes in events for maximum scoring potential.

The meet’s first highlight came in the form of a non-scoring 4 x 200 meter relay. The familiar faces and baton exchanges the past two years – Jaboin to Henry, Henry to Gildersleeve, Gildersleeve to…miler Ali Kirsch? You betcha. Versatile Ali Kirsch joined burners Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, and Sara Gildersleeve in obliterating the school record by 1.75 seconds in a time of 1:48.21, currently the 2nd best time posted in the state this season behind rival Mansfield (1:48.02). Brad Mattocks, finally not having to battle the tight turns and flying elbows at the Franklin field house, threw down a fast 37.50 300 meters, just 0.24 off his school record, to qualify for the state meet. Henry, also qualified in the 300m dash in a season best of 45.09. Kirsch, forgoing the Mile, ran the 1000 meters and qualified for the state meet in a respectable 3:18.40. Other noteworthy performances came from sophomore Dan Scribner in the Mile (5:08.93 PR), sophomore Dewey Yoo’s  7.16 PR in the 55 m dash, and junior Josh Aron’s aggressive 600m debut in a team best time of 1:37.40.

The boys defeated Bedford H.S., 47.5 -29.5, for their first team win this season. The girls took the loss against NDA, 29 – 57.

Complete Meet Results 

2010 MSTCA Auerbach Frosh Soph Meet

 January 2, 2010

 

Boston – Underclassmen got their first opportunity this season to compete at a world class track and field facility by competing at the MSTCA Auerbach Frosh Soph Meet for Large Schools, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

 

Anna Fratello had the highest placement of the day for the Eagles finishing 16th out of 56 competitors in the Shot Put with a throw of 25’ 2.5”. Emma Noel finished 27th out of 64 runners competing in the 1000m (3:32.89). Sprinter Dewey Yoo qualified for the semifinals in the 55m Dash, but was unable to advance (7.26, 7.25), placing 22nd among a field of 85. Yoo also placed 18th out of 46 in the Long Jump overall with a leap of 17’ 0”. Matt Ostrow established a PR in the 2-Mile with a time of 11:25.57 for 24th place out of 54, 16 seconds faster than his previous best effort. Dan Scribner also showed improvement in the Mile, covering the distance in a PR of 5:11.25, nearly 4 seconds off his previous best. Robert Kazanek finished 26th out of 49 in the Shot Put with a throw of 31’ 03”.

 

Complete Meet Results - Girls

Complete Meet Results - Boys


Sharon v. Mansfield v. Canton

Hockomock League Tri-meet #3

 

December 29, 2009 

 

Franklin - The girls’ team, with several potential scorers unavailable to compete over the winter break, dropped meets to both the Canton Bulldogs (31–53) and the Mansfield Hornets (30–56). The boys’ team fared no better, also absorbing losses to Canton (15-71) and Mansfield (2–79). The girls' team record stands at 1-4-1 with the boys still looking for their first team win at 0 - 6.

 

Senior Ali Kirsch led the way for the Lady Eagles, taking the top spot in the Mile against the Bulldogs and Hornets in a time of 5:55.2. Kirsch also managed to secure 3rd place points against both Hock rivals in the High Jump (4’ 2”) among a strong field. Senior Jen Jaboin’s 6.4 in the 50 yd. dash was good enough for 2nd against Canton and 3rd against Mansfield. Senior Camille Henry (300m, 46.1) and junior Sara Gildersleeve (600m, 1:57.2) each collected a pair of 2nd places. Freshman Caroline Conroy also collected her first varsity point against Canton in the 600m (3rd, 2:08.4). Junior Melissa Rimpel (28’ 3”) and freshman Anna Fratello (26’ 3.5”) went 1 – 2 against Mansfield in the Shot Put with Rimpel also taking a 3rd against Canton. Frosh Emma Noel getting a taste of running against a strong distance-runner in Cassie Olson (MN), was out-kicked in a tactical 1000m (3:38.2) to take 2nd against Mansfield, but earned a 5-point win against Canton. Freshman Sarah McGrath also chipped in a point in the 1000m (3rd, 3:53.8). Junior Meaghan Perry ran a 15:20.9 in the 2-Mile to secure a 3rd place against Mansfield and 2nd place against Canton. To cap the meet off in a positive way, the quartet of Jaboin, Kirsch, Gildersleeve, and Henry won the 4 x 400m relay (4:33.6).

 

For the boys, the lone scorers against Mansfield were sophomore Michael Dupuis in the 1000m (3rd, 3:07.2) and first-time varsity point scorer, freshman Jacob Podpaly, in the 50 yd. Hurdles (3rd, 9.5). The pair also secured 3rd place points against Canton. Senior Brad Mattocks, after slipping at the start of the 300m with no recall, rebounded to take 2nd place against Canton (41.0), but was bested by Mansfield’s sprint squad, led by senior sprinter Kyle Kilduff. Also scoring against Canton were sophomore Dan Scribner in the 2-Mile (2nd, 11:49.4), sophomore Ben Ryter in the Mile (3rd, 5:34.0) and senior Jackson Murphy in the 600m (3rd, 1:45.3). Mattocks teamed up with senior Josh Mark, junior Garrett Sullivan, and junior Luke Fisher at the meet’s conclusion in the 4 x 400m (4:08.5) for a relay victory over Canton.

 

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Sharon v. Franklin v. Foxboro

Hockomock League Tri-meet #2

 

December 19, 2009 

 

Franklin  With several key athletes absent from the meet, the Lady Eagles fell to a deep and talented Franklin Panther squad (11-75), but managed to rally again in the relay to tie the Foxboro Warriors (42-42) in the last event. The boys’ team suffered a pair of losses to both Franklin (5-81) and Foxboro (21-64) teams, but not without a few positive moments.

 

In the 50-yd. dash, seniors Camille Henry (6.7) and Erica Beach (6.8) took the top two spots against Foxboro but were swept by the Franklin sprint crew, led by sophomore star Kendall Knous. At 300m, senior Jen Jaboin (46.4) and Henry (47.0) also took the top two spots against Foxboro, but managed only a 3rd place against Franklin’s Knous and junior Sarah Solomon. Running outside of her typical sprint distances, junior Sara Gildersleeve placed second overall at 600m (1:52.4) to Franklin’s Becky Galasso, but posted a win against Foxboro. Freshman Sarah McGrath also collected her first varsity point in the same race with a third place finish (2:00.3) against Foxboro. Freshman Emma Noel continued to impress by running a 3:26.2 in her first 1000m, capturing her first varsity win against Foxboro. Noel’s time was also good enough for a 3rd place against Franklin’s vaunted middle-distance team. Also scoring against Foxboro were juniors Meaghan Perry (6:20.0) and Elena Huang (6:34.3) in the Mile, taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively, junior Caroline McClain in the 2-Mile (14:13.3, 2nd), and Melissa Rimpel in the Shot Put (28’ 2”). Needing 5 points to secure a tie against Foxboro, senior Gina Christiano, Beach, Gildersleeve, and Noel teamed up in the 4 x 400m relay. Running out of the 3rd spot, Gildersleeve erased Foxboro’s 15 meter lead and gave anchor leg Noel a 10 meter cushion to knot up the meet for the Lady Eagles against the Warriors.

 

For the boys it was an equally tough day against the Panthers with only three boys scoring. Gritty junior Garrett Sullivan placed 3rd in the 600m (1:40.8), knocking nearly seven seconds off his time from a week ago.  Earning his first varsity point, sophomore shotputter Robert Kazanek had a toss of 32’ 11.5”, good enough for a 3rd place. Senior tri-captain Brad Mattock's captured 2nd place in the 300m against the Panthers in 40.0. Scorers against Foxboro included senior Ross Keith in the dash (6.1, 3rd), Mattocks in the 300m (1st),  Sullivan (2nd) and senior Jackson Murphy (1:44.3, 3rd) in the 600m, sophomore Michael Dupuis in the 1000m (3:04.1, 2nd), the sophomore tandem of Dan Scribner (5:29.3, 2nd) and Ben Ryter (5:31.6, 3rd) in the Mile, sophomore Matthew Ostrow in the 2-Mile (11:41.7, 3rd), and Kazanek in the Shot Put (2nd).

 

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Sharon v. Oliver Ames v. King Philip

Hockomock League Tri-meet #1

 

December 12, 2009

 
Franklin - The Eagles kicked off their 2009-10 indoor campaign against the KP Warriors and OA Tigers this weekend on the undersized 160-yd oval inside the Franklin HS fieldhouse.

 

The girls’ team rallied late in the meet to claim victory over the Warriors, 46-40, but fell to the Tigers 25-60. In the 50-yd hurdles, Gina Christiano (9.0) and Caroline McClain placed 2nd and 3rd against KP, but the Lady Eagles were shutout in the event by OA. Senior Jen Jaboin (6.5), junior Sara Gildersleeve, and tri-captain Erica Beach swept the dash against KP, but the trio was bested by OA’s senior Alexa Murray. At 300m, it was Gildersleeve (46.9) who captured the top spot out of the second heat against KP with tri-captain Camille Henry (48.9) placing out of the first heat. However it was Murray who claimed first place honors in the 300m (46.7) overall for OA, for her second win of the meet. Freshman Emma Noel earned her first two varsity points by placing 3rd in the 600m (1:57) against both KP and OA. At 1000m, sophomore middle-distance runner Jessica Oknin gutted out two 2nd place finishes in a time of 3:31.4, with McClain (3:45.4) claiming 3rd against KP. Tri-captain Ali Kirsch was a double winner against the Tigers, taking advantage of a Jenna Davidner-less OA squad. Kirsch ran the Mile without any serious threat in 5:53.1 for first place overall, and cleared 4’ 6” in the high jump earning the win against OA and taking 2nd place against KP. In the 2-Mile, juniors Meaghan Perry (14:14.6) and Elena Huang (14.36.2) placed 2nd and 3rd against KP with Perry taking the 3rd spot against OA. In the Shot Put, junior Melissa Rimpel placed 2nd against KP and OA with a throw of 27’ 0.5”. Frosh shotputter Anna Fratello,  also earned her first varsity point with a 3rd place throw of 25’ 5” against OA. With the meet on the line against KP, the foursome of Henry, Jaboin, Beach, and Kirsch combined in the 4 x 400m relay with enough to beat KP’s relay for the meet win.

 

The boys’ squad, having graduated several talented seniors last spring, dropped their openers against both KP (22-60) and OA (9-72). Despite the losses, there were many reasons for optimism. Tri-captain Ross Keith competed well in the 50-yd dash showing improved sprinting form against a top sprinter in Quinn Ryder from Oliver Ames. Keith (6.4) placed second to Ryder, and third against the dashmen from KP. Tri-captain Brad Mattocks took the top spot in the 300m (40.0) against KP but was bested by OA’s Ryder (39.5) and Jon Randuazzo (39.6). Sophomore Dan Scribner claimed 2nd place against KP and OA in the Mile, covering the distance in 5:34. In the 600m, junior Garret Sullivan, a new face to Sharon Eagle’s track and field program, earned his first varsity points placing 3rd against OA in 1:47.2. Sullivan also placed 2nd against KP in the same race with fellow newcomer junior Luke Fisher also earning a first-time varsity point (3rd, 1:50). In the 2-Mile, sophomore Michael Dupuis put together an 11:55.2, good enough for 2nd against KP and 3rd against OA. Soph Matthew Ostrow also scored in the 2-Mile, placing 3rd against KP (11:55.9). Against KP, sophomore Ben Ryter (3:10.5) and tri-captain Jackson Murphy (3:15.2) placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 1000 meter run. Junior Mike Flaherty also scored for the Eagles, taking a 3rd place in the 50-yd Hurdles (8.5) against KP.

 

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2009 Team Awards
 
June 22, 2009
 
 A well deserved congratulations to all of the 2009 team award recipients!
 
Rookies of The Year -  Jollene Allen  &  Connor Hichens
 
Most Improved Players -  Caroline McClain  &  Scott Connolly
 
Coaches Awards  -  Brooke Huynn  &  Bradley Mattocks
 
Most Valuable Players  -  Ali Kirsch  &  Andrew Revanales
 
Hockomock League All-Star Selections  -  Ali Kirsch  &  Scott Connolly
 

2009 MSTCA State Heptathlon - South
 
June 8 & 10,  2009
 
Hingham - Veteran heptathlete Audra Norvaisa, in her last high school track meet, competed at the annual MSTCA State Heptathlon held at the Notre Dame Academy. Sophs Caroline McClain, competing in her second heptathlon, and neophyte Sara Gildersleeve, also went to battle along with Norvaisa in the two-day, seven-event competition, among a field of 128 competitors. Norvaisa placed highest among the Lady Eagles with 3155 points, good for 22nd place. Gildersleeve placed 35th (2995 points) and McClain placed 45th (2873). Meet highlights included Gildersleeve's 4th place in the 200m dash (26.81), Norvaisa's 6th place finish in the 100m hurdles (16.25), and McClain's t-20th HJ (4" 7.75", with a near miss at 4" 9.75"). In combined team scoring, Sharon placed 10th overall out of 34 teams, besting all other Hock entries except for the overall winner, Mansfield.
 

Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100m Hurdles

Shot Put

High Jump

200m Dash

Day 1 Point Total

Day 1 Position

Norvaisa

16.25

22 - 02.25

4 – 02.00

28.17

2000

24

Gildersleeve

20.07

24 – 11.75

4 – 04.00

26.81

1827

33

McClain

18.49

19 - 01.00

4 -  07.75

29.70

1736

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Jump

Javelin

800m Run

Total Points

Final Position

 

Norvaisa

14 - 08.50

66 - 08

2:52:39

3155

22

 

Gildersleeve

14 – 03.75

60 - 00

2:44.87

2995

35

 

McClain

14 – 01.25

56 - 07

2:44.71

2873

45

 

 

2009 MIAA All-State Championship

 
June 6, 2009
 
Fitchburg - Divisional qualifiers from all over Massachusetts made their way to Fitchburg State College to compete against the best track and field athletes in the commonwealth at the MIAA All-State Championship. Under great conditions and a fast track, the small contingent from Sharon H.S. threw down respectable performances, but in anticlimactic fashion, was unable to mark the end of the season with an exclamation point and a trip to the New England Championship Meet.
 
Senior Scott Connolly, who set the pace for most of the race, ran a 1:58.77 from the first section of the boys 800m, slightly off his PR set at the divisional meet, and placed 11th overall to close out his fine high school track career. Junior Jen Jaboin turned in a 12.89 100m dash in her semi-final heat but did not advance and also placed 11th overall.  In the seeded section of the 4 x 100m relay, the race seemed to be over for the girls before it really got started. With lead-off runner Jaboin struggling at the end of her leg due to a recurring balky quadricep, the Eagles fell quickly behind the field. Junior Camille Henry, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, and senior Audra Norvaisa, motored around the track and made up some distance to take 5th in the heat with a time of 50.67. However, they were bested by time by five other teams in the previous heats, and placed a disappointing 10th overall.
 

2009 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship

 
May 30, 2009
 

Hingham – Having met difficult qualifying performance standards during the spring season, select members of the SHS varsity track team traveled to the Notre Dame Academy to vie against Division 2 schools at the MIAA State Championship Meet. Despite high expectations going into the meet for opportunities to score and potentially advance to the All-State Championship, only a handful of athletes were able to extend their 2009 season.

 
Senior Scott Connolly firmly established himself as one of the state’s premier middle-distance runners at 800 meters. Toeing the line at the start against top seed Nick Wade from North Attleboro and others, Connolly was bounced around through the first turn but remained poised. The pace through the first 400 meters was very fast, with Connolly among the race leaders breaking away from the pack. At around 600 meters it appeared momentarily that Connolly was beginning to tire. However, it became apparent that with 150 meters to go, Connolly was winding up to summon his trademark kick. Driving hard to the finish as always, Connolly came through in a personal record of 1:58.58, for 3rd place and a chance to compete at the All-State Meet.
 

Members of the girls 4 x 100m relay, going into the meet as 3rd seed, were hoping to rebound from a day of mixed performances. Junior sprinter Jen Jaboin, after having advanced from her semi-final heat in the 100m with a time of 13.03, improved on her time in the final with a better start from the blocks and placed 5th overall (12.77). Jaboin's final time was fast enough to qualify for the All-State Meet. Senior hurdler Audra Norvaisa advanced from her semi-final heat in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.31. In the finals Norvaisa was battling among the leaders through five hurdles. However, after being nudged by a competitor in the adjacent lane and clipping the sixth hurdle, Norvaisa was unable to maintain her step sequence, dropping her out of medal contention. Her 7th place time of 16.13 was still a season best performance. Speedsters junior Camille Henry and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, among the top seeds in the 200m, were not able to advance out of their semi-final heats, running well off their best times and placing 9th (27.09) and 11th (27.34) overall. With their individual running events behind them, the motivated foursome of Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and Norvaisa regrouped to put together a fast 50.24 to capture the silver medal, finishing only behind Hock rival North Attleboro, the state’s fastest relay team. At the All-State Meet next week the quartet is hoping to shatter their 50.22 school record established a few weeks ago.

 

Other meet highlights include senior Rachel Wasserman’s 9th place finish in the 400m (1:01.28) and senior Wes Gemba’s 9th place finish in the 200m (23.54), wrapping up their stand-out high school track careers.  Also among the top individual performers were junior Bradley Mattocks in the 400m (8th, 51.61) and junior Ali Kirsch in the Mile (11th, 5:26.92).

 

 


2009 Hockomock League Championships

 
May 21 - 22
 
Foxboro - With the Eagles securing top-6 seedings in many events, expectations were high to produce competitive performances and scoring placements in the Hockomock League Championships held at the Ahern Middle School.
 
Day 1 - Field Events
Senior Alex Kutana scored with his 4th place leap of 40' 6.25". Frosh Connor Hichens impressed with his 8th place TJ showing (38' 7"). In the girls Triple Jump, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve advanced into the finals with a leap of 32' 1.25" but was unable to improve upon her placement in the quality field, taking 7th.
 
Day 2 - Running Events
Junior Jen Jaboin cruised in her semi-heat win in the girls 100m dash with a time of 13.04. In the final which included state top performer Julianne Cappadona (N. Attleboro), Jaboin posted a 13.27, good for 4th place overall. In the 200m dash, senior Wes Gemba (23.04) and Kutana (23.66) each won their boys semi-final heats, as did the junior Camille Henry (26.87) and Gildersleeve (27.25) in the girls semis. In the boys 200m finals, Gemba (22.81) and Kutana (23.23) placed 2nd and 4th to OA's speedy Quinn Ryder, respectively. In the girls 200m finals, Henry (26.44) and Gildersleeve (27.14) placed 3rd and 6th to last year's winner, repeat-champ from Foxboro, senior Shannon Cunningham. Junior Bradley Mattocks distinguished himself in the 400m dash by battling hard in the last 60 meters and taking home the bronze medal in a personal-best 50.78. In the 800m run against 2008 state champ Nick Wade from North Attleboro and 2008 1000m indoor Hock champ Pat Grimes, senior Scott Connolly went sub-2:00 for 3rd place with a gaudy time of 1:58.88 - WOW! Senior Rachel Wasserman, chasing Oliver Ames junior superstar Jenna Davidner in a very fast paced opening 400 meters, faded in the final stretch but held on for 6th overall in the girls 800m with a time of 2:25.20. In the girls Mile, Ali Kirsch also battled Davidner, taking 2nd place to Davidner in a time of 5:22.81, besting Franklin freshman prodigy Alexandria Giese. In the 400m Hurdles, senior Bobby Brown ran a school-record 1:02.73 for 9th place in the boys competition and sophomore Caroline McClain ran an FAT school record of 1:12.72 for 8th overall among the girls. Senior Chris Peng, battling injury for most of the spring season, ran a 17.24 in the 110m Hurdles for 9th place.
 
In the girls 4 x 100m, without anchor legs Audra Norvaisa or Claudia Nere available to compete in the meet, junior Erica Beach stepped up to the plate. With Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve loaded up front and Beach taking them home, the girls sprinted to a 3rd place finish in a time of 51.28, edged out at the line by All-New England hurdler Meghan Ferriera from Mansfield. The boys 4 x 400m team of Mattocks, Brown, Kutana, and Connolly, ran a competitive 3:28.51 to take 3rd place medals in a very strong field. The girls 4 x 400m team of junior Gina Christiano, McClain, Kirsch, and Wasserman, put together a 4:14.94, in a back and forth struggle with North Attleboro for 3rd place honors, to take home bronze medals.
 
Other performances were turned in by Brown (LJ, 17' 5.5", 11th), junior Aanchal Narang (Discus, 72' 03", 14th), sophomore Elena Huang (2-Mile, 14:49.07, 15th), junior Sabina Vaichys (15:35.12, 16th), Jaboin (LJ 13' 04", 16th), junior Ross Keith (100m, 12.38, 17th), junior Jason Kraus (800m, 2:23.51,17th), Mark (LJ, 16' 0.5", 17th), sophomore Josh Arons (200m, 25.08, 18th), frosh Jessica Oknin (Mile, 6:10.14, 18th), frosh Dan Scribner (Mile, 5:14.95, 18th), frosh Ben Ryter (2-Mile, 12:12.78, 18th), Christiano (LJ, 13' 0.25", 19th), sophomore Evan Tatro (2-Mile 12:13.05, 19th), sophomore Kelsey Sullivan (400m, 1:10.37, 19th), sophomore Meaghan Perry (6:18.68, 20th), frosh Dewey Yoo (100m, 12.50, 21st), frosh Bridget Wald (100m H, 20.93, 21st), junior Zach Stringham (Mile, 5:18.98, 21st), and frosh Michael Dupuis (Mile, 5:21.30, 23rd).
 

2009 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays 

 

May 16, 2009

 

Woburn – SHS varsity boys and girls track teams, along with 33 other track and field programs, competed in the MSTCA State Division II Relays at Woburn H.S. With temps in the mid-60s and a steady breeze blowing across the track, several of the Eagle relays distinguished themselves during the competition, on the oval and in the pits.

 

The trio of Andrew Revanales, Alex Kutana, and Bobby Brown got the Eagles off on the right foot, soaring to a combined distance of 123’ 02” in the Triple Jump relay and earning themselves 3rd place medals. Revanales’s best leap of the competition was a slick 43’ 8”, currently one of the top ten individual TJ performances in the state. The boys 4 x 400m relay team stacked with lead-off leg Bradley Mattocks, Brown, Kutana, and anchor Scott Connolly, also collected 3rd place medals by running a season best time of 3:29.46, highlighted by Connolly’s exciting 51.6 split. The boys’ team ranking was 12th overall.

 

The girls, not to be outdone, also had some fine performances during the meet.  Burners Jen Jaboin, Camille Henry, Sara Gildersleeve, and Audra Norvaisa teamed up in the 4 x 100m relay, setting a new school record of 50.22 on their way to 3rd place, behind only Hock rivals Mansfield and North Attleboro, the top seed in the state. With some improvements in their hand-offs, Coach Cimeno expects the foursome to go sub-50. With Rachel Wasserman running a very strong 60.6 lead-off split, the Sprint Medley (400m-200m-200m-800m) team of Wasserman, Gina Christiano, Erica Beach, and anchor leg Ali Kirsch combined for 4th place medals, running a fine time of 4:22.07. The 4 x 400m team of Henry, Kirsch, Jaboin, and Wasserman ran a very respectable season best of 4:08.84, finishing just out of medal contention against a quality field for 7th place. In the pits, Norvaisa, Gildersleeve, and Caroline McClain leapt a total distance of 99' 3" to claim 4th place hardware in the Triple Jump relay, just 6.25" from tying the school record set last year. Norvaisa, Gildersleeve, and Jaboin also claimed medals for 6th place in the Long Jump relay, with a combined distance of 45' 3.75". The girls' team ranking was 11th overall.

 

 

 Hock Dual Meet v. N. Attleboro

 
May 14, 2009
 

Sharon – The Eagles hosted the North Attleboro Red Rocketeers, under gusty winds and drizzle at times, to conclude their dual meet season. Although there were some exciting races and excellent performances throughout the meet, a few of the much anticipated, compelling matchups never materialized.

Junior Andrew Revanales was a triple-winner, edging out NA’s Brady Shorey in the 100m (10.9), and capturing both the Long Jump (19’ 9.5”) and Triple Jump (41’ 8”). Senior Scott Connolly grabbed the lead early and was never seriously threatened in running a 2:03.5 to win the 800m. NA’s Nick Wade, who had posted a 1:57.6 800 meters this season, instead ran the 400m, taking on senior Alex Kutana. Kutana placed 2nd to Wade in 51.4. Junior Brad Mattocks (22.9) and sophomore Josh Arons (24.2) went 1 – 3 in the 200m dash. Senior co-captain Bobby Brown won the 400m Hurdles in 62.7, tying his best mark this season.  Other points were scored by the distance crew of junior Zach Stringham (2nd, 5:27) and sophomore Matt Ryter (3rd, 5:29) in the Mile,  and freshmen Dan Scribner (2nd, 11:38.6) and Michael Dupuis (3rd, 11:52.9) in the 2-Mile. Kutana claimed 2nd place in the Triple Jump (41’ 5”) and sophomore Mike Flaherty eked out a 3rd place finish in the High Jump (5’ 0”) to add to the team point total. Final team score, Sharon 46, N. Attleboro 90, dropping the boys team record to 0 - 8.

For the girls it was junior Ali Kirsch who led the way for the Lady Eagles, running the tough Mile – 2-Mile double for wins (5:48 Mile, 12:45.6 2-Mile).  Kirsch (4’ 6”) also combined with frosh Bridget Wald (4’ 4”) and sophomore Caroline McClain (4’ 4”)  to complete the High Jump sweep. Junior Jen Jaboin was edged out by NA’s speedy Christy Deininger in the 100m, placing 2nd in 12.4. Senior Audra Norvaisa also placed 2nd to Deininger in the 100m Hurdles, in a time of 16.9. Senior Rachel Wasserman ran a sparkling 2:24 800m, pulling away from NA’s Nichole Sarkis at 600 meters with her trademark kick for the victory. Sophomore Sara Gildersleeve placed 2nd in her open 400m debut, running a 62.3. Junior Gina Christiano also scored in the 400m event (65.7). Other individual point scorers included McClain in the 400m H (2nd, 1:14.8), Norvaisa (2nd, 33’ 1”) and Gildersleeve (3rd, 32’ 4”) in the Triple Jump,  junior Camille Henry in the 200m Dash (3rd, 26.7), junior Sabina Vaichys in the 2-Mile (3rd,13:41.2), junior Aanchal Narang in the Disc (2nd, 69’ 1”), and sophomore Melissa Rimpel in the Shot Put (3rd, 27’ 11”). The 4 x 100m relay team of Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and Norvaisa capped off their undefeated league season with a winning time of 50.9, against a non-stacked NA squad. The 4 x 400m relay of Christiano, McClain, junior Erica Beach, and Wasserman also won (4:22.2) to finish the meet. This exciting concluding race was highlighted by a great effort by Beach in making up a 15 meter deficit, and Wasserman’s anchor leg to bring the relay win home in her last high school dual meet. The Eagles fell to the Red Rocketeers by a team score of 58 – 78. The girls finished their season with a respectable 0.500 Hockomock league record (4 - 4).

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 Hock Dual Meet v. King Philip
 
May 12, 2009
 
Sharon - The Eagles faced off against the Warriors at home to kick-off the week's heavy racing schedule. With temperatures in the mid-60s and a gentle cross-wind, the Eagles competed well against a feisty KP squad.
 
Andrew Revanales was a quadruple winner, taking the 100m (10.9), 200m (22.4), Long Jump (19' 0"), and Triple Jump (40' 7") -  a superlative effort. With Revanales leading the way, the Eagle sprinters swept the 200m with Wes Gemba placing 2nd (23.1) and Josh Arons taking the 3rd spot (24.5). Scott Connolly was a double-winner individually, handily running away with victories in the 800m (2:05.5) and Mile (4:46.2). Connolly also chipped in a nice leg on the winning 4 x 400m relay. Bobby Brown captured the top spot in the 400m Hurdles in 63.9. Brown also placed 2nd in the Long Jump with a respectable leap of 19' 1". Bradley Mattocks battled hard in the 400m but was leaned out at the finish for 2nd place (51.5). Other scorers included Alex Kutana in the Triple Jump (2nd, 39' 3.5"), Gregory Yee in the Javelin (2nd, 114' 1"), Chris Peng in the 110m Hurdles (2nd, 17.2), Dan Scribner in the Mile (3rd, 5:15.7), and Connor Hichens in the Triple Jump (3rd, 37 '9") to complete the TJ sweep. The Eagles finished up the meet by winning the 4 x 400m relay (Mattocks, Brown, Connolly, and Kutana, 3:40.1). Final team score, Sharon 61, King Philip 75.
 
The girls had a very strong showing and were able to secure the team victory by winning 11 of the 16 events contested, as well as taking 2nd place in 7 of the events. Caroline McClain got the meet off on the right foot by improving on her school record time by a whopping 2.1 seconds in the 400m Hurdles (1:12.1) for 2nd place. In a tight drag race, the duo of Jen Jaboin and Sara Gildersleeve went 1-2 in the 100m Dash, both recording times of 12.7. In the 200m, Camille Henry (26.3) and Gildersleeve (26.9) also took the top two spots. Audra Norvaisa was a strong performer, posting individual wins in the 100m Hurdles (16.3), Long Jump (16' 2"), and Triple Jump (32' 9.5"), and also running the anchor leg on the winning 4 x 100m relay. Gildersleeve (15' 9") and Jaboin (15' 6"), joined with Norvaisa to complete a nifty Long Jump sweep. Ali Kirsch was a triple winner, comfortably taking the Mile (5:50.8), 2-Mile (12:02), and High Jump (4' 8"). Rachel Wasserman quickly peeled away from the pack in the 800m for a dominating win in 2:30. Gina Christiano placed 2nd in the 400m (65.5) and also ran lead-off leg in the winning 4 x 400m relay. Other scorers in field events included Gildersleeve in the Triple Jump (2nd, 31' 5"), Stacey Mukasa in the Javelin (2nd, 74' 4") McClain in the High Jump (3rd, 4' 6"), and Melissa Rimpel in the Shot Put (3rd, 27' 9"). The Lady Eagles concluded the meet by sweeping the relays (Jaboin, Henry, Claudia Nere, Norvaisa - 4 x 100m, 51.5) and (Christiano, McClain, Erica Beach, Wasserman - 4 x 400m, 4:28). Final team tally, Sharon 79, King Philip 57.
 

Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Invitational

 
May 9, 2009

 

Somerville/Fall River– With key team members unavailable due to a junior prom scheduled for later in the evening, only four qualifiers made their way to Dilboy Stadium on Saturday to compete in the MSTCA Girls’ Invitational. Under a peek-a-boo sun with a gentle tailwind on the homestretch, these Lady Eagles competed against some of the best track and field athletes in the state. Senior hurdler Audra Norvaisa, despite struggling with her form, advanced from her qualifying heat into the 3-heat semi-finals with a 17.23 in the 100m hurdles. However, Norvaisa was unable to advance into the finals with her improved semi-final time of 16.99. Sophomore Caroline McClain, racing in the same qualifying hurdles heat as Norvaisa, ran a 19.37. Sophomore Sara Gildersleeve ran a very respectable personal best of 26.34 in the 200m dash for 18th place overall in a field of eighty-nine sprinters, placing her among the top qualifying underclassmen. Senior middle-distance runner Rachel Wasserman ran a very competitive 800m out of the seeded section in a time of 2:24.17 for 9th place overall out of thirty-nine competitors. In the Triple Jump, Gildersleeve set a personal best of 33’ 2.5” after coming directly from the 200m finish line and without the benefit of any run-throughs. Norvaisa’s best leap of the competition was 34’ 2.5”, good for 21st place overall from the field of sixty-two triple jumpers. At the meet’s conclusion, without the personnel to field competitive teams in both the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays, Coaches Cimeno and Cunningham went with a patchwork 4 x 400m squad - Gildersleeve, McClain, Norvaisa, and Wasserman combined to run a 4:22.47, a season best for the team (and 15th place out of forty teams).

 

Also on Saturday, the boys’ team qualifiers traveled separately from the girls in full force to Durfee H.S. to compete in their MSTCA Invitational meet. Junior Andrew Revanales sped his way through the 100m trials (11.50) and semi heats (11.23) to qualify for the finals. Revanales posted an 11.35 in the finals to take 3rd place overall, besting his Hock rival Quinn Ryder from OA by 0.01. Senior Wes Gemba advanced into the 200m finals with a time of 23.18. In the finals, Gemba clocked a 23.20 to finish 7th overall out of the thirty-one man field. Junior Bradley Mattocks (51.54) and senior Alex Kutana (53.51) ran the 400m out of the same heat to finish 13th and 34th, respectively. Also competing was senior Scott Connelly in the 800m Run (30th, 2:07.64) and senior Bobby Brown in the 400m Hurdles (35th, 1:04.04). The boys' 4 x 100m team of Mattocks, Gemba, Kutana, and Revanales placed 6th (44.87) out of the thirty-four team field.
 
 
 
 

Weston Twilight Invitational

 
May 2, 2009
 

Weston – A small contingent of varsity athletes made their way to Weston High School to compete under the lights at the Weston Twilight Invitational Saturday evening. This quality meet featured some of the finest track programs in the state with 53 schools competing. Having had a heavy racing schedule during the week, the Eagles only entered a few events, but distinguished themselves nonetheless.

Sprinter Andrew Revanales qualified for the 100m dash final by winning his heat in 11.41. In the close 6-man final, Revanales placed 5th overall in a time of 11.40. Senior Audra Norvaisa placed 8th in the Triple Jump with a superb season best leap of 34’ 6.25”. Norvaisa also competed in the 100m Hurdles, placing 11th in 17.11. In the Mile, junior Ali Kirsch placed 14th in a field of 41 competitors, clocking a time of 5:29.86.

The girls’ 4 x 100m relay team of juniors Jen Jaboin and Camille Henry, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve (returning from the MSTCA Frosh/Soph Meet contested earlier in the day), and Norvaisa, sprinted to a 5th place finish and earned race awards for covering the distance in 51.74, despite a poor handoff in the last baton exchange. The Eagles’ best finish of the day came in the last event of the meet, the boys' 4 x 400m relay. The foursome of juniors Brad Mattocks and Revanales and seniors Scott Connolly and Alex Kutana, ran a season best of 3:30.28, good for 3rd place medals. Their time also represented the top time posted in the Hock so far this season.

 

Weston Twilight Invitational, 3rd place 4 x 400m relay team (3:30.28)
Scott Connolly, Brad Mattocks, Andrew Revanales, and Alex Kutana
Photo courtesy of Coach Conway

 

MSTCA Freshman - Sophomore Meet (Large Schools)

 
May 2, 2009
 

S. Yarmouth - Underclassmen representing 37 track programs from Massachusetts, competed in the MSTCA Frosh-Soph meet for Division 1 & 2 schools on Saturday. Despite the Jeckyll and Hyde weather conditions on the Cape, including a little bit of light rain, several Eagles distinguished themselves during the competition. In the Triple Jump, the duo of Sara Gildersleeve and Caroline McClain leapt their way into the finals. Gildersleeve medaled taking 3rd overall with a respectable jump of 33' 0.5", a personal record. McClain jumped 31' 8" to take 7th place. McClain would later rebound in the 400m Hurdles to run a 1:15.66 and take home a 6th place medal. In the Long Jump, Jollene Allen jumped a personal record of 14' 11" to qualify for the finals. Allen was unable to improve her standing in the finals, and placed 7th overall. In the 200m dash, Gildersleeve won her qualifying heat (27.84) to advance into the 2-section finals. Gildersleeve won her finals heat (27.83), good enough to take home hardware for 6th place. For the boys, Josh Arons distinguished himself by running a respectable 24.68 in the 200m, but just missed qualifying for the 2-section final by 0.06 seconds, for 11th place overall.

 

Complete Meet Results

 

 

Hock League Dual Meet vs. Canton

 

April 30, 2009

 

Sharon – The Eagles squared off against the Canton Bulldogs at home after losing to Oliver Ames earlier in the week.

The Lady Eagles, looking to even out their record at 3 – 3, beat the Bulldogs by a score of 80 to 56, on the strength of 12 varsity wins of the 16 events contested. Senior co-captain Audra Norvaisa led the way as a four-time winner, taking the 100m (16.6), Long Jump (16’ 5.5”), Triple Jump (34’ 0”) and anchoring the victorious 4 x 100m relay (51.00, solid performances all around. Junior Ali Kirsch was a three-time victor, claiming  wins in the 800m (2:38.2), 2 Mile Run (12:37), and High Jump (4’ 10”). Other winners included senior co-captain Rachel Wasserman in the 400m (62.2), junior Camille Henry in the 200m (26.6), junior Jen Jaboin in the 100m (12.8), and senior Stacey Mukasa in the Javelin (76’). Other noteworthy performances included junior Gina Christiano’s 2nd place finish in the 400m (65.2), sophomore Sara Gildersleeve’s 2nd place Triple Jump of 32’ 8”, and sophomore Melissa Rimpel throw of 28’ 6” in the Shot. Other scorers included junior Claudia Nere in the 100m dash (3rd, 13.4), sophomore Caroline McClain in the 100m H (3rd, 19.8) and TJ (3rd, 31’ 8”), Jaboin in the LJ (3rd, 15’ 0”), Gildersleeve in the 200m (27.6), and sophomore Meaghan Perry’s tough double in the Mile (2nd, 6:13.2) and 2 Mile (3rd, 14:07).  The girls closed out the meet by taking both the 4 x 100m (Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, Norvaisa – 51.0), and the 4 x 400m relays (Christiano, McClain, junior Erica Beach, and Wasserman – 4:26.5).

The boys’ team fell to Canton, 41 to 95. Highlights included the 1 – 2 punch of senior Wes Gemba, who is coming into mid-season form, and senior Alex Kutana, in the 200m dash. Gemba and Kutana, who were members of this winter’s vaunted 4 x 200m relay, ran fast times of 22.5 and 22.7, respectively. Other winners included senior Robert Brown in the 400m H (63.8), junior Brad Mattocks in the 400m (51.5), and junior Andrew Revanales in the 100m (11.0) and Long Jump (20’ 0.5”). Kutana (40’ 7) and Revanales (40’ 2”) also went 2 -3 in the Triple Jump.  Senior Scott Connolly suffered his first league loss of this outdoor season at 800 meters to Canton’s Christian Bates in a near dead heat. Both runners were awarded the same time of 2:00.9 after dueling in dramatic fashion, but the head judge ruled in Canton’s favor.  


Hock League Dual Meet vs. Oliver Ames

 
April 28, 2009
 
Sharon – The Eagles hosted the powerful Oliver Ames Tigers for their home opener, the first of two dual meets scheduled for the week. Although both boys’ and girls’ squads fell to the Tigers, many athletes rose to the challenge, despite the 90 degree heat of the day.

The highly anticipated match-up between OA’s Quinn Ryder, the Hock’s fastest sprinter, and junior Andrew Revanales, coming into the meet undefeated at 100 meters with four consecutive Hock wins, did not materialize in the 100m dash. Ryder instead faced off against 200 meter specialist Wes Gemba in the dash and won in a wind-aided 10.7. Gemba placed 3rd in 11.4 in the heat. However, Ryder and Revanales were pitted against each other in the 200m dash and the race lived up to expectations as a real burner. With both sprinters charging hard off the turn, stride for stride down the homestretch, it was Ryder who edged out Revanales for 1st place in a very fast time of 22.2, with Revanales hitting the tape in 22.3. These sprinters dueled in the Long Jump as well, with Ryder out flying Revanales, 21’ 3.75” to 20’ 11”. This match-up is sure to heat up again and produce excellent performances as the schedule transitions into the championship season in a few weeks.  Other wins for the boys’ team included mid-distance runner Scott Connolly in the Mile Run (4:57.9) and Chris Peng in the 110m Hurdles (16.3). Other highlights included senior Alex Kutana breaking the 40 foot mark in the Triple Jump for a second place finish in 40’3”. Kutana also ran a respectable time of 51.5 in the 400m, good enough for 2nd place. Sophomore Josh Arons, who is quietly improving dramatically as a sprinter, ran a respectable PR of 24.2 for 3rd place (tie) in the 200m, and is poised to go sub-23. Sharon’s throwers also chipped in points with junior Jeremy Reich capturing 2nd place in the Disc at 98’ 5” and frosh Gregory Yee taking 3rd in the Javelin in 112’ 10”. Senior co-captain Robert Brown also scored, placing 2nd in the 400m Hurdles (64.3) and 3rd in the TJ (37’ 2”). The final team tally was Sharon 43.5, Oliver Ames 92.5

In the girls’ competition, the compelling match-up of OA’s Alexa Murray and Sharon’s Jen Jaboin, both among the fastest 100m sprinters in the state, produced a tight race with Murray besting Jaboin in a wind-assisted 12.4 to Jaboin’s 12.5. Murray went on to outlast Camille Henry (2nd, 26.6) and Sara Gildersleeve (3rd, 27.1) in the 200m as well. The only individual winners for Sharon were Audra Norvaisa in the 100m hurdles (16.3) and Ali Kirsch in the Mile (5.48.7). In the 800m, Rachel Wasserman placed 2nd in a very close race in a time of 2:26.7. Other highlights included the trio of Jaboin (15’ 9”), Gildersleeve (15’ 4.5”), and Norvaisa (15’ 3.5”) sweeping the Long Jump competition and Norvaisa (33’ 0”) and sophomore Caroline McClain (32’ 7”) going 1 -2 in the Triple Jump.  Kirsch cleared 4’ 10” on her way to taking 3rd in the High Jump. The quartet of Jaboin, Henry, Gildersleeve, and Norvaisa combined in the 4 x 100m to set a new hand-timed school record of 50.9 for the runaway relay win. The final team score was Sharon 49, Oliver Ames 87.


The 115th Penn Relay Carnival

 
April 23 - 25, 2009
 

Philadelphia - Sharon High School, for the first time in team history, sent their 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays to the 115th running of the Penn Relays during spring break to compete against many of the top track and field programs from the East Coast, Jamaica, and elsewhere. With over 22,000 high school, college, and club athletes representing over 60 countries annually, the Penn Relays is touted as the oldest and largest track and field competition held in the United States, with more athletes competing than in the Olympics over the five day event.

 

On Thursday, with over 24,000 track fans in attendance, the girls took to the oval at historic Franklin Field under cool temperatures and a relentless swirling wind. Despite the conditions, the 4 x 100m team of junior Jen Jaboin, junior Camille Henry, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, and junior Claudia Nere combined for a season best time of 51.69, taking third in their qualifying heat after leading for most of the race. Approaching midseason form, the girls’ time topped their 51.76 best from all of last year. Their final overall ranking for the event was a respectable 69th out of 294 finishers, with schools from Jamaica dominating the sprint competition.

 

Later that afternoon, the quartet of junior Gina Christiano, Gildersleeve, junior Erica Beach, and senior co-captain Rachel Wasserman teamed up for the 4 x 400m relay. Drawing a poor outside position in a double-waterfall staggered start, the Eagles battled hard for early position in the 11-team heat. Struggling against a brutal headwind on the homestretch as well as for race position, the girls put together a competitive effort nonetheless, placing 8th in their qualifier. Their time of 4:25.68 was also a season best for the Lady Eagles. Their final overall ranking was 337th out of 438 teams fielded.

 

On Friday, with the temperatures warming, the proud boys’ 4 x 100m squad of juniors Brad Mattocks and Andrew Revanales, and seniors Wes Gemba and Chris Peng, put together a 2nd place finish in their 9-team qualifying heat in
front of a crowd of nearly 40,000 people. Their time of 45.30 was also a season best, and one of the best times posted in the state so far this season. Their strong efforts positioned them with an overall ranking of 103rd out of 272 finishers. 
 
With racing conditions nearly ideal on Saturday and the stands spilling over with 47,000 cheering spectators, the boys' 4 x 400m relay, also handicapped with an outside position in a double-waterfall staggered start, ran a respectable 3:30.61 for 13th place in their crowded 14-team heat, a season best. The relay roster was made up of Mattocks (52.2), senior  Scott Connolly (52.8), Gemba (53.7), and senior Alex Kutana (51.9). Overall, the 4 x 400m relay ranked 262nd out of 571 finishers.
 
Although no school records were broken at the meet, each Eagles' relay team was competitive and achieved season best times on a grand stage against top flight competition. The extended opportunity to bond as teammates under this type of competitive pressure is likely to pay dividends, especially as the season varsity program transitions into the invitational and championship season in a few weeks.
 
 

 

Hock League Dual Meet vs. Franklin H.S.

 

April 16, 2009

 

Franklin – The girls’ varsity team posted their second loss of the season to a re-tooled Franklin squad intent on avenging last spring’s loss to the Eagles. Despite falling short in the overall point total, the Eagles demonstrated balanced team scoring, an exciting indication that the program is developing some team depth this season.  In the meet’s opening event, the 400m Hurdles, sophomore Caroline McClain continued her assault on the record book by setting a new mark of 1:14.2, good enough for 2nd place. Junior Jen Jaboin, after flinching in the blocks before the starting gun, recovered nicely for 2nd place in the 100m dash, in a fast time of 12.7. In the longer sprints, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve captured 2nd place in the 200m (27.6) and junior Gina Christiano placed 3rd in the 400m (64.5). Senior co-captain Audra Norvaisa, on her way to regaining her form, won the 100m Hurdles in a respectable time of 16.8. Running into the heart of the Lady Panthers’ strength, the middle distance events, co-captain senior Rachel Wasserman and junior Ali Kirsch contributed strong performances in the 800m and Mile runs. Wasserman ran a season best time of 2:24.1 in the most exciting race of the meet between the two girls’ squads. After coming through the 400m split at 67 seconds, Franklin’s Katie O’Koren and Wasserman battled their way around the track, stride for stride down the last 100 meters. With both teams cheering wildly for the girls, it was O’Koren who claimed victory over Wasserman by a mere 0.1. Kirsch was able to shake upcoming Franklin freshman star Alex Giese in the last lap of the Mile with a nicely timed kick in the last 200 meters to finish 1st in a time of 5:25.4, to Giese’s 5:26.9. The victory represented Kirsch's fourth consecutive Hock league win in the Mile. A fatigued Kirsch went on to double up in the 2 Mile run for 2nd place in a time of 12:28.2. On the infield, the trio of Norvaisa (15’ 0”), Gildersleeve (14’ 10”), and Jaboin (14’ 9”) swept the Long Jump. In the Triple Jump, Norvaisa also claimed 2nd place with a hop, step, and jump of 33’ 8”.  McClain and Gildersleeve, although they did not score in the event, set notable season bests at 32’ 6” and 32’ 4”, respectively. Off the track in the throwing events, the Eagles were able to manufacture points as well. Sophomore Melissa Rimpel chipped in 2nd place points in the shot put with a throw of 27’ 4”. Freshman Christine Muise, looking to earn her varsity wings this season, also placed 2nd with a throw of 72’ 8” in the javelin.  Senior Stacey Mukasa also scored in the javelin (69’ 9”). With junior sprinter Camille Henry on the shelf nursing an injury, the quartet of Jaboin, Gildersleeve, Norvaisa, and junior Claudia Nere took the 4 x 100m relay in a time of 52.7.  The final team tally was Sharon 50.5, Franklin 80.5, dropping the Eagles’ season record to 2 – 2.

 

With both Sharon and Franklin boys' teams looking for their first win in 2009 Hockomock dual meet competition, it was the Panthers who edged out the Eagles this past week in a close, hard fought meet, 65 - 71. The Eagles won an impressive 9 out of 16 events during the meet, dominating the sprint distances up to the 800m run, as well as the jumping events. The 800m Run was the most compelling individual race of the day, featuring senior Scott Connolly. With 100 meters left to go, and coaches, teammates, and fans from both sides, all imploring their athlete to dig deeper for just a little bit more, it was Connolly who came from slightly behind Franklin's John Dacey to cross the finish line first in a fine time of 2:02.3, a season best. Connolly, who is poised to run a sub-2:00 800m, ranks second in the league currently, with only North Attleboro's Nick Wade (1:59.0) having clocked a faster time this season. In the 100m dash, junior sprinter Andrew Revanales threw down a blistering 10.8 for his fourth consecutive league win, tying him currently with Quinn Ryder from Oliver Ames for the fastest time in the league. With Connolly and Revanales undefeated in their specialties so far, the match-ups in the upcoming dual meets with OA and NA should be very exciting, must-watch high school track and field. Senior co-captain Robert Brown eclisped his school record time in the 400m Hurdles, taking the top spot at 62.7. Other first place finishers included senior Alex Kutana in the 400m (52.6) and Triple Jump (39' 4"), senior Chris Peng in the 110m HH (17.1) and High Jump (5' 2"), junior Brad Mattocks in the 200m (23.1), and Revanales in the Long Jump (19' 7"). Brown also scored in the Triple Jump (2nd, 38' 2.75").  Other athletes contributing team points included freshman Gregory Yee in the Javelin (2nd, 115' 10"), senior co-captain Wes Gemba in the 200m (3rd, 23.8), junior Alex Weaver in the 100m (3rd,11.8), and sophomore Jeff Adams in the Shot (3rd place, 33' 4").
 

 Hock League Dual Meet vs. Foxboro H.S.

 

April 7, 2009

 
Foxboro – Once the relays are contested, the meet is usually a wrap. But on this cold blustery day, with the jumping events running behind and the Sharon girls’ down by a point in the team total, that was not the case. With the score at 64 – 63 in Foxboro’s favor, and only the Triple Jump competition left, the Eagles needed at least a first and third place finish to clinch the team win. With the pressure on and the drama building, senior co-captain Audra Norvaisa and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, fighting a difficult crosswind that made hitting the board on stride imprecise at best, were able to rise to the occasion and take 1st (31’ 8”) and 2nd (30’ 4”) places. With a final winning score of 71 - 65, the Eagles improved their overall record to 2 – 1.
  
To get to that point in the meet required a complete team effort, of course, with many girls contributing to the team total. However, what was the real back story of the meet was the action that occurred away from the glory that took place on the track and in the jumping pits. The trio of senior Stacey Mukasa, sophomore Melissa Rimpel, and freshman Christine Muise, quietly chipped in 10 points in the throwing events, where the competition took place in more remote locations. All three girls placed 2nd in their events; Mukasa in the javelin (70’ 4”), Rimpel in the shot (26’ 6”), and Muise in the discus (57’ 9”). Mukasa also took 3rd in the shot (21’ 1”).
 

On the oval, senior co-captain Rachel Wasserman captured 1st in the 800m (2:33) as did junior Ali Kirsch in the Mile (5:50). Junior Jen Jaboin charging hard, placed 2nd in the 100m dash (13.4). In the 200m dash, junior Camille Henry finished in a dead heat for 1st at 27.0 with Foxboro’s Shannon Cunningham, the 2009 Div. III State Champ at 300m. In the 100m hurdles, it was Norvaisa who hit the tape first (18.5). Sophomore Caroline McClain placed 2nd in the 400m hurdles (1:15.6), finishing just 0.3 off her school record time set last week. Kirsch took the High Jump with a respectable leap of 4’ 8”. Sophomore Meaghan Perry, in a very difficult double, placed 2nd in the 2 Mile (13:41) and 3rd in the Mile (6:13). Other scorers included Norvaisa in the Long Jump (2nd, 14’3”), junior Gina Christiano in the 400m hurdles (3rd, 1:20.1), junior Erica Beach in the 400m dash (3rd, 69.8), and Gildersleeve in the 200m (3rd, 28.1) and Long Jump (3rd, 14’ 1”).  The Lady Eagles were able to sweep both the 4 x 400m and the 4 x 100m relays.

 

The boys' team fell to Foxboro by a score of 41 - 95, dropping their record to 0 - 3. Despite the team score, there were several competitive individual performances. Meet highlights included double wins for junior Andrew Revanales in the 100m dash (11.0) and Long Jump (19' 4") and senior Scott Connolly in the Mile (5:08) and 2 Mile (11:19). Junior quarter-miler Bradley Mattocks also ran a very competitive 400m to win in 53.4 and senior Alex Kutana leapt his way to 1st place in the Triple Jump (38' 9") under difficult jumping conditions. Other scorers included senior Wes Gemba and sophomore Josh Arons in the 200m dash, and Kutana in the 800m.
 
 


Hock League Dual Meet vs. Stoughton H.S.

 

April 2, 2009

 
Stoughton - The Sharon girls’ varsity track team rebounded from their season opening loss to Mansfield with a 72-64 victory against the Stoughton Black Knights this past week. Giving up a tremendous advantage in the throwing events, the Lady Eagles had to dominate the running and jumping events under chilly and wet conditions in order to win. In the sprints, junior Jen Jaboin (13.3) and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve (13.3) finished 1-2 in the 100m dash. Gildersleeve went on to double in the 200m dash (28.2) and capture 1st place, with junior Erica Beach taking 3rd.  In the 400m hurdles, sophomore Caroline McClain placed 2nd (1:15.3) on her way to breaking junior Gina Christiano’s one week old school record. Christiano also scored in the same race taking the 3rd spot (1:17.0). In the 100m hurdles, senior co-captain Audra Norvaisa claimed 2nd place (17.3) in a very tight race. Junior Camille Henry outclassed the 400m field with a runaway win (63.5), making up the lane stagger in the first 100 meters. In the distance events, it was junior Ali Kirsch who was a double winner on the track, taking both the Mile and the 2 Mile runs. Kirsch's mile time of 5:28.0 is the best clocking posted in the Hock so far. Senior middle-distance standout Rachel Wasserman took the top spot in the 800m run in 2:29.0. The tandem of Norvaisa and Gildersleeve leapt their way to 1st and 2nd places, respectively, in both the Triple Jump (32' 1/2" and 31' 7") and Long Jump (15' 3" and 14' 0") to add to the team point total. Kirsch cleared 4' 6" in the high jump, good enough for 2nd place. Sophomore Melissa Rimpel contributed key points by placing 2nd in the shot with a throw of 26' 8". Rimpel also placed 3rd place in the discus (64' 0"). The Lady Eagles won both relay events handily with Christiano, McClain, Beach and Wasserman in the 4 x 400m and Jaboin, Henry, Norvaisa, and junior Claudia Nere in the 4 x 100m to secure the team win.
 
The boys’ varsity team did not fare as well against the Black Knights, suffering their second defeat of the early season by a score of 43-89. Senior co-captain Robert Brown started the meet by setting a new school record in the 400m hurdles on his way to a 3rd place finish (64.0). In the sprints, junior Andrew Revanales sped his way to victory in the 100m dash (11.1), along with junior Brad Mattocks who won the 400m dash (53.4). Senior Alex Kutana (23.6) and sophomore Josh Arons (24.8) also scored in the 200m dash. With senior co-captain Wes Gemba and 2009 indoor track team MVP senior Chris Peng out of the line-up, other boys were called upon to step up, inducing fine efforts by Ross Keith and Alex Weaver. Senior Scott Connolly also won, taking the 800m run (2:09.7) for the second straight dual meet. In the jumping events, Kutana (38' 4") and Brown (37' 1 1/2") took 1-2 in the Triple Jump while Revanales (18' 8") teamed up with Brown (18' 2") for a 1-3 finish in the Long Jump.
 

 Hock League Dual Meet vs. Mansfield H.S.

 

March 26, 2009

 
Mansfield – This week, the Sharon girls’ track team opened their spring season against the mighty Mansfield Hornets, this winter season’s state divisional and all-state champions. On a chilly and damp afternoon, Mansfield, deep in talent, titles, and numbers, soundly defeated the Lady Eagles by a score of 102-33. Although the conditions were not conducive to fast times, the varsity girls were competitive in many events. The highlight of the meet was the 400m Hurdles, contested for the first time in the state in dual meet competition. Junior sprinter-hurdler Gina Christiano set the bar for Sharon in the new event at 1:17.9, capturing 2nd place behind the 2009 600m divisional state champion Michelle Jenssen. Sophomore Caroline McClain also scored in the event in a 3rd place time of 1:18.8. Junior sprinter Camille Henry took 2nd place to Jenssen as well in the 200m Dash, hitting the tape in a respectable early season time of 26.8. Senior co-captain Audra Norvaisa, after clipping the 6th hurdle, regained her balance and placed 3rd in the 100m Hurdles in a time of 17.3, behind 2009 all-state 55m Hurdle champ Megan Ferreira and 2009 high-school All-American pentathlete Kelly McCabe. Sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, sandwiched between Ferreira and 2009 all-state 300m champ Emily Broyles, drag-raced down the center lane in the 100m Dash, and was edged out by the pair of Hornets for 3rd place in 13.2. Junior middle-distance runner and 2009 Hockomock All-Star Ali Kirsch handily won the Mile Run in 5:39.1, beating Mansfield’s top distance runner Cassie Olson by 40 meters. Other notable individual scorers included senior co-captain Rachel Wasserman in the 800 m Run (2nd, 2:32.5), Norvaisa in the Triple Jump (2nd, 33’3”), and sophomore Meaghan Perry in an uncontested 2 Mile Run (1st, 15:01). The 4 x 100m relay team of junior lead-off leg Jen Jaboin, Henry, junior Claudia Nere, and anchor leg Gildersleeve, also won by a large margin of victory, clocking in at 52.7.
 
The boys' squad also faced a formidable foe in the Hornets, who placed third in the team standings at the state divisional indoor championship this past winter. The best race of the day was turned in by senior Scott Connolly in the 800m. After controlling the pace for 600 meters, Mansfield's Kyle Kilduff made a decisive move to pass Connolly. Maintaining contact with 50 meters to go, a determined Connolly surged back into the lead on the final stretch, finishing first in 2:06.5, 0.5 seconds ahead of Kilduff. Other winners included junior Andrew Revanales in the 100m (11.0), junior Bradley Mattocks in the 200 (23.3) and senior Alex Kutana in the Triple Jump (39'4"). Senior co-captain Wes Gemba also scored in the 200 m (24.3), placing 3rd. The Eagles were defeated by a team score of 28-108.
 
 
 


Hockomock League All-Star Selection

 

March 2009

 

Sharon - Based upon her outstanding performances and versatility throughout the season, junior middle-distance runner Ali Kirsch was selected to the 2009 Hockomock League All-Star team. Kirsch competed in the Mile Run, 1000m Run, High Jump, and 4 x 400m Relay. Congratulations Ali! 

 2009 NIKE Indoor National H.S. Track and Field Championship

 
March 14, 2009
 

Boston – Sharon H.S. varsity sprinters, for the Ultimate Athlete Track Club, competed against the nation’s top high school track athletes at the Nike Indoor National H.S. Track and Field Championship held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center this past weekend. Elite athletes from coast to coast assembled in Boston’s world class indoor track facility for the opportunity to vie against the very best for high school All-American status.

 

The girls’ 4 x 200m relay team of junior Jen Jaboin, sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, junior Claudia Nere, and senior Audra Norvaisa battled their way around the oval in an exciting back and forth race with multiple lead changes throughout the heat. With a three turn staggered start out of lane 2, Jaboin led off with a strong leg, handing off the baton among the leaders. After executing a conservative handoff, Gildersleeve slingshot off the first turn to take the lead and open up a 5 meter margin. Some of the lead was then squandered in the exchange between Gildersleeve and Nere.  Nere, running a spirited third leg, was passed on the backstretch, relinquishing the lead. Nere handed off to an experienced Norvaisa who swung wide off the second turn to make a dramatic, well-timed pass, digging deep for third place in their heat in 1:51.80 and 35th place overall.

 

The boys’ 4 x 200m relay team of juniors Bradley Mattocks and Andrew Revanales, and seniors Wes Gemba and Alex Kutana were motivated to compete after a disappointing missed baton pass at the New England Championships the previous weekend. Out of the blocks in a very tight lane 1, Mattocks ran a competitive lead-off leg to put the boys in the race. Revanales, running the second leg, lit up the track on the backstretch to make a strong pass before hitting the second turn. Revanales and Gemba were then able to make the second baton pass in traffic without incident. Gemba, with his typical intensity, ran an aggressive third leg to keep the race tight. Anchor leg Kutana, after coming off the first turn, was able to hit his stride on the straightaway and race hard to take fourth in their heat in 1:34.97 and 26th place overall.

 

Although both sprint squads failed to improve on their season’s best times or take a spot on the medals podium, they had the opportunity to race in a serious big time meet, extending their seasons beyond the MIAA Divisional and All-State events. “I’m just really enjoying the experience”, Norvaisa said post-race after having had a chance to recover.

 


 

2009 22nd Annual New England Interscholastic

 Indoor Track and Field Championship

 

March 6, 2009
 
Boston - The end of the road came for the Sharon boys' 4 x 200m relay team this Friday at the New England H.S. Indoor Track and Field Championship. Running out of the top seeded heat, the Eagles failed to complete their baton exchange successfully between the 2nd and 3rd legs, and did not finish their race. Congratulations nonetheless to Bradley Mattocks, Andrew Revanales, Wes Gemba, and Alex Kutana, in distinguishing themselves as one of the elite relay squads in the region this indoor season.
 

Complete Meet Results 


 

2009 MIAA All-State

Indoor Track and Field Championship

 

February 27, 2009

 

Boston - The boys' 4 x 200m relay team of juniors Bradley Mattocks and Andrew Revanales, and seniors Wes Gemba and Alex Kutana, put the pedal to the metal at the MIAA State Indoor Track and Field Championship Friday night to capture 3rd place overall. Without the benefit of running out of the top seeded flight, the Eagles had to push themselves, competing against the clock, after Mattocks and Revanales established the lead. With Gemba extending their lead, Kutana carried the baton over the line in a season best of 1:33.21, 0.88 seconds faster than the time the squad posted at the Division 2 Championships. Mattocks, Revanales, Gemba, and Kutana will proudly represent the Maroon and Gold at the New England Championships where only the top six qualifiers from each N.E. state will compete on March 6. Revanales also competed individually in the 55 dash, clocking a 6.85 for 21st place.
 
Individual qualifier, junior Ali Kirsch closed out her indoor season in style with a PR of 5:19.32, placing 14th overall in the Mile Run. The girls' 4 x 200m relay team of senior Audra Norvaisa, juniors Jen Jaboin and Camille Henry, and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, competed admirably, finishing in 19th place overall in a respectable time of 1:50.22, 0.82 off their best time this season.  
 

Complete Meet Results


2009 MIAA State Div. 2

Indoor Track and Field Championship

 

February 22, 2009

 

Boston – The Sharon Eagles put their mettle to the test this weekend at the MIAA State Division 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Although the boys’ and girls’ varsity squads lack the depth of talent to seriously vie for a state team title, the small contingent of state meet qualifiers that competed put the Sharon High School track program firmly on the map as serious athletes to contend with.

 

Junior Ali Kirsch, the Eagles’ top individual performer for the girls’ team on Sunday, captured 5th place in the Mile Run in a personal best of time of 5:24.40. With only the top five spots qualifying, Kirsch also earned an opportunity to compete at next week’s All-State Meet. Sophomore Sara Gildersleeve advanced to the finals in the Long Jump competition and placed 8th overall with a personal best leap of 15’10”, the longest jump by an underclassman at the meet.  Junior Camille Henry, coming off a hip injury that kept her out of the Hockomock League Championship Meet last week, posted an impressive 43.21 in the 300m Dash for 9th place, just missing the finals. The 4 x 200m relay team of senior Audra Norvaisa, junior Jen Jaboin, Henry, and Gildersleeve combined to clock a season best time of 1:49.60, good enough for 5th place medals and a trip to the All-State Meet. Other respectable individual performances were turned in by Norvaisa in the 55m Hurdles (9.45, 13th place) and in the Long Jump (14"7', 24th place), senior captain Rachel Wasserman in the 600m Run (1:43.77, 16th place), and Jaboin and Gildersleeve in the 55m Dash (7.70, 12th and 7.83, 20th, respectively). The 4 x 400m relay of junior Gina Christiano, Kirsch, junior Erica Beach, and Wasserman also turned in a season best time of 4:20.53 for 13th place.

 

The boys’ team was led by junior sprinter Andrew Revanales, who motored to a 5th place finish in the 55m Dash (6.77) and a spot on the awards podium. Junior Bradley Mattocks moved on to the 300m Dash finals and despite a poor lane draw, grabbed the 8th spot in a time of 37.26. Senior co-captain Scott Connolly ran a tough 1000m in a season best time of 2:42.12 for 8th place. The stacked 4 x 200m relay team of Mattocks, Revanales, and seniors Wes Gemba and Alex Kutana, clocked a season best of 1:34.09, collecting hardware for 4th place. These four athletes will accompany the girls’ team qualifiers at the All-State Meet. Other fine performances were turned in by seniors Chris Peng in the 55m Hurdles (8.52, 13th place) and Long Jump (18’00”, 19th place), Kutana in the 600m Run (1:29.67, 15th place), senior Stephen Plesko in the 55m Hurdles (9.27, 23rd place) and co-captain Gemba in the 300m Dash (38.47, 24th place).
 
Complete Meet Results
 
 

2009 Hockomock League

Indoor Track and Field Championship

 

February 14, 2009

 

Boston - At the Hockomock League Indoor Track and Field Championship held this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, it was junior middle-distance runner Ali Kirsch who carried the day for the Sharon Eagles tracksters. In the Mile Run, fighting off a hard charging Julie Binney from Oliver Ames down the final stretch for 2nd place, Kirsch crossed the tape in 5:34.90, taking the runner-up medal behind OA star Jenna Davidner. Senior captain Rachel Wasserman ran a gutsy race of her own, timing her trademark kick to capture 4th place in the 600 meter Run. In the Long Jump, senior Audra Norvaisa and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve leapt their way to 4th and 5th places with jumps of 15’ 2” and 14’ 2 1/2” respectively. In the relays, the 4 x 400m team of junior Gina Christiano, Kirsch, junior Erica Beach, and Wasserman placed 4th (4:24.42) and the 4 x 200m team of juniors Jen Jaboin and Claudia Nere, Norvaisa, and Gildersleeve placed 3rd (1:54.32). The girls’ squad finished the meet in 7th position.

For the boys, junior Andrew Revanales sped his way to a 5th place finish in the 55 meter Dash in 6.86. In a tightly contested 300 meter Dash, junior Bradley Mattocks scored by placing 6th in 37.75. Senior co-captain Scott Connolly added to the team point total by placing 5th in a gritty 1000 meter Run (2:45.53). The tandem of seniors Chris Peng (18’ 8”) and Alex Kutana (18’ 3 1/4”) took 4th (tie) and 6th places in the Long Jump. The Eagles’ only victory of the day came in the 4 x 200m relay. The team of Mattocks, Revanales, senior co-captain Wes Gemba, and Kutana powered their way around the track well ahead of their competition, clocking a season best time of 1:34.50. The boys’ team finished the meet in 9th place.

 

The teams’ qualifiers travel back to Boston to compete in the District 2 State Meet on February 22.

 


McIntyre Memorial Elite Relays
February 8, 2009
Boston - The Eagles' boys 4 x 200m relay captured 5th place overall at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center oval this weekend. Starting outside in lane 6, the team of Bradley Mattocks, Andrew Revanales, Wes Gemba, and Alex Kutana ran a gritty race to finish second in their heat in 1:35.37, despite the difficult lane draw. Their strong showing should move the sprint squad up a few pegs from their current 21st fastest position on the state performance list and improve their seeding for the Division 2 State Meet in two weeks.
For the girls, with sprinter Camille Henry sitting out the meet nursing a sore hip as a precaution, the coaches had to juggle their relay rosters. Unfortunately, the girls 4 x 200m relay of Jen Jaboin, Erica Beach, Audra Norvaisa, and Sara Gildersleeve did not live up to their 17th statewide ranking, taking 24th place overall in a lackluster time of 1:53.05. The 4 x 50yd dash shuttle relay team of Gildersleeve, Jaboin, Claudia Nere, and Norvaisa did however fare better by advancing to the finals in a new school record of 25.41. In the finals the team was flat and finished in a disappointing 7th place overall in a time of 25.98.

MSCTA Coaches Elite Invitational

February 1, 2009

4 x 200m Relay - A. Kutana, A. Revanales, C. Peng, B. Mattocks , 1:36.68 - 13th

55m Dash – S. Gildersleeve, 7.82 - 21st

55m Hurdles – A. Norvaisa, 9.90 - 24st

MSCTA Coaches Invitational

January 31, 2009

Boston - For the Sharon Eagles, the story of the meet at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center was sprinter Camille Henry’s 5th place overall finish in the 300m dash. Unleashing a powerful kick with 100 meters to go to distance her from the rest of the field, Henry set a new school record of 42.96 in winning the top-seeded heat. With her strong performance, Henry has firmly established herself as the top junior sprinter at 300 meters in the Hockomock league and a strong contender to place in the upcoming Hockomock Championships later in February. 

For the girls’ team, respectable performances were turned in by junior Jen Jaboin in the 55m dash, who advanced to the semi-finals with a time of 7.79, qualifying her for the Div. 2 State meet.  Jaboin’s semi-final time was also 7.79. Senior middle-distance runner Rachel Wasserman placed 30th in the 1000m in 3:20.06.

For the boys' team, senior hurdler Chris Peng turned in an 8.45 in the qualifying heat of the 55m HH to advance into the semi-finals.  In the semi-finals, Peng clocked an 8.53.  Senior Wes Gemba took 23rd place in the 300m (37.99) and senior Alex Kutana took 40th place in the 600m (1:29:55).

                                                MSTCA Division 2 State Relays
 
January 25, 2009
 
Boston - A jubilant lady Eagles’ sprint squad created quite a stir at the MSCTA Div. 2 State Relay Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center this past weekend by taking home hardware in the two sprint events. The Sharon speedsters captured gold medals in the sprint showcase 4 x 50yd dash shuttle relay, featuring lead-off leg sophomore Sara Gildersleeve, juniors Jen Jaboin and Erica Beach, with Camille Henry anchoring. On their way to a victory over the 48 team field, the foursome set a new school record in a blistering time of 25.50, and nearly eclipsed the meet record. Earlier in the meet, lead-off leg Jaboin, Henry, senior Audra Norvaisa, and anchor Gildersleeve placed 6th overall in the 4 x 200m relay in a time of 1:50.34, shattering the qualifying time for the state divisional meet and advancing their seeding among the top tier relay teams in the state. By virtue of their strong performances, both relay teams also qualified for the McIntyre Elite Relays to be held on February 8.
On the boys’ side, the stacked 4 x 200m team of Alex Kutana, Bradley Mattocks, Andrew Revanales, and Wes Gemba finished just 0.04 seconds out of medal contention in 7th place with a time of 1:36.04. Their performance did however qualify the team to compete in the state divisional meet as well.

Hockomock Tri-Meet

 Sharon vs. Mansfield vs. Foxboro

January 17, 2009

Sharon Advocate, Reported By Tom Wilcox, January  22, 2009

With so few runners on the Sharon High boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams, it’s understandable that the Eagles struggle to compete against some of the bigger schools in the Hockomock League.

After all, Mansfield High has 150 athletes on its girls’ team alone while Sharon has just 47 total. As a result, both the Sharon boys and girls are 1-5 so far this winter.

“We can compete in individual events but when you look at whole meet it is much more difficult,” said Sharon track coach Alan Conway. “Our first four meets were against teams that are right up there in the state so we didn’t have much of a chance against those teams.”

But the Eagles finally broke through last Saturday with wins over Foxboro. The boys lost to King Philip in the tri-meet but knocked off Foxboro, 44-42, while the girls lost K-P 45 2/3-40 1/3 and beat Foxboro 45-41.

Both wins against Foxboro came down to the final event – the 4x400 relay – and Sharon won both to earn their first victory. The boys relay was comprised of seniors Alex Kutana, Scott Connolly and Chris Peng and junior Bradley Mattocks. The girls 4x400 is made up of senior Rachel Wasserman, and juniors Camille Henry, Erica Beach and Ali Kirsch.

Conway is in his third year coaching the indoor teams and it was his first victory with both squads.

“I think it’s been a pretty successful season so far,” said Conway. “Getting a win was nice. You never want to go 0-fer. It was a nice bus ride home.”

“Now we are gearing up to try to get noticed in the state and possibly have a few individual advance to All-States. We really look forward to these meets.”

The Eagles have one remaining Hockomock League tri-meet against Stoughton and Canton on Feb. 7 and Conway feels both the boys and girls are capable of picking up another win or two. Sharon will participate in the MSTCA Relays on Sunday and the MSTCA Coaches Invitational on Jan. 31 followed by the Hockomock League Championships on Feb.14 and the Class B Meet on Feb. 22.

Some of the Sharon boys that have shined so far this winter include: Kutana, who has finished in first place three times in the 600 meters and twice as part of the 4x400 relay team; Peng, who is unbeaten in the hurdles with six first place finishes and three firsts in the high jump; and Connolly, who has come in first once and second on three occasions in the 1000.

The 4x400 foursome, which sometimes includes junior soccer sensation Andrew Revanales, has come in first place twice.

Mattocks has also had a solid season with two first place showings in the 300. Newcomers junior Jackson Murphy, sophomores Josh Arons and Evan Tartro, as well as freshmen Michael Dupuis, Dan Scribner and Rob Dawson have all shown great improvement according to Conway.

Kutana (600), Peng (hurdles and high jump), Connolly (1000) and Revanales (dash) have all qualified for states. Conway is hopeful that Mattocks and senior Wes Gemba can make it in the 300 as well.

The girls have been led two seniors, two juniors and a sophomore. Senior Wasserman has two first place finishes and three seconds in the 1000; senior Audra Norvaisa has claimed the top spot in the hurdles three times and twice in the shot put; junior Henry has come in first place in the 300 and 600; junior Kirsch, who starred for the cross country team in the fall and is running indoor track for the first time, has come in first place on four different occasions in the mile and three times in the high jump; and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve has two firsts and two seconds in the dash.

The 4x400 relay had finished first three times this season.

Some newcomers that have shown promise in the distance events include sophomores Melanie Tabroff, Elena Huang and Meaghan Perry, and freshmen Jessica Oknin and Bridget Wald.

The state qualifiers for the girls are Kirsch (mile), Wasserman (1000), Henry (300), Gildersleeve (dash) and Norvaisa (hurdles).

All Hockmock meets are run at the Franklin Field House while the bigger, postseason meets are held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

“It’s great to run in these better facilities in the big meets,” said Conway. “Running at the Reggie, you really see the times come down and hopefully some of our kids can get better seedings.”

Sharon Advocate Article


Auerbach MSTCA Freshman Sophomore Meet

January 4, 2009

Boston - This past weekend, a small contingent of underclassmen competed at the 25th Red Auerbach MSTCA Frosh/Soph meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston. Over 1000 athletes representing 40 high school track and field teams participated in the Large School Division. Sara Gildersleeve was the lone medal winner for Sharon, taking 6th place on the podium in the Long Jump with a respectable leap of 14’4”. Other notable performances included sophomore Caroline McClain who advanced into the 55 m Hurdles semifinals with a time of (10.55), and Gildersleeve who finished 12th out of 81 competitors in the 300 m, hitting the tape at 46.08, just 0.14 off the state meet qualifying time.

Hockomock Tri-Meet

 Sharon vs. Oliver Ames vs. Franklin

Winter Break 2009

Franklin - The Lady Eagles got their wings clipped in their track and field season tri-meet opener against Oliver Ames and Franklin high schools over the winter break. Against programs with tremendous depth, the Eagles competed with a depleted squad with key runners not participating due to vacation travel or illness. Final team scores were Oliver Ames 68, Sharon 18 and Franklin 62, Sharon 24.

Despite the team’s losses, individual highlights included two runners qualifying for the state championship meet: junior Ali Kirsch in the mile (5:49.6), and sophomore Sara Gildersleeve in the 50 yd. Dash (6.1). Other solid early season sprint performances were turned in by juniors Jen Jaboin in the dash (6.6) and Camille Henry in the 300 m (47.4). The team’s field events entrants were led by senior Audra Norvaisa in the Shot Put (26’1”) and Kirsch in the High Jump (4’6”).