Eagles News & Meet Results

February 14, 2019

Congratulations to the following Sharon athletes selected for Hockomock League Honors for the 2018-19 Winter Track Season:

Honorable Mentions:

Marc Davanzo

Avonia Herbert


All Stars:

Chris Gong

Elizabeth Lee

Jada Johnson

Isaiah Stessman


LEAGUE MVP:

A special congratulations to Jada Johnson for earning the honor of Hockomock League MVP!

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".

Complete Meet Results


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.

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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 Girls


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: Boys Girls


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.

Complete Meet Results: Boys Girls


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: Boys Girls


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.

Complete Meet Results


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.

Complete Meet Results


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.

Complete Results


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.

Complete Results


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!

Complete Results


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.

Complete Results


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".

Complete Results


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 – 41’10.25” P.R.), and Rita Kushner (HJ 4th – 4’10”) were the top finishers for the team. Sara Gildersleeve (LJ 5th – 16’1.25” P.R.) and Samantha Kaplan (TJ 5th – 32’10.5”) both placed 5th, scoring 2 points each for the team. Hichens was also a top ten finisher in the LJ with a leap of 18’10” 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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Hock Champs

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.

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

Photo Courtesy of Coach Dwight Estey