The BHS Boys Indoor Track team defeated Reading 43.5 to 42.5 on Tuesday night to move their record to 5-0 this season. The victory marked only the third time Burlington has beaten Reading in the history of Middlesex League track and field competition.
Event victories for Burlington were earned by David Perloff in the two mile, David Taranto in the mile, Joe Hoffman in the shot put, and Bobby Bonetti in the high jump. Bonetti won a jump off in the high jump for first place securing critical points for the Red Devils.
Burlington opened the meet with a 1-3 finish in the two mile by Perloff and freshman Paul Hogan. Trevor Dutton split a 1-3 Reading finish in the 1000 meters to move the meet score to 9-9.
Led by Joe Hoffman, the Burlington shot putters took the top three spots and 9 points for an 18-9 lead. Second and third were secured by Anuj Patel and Steve Healey. Gideon Kasirye finished second in the 600-meters and Connor Owens was just out-leaned at the finish line in the 300 meters for first place with Takunda Muzembe taking third and giving Burlington a 25-20 lead half way through the meet.
David Taranto cruised to victory in the mile with Zach Wilkins taking a key third place. Bonetti won the high jump and Anthony Salvucci tied for third earning an additional ½ point. After Jake Rosenberg’s second place in the 55-meter high hurdles, Burlington led 39.5 to 32.5, 4 points short of a victory.
In the final event before the relay, the sprinting duo of Dan McDermott and Ev Guerrier finished 2-3 wrapping up the victory for Burlington prior to the relay.