On Wednesday of vacation week, members of the Boys Burlington High track team broke several school records.
In the morning at the 5-man Pentathlon competition at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the quintet of Jake Rosenberg (55 meter hurdles), Takunda Muzembe (long jump), Joe Hoffman (shot put), Bobby Bonetti (high jump), and David Taranto (1000 meters) broke a 10-year-old BHS record with their combined total of 3512 points. Taranto's 1000 meter time of 2:36.22 was a record as well at 1/2 a second quicker than Matt Tirrell's previous record.
In the afternoon, at the Rhode Island Classic in Providence, freshman Gabe Arcaro set the BHS record in the 25 pound weight throw with a heave of 48' 11.5". Arcaro, Hoffman, and Anuj Patel set the BHS mark for the 3 x weight throw in the same competition.
Burlington Girl’s High School Track Remains Undefeated
On 12/28, the Burlington Girls High School Track Team won another close meet by the score of 47-39. In the two mile, Erin Reilly cruised to another victory and Ashley Romano finished third with times of 12:23 and 14:31. In the 1000m race, Kristen Humphreys easily came in first with a 3:30 and Ashley O’Neil came in third with a 3:45. In the Shot put, Ashley Steadman continued to dominate and won the event with a distance of 31’ 3.5”. in the 600m, Kierstin Merlino ran a tactical race and won with a sprint to the finish line in a time of 2:00 and Briana MacDonald finished third in 2:05. In the 300m, Trusha Bhatt tried to hang on to another of the league’s best and came in second with a time of 48.8. With five events complete, Burlington only had a seven point lead and they knew Melrose still had talented runners and jumpers ahead. In the one mile, Jennifer Hamvas took first place with a 6:09 and Lauren Boyle too third with a 6:26. In the high jump, Kierstin Merlino won with a jump of 4’ 10” and Catie Riggs finished third with 4’ 8”. In the hurdles, Jennifer Sheldon won with a 9.7 and Katie O’Connor finished third with a 9.8. Their first and second places secured enough points for Burlington to win the meet. In the dash, Devon Doherty finished third in 8.0. The Burlington relay team of Eva Mayo, Gam Dhliweyo, Gabriella Gonzalvez and Trusha Bhatt ran a time of 5:08.4. With the victory, Burlington improved their record to 6-0.
Two Mile 1 Erin Reilly12:23 3 Ashley Romano 14:31
Shotput 1 Ashley Steadman 31’ 3.5”
1000 1 Kristen Humphreys 3:30 3 Ashley O’Neil 3:45
600 1 Kierstin Merlino 2:00 3 Briana MacDonald 2:05
300 2 Trusha Bhatt 48.8
1 Mile 1 Jennifer Hamvas 6:09 3 Lauren Boyle 6:26
High Jump 1 Kierstin Merlino 4’ 10” 3 Catie Riggs 4’ 8”
55M Hurd 1 Jennifer Sheldon 9.7 2 Katie O’Connor 9.8
55M Dash 3 Devon Doherty 8.0
4x400m 2 Eva Mayo, Gam Dhliweyo, Gabriella Gonzalvez and Trusha Bhatt