Boston, MA - On Wednesday night, the top Burlington girls varsity athletes competed in their league championship meet at the Reggie Lewis track facility. Burlington had many girls receiving medals for their top 6 place. In the one mile, Jaclyn Jensen ran a strong race finishing 4th with a time of 5:39.55. In the 1000m, Erin Reilly set the school record with another dominating performance with a time of 3:06.88. Kristin Humphreys also came in 5th with a time of 3:16.54. In the shot put, Ashley Steadman continued to throw well taking 2nd with a throw of 34’ 0”. In the 55m hurdles, Jennifer Sheldon qualified for finals and came in 6th with a time of 9.8 seconds. The 4x200 team of Katie O’Connor, Gam Dhliwayo, Danielle Coveno and Valentina Lopez finished 5th with a time of 1:59.48. the 4x400 team of Kristen Humphreys, Jaclyn Jensen, Nicole Hardy and Erin Reilly finished 6th with a time of 4:29.65.
Two Mile 2 Jennifer Hamvas 12:23.01 16 Kalpita Patel 14:09.85 17 Ashley Romano 14:25.58
High Jump 13 Catie Riggs 4’ 6” 15 Elizabeth Johnson 4’ 6”
1000 1 Erin Reilly 3:06.88 5 Kristin Humphreys 3:16.54 17 Brianna MacDonald 3:30.67
600 14 Amy MacDonald 1:52.93 17 Danielle Coveno 1:53.96 18 Trusha Bhatt 1:55.93
Shot put 2 Ashley Steadman 34’ 0” 7 Taylor Steinberg 29’ 0” 9 Corinna DiSanto 28’ 0”
300 17 Nicole Hardy 48.14 18 Gam Dhliwayo 48.20 20 Eva Mayo 49.26
1 Mile 4 Jaclyn Jensen 5:39.55 11 Lauren Boyle 6:02.83 19 Allison Pflanz 6:16.26
55M Hurdles 6 Jennifer Sheldon 9.8 9 Katie O’Connor 10.06 26 Katie Desmond 10.95
55M Dash 18 Elizabeth Burkhart 8.28 19 Devon Doherty 8.38 21 Valentina Lopez 8.42
4x200m 5 Katie O’Connor, Gam Dhliwayo, Danielle Coveno, Valentina Lopez 1:59.48
4x400m 6 Kristen Humphreys, Jaclyn Jensen, Nicole Hardy, Erin Reilly 4:29.65
Boys Indoor Track vs. Reading
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.