Twenty members of the boys track team competed on Saturday at the MIAA Division 3 State Championship securing 23 points and a sixth place finish in the 60 team field.
Burlington’s first three competitors in the meet broke school records. In the mile, junior David Taranto ran in a pack of athletes finishing fourth in 4:22.68, less than two seconds out of first place and two seconds better than Kevin Sullivan’s 29-year-old record.
Junior Gideon Kasirye shaved another half second off his school record in the 600 meters with a time of 1:26.03. Junior Takunda Muzembe improved on his 20th seed with a third place finish at 20’ 11” breaking assistant coach Dan Indingaro’s school record. With Kevin Sullivan in attendance for the meet, all three school records were broken with the previous record holders in attendance.
Senior Trevor Dutton ran more than five seconds quicker than he ever had in the 1000 meters as he clocked in at 2:38.71 for an 8th place medal. Sophomore Mark Steinback also ran his best race ever, finishing in 2:45.72 for 19th.
Senior David Perloff ran the two mile in 10:11.56 for 18th place. Senior Jake Rosenberg was 21st in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.60 seconds. Junior Bobby Bonetti competed in the high jump. Senior Joe Hoffman was third in the shot put at 47’ 0.25” and junior Nico Blasé was 14th at 42’ 3”.
In the dash, Burlington had two underclassmen. Junior Dan McDermott, competing for the first time in weeks following a hamstring injury finished in 12th in 6.96 seconds and sophomore Ev Guerrier was 17th in 7.04 seconds.
Burlington fielded teams in all three relays with the 4 x 800 team securing a medal. Dutton, Kasirye, and Taranto were joined by sophomore Christos Saledas for a 4th place finish in 8:29.68. In the 4 x 200, Guerrier, and juniors Matt Corsino, Nick Ciardi, and Tad Pierre-Louis were tenth in 1:39.10. In the 4 x 400, juniors Chris Cao and Rick Landry along with seniors Tanishq Bhalla and Eric Minghella clocked in at 3:48.93.
Muzember (long jump), Hoffman (shot put), and Taranto (mile) move on to this Saturday’s All-State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track in Boston.