Boys’ track conquers Generals in final meet

Feb 6, 2020 by

Published February 5, 2020

By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI

BOSTON — In the final meet of the regular season on Jan. 27 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the Lynnfield High boys’ indoor track and field team beat Hamilton-Wenham, 57-28.

With that victory, the Pioneers matched their record from last year as they finished at 2-3 overall.

“We graduated a lot of kids from last year,” pointed out Pioneers fourth-year head coach Christine Smith. “We have two strong captains who have been with me for four years but we have a lot of younger athletes as well.”

The two senior captains who have been on the team for four years are Alejandro Lynch and Ben Kramich. Lynch only competed in the final two meets due to a torn meniscus from soccer.

The other captain is senior Josh Senat, who is in his second year on the team as he was a transfer from Mystic Valley.

In the win over the Generals, the Pioneers had eight individual winners. The eight winners were Senat in the 55 meters (7.15 seconds), Lynch in the 300 meters (38.54), Mike Madden in the 1,000 meters (2:57.49), Jake Soriano in the mile (5:23.07), Pat Walsh in the two mile (11:12.04), Joe LaFerla in the high jump (5-2), Mike O’Brein in the shot put (37-2) and Justin Rose in the 55 meter hurdles (9.81).

Madden, Soriano and LaFerla are all juniors. Walsh is a senior, O’Brien a sophomore and Rose a freshman.

“I was extremely pleased,” said Smith, whose team snapped a three-meet losing streak. “We had a lot of personal bests.”

On Jan. 20, the Pioneers lost 64-22 to Ipswich at Andover High. They lost by that same score on Jan. 14 against Amesbury, also at Andover High.

On Dec. 23, at the Reggie Lewis Center, LHS was edged 44-42 by Essex Tech.

Lynnfield won the season opener on Dec. 11 47-33 over Manchester-Essex, also at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The Pioneers competed at the CAL League Meet on Tuesday night after press time. 

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