Warriors pick up steam with 3rd place finish at ML Championship Meet

May 17, 2019 by

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition.

BURLINGTON — The Wakefield Memorial High School outdoor boys’ track and field team competed in the Middlesex League championship at Burlington High last night against all of the teams in the league. The Warriors were the best team in the Freedom Division and finished 3rd overall behind Lexington and Reading.

“I am really happy the way our boys competed; they really step up in big meets and it is a nice way to head into the postseason,” said Wakefield head coach Ruben Reinoso.

In the 100 meters, Wesley Pierre was 5th overall with a personal record (pr) time of 11.7. Ryan Obear was 6th overall with a pr time of 11.72.

“They are both coming on strong at this point in the season,” said Reinoso.

MyKease Driggers ran a time of 12.05 and was 16th overall in the 100.

In the 200 meters, Brian Smith was second overall with a time of 23.12. That was Smith’s top time of this season. Cameron McMaster ran a 26.13.

In the 400 meters, Bradley Diaz did it again, running another pr time of 51.55 and finishing 4th overall in a loaded field. His time officially qualifies him for nationals in the freshmen 400 meters. Andrew Roos ran a time of 56.84.

In the 800 meters, Tanner Jellison ran a great last lap and chased down All-American Ryan Oosting to finish second in a time of 1:57.82. Trevor Zupan ran a time of 2:01.93 and was 10th overall in a field that had five athletes that went under two minutes in the 800 meters. Billy Stevens ran a 2:06.25 and Nick Connor ran a 2:06.44.

In the two mile, Casey Brackett ran a pr time of 10:06 and was 4th overall. Matt Roberto ran a time of 10:08 and was 5th overall. Rohan Singhvi ran a time of 10:17.04 and was 8th overall.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Tucker Stikeman ran a great time of 60.94 and was 6th overall. Matt Burns ran a time of 72.01.

In the 110 hurdles, Eli Gosselin-Smoske continues to do what he did indoors and that is improve at every meet he competes in. He ran a life time best of 15.91 and was second going into the finals but unfortunately another runner’s hurdle went into his lane and he finished 8th overall.

“I am really happy for Eli because he keeps working hard at practice and he is going into states hoping to compete against the the top three hurdlers in the state which happen to all be in our division,” said Reinoso.

Josh Catino ran a 21.13 in the hurdles.

In the shot put, Liam Cosgrove was 7th overall with a throw of 41’10. Logan Cosgrove was 10th overall with a throw of 38’7. The Cosgrove brothers were consistent scorers in the shot put all season long and they will be two of the top throwers in the league coming back next year.

In the discus, Liam Cosgrove had a throw of 75’8.

In the pole vault, Gosselin-Smoske had a pr jump of 9’0 for fourth place overall and qualified for states.

Gosselin-Smoske kept it going in the triple jump as he had a jump of 36’4 while Tucker Stikeman jumped 35’10.25.

In the high jump, Tommy Galvin was 2nd overall with a jump of 5’11.

In the javelin, Alex Kent had a throw of 110’5 and Matt Tobey had a throw of 106’9.

In the 4×800 meters, Andrew Roos, James Christie, Jonathan D’Ambrosion and Zach Jellison ran a time of 9:15.

In the 4×100, Ryan Obear, Wesley Pierre, MyKease Driggers and Brian Smith ran a pr time of 44.92 and were 3rd overall.

In the 4×400, Tucker Stikeman, Bradley Diaz, Trevor Zupan and Tanner Jellison ran a huge pr time of 3:28.96 for the win.

“Tucker ran a two second pr split of 52 seconds to give us the lead and the rest of the boys kept the lead the whole way for a great time,” said Reinoso. “This time is currently the second fastest time going into our Div. 3 State Meet.”

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