On March 10th, 11th and 12th, members of the Milton High School Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams travelled to New York City to compete in the New Balance National Indoor Championships. We are thrilled to announce that two of the girls relay teams earned top four finishes, which makes them All Americans! Congratulations to the 4×1 mile relay team of Elise O’Leary, Ella Affanato, Colette O’Leary and Bridget Mitchell, who placed 2nd in the nation; and to the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) of Colette O’Leary, Josie Cousineau, Elise O’Leary and Bridget Mitchell, which placed 4th in the nation and set a school record. Here is a link to the DMR video. Milton Girls are wearing black tank tops and red shorts.
We also have a video of the Girls race. 4×1 mile, which means each Milton girl had to run one mile, for a total of four miles. This was a hard-fought race with lots of lead changes and incredible hard work by the Milton girls to work their way into their eventual second place finish. Amazing! They now have the second-fastest time the US!! Milton Girls are wearing black tank tops and red shorts
At this same meet, Jessy Iwuala tied the school record and won Bronze in the Emerging Elite division of high jump. Congratulations, Jessy!
Sophomore Smith Charles competed in the finals of the 60 meter dash. Here is a link to the video of his race. He is wearing all white in the far lane. Smith got 8th place in the nation! He also earned 10th place at Nationals in long jump.
Finally, Milton Girls also sent a 4×800 relay team to Nationals. Here is the video of the race.. For all four girls on this relay, this was their first trip to Nationals. They are all underclassmen and represented Milton very well and had a personal best. Congratulations to Genevieve Connelly, Eliza O’Donnell, Josie Cousineau and Ella Affanato.
Thank you to M. Downes for this wonderful recap!
Smith Charles won the long jump, finally eclipsing 23 feet, with a jump of 23’03”. He also finished 3rd in the 55-meter dash, with a time of 6.4 seconds. Both were PRs for Charles. He will be competing in the National Track Meet in New York City next weekend!
Elise O’Leary placed third in the 600 meter. Abigail Jean-Baptiste finished 6th in the 55-meter while breaking the school record. Bridget Mitchell placed 8th and Colette O’Leary placed 12th in the 1000-meter. The 4×400 meter relay team of Colette, Elise, Bridget, and Josie Cousineau, finished 4th and recorded their best time of the season!
Congratulations to all runners on an excellent day!
The Reggie Lewis Center was packed tight today to see some of the best athletes in the state compete in the MIAA All-State Track Champions. Points were at a premium tonight, with each girl and boy as talented as those they were running against. The Girls finished 1st with 38 points (Natick was second with 35). The Boys finished 3rd with 25 points (Newton North won with 35 points).
The Girls, fresh off winning States a week ago, took the meet by storm. Abigail Jean-Baptiste started things off with 3 points in the 55, before Elise O’Leary finished very strong in the 300 to take 6 points and 3rd place. This paved the way for her sister, Colette, and Bridget Mitchell to take 1 & 2 in the 1000 meter, to earn a combined 18 points. Mitchell ran in the first heat, taking an early lead in the first lap, and never slowing down for the next 4. She finished 10 seconds quicker than last week, earning 1st place overall. In the second heat, Colette ran in the middle of the pack throughout the entire race, until the last bend, where she put on the jets and passed 3 runners to take 1st place. It was an amazingly gutsy performance from the senior. Jessy Iwuala jumped 5’4″ to claim 3rd place and Alexis Daly claimed a sole point in the Long Jump. In the 4×400 relay, the O’Leary’s went first, then Mitchell, with Josie Cousineau as the anchor. They finished with a 4:01.33 time, good for 4th place. Congratulations to Coach Shaw and all the girls who competed today and all season to earn yet another trophy.
The Boys Team consisted of Smith Charles and Edwin Duprevil. Duprevil did not qualify for the 55 meter hurdles, as he was up against some tough competition. Smith then did what he did best, win. After qualifying in the 55 meter dash with a 6.50 time, he then won the 55, running an incredible 6.44, 0.10 shy of the state record. In his first attempt in the Long Jump, he scored a 22’10”, which no one, including himself ever beat. There were 90 total jumps, between 21 jumpers, over the course of 2 hours, and no jump was better than Smith’s first. After 20 points from 2 events, Smith grabbed 5 more in the Long Jump. It took him a second try to get over the 6’4″ bar, but he eventually cleared 6’6″, which earned him 4th place. Charles earned 25 points himself, giving Milton 3rd place on the day. Congratulations to Coach Ajemian, and all the boys who competed today and all season.
As seen in the Patriot Ledger, and the Boston Globe, the Wildcats dominated. Click either article for a great recap of the day. The Girls won states while the boys finished fourth. There were several state records broken, and Coach Shaw took home his fifth straight state title.
Also, on Friday morning, the MIAA recognized two runners from each league in Massachusetts. Both runners chosen were Wildcats. Naomi Negassi and Smith Charles were given Certificates for Indoor Track Recognition.
The Boys Indoor Track Team could not pull out a victory against the Wildcats from Weymouth. See standout performances below.
Boys L 68-32
300 Meter – Smith Charles, 1st, Damauri Fox-Portis, 3rd
600 Meter – Kyle Dempsey, 1st
55 Meter Hurdles – Edwin Duprevil, 1st
4×400 Relay – Team, 2nd
Long Jump – Isaiah Lynch, 2nd
Shotput – Omar Fraser, 2nd
See full results here.
Girls Indoor Track, unbeaten in the league since 2015, are the 2016-’17 Bay State League Herget Champions after brushing aside Walpole 72-28. Even more impressive is that most of the girls have ran, and won, different races all year. The Girls, now 5-0, will take on Carey Division Champs, Newton North. The Boys lot a very close match to the Rebels 50-49, with Smith Charles winning all his events. See Standout performers below;
Girls W 72-28
55 Meter – Abigail Jean-Baptiste, 1st, Atheana Pierre, 2nd, Alexis Daly, 3rd
300 Meter – Colette O’Leary, 1st
600 Meter – Elise O’Leary, 1st, Eliza O’Donnell, 2nd
1000 Meter – Colette O’Leary, 1st, Clodagh Corcoran, 3rd
1 Mile – Ella Affanato, 1st, Josie Cousineau, 3rd
2 Mile – Geneveive Connelly, 3rd, Naomi Negassi, 5th
55 Hurdles – Phoenix Harris, 2nd
High Jump – Athenna Umeh, 1st
Long Jump – Abigail Jean Baptiste, 1st
Shotput – Ornella Ebongue, 1st, Helene Juzyca, 2nd, Gillian Clarke, 3rd
Boys L 50-49
55 Meter – Smith Charles, 1st, Koby Osazee, 2nd
300 Meter – Koby Osazee, 1st
600 Meter – Nolan Mandel, 3rd
1000 Meter – Michael Eberhardt, 3rd
1 Mile – Kyle Dempsey, 1st
55 Meter Hurdles – Edwin Duprevil, 1st
High Jump – Smith Charles, 1st
Long Jump – Smith Charles, 1st, Koby Osazee, 2nd
Shotput – Omar Fraser, 3rd, Malik Cameron, 2nd
All scores can be found here.