Milton Hosts Track ISL’s
by Josh Ellis on Friday, May 18th, 2012On Saturday, May 12, Milton Academy welcomed twelve track teams, including ten from the ISL, to the 28th ISTA Track and Field Championship. All gathering along the perimeter of Stokinger Field, athletes huddled under their team tents, preparing for their individual competitions. Although track remains to be an individual sport, athletes boasted their school colors with one goal in mind: winning a championship.
The day proved to be a successful one for Milton Academy Track and Field (MATF) with the girls finishing in fourth, and the boys finishing in eighth. Field events started the day off on a high note, with Senior Captain Kate Ballinger scoring the team’s first eight points by finishing in second place for the pole vault. Close behind, Elya Reznichenko (II) finished in fifth place, contributing two points to the team’s total. Reznichenko contributed further with an eighth place finish in the high jump. Continuing the successes for MATF, Amanda “Bruce” Pasko (III) placed fifth in the javelin.
During the track events, MATF girls’ performances were highlighted by Danielle Frederick’s (I) second place finish in the 3000-meter run, Nicole Achaempong’s fifth place finish in the 200- and 100-meter dash, Sophie Lenihan’s (IV) third place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, Lindsay Atkeson’s (II) third place finish in the 800-meter run, and Elly Day’s (I) sixth place finish in the 100-meter dash. The MATF girls’ relays had strong finishes as well.
For the boys, the field events brought successes by two sophomores, Sean Sylva and Kevin Lee. Sylva finished in fourth in the javelin, and Lee finished in second in the pole vault. Moving to the field events, Jonathan Esty (II) finished in third place in the grueling 3000-meter run, while Junior Captain Ben Bosworth came in sixth in the 800-meter run and third in the 1500-meter run in a blistering fast time of 4:18.96.
Overall, the day was a success, with smiling Milton Academy students’ enjoying the atmosphere as they cheered on their peers. Senior McKean Tompkins explained that she “enjoyed the sunny whether while watching her friends [metaphorically] kill the competition.” Milton Academy did a wonderful job hosting this Championship. Good luck to all of our athletes as they travel to New England’s this week.
Short URL: http://miltonmeasure.org/?p=3515