Track Sprints to the Finish at ISLs
by Andrew Godwin on Friday, May 16th, 2014
Both the Boys’ and the Girls’ track teams are hoping to have strong finishes to each of their seasons.
The Boys’ team, finishing in third place at ISLs, has overcome adversity that the past few weeks have brought. One of the veteran members of the team, Jack Karle (I), said, “Although the team had tons of injuries and some kids that quit, we finished in a spot that no one thought we would have.” Regardless of the challenges it faced, the team finished with more points at the ISL championships than any Milton team has in the past ten years. At ISLs, many of the Milton boys finished in the top rankings. In the javelin throwing competition, Jeff Brown (II) took home first place with an impressive 176.6-foot throw. Bobby Gilmore (II), who had not thrown all year due to a shoulder injury, gutted it out to finish in sixth place in javelin and third place for discus and shot-put. Sean Sylva (I), always a strong competitor, finished in third place for javelin. In the long jump competition, Dominic Cozier (III) finished in fifth, Chris Lewis (II) in third, and Clay Desir (II) in second. Chris Lewis also finished as the ISL champion for triple jump. In addition, Kevin Lee (I) finished as the ISL champion in pole vault.
The Girls’ team, having faced its own slew of setbacks this season, battled to a fifth place position at ISLs. Both the 4x100m and 4x400m teams came in fourth. Niki Young (II) performed well, finishing in third place for the 800 meter. Sophie Lenihan (II) placed fourth in the 300m hurdles, while Juliet McCann (II) placed in fifth in the event. Sophia Wilson Pelton (IV) finished sixth in long jump. Amanda Pasko (I) placed first in javelin and second in high jump. Overall, both teams look to finish up their seasons on a successful note. The recent ISL tournament was certainly a high note for both the Boys’ and Girls’ Track team seasons.
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