A Record Breaking Start
by Chris Bucci on Friday, April 24th, 2015
The Milton Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field Teams have always brought strong competition to the ISL, but never before have they been such strong contenders. The Boys’ Team, captained by Bobby Gilmore (I), Connor James (I), and Chris Lewis (I), has experienced a strong 2-0 start to the season, knocking off teams like powerhouse Roxbury Latin and last year’s ISL Champions: Thayer Academy. The Girls’ Team, led by Niki Young (I), Courtney Page (I), and Emily Bosworth (I), has started the season off 1-1, bested by strong competitor Thayer. While both teams have stars in almost every event, here are a few to keep your eye on:
Boys’ 100m Dash
The quickest and usually closest race of each meet, the Men’s 100m Dash is one of the most exciting events in track. On April 11, during the first meet of the year, Domenic Cozier (II) ran a blistering 11.04 seconds to break an 11-year-old record and officially claim the title of fastest man in school history. While proud of his record, Dom says he is “focusing on improvement and on the season ahead.” With two full seasons and plenty of races ahead, Dom is sure to break his own record and become the first student in school history to break the 11 second mark.
Girls’ 1500m Dash
While the Girls’ team may not have any track record holders, it does include Cross Country 5k record holder Josie Wilson (I) in its ranks. Josie and Captain Emily Bosworth have been the team’s top runners in the 1500m, with times of 5:21 and 5:41 respectively. Josie is happy with her performance this year, but says she “definitely has her eyes on the ISL championship.” Coach Scott Huntoon describes the Girls’ distance team as “a group who pushes one another, but remains a strong and friendly team.” As the season goes on, the Girls’ 1500m promises to be both an exciting and entertaining race.
Boys’ Javelin Throw
As last year’s ISL champion, Jeff Brown (I) is familiar with success in the javelin event. However, Jeff took his performance to the next level with a throw of 189’ 11” during the year’s first meet, breaking a school record that had been in place since 1971. Coach Brandon Beloin describes Jeff as “a hard worker who lets nothing get in his way.” If you stop by a Milton track meet, make sure not to miss Jeff’s javelin, as well as his other throwing events shot put and discus.
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