CHS winter track season opens with losses to SharonBy Mike Berger
The CHS indoor track teams opened their season on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston with a pair of losses to Sharon.
“Sharon is a very tough team on both the girls and boys side,” said head coach Anna Amico after the meet. “I feel that our athletes came out and competed very hard in the first meet of the season. There are a lot of positives that we can build off; I am looking forward to an exciting season.”
The boys lost 73-23. Top performers for Canton included senior Pat Hession, who qualified for the state meet in the 600m with a time of 1:30.14, and senior Mark Clancy, who placed second in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:47.32 and won the two-mile in 10:38.87.
The Bulldogs’ other point scorers were Oren Vishny, third, 300m, 41.05 seconds; Jack Healey third, 1,000m, 3:03.69; and Ian Ozer, second, shot put, 36’11”.
The girls meet was a bit closer with the Eagles winning 61-39.
Selena Cho won three events: 55m (7.87 seconds, state qualifier), 300m (45.78), and long jump (15’4”, state qualifier).
Other multiple-point scorers were Tanya Bastien, who placed second in the high jump (4’5”) and third in the 300m (46.17), and newcomer Hannah Link, who finished third in the 55m (8.05) and second in the 300m (45.83).
Amico noted that Cho, Link, and Bastien swept the 300 against Sharon with all three finishing in the top 10 in the Hockomock League from Saturday’s meet. “We are very fortunate to have a lot of depth in the sprints this season, which will allow us to move athletes around in future meets to maximize our point potential,” she said.
Other point scorers for the girls team included Olivia Stevens, who finished third in the mile (6:21.03), and Sam Koplik and Claire Belisle, who placed second and third, respectively, in the 55m hurdles with times of 10.46 and 10.71.
The 4×200 relay team of Lena Touzos, Leianna Brune, Belisle, and Wonser Mahn finished first with a time of 2:01.97, and Kelly Dever won the shot put with a throw of 28’3.25”.
Last year the girls team finished 2-3 while the boys went 1-4. The next meet for both teams is Saturday, December 19, at 4 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Center.
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