Somerville High Boys Track @ MIAA D2 State Championship Meet


By Dave Dickerson

It’s been a great season for the Boys Indoor Track Team. Undefeated (5-0) during the regular season, the 2016 Indoor GBL Champions also won the Greater Boston League Meet with SHS champions crowned in 10 of 13 events.

On Wednsday night (2/10), the Boys had a successful night scoring medals in 6 separate events, while placing 7th as a Team (26 points) in the field of the 40 high schools from across the state qualified to compete at the MIAA Division 2 State Championships. Senior (Quad-Captain) Ben Pierre started things off with a strong push for an individual championship, placing 3rd in the Final of the 55m dash (6.61) just .01 of a second from the top spot (the winner had to be determined by the photo at the finish line). Sophomore Phillips Magre followed that up with a 3rd place medal finish in the 600m race (1:24.11) and later in the meet placed 3rd in the High Jump (6’2″) with both efforts being personal best performances. Senior (Quad-Captain) Travis Dolcine, coming back from recent injury, worked hard for a 7th place medal (2 points) in the 1000 meter race (2.39.45), while Junior -CJ Felix made it to the Finals of the Long Jump with the #3 jump (20’7″/personal best), before winning a 5th place medal (4 points). The Mile Relay Team of Imler Ozit (55 seconds), Marcus Thomas (54), Travis Dolcine (53.8) & Phillips Magre (51.7/3:36) won 7th place medals in the last event of the day.

Also qualifying and performing well at the D2 State Championship Meet were: the 10th place, 800 meter relay squad of Andre James (24.6), Demar Chapman (24.4), Elijah Jeffreys (23.4/personal best!) & Malcom Ducasse (23.9/ 1:36.32); Carlo Gerton (11th place/ Shot Put-42’1″); CJ Felix (8.42) & Senior (Quad Captain)- Demar Chapman (8.51) in the 55mHH; Malcolm Ducasse (38.58/ 300 meters); Kalin Toussaint (2:15.7), Jeff Zou (2:23), Henry Sprick (2:16.7/personal best!) & Josh Gauyo (2:14/ 9:08) in the 2-Mile Relay.

Ben Pierre (55m dash), Phillips Magre (600m & High Jump) & CJ Felix (Long Jump) have all qualified to compete in the MIAA All-State championship meet next Saturday (2/20).  


Top photo 1:Medal winners from Wednesday night at the MIAA Division 2 State Championship Meet held at the Robert McIntrye Track in the Reggie Lewis Center/Boston (2/10). Youdine Felix who placed 4th in the dash is pictured with Ben Pierre

Bottom photo 2:Phillips is pictured with his second medal of the night).

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