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Boston Holiday Challenge

On Friday, December 27th the Billerica Boys track team headed to the Boston Holiday Challenge at the Reggie Lewis Center. The boys took care of business and managed to bring home a lot of hardware along with some PRs and state-meet qualifying times. 

In a field of 87 runners, senior Ryan D’Agostino finished 18th in the 55m dash with a time of 6.88 seconds. Senior Andre Malcolm-Goodwin, sophomore Andrew Raymond, sophomore Ryan Gayton, and freshman Evan Aliberti all competed in the event for Billerica as well.

Seniors Mitchell Wilder and Ian Moore competed in the 55m hurdles.

In a 300m field of 160, senior Stephen Harris finished 2nd in a time of 35.66 seconds. While senior Billy West finished 43rd in 38.51. Also representing Billerica in the 300m were sophomores Steven Lucozzi, Mike Sibert, Colton Jacques, and Anthony Magliozzi.

The 1000m run saw a 1st place finish from senior Thomas Dinsmore running a time of 2:38.09 and an 11th place finish from senior Gachau Kabuga running 2:45.09. There were 56 runners in the event.

In the varsity 1 mile seniors Jack Holden and Brandon Marion finished 18th and 22nd respectively. Holden ran a time of 4:44.52 and Marion was not far behind running 4:46.12. There were 33 runners in the varsity mile. 8th grader Ryan Leslie competed in the freshman mile.

On the “field”, Harris finished 6th in the high jump at 5-11 and Jacques finished 14th at 5-09. In the long jump D’Agostino jumped 19-03.25. Senior Michael Morrison threw 34-06 in the shot put. Senior Eric Tedesco finished 14th in the Pentathlon with 1353 points and won the pent shot put with a throw of 36-06.75.

The 4x200 relay team of Wilder, Malcolm-Goodwin, D’Agostino, and Harris finished 6th with a time of 1:35.47. The 4x400 team of Sibert, Lucozzi, Jacques, and West finished 9th in 3:52.01. The 4x800 team of Kabuga, Marion, Holden, and Dinsmore finished 3rd in 8:34.02.

The next meet for the boy is Friday, January 3rd. It is the second of three MVC meets. If the boys perform well, they will be racing, jumping, and throwing, for a chance at the Merrimack Valley Conference Division II championship title. Last year they tied and split the title with Tewksbury. This year they want it to themselves.

Author: Thomas Dinsmore