HopNews -Gabriella Giordano
What a three days tear the Hopkinton Girls Track Team has been on! On Saturday they obliterated the DIII field in the MSTCA DIII Relays, setting what some believe to be an all-time high in points scored at the venarable competition. In a meet that most teams consider successful if they win a single event the Hiller girls won the first four events cruising to 74 points, better than the second place Winchester and third place Hingham combined. (See the DIII Relays page for specific results.)
The girls then finished off the dual meet season with solid wins over Dover Sherborn and a very competitive Norton squad. (Norton is the only team to beat the girls in the past 9 years.) The girls move on to the MSTCA Invitational on January 29th and the TVL Championships on Saturday, February 4.
The boys competed Saturday as well taking 12th place, with a new school record in the Distance Medley 11:04 (Ryan Branch, Cael Macaeachern, Johnny Cowen, Nate Pucci). They also placed in the hurdle relay. Fielding mostly underclassmen for the meet, and posting respectable times, the future is bright for Hopkinton Track!
Good Luck at the TVLs!
Hiller Athletic Center
The girls team dropped two more impressively dominant performances yesterday with victories over Westwood 74-11 and Holliston 63-23. Winners included Anne Feather hurdles, Sarah Glidden dash, Isabelle Giordano mile, Molly Hawkins 600m, Emily Mastroianni 300m, Schuyler Gooley 1000m, and Jane Stillwell in the deuce.
The young boys squad lost two close contests with Westwood winning 49-37 and Holliston prevailing 46-40. However many bright spots are emerging for the boys. Wins were posted by Joey Zhou dash, Garrett Prucher hurdles, Cael Maceachern 1000m, Nate Pucci 600m, and Johnny Cowen mile. Fielding a very young team, the Hillers have pushed many underclassmen into varsity spots usually reserved for juniors and seniors. Impressing so far are Cowen (10), Ian Cann (9), Ben Powers (10), Dan Logan (10), Young Wang (10), Mustafa Elgabry (10), Devin Kelly (9), Jared Kelly (10), David Quinones (9), Ben Girard (9), Alex Brown (9), Cody Ottinger (9), Tyler Dougherty (10), Andrew Keeley (10), Will Dionne (9), Justin Normandeau (10), Patrick Barnes (9), Kevin Liu (9), and others. Keep up the hard work!
December 15, 2016
Hiller Athletic Center
The girls continued their strong start with solid victories over Medway 62-21 and Ashland 62-23. The boys split with a win over Ashland 66-20 and loss to Medway 40-46. Overall both teams performed well. With many varsity runners preparing for the Winterfest Invitational Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center the teams seem poised for success. More to come . . .
December 8, 2016
Hiller Athletic Center
Both the girls and boys track teams began the indoor season undefeated with solid showings against Bellingham and Millis. The boys took 79 and gave up only 7 to Millis while they held on for a tighter win over the Bellingham Hawks 54-32. On the girls’ side the story was similar with 72-13 victory over Millis and an impressive 76-7 over Bellingham.
Notable performance were turned in by Garrett Prucher and Caitlyn Halloran both 1st in the hurdles and high jump. In the dash Sarah Glidden and Mustafa Elgabry took 1st, while in the 300m Dan Logan and Emily Mastroianni were victorious. The 600m saw early impressive performance with wins by Isabelle Giordano and Nate Pucci. In the shot put wins were turned in by Maille Bennett and Padraic Buckley. Other winners include Ryan Branch and Molly Hawkins in the 1000m, Jane Stillwell and Johnny Cowen in the mile and Jack Dionne and Rachel Gooley in the deuce.
The Hillers take on Medway and Ashland in the Hiller Athletic Center next Thursday 12/15/16. Good Luck!
November 14, 2016
It seems like a long time since the Hopkinton Indoor Track Teams took to the oval. It won’t be long until a fresh start toward TVL Titles begins. Sign-ups are on going through Family ID on the Athletics webpage. Please register by Friday, November 18th. While late registration is possible, we would like all athletes ready to go on the first day of practice Monday, November 29th. Practice is in the Athletic center starting at 2:30. Contact Girls Head Coach Brian Hall firstname.lastname@example.org or Boys Head Coach Mike Donahue email@example.com for more information.
December 23, 2015
Both the girls and boys track and field teams look impressive a month into the Indoor Season. With four meets contested the boys are 3-1 and the girls lead the league at 4-0. Both squads rely on a balanced attack for success. For the girls athletes to watch include Kate Halloran, Julia Burdulis, Molly Hawkins, Taylor Velazquez, Emily Mastriani, Maggie Dolan, and Cam Boyce. As usual many other girls are already rising through the ranks and look to be serious TVL competitors.
On the boys side performers to watch include Mike Cuthbert, Jon DeYoung, Garret Prucher, Nick Poillucci, Gwil O’Rourke, Sam Lehman, Conor Murphy, Brian Gao, Owen McNamara, Isaac Stilwell, Ben Ullman, and freshman Johnny Cowen. Similar to the girls team the boys also expect several other athletes to be difference makers in the league this season. Both teams send athletes to the Holiday Challenge this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center. The entire team competes again on Friday, January 8th against Dover-Sherborn and Ashland at Wheaton College.
Good luck Hillers!
April 8, 2015
Yet again winter strikes. Due to unusually intemperate weather the Hiller Track season opener has been moved to Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:30 pm at Westwood High School. With a forecast of 70 degrees we are looking forward to some impressive performances.
Good luck Hillers,
April 2, 2015
February snow continues to hamper the spring season. With the Hopkinton track and fields unusable and little hope of having track facilities at 100% by Wednesday, April 8th the season opener has been moved to Westwood. This means the home opener will not take place until Wednesday, April 29th vs. Medway.
Hang in there Hillers!
April 1, 2015
With snow still on the track and field Hopkinton Track continues to train indoors awaiting the first contest of the season scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at HHS. The meet against Dover Sherborn scheduled for today April 1 has been rescheduled to Monday May 4th and the meet against Holliston has been moved from Wednesday May 6 to Thursday May 7. Hopefully no other changes will need to be made.
Keep on training!
February 27, 2015
With two plus feet of snow on the ground Hopkinton Track and Field is already preparing for the daffodils of Spring Track. Sign-ups are underway and both the boys and girls look to be power players in the TVL once again. The boys return to the outdoors with another strong sprinting crew, an emergent throwing group, and solid potential in the jumps and distance. The girls are ready to attack in all four phases with an impact distance crew support by strength in the sprints, jumps, and throws. Both teams open up at Dover Sherborn on Wednesday April 1st.
February 1, 2015
Just two short weeks after suffering their first loss in 9 years, over a 130 meets, the Hopkinton Girls Track and Field Team reigned supreme capturing yet another TVL Championship! With a TEAM win for the ages, the Hillers scored 91 points without taking first in any events. Right from the start Hopkinton scored well, in the first event, 55m hurdles the Hillers went 2, 3 ,4 with Nicole Belisle Eve Monks and Allison Walsh running well. A team heavy in youth, standout performance were turned in by many; Taylor Valzquez 3rd in the 300m, Maggie Dolan 5th in the shot put, Lauren Hazzard 2nd in the mile, 3rd in the 600m and 3rd in the 2 mile. Isabelle Giordano and Emily Hoffman 4th and 6th respectively in the 600m. Shelby Aarden captured 2nd in the 1000m and 3rd in the mile, Giordano took 4th and Anna Mezzitt 6th in the 1000m, MP Monks 4th in the mile, Molly Hawkins – Kerry Driscoll – Julia Burdulis 4th – 5th – and 6th in the deuce. Other scoreres include Zoe Komodromos and Jess Rector tird for 4th in the high jump, and the 4 x 400 team took 2nd.
The standout in the boys 2nd place 63 point team finish was Chris Schenker in the 1000m. Chris stalked Noton’s league 1000m leader Chris Wrenn as the two separated from the field. By the final 200m it was a two man race. Schenker sat on Wrenn’s shoulder until he had 100m to go and made his move. Wrenn had no answer as Schenker sprinted to the finish in 2:40.6. Other notable performances were turned in by Mike Cuthert 3rd in the 55m dash and 300m. The boys shot put team came to compete taking 3 of the 6 places. Declan McWilliams took 4th, Mike Palmieri 3rd and Andrew Donohue, seeded 15th coming into the meet, captured second with a huge personal best of 41′ 4″. Evan park dounbled well with a 3rd in the mile and 5th in the two mile. Brian Gao turned in his best performance of the year, 3rd in the 2 mile. Derek Winshman finished strong ion the hurdles taking 6th. The 4 x400 team of Josh Normandeau, Nick Pomeroy, Tj Fujiyoshi, and Jon DeYoung showed their toughness with an impressive 2nd place finish.
Next all state qualifiers start preparing for the DIII State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center on February 13, 2015.
January 21, 2015
Both boys and girls posted inflated scores today over Medway, boys: 60-26 girls: 77-9, and Holliston, boys: 72-14 girls: 61-25. The Hiller squads moved to 6-1 in their final dual meets. Impressive performances on the girls’ side were turned in by Nicole Belisle hurdles, Allison Ward dash, Pheobe Lind Shot put, Jess Rector high jump, Taylor Velasquez 300m, Isabelle Giordano 600m, MP Monks mile, Lauren Ness 2 mile, and Lauren Hazzard 1000m.
The boys were lead by Declan McWilliams shot put, Tim Jenis dash & 300m, Evan Park 1000m, Jack McGuire 2 mile, Ben Ullman 600m, Cal Holland high jump, and Derek Winshman hurdles.
Qualified members of the teams move on to the MSTCA Invitational and Elite Meets this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center.
January 17, 2015
Both the girls and boys fared well today at the Division III State Relay Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. In a championship that measures depth of talent, Hopkinton Track proved to be among the best with the boys finishing 4th and the girls 5th overall. The girls broke the meet open in the first oval event by winning the 4 x 800 relay. The boys followed with a 3rd in the 4 x 800 while on the infield both hurdle teams took 2nd place. The boys shuttle dash then took 5th to push the team into first where they would remain for several events. The girls added a 3rd in the high jump while the boys added a 6th. Then the fireworks lit up again as the boys 4 x 200 posted the second fastest time in school history good enough for 4th. In the distance medley the scoring continued with boys taking 4th and girls 5th. The final points of the day came in an exciting girls 4 x 400 relay where Hopkinton took 5th. Overall the Hillers took home 42 medals on the day!
January 13, 2015
After 10 years and 144 consecutive victories the mighty has fallen . . . slightly. In the Hillers first trip to Wheaton College for league competition Norton relied on its upperclass to upset the girls. With a final of 49-37 a streak that began when some of the team was 4 years old came to an end. Unlike that last loss, though, the league championship is still solidly in the sites of Hopkinton as the league championship meet approaches on February 2. Winners on the day included Isabelle Giordano in the 600m, MP Monks in the 1000m, as well as the 4 x 400 relay.
The boys also fell to a strong Norton squad 62-24 even while posting some of their fastest times of the season. Evan Park, mile, and Declan McWilliams, shot put, were the only winners on the day while Ryan Branch, Mike Cuthbert, Tim Jenis, Drew Donahue, Chris Schenker, and Brian Gao posted the fastest times of the season.
Both squads go to the DIII Relays Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
January 7, 2015
The new year and brutal cold welcomed the Hopkinton Track squads as they roared to victory over Westwood. The boys got off to an 18-0 start before cruising to a 75-10 victory while the girls looked convincing with a 59-27 performance.
December 17, 2014
Medway and Ashland came to the Hiller AC wishing for a holiday treat; instead the stingy Hillers gave up few points while surging to 3-0 records. The girls added to their 8 year win streak scoring 69 to Medway’s 17 and 73 to Ashland’s 13. The boys looked strong as well scoring 72 over Ashland while giving up only 14 and beating Medway 60-26.
December 13, 2014
The boys and girls track teams faced tough Medfield opponents today in the Hiller AC, both emerged victorious. That may be where the similarity ends though as the girls ran away 73-13 while the boys edged out Medfield 47-39. More to follow . . .
December 6, 2014
Having completed the first week of practice the girls and boys of Hopkinton Track are already shaping up to be powers within the Tri-Valley League. With distance squads fully prepared from excellent cross country seasons the focus shifts to sprints, jumps, and throws. While it is unclear who will emerge as the leaders in these areas after graduating a strong group in June, there are numerous athletes who appear ready to take the helm. With the return of Coach Eric Lammi after a 10 year hiatus expect to see especially impressive performances in the jumps. Also on board for another year are Brian Prescott (jumps – sprints), Chris Shea (hurdles – sprints), Brian Hall (distance), and Michael Donahue (throws).
The squads open up with a tough first meet on Saturday, December 13 at 9:00AM against perennial TVL power Medfield in the Hiller AC.
November 10, 2014
November 10, 2014
Winter track begins in 3 weeks! Please complete and submit your Athletic Form on-line through the school Athletics page. Whether you signed up during lunch or not this is the only way to officially get on the roster. With all your paperwork in you will be ready to begin Monday, December 1st at 2:00 in the Athletic Center.
See you then,
May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
Winner of the girls freshman mile Lauren Ness wasn’t born when the streak began but she looks to be one of a number of Hiller frosh ready to continue the TVL dominance that began in another century. Like other years Hopkinton’s point total illuminates the success, scoring 129 points to second place Norton’s 79 and third place Westwood’s 63. A balanced attack proved effective with Hillers scoring in 10 events. Winners Autumn Kramer in the shot put & javelin (4th in discus), and Jess Scott in the 100m & 200m accounted for 44 points. Other important performances were turned in by Shelby Aarden first in the 2 mile, Lauren Hazzard 2nd in the 400m & mile, Melissa Lodge 2nd in the 800m, Nicole Belisle 3rd in the hurdles & placed in the triple jump, Eve Monks – hurdles, Molly Hawkins & MP Monks 800m, Emily Hoffman & Cam Boyce 400 hurdles, Kate West 2nd discus & 6th shot put, and the 2nd place finishes of both the 4×400 & 4×100 relays.
The boys team placed 7th with the highlight of the day coming on a dazzling win in the 4 x 100 relay of Tim Jenis, Mike Cuthbert, Brendan O’Leary, and Luke Moschini. One of the favorites going into the DIII State meet, this relay looks to defend it’s division state title on May 31st in Pembroke. In the javelin Connor Murdock posted a personal best with a throw of 146 feet good enough for 3rd, Tim Jenis scored in the 100m, George Thissell placed in the discus, and Tim Towner medaled in the high jump & high hurdles.
Now both teams gear up for the MIAA Division III State Championship at Pembroke on Saturday May 31st. Good Luck!
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2013
The Hopkinton girls and boys track teams competed at the MSTCA Division III Relays in Pembroke on Sunday. The beautiful day and late season scheduling combined with talent to yield high level performances. On the boys side Hopkinton was the only team that scored in all three jumps. Leading the charge was Luke Moschini who had the longest triple jump, long jump and tied Tim Towner for high jump. Craig Norton helped out in the high jump as well while Towner and Matt Elliot combined with Moschini to take first in the triple jump.
The girls had numerous impressive performances. In the throws Autumn Kramer and Kaitlyn West both took home three medals ( javelin, shot put, and discus) while Hannah Elliot earned two (shot put and javelin) and freshman Daniel Hassan pocketed one for the discus. The girls 4 x mile relay of Marykate Cavanaugh, Melissa Lodge, Shelby Aarden, and Lauren Hazzard took setting while wetting a new school record in 21:25. Other relays of note included the 4 x100, 4 x 200, 4 x 800, sprint medley, distance medley, and shuttle hurdle relay.
The teams head into Wednesday’s TVL Championships in Westwood with league title hopes. Good luck!
May 13, 2014
In the final dual meet of the spring season Hiller runners showed they are ready for next week’s TVL Championship Meet with excellent performances over small school Ashland. The boys had wins form Connor Murdock – javelin, Luke Moschini – long and triple jumps, Brady Sharon – discus & shotput, Graig Norton – 400 hurdles, Tim Towner – 110 hurdles, Tim Jenis – 100m, Mike Cuthbert – 200m, Ben Ullman – 800m, Kyle Driscoll – mile, Brian Gao – 2 mile, and the 4 x 100 team of Moshini, Brendan O’Leary, Jenis, and Cuthbert.
The girls are the favorite going into the TVL Meet which will crown the league champion. The boys favorite looks to be Norton and Bellingham with Medfield a close third. Athletes not competing at the TVL’s may compete at Hopkinton on Tuesday in what has been referred to as the Hopkinton Invitational and JV-TVL’s.
May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014
Head Girls Coach Brian Hall found himself experiencing something many coaches feel often, anxiety. Through seven events the Hopkinton and Westwood girls were even. Both undefeated, both talented and neither willing to give an inch, and then came the 800 and 200. Within just a few short minutes, behind the first place finishes of Lauren Hazzard and Jessica Scott, the Hillers leapt ahead by 14 points. That was enough as the girls wnet on to win impressively 83-53. Other winners included Shelby Aarden, Talylor Vazquez, Marykate Cavanaugh, Autumn Kramer (league leading 118′ 3″ in the Javelin), Nicole Belisle, and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
The boys engaged in a similarly tough contest but in the end could not hold off a talented Westwood squad. Winners on the day included Derek Winshman, Tim Towner, Evan Rosen, Kyle Driscoll, Connor Murdock, and league leading 44.9 by the 4×100 relay of Luke Moschini, Brendan O’Leary, Mike Cuthbert, and Tim Jenis.
The Hillers look to finish off strong against Ashland at home next Tuesday. Good Luck!
May 5, 2014
May 5, 2014
Finally breaking out of the early spring cold and rain, the Hopkinton girls and boys track teams poise for the push toward states. Before the break Hopkinton’s meet verse Medfield was moved to Thursday April 17. Unfortunately this put the Hillers in a tough position loosing athletes to vacations as families used Thursday as a getaway day in addition to multiple school trips. The girls prevailed with the boys falling 77-59. Upon return the Hillers faced the hordes form DS. With two huge squads and many excellent athletes Dover Sherborn has developed into a legitimate challenge in the TVL. In horrible conditions, 43 degrees and raining, the girls again won big with the boys holding on in a tight contest 77-59.
On Saturday 9th and 10th graders put in a solid showing at the MSTCA Freshman Sophomore Meet in Abington. The highlights being the 3rd place boys 4 x 400 relay and the first place girls 4 x 400 relay. Later that day some of the older athletes showed similar success as they competed at the Weston Twilight Meet.
This Wednesday the Hillers take on the always tough Westwood squads at home. Good luck!
April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014
Another beautiful day for the Hopkinton track and field squads as they proved too tough for an up-and-coming Medway team. The girls prevailed 104.5 to 30.5 while the boys scored 88 to Medway’s 48. Notable were the performances by Hiller 9th graders and the state qualifying performances in the throws. In the girls shot put Autumn Kramer qualified for the states with a personal best throw of 34′ 1″, last week she qualified in the javelin which she won today. For the boys Connor Murdock surprised many with two tosses over 42 feet in the shot put; his best 42′ 8″ qualified him for the states. Not to be outdone first year thrower Kate West unleashed an 88′ 9″ throw in the discus good enough for the win and state qualification.
Across the board freshman made their presences felt. Winners included Boyce 400m hurdles, Babigian 100m, Mastroianni 400m & long jump, Velazquez 200m, Tuffras triple jump, and Finegan high jump. Other winners for the girls were Monks in the mile, Belisle in the 100m hurdles, Lodge in the 800m, Kramer in the shot put and javelin, and West in the discus. On the boys side Moschini won the long and triple jumps, Gilbreath won the 100m, Norton won the 110 hurdles, Pettepit won the 2 mile, Jenis won the 200m, and Towner took the high jump.
Both teams look to face off next Tuesday at Medfield against tough squads. Good luck!
April 3, 2014
April 3, 2014
The Hopkinton girls and boys spring track squads opened up very strong this afternoon. The girls rolled 101-35 while the boys posted a similarly impressive 104-30. Promising early season performances were turned in by veterans Jess Scott (100m, long jump, and 200m), Luke Moschini (long jump and triple jump), Connor Murdock (shot put and javelin), Autumn Kramer (javelin and discus), Nicole Belisle (100 hurdles), Emily Hoffman (400 hurdles), Lauren Hazzard (1 mjle), Kyle Driscoll (1 mile), Kyle Gilbreath (100m), Liz Allen (400m), Sean Webster (400m), Craig Norton (high jump), Tim Jenis (200m), Derek Winshman (400 hurdles), Evan Rosen (800m), and Mary Kate Cavanaugh (2 mile). Some new faces showed talent as well with Isabelle Giordano ( 1st 800m), Kate West (2nd shot, 2nd discus), Alex O’Leary (2nd 200m), and Nick Pmeroy (3rd 100m).
The teams gear up for next weeks show down in Medway on Wednesday. Good Luck!
Jess Scott Wins the 55m in 7.04!! (ma.milesplit.com photo)
February 22, 2014
Jessica Scott is the eighth best . . . eighth best TEAM in Massachusetts. Her 20 points beat out 300 high schools in the state and propelled her into a special group of double state meet winners. The last Hopkinton athlete to win two events at a MIAA All-State Track & Field Meet was All American Tiana Rhiel. Jess’ 7.04 in the 55m dash set a new school and TVL record and ranks 5th all time in Massachusetts. Her 18′ 04″ long jump is the best in the state this year. She goes into next week’s New England Championships looking forward to facing Maine’s top athlete Kate Hall.
Good Luck Jessica!
Jess Scott and Sierra Irvin Wait for the 55m Results . . . (ma.milesplit.com Photo)
. . . and Scott Sets a New MIAA DIII State Meet Record! (ma.milesplit.com photo)
February 15, 2014
A clash of titans thrilled track fans at the Reggie Lewis Center for the MIAA Division III Championships on Saturday, with two of the premier girl sprinters in New England going head to head in the 55m dash. After breaking the 55m dash meet record of 7.19 by 2 one hundredths in the preliminaries Scott saw Sierra Irvin of Hingham trounce the field in her qualifying round with her meet record 7.11, which tied Scott’s personal best set earlier this season. Hip to hip in lanes 4 and 5 for the final a buzz filled the room as Scott and Irvin took their times settling in to the blocks. Scott exploded form the block to an immediate lead and increasingly separated over the 55m to an astounding 7.06 meet record, fifth best all-time. A short time later Irvin set her own meet record in the 300m. Scott capped off an outstanding individual day claiming the long jump victory with a leap of 17′ 3.5″.
Other impressive performances were turned in by Olivia Canestrari 3rd in the high jump 5′ 0″, a school record in the 2 mile 11:19.35 by Shelby Aarden good enough for 4th place, girls 4th place 4 x 200 relay of Taylor Valazquez, Kelsey Babigian, Eve Monks, and Scott. The final medals of the day for girls were earned by the 4×800 relay of Aarden, Liz Allen, Isabelle Giordano, and MP Monks; their third place time of 9:37.31 broke the previous meet record.
The boys logged solid performances as well. In the 2 mile Kyle Driscoll continued his climb back with a 14 second personal best of 10:14.70. The boys 4 x 200 relay of Mike Cuthbert, Aaron Johnson, Kyle Carrier, and Tim Jenis, seeded last coming into the meet, impressed with an 8th place in 1:37.48. The best of the day, however, was Tim Towner’s 3rd place 6′ 0″ leap in the high jump, with that he moves onto next week’s MIAA All-State Championships.
February 2, 2014
The Hopkinton Girls Indoor Track & Field team showed near perfection as they closed out the 2014 winter season. From the first gun Hopkinton let all others know they were ready to compete. Starting off with the mile Lauren Hazzard and Shelby Aarden pushed the pace and broke from the field to cruise to a one two finish with Mary Kate Cavanaugh notching a fourth, later Aarden would come back and win the 2 mile impressively with Cavanaugh 2nd. Also winning for the Hillers were Jess Scott in the 55m, and Mary Paul Monks – 1000m. Other scorers include Kelsey Babigian & Alison Walsh – 55m dash, Emily Mastioanni – 300m, freshman Isabelle Giordano 2nd in the 600m, Liz Allen & Emily Hoffman – 600m, Tara Branch – 1000m, Molly Hawkins – 2 mile, Nicole Belisle 2nd in the 55Hurdles, Eve Monks & Alison Walsh – 55hurdles, Olivia Canestrari – high jump, and the 4 x 400 relay.
The boys turned in some solid performances as well. Tim Towner capped a great regular season winning the high jump and placing in the high hurdles and anchoring the 4 x 400 relay. The 2 x 200 relay team of Mike Cuthbert, Aaron Johnson, Kyle Carrier, and Time Jenis took first while qualifying the DIII State meet. Cuthbert also placed and qualified in the 55 m dash. Kyle Driscoll had the race of his career in the two mile with an inspiring 4th place finish against a tough field. Easy to miss Matt Bowman and Craig Norton who both medaled in a very competitive high jump and Evan Park in the mile. Jonathan DeYoung earned a medal with Park, Towner and Bowman in the 4 x 400 relay.
The future looks especially bright in the distance events with several freshman milers faring well. In the girls freshman mile Julia Burdulis won with Lauren Ness and Kerry Driscoll placing. No Hopkinton boys ran in the freshman mile however freshman Ryan Branch competed very well in the varsity mile. With his personal best time of 4:55 he was 15 seconds better than the winner of the freshman event.
Next qualified athletes move on the the DIII State Championships at Regie Lewis Center on February 15. Good Luck!
January 29, 2014
The Hopkinton Hiller Girls Indoor Track and Field team captured an awe inspiring 8th straight title in the Hiller AC with a 50-35 win over Norton. While resting some of their big guns the team showed the depth that has propelled them for so many years. Wins came from Kelsey Babigian in the dash, MP Monks – mile, Mastroianni – 300m, Olivia Canestrari – high jump, and Lauren Hazzard in the 1000m. Branch, Whittles, Velazquez, Eve Monks, Belisle, Aarden, Lesslauer, Pearson, Allen, Calkins, Walsh, and Hawkins also scored for Hopkinton.
The boys finished the TVL season in second place with a loss to TVL Champion Norton. Even with the solid performances turned in by the Hiller boys undefeated Norton was too tough. On the bright side junior Tim Jenis notched the fastest dash time in the league this year with his 5.2 good enough for third all time at Hopkinton (Matt Johnson and John Stickney ran 5.1). Also with a big personal best was Connor Murdock in the shot put. His 38′ 7″ throw makes him a contender to medal at this Sunday’s TVL Championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center. Other notables included Tim Towner – hurdles, Matt Bowman- high jump, Kyle Driscoll and Shane Copley in the 1000m, as well as Mike Palmieri in the shot put.
Good luck this Sunday at the TVL Championships!
January 26, 2014
In a meet that brings together the top 24 Massachusetts athletes in each event the Hopkinton girls shined. Lauren Hazzard won the mile in school record 5:06.77 running a race for the ages. Racing like a seasoned veteran in her first showcase event Hazzard hung at the back of the streaking pack for the first 300m before winding her way through the field and blasting through the final 100m to victory.
Jess Scott impressed again posting 7.12 in the dash, a full .15 over the next best performers. In the Long Jump she showed improvement breaking the magic 18 feet barrier en route to her second victory of the day.
Next up for the Hillers is Norton on Wednesday in the Hiller AC. Good Luck!
January 23, 2014
In two excellent meets against TVL rival Medfield Hiller Track saw its first loss since 2012. The boys were edged 49-37 by a talented and balanced Medfield squad boasting some of the top distance runners in D-IV. Twins Sean and Ian Robertson combined for 13 of the Team’s 49 points while Hopkinton could only muster three firsts on the day, Craig Norton in the high jump, Tim Jenis in the dash, and Tim Towner in the hurdles. With a 7-1 record TVL title hopes are still alive with undefeated Norton 8-0 coming into the Hiller AC next Wednesday for the penultimate dual meet of the season.
The girls remained perfect 52-34 over an impressive Medfield team, continuing the unbeaten streak that goes back to 2005. Winning for the Hillers were Nicole Belisle – hurdles, Jess Scott – dash, Emily Hoffman – 600m, Olivia Canestrari – high jump, and the 4 x 400 relay. The girls look to finish at 9-0 with Wednesday’s contest against Norton.
This weekend qualifying athletes are participating in the MSTCA Invitational Saturday and Elite Meet Sunday. For each event the top 24 entrants compete Sunday in what looks to be an excellent rehearsal for the MIAA division and all-state meets. Good luck to all those competing this weekend!
Two days after dominating the East Coast Championships in Providence, RI by winning both the 55m and long jump Jessica Scott turned in yet another awe inspiring performance winning three events (shot, dash, 300m) and recording a 5.6 in the 45yard dash for a new TVL best. In a rare away dual meet the Hiller girls defeated Holliston 60-26 while the boys prevailed 47-34.
Other winners in the early MLK Day event include Eve Monks – hurdles, Melissa Lodge – 1000m, Mary Kate Cavanough – 2 mile, Shelby Aarden – 1 mile, Connor Murdock – shot put, Tim Jenis – dash and 300m, and Tim Towner – high jump.
Both teams compete again on Wednesday with the rescheduled Medfield meet. Good luck!
January 15, 2014
The Hiller boys survived another tough brush up as they nosed out Medway 44-42. The meet was close all along with Medway winning 7 of 10 events. The Hiller winners were Tim Towner in the hurdles and high jump and Andy Rogers in the 600m. Luckily the boys also scored 8 of 9 second places and 5 thirds. Important points were scored by Tim Jenis in the dash and 300m, Connor Murdock in the shot put, Kyle Driscoll in the mile, Matt Bowman in the high jump, and Jack McGuire in the 2 mile.
The girls continued their 10 year TVL dominance with a solid 60-25 performance. Winners for the green included Maddie Whittle – shot put, Nicole Belisle – hurdles, Jessica Scott – dash/300m, Lauren Hazzard – 600m, Olivia Canestrari – high jump, MP Monks – 1000m, and the 4 x 400 relay team of Mastrionimi, Allen, Giordano, and Hoffman.
Some runners will compete at the East Coast Championships in Providence this weekend with the rest back in action for Monday’s MLK Day meet at Holliston. Good Luck!
January 8, 2014
After a prolonged break Hopkinton got back on track with big wins against Ashland and Bellingham in the Hiller AC this Wednesday. Athletes showed little rust as they excelled in both field and track events. The girls scored 75 points to Bellingham’s 10 and beat Ashland 68.5 to 16.5. Winers included Nicole Belisle – hurdles 7.2, Jess Scott – dash 5.7 & 300m 46.4, Melissa Lodge – 600m 1:48.2, Olivia Canestari – high jump 4′ 8″, Tara Branch – 1000m 3:30.1, and Maddie Whittles – shot put 26′ 5″.
The boys won a barn burner over Bellingham 45-41 with the meet coming down to the relay. Bellingham came in with a group of excellent athletes including TVL MVP candidate Wesley Kudirka who won the dash and 300m. Additionally Dan Schmith recorded double wins in the mile and 1000m. After the 5th running event the Hawks were up 30-23. Luckily for Hopkinton Tim Towner beat the number one ranked Kudirka in the high jump after winning the hurdles and Kyle Driscoll came back after taking second in the mile to win the 2 mile with authority. That added to Evan Park’s win in the 600m set up the final race as winner take all. The Hopkinton relay led off with Matt Bowman battled shoulder to shoulder for the first 200 meters only to open up a 6 meters lead, Matt Elliot ran second and maintained the lead before handing off to third leg Evan Park. Park saw the Bellingham runner challenge surging back to even before separating, creating a 10 meter lead for anchor leg Tim Towner. Towner completed an already impressive day with a sparkling 400m increasing the lead to 40m and solidifying the win. The boys also were victorious over Ashland 66-20.
Both teams compete this weekend in the DIII Relays at the Regiie Lewis Center, good luck.
December 14, 2013
While most Hopkinton residents were buying milk and bread for the coming storm, Hopkinton Track and Field plowed through another opponent in the Hiller AC. This time it was tough divisional rival Westwood. The boys won a tight contest 49-37 with the girls posting an impressive 56-30 victory. Big wins for the boys came from young and old with freshman Ryan Branch pulling out an upset in the 600m (1:40.9) and senior Craig Norton setting a personal best in the high jump (5′ 8″). Other winners included Tim Towner (hurdles 6.8 ), Tim Jenis (dash 5.6), and Aaron Johnson (300m 41.1). Important points were also scored by Norton & Jake Benson (hurdles), Kyle Gilbreath (dash), Andrew Rogers (mile), Vasilios Dentiste (600m), Shane Copley (2 mile), Jack McGuire & Jack Cote (2 mile), and Brady Sharon & Connor Murdock (shot put)
The girls fielded numerous winners including Shelby Aarden in both the mile (5:44) and 2 mile (12:09), Melissa Lodge (1000m 3:19.3), Nicole Belisle (hurdles 7.4), Jessica Scott (dash 5.7 * facility record), and Isabelle Giordano (600m 1:47.5). Other notable performances were turned in by Evelyn Monks (hurdles), Alison Walsh (dash), Lauren Hazzard (mile), Liz Allen (600m), Tara Branch (1000m), Marykate Cavanough (2 mile), and Jess Scott (shot put).
Both teams are gearing up for another big TVL meet Wednesday against Medfield. Good Luck!
December 11, 2013
The Hopkinton Hiller Track Teams barreled through their competition on the first night of the TVL 2013-14 Indoor Track & Field Season last night at the Hiller AC. In a tri-meet versus Dover-Sherborn and Millis both teams reestablished themselves as title contenders. Jess Scott was a 3 event winner dominating the dash and 300m while both Evan Park and Tim Towner won two events for the boys.
On the girls side impressive first place performances were turned in by Nicole Belisle (hurdles 7.1), Jessica Scott (dash 5.9, 300m 46.5, shot put 28′ 3″), MaryKate Cavanough (mile 5:47.3), Lauren Hazard (600m 1:48.1), Jessica Gooley (high jump 4′ 4″), Julie Burdulis (2 mile 13:10.0), and Melissa Lodge (1000m 3:20.5). Other scorers included Evelyn Monks & Morgan Woodman (hurdles), Allison Walsh & Kelsey Babigan (dash), Tara Branch & Julie Burdulis (mile), Elizabeth Allen & Isabelle Giordano (600m), Emily Mastrioni (300m), Mastioni & Rebecca Sellman (high jump), Shelby Aarden & Paige Lesslauer (1000m), and Maddie Whittles (shot put).
Winners for the boys included Towner in the hurdles 6.7 & high jump 5′ 8″), Tim Jenis (dash 5.5), Park (mile 4:57.1 & 1000m 2:59.6), Vasilios Dentiste (600m 1:44.2), Aaron Johnson (300m 41.8), Evan Rosen (2 mile 11:53.7), and Dan Kinzler (shot put 34′ 5″). Other scorers were Caraig orton & Jake Benson (hurles), Kyle Gilbreath & Mike Cuthbert (dash), Ryan Branch & Jack MacGuire (1 mile), Connor Dierks (600m), Jenis & Kyle Carrier (300m), Norton & Matt Bowman (high jump), Andy Rogers (1000m), Shane Copley & Ethan Miller (2 mile), and Connor Murdock & Brady Sharon (shot put).
The Hillers take on Westwood this Saturday at 9:00AM in the Hiller AC. Good luck!
December 3, 2013
The battle to retain the Indoor TVL Titles begins Monday in the Hiller AC. After solid cross country seasons both the girls and boys look to continue their winning ways on the indoor oval. Practice begins at 2:00 on Monday. Any forms that have not been passed in must be given to the athletic trainer before an athlete can practice. The first meet is Wednesday December 11th against Dover-Sherborn and Millis.
Get ready to train!
May 8, 2013
Hopkinton Track and Field finished up an undefeated regular season with tough wins against talented Medfield squads yesterday at home. Both the girls and boys stumbled early and Medfield took advantage. In the boys meet Medfied was up 21-6 after the 400h 100m, and shot put while the lady Hillers were evenly matched until the mile where they took control of the meet with a sweep by MP Monks, Lauren Hazzard, and Tara Branch. The boys slowly started their comeback with a sweep of the javelin by Joe Downey, Connor Murdock, and Matt Bowman. Next the boys won the 4 x 100 and scored well in the triple jump to take charge of the meet. From then on it was all Hopkinton.
May 6, 2013
Both squads continue to roll in the TVL with impressive performances against young, talented DS teams. Wednesday marks the end of the regular season with final dual meets against Medfield. The TVL Championship Meet completes the league season on next Wednesday at Westwood.
May 1, 2013
With three TVL dual meets remaining both squads maintain perfect 6-0 records. Hiller athletes lead a number of events in the league including Jessica Scott #1 in the 100m, 200m, and triple jump, Lindsay Manning #1 in the shot put, Autumn Kramer #1 in the javelin, Melissa Lodge #2 in the mile and 2 mile, Shaun Palmer #1 in the 110 hurdles, Luke Moschini #2 in the 100m and triple jump, Nick Gallagher #2 in the 200m, Matt Bowman #2 in the long jump, and Connor Murdock #2 in the javelin.
The Teams face up against Millis Thursday, travel to up and coming DS Monday ,and finish off against TVL stalwart Medfield on Wednesday May 8.
Considered a distance specialist, this senior had an outstanding season for coach Mike Donahue’s Hillers. After winning the 1000 meters and the mile at the always competitive Tri-Valley League meet, Bolick won the 1000 at the Division 3 state meet in 2:34.84 before placing 11th in the same event at All-States (2:35.64). A five-time league all-star, Bolick was named MVP of the TVL for the second year in a row. A National Honor Society member, he is also part of his school’s Unite Mentoring program. During the summer, Bolick works on the grounds crew at a tennis club. He’s currently undecided on his college selection, but wants to study business and run track.
COREY BRANCH, Senior, Hopkinton
One of the more improved runners in the TVL, Branch was versatile for the Hillers throughout the regular season, with the ability to do middle distances and long distances. In the postseason, however, he stuck with the mile, placing fourth at the Div. 3 state meet in 4:28.90 before finishing in 15th at All-States in 4:33.06.
Malik Daley (Algonquin); Tom Hamilton, Ryan Milewski (Ashland); Cori Boucher, Zach Rosemere, Dan Schmith (Bellingham); Peter Archetto (Blackstone-Millville); Nick Lee, Eric Mellusi (Framingham); Derek Field, Thomas Sameski, Connor Wardrop (Franklin); Jack Boyd, Logan Cotto, Ryan Leonard, Ryan Moser (Holliston), Matt Bedard, Yaroslav Borodenko, Matt Doran, Christopher Manning, John McGowan (Hopedale); Ryan Bohlin, Jack Lampert, Jake Lehman, Pat Levenson (Hopkinton); Nick Santangelo (Lincoln-Sudbury); Jack Egizi, Nick Seymour (Marian); Jose Caquias, Greg Konar (Marlborough); Michael Brady, Alex Mazerolle (Medway); Matt Cicciu, Brendan Pounds (Milford); John Frasca (Millis); Lucas Holt (Natick); Matthew Burke, Stephen Lukas (Nipmuc); Joe Fitzgerald (Uxbridge); Bennett Keyes (Wayland); Ben Griswold, Joe Mears (Wellesley); Sean VanDoren, Matt Wilichowski (Westborough)
The Daily News Boys Indoor Track All-Star team was selected by staff writer Jared Keene with input from area coaches and the Daily News Staff. All text by Keene; photos by staff photographers. The Daily News presentation of winter all-stars continues Saturday with the Girls Basketball team.
April 8, 2013
2012 Boys Spring TVL Champions Norton came to Hopkinton looking to continue their winning ways after knocking off a tough Westwood team 80-56 last Thursday. Fortunately for the Hillers, a balanced attack of distance, sprints and jumps sealed the win a league leading 3-0 record. Exceptional performances were turned in by Luke Moschini in the 100m 11.2 and 41′ 5.5″; both are tops in the TVL. Tim Towner established himself in the 110Hurdles with a blazing 16.8 and added a win in the high jump at 5′ 8″. Tim Bolick rolled in the 800m 2:05, while Corey Branch and Pat Levenson paired up to go 1-2 in both the 1 mile and 2 mile with Levenson Taking the mile and Branch the deuce. In the 200m Nick Gallagher continued to impress with his league leading 23.2. Other winners include standout sophomore Derek Winshman 60.1 (2nd in the league) in the 400hurdles and the high flying Matt Bowman in the long jump 19′ 1″. Winshman also took 2nd in the javelin with Bowman scoring in the high jump as well. Other important scores were turned in by Brady Sharon in the discus, Shaun Palmer in the 400 hurdles, Craig Norton in the high jump, and Josh Perez in the 400m. After the break the schedule picks back up with Medway on Tuesday 4/23 and Holliston on Thursday 4/25.
The girls meet was primarily a one sided affair with Hopkinton on top from start to finish. A big performance was turned in by Autumn Kramer in the javelin with a league leading throw of 109 feet.
April 8, 2013
Both the boys and girls spring track squads are off to impressive starts. Facing league stalwart Westwood on April 1 the girls showed their dominance in a lopsided performance. For the boys the meet proved to be a classic, coming down to the 4 x 400 relay for a 70-66 victory. Next the Hiller athletes visited the beautiful new facilities at Ashland High and continued their winning ways.
Today the girls look to continue their perfect record while the boys expect a dogfight against 2012 spring champs Norton. Good luck!
March 6, 2013
Following up on their tremendous indoor track seasons Hopkinton athletes will participate in the National Championships this weekend in At the Armory in Manhattan, NY. In the 60m Jessica Scott will try to continue the excellence she showed at the New England Championships where she placed 3rd in both the dash and long jump. Tim Bolick will run the 800m looking to build off his DIII Championship in the 1000m. The girls will also be represented by the outstanding Sprint Medley Relay of Jordyn Labriola, Julie Younis, Melissa Lodge, and Jess Scott. Good luck!
February 14, 2013
Senior captain Tim Bolick rewrote the Hopkinton record books again at the DIII’s with a championship run for the ages in the 1000m. His time of 2:34.84 and Hingham’s Duncan Burleigh second place time of 2:34.94 only hint at the head to head excitement of the race. As the race began the pack went out at a reasonable pace with only the D-Y runner out ahead by 20m. Bolick sat in the back for two laps, moved up a couple of places and sat. At the half way mark he was half-way form the front and back. Then he began to move, avoiding being boxed in twice with aggressive moves. With 300m he surged to the front as the D-Y runner was swallowed buy the field. Some tried to match his kick but only Burleigh could keep pace. With 200m to go they both separated from the field. Along the back straight Burleigh made his move cutting in on Bolick tightly as the hit the final turn. Bolick downshifted and positioned himself on Burleigh’s shoulder for one last burst, leaving him behind and seizing the title.
The girls notched a team finish of 3rd with impressive performances in several areas. Other top performances were turned in by Melissa Lodge 3:01.49 in the 100om, Jess Scott 3rd in both the dash and long jump, Lidsay manning 3rd in the shot put, Jackie Chirco 4th in the shot put, Meaghan Beidleman in the long jump, and the girls 4 x 800 team recording a time of 9:55.01. All of the boys relays placed including the 4 x 200 team of Kyle Gilbreath -Tim Jenis-Shaun Palmer-Jack Lampert, the 4 X 400 team of Matt Bowman-Kyle Carrier-Nick Gallagher-Aaron Johnson, and the boys 4 x 800 team of Bolick-Corey Branch-James LeSuer-Andy Rogers.
One other special performance of the day was turned in by fellow senior distance man Corey Branch. Having spent the season handling the 600m and 1000m during league competition it was time for Branch to reestablish himself as one of the top milers in the state. He did just that in fine fashion. In similar style to his training partner, he started off the race in last place and slowly worked his way up through the pack, picking off runners one by one. With 600m to go he was in 10th and looked poised to make a move. That move began in earnest with 400m, he surged past several runners and held on to the group trying to separate, still 7th he had more to go as he blew past 3 more runner during the final 150m to capture 4th place in 4:28.90 and earning himself a spot in the All-State Championships!
Hiller runners qualifying for the MIAA All-State Track and Field Championships will compete at the Reggie Lewis Center Saturday.
February 3, 2013
The jumpers, runners and throwers of Hopkinton proved their worth yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Capping off undefeated seasons the girls scored 118 points with a strong Westwood squad coming in second at 97 and Medfield rounding off the top three with 44. The boys meet was a bit tighter with Hopkinton 85, Norton 63, Westwood 60, and Medfield 48.
Individual winners included Jess Scott and Jack Lampert in the 55m dash, Melissa Lodge and Tim Bolick in the mile, Leah Holmes in the 600m, Bolick in the 1000m, Kaylin Albanese in the 55m hurdles, and Lindsay Manning in the shot put. The relays had a great showing as well with Hopkinton winning 3 out of the four races: both the girls 4 x200 and 4x 400 and the boys 4 x 200. Pat Levenson set a new school record in the 2 mile (9:50.0) with his 2nd place finish.
Other noteworthy performers include: Evan Park in the 2 mile, Shaun Palmer in the hurdles, Jackie Chirco and Traci Arnold in the in the shot put, Julie Younis and Arnold in the 55m dash, Taylor Dourney in the 300m, Britt Schillinger in the 600m, Liz Allen in the 1000m, MP Monks in the mile, Tara Branch and Marykate Cavanough in the 2 mile, Meaghan Beidleman and Nicole Belisle in the 55m hurdles, Tim Jenis and Beidleman in the dash, Nick Gallagher in the 300m, Corey Branch in the 600m, Matt Bowman and Tim Towner in the high jump, and finally Sam Danaceau and Jack Cote in the JV Mile.
Qualifying athletes will compete at the Division III State Meet on Thursday, February 14th at the Reggie Lewis Center.
January 30, 2013
A cacophony rang through the final races of tonight’s meet at the Hiller AC with Medfield, Norton and Medway dueling it out until the final race. However the biggest win had already taken place as with quiet, confident efficiency the Hiller Track squads etched another undefeated season into their already impressive resume. Resting many of the top performers in the league the teams showed their depth with decisive victories over Millis. First places finishes were turned in by Shaun Palmer and Evelyn Monks in the hurdles, Kyle Gilbreath and Jess Scott in the dash, Tara Branch and James LeSuer in the 600m, Ryan Bohlin and Lindsay Manning in the shot put, Hanna Engstrom and Tim Towner in the high jump, Emily Katz and Sam Danaceau in the 1000m, Taylor Dourney and Aaron Johnson in the 300m, Madison Calkins in the mile, and Shane Copley in the 2 mile. For many of these athletes it was their first win of the season.
Both teams look to log impressive performances at the TVL Championship Meet this Sunday February 3rd at 3:00PM at the Reggie Lewis Center.
January 27, 2013
Tim Bolick added to his school record list by breaking his own 1000m time in a blistering 2:36.0 at the Reggie Lewis Center Sunday. He looks to continue his success next Sunday at the TVL Championships.
January 23, 2013
Coming off strong finishes in the Division III State Relay meet on Sunday both teams continue to dominate the TVL. The boys won 60-26 while the girls prevailed 54-32. Winners include Ryan Bohlin and Lindsay Manning in the shot put, Jack Lampert and Jess Scott in the dash, Andy Rogers and Melissa Lodge in the 1 mile, Jordan Labriola and Tim Bolick in the 600m, Nick Gallagher in the 300m, MP Monks in the 2 mile, Corey Branch in the 1000m, and Matt Bowman in the high jump. At 7-0 both teams look to seal their league titles vs. Millis on January 30th in the Hiller AC.
January 9, 2013
Both the girls and boys continued their winning ways yesterday against athletic Medway squads in the the Hiller AC. First place girls included Kaylin Albanese – hurdles, Jess Scott – dash, Marykate Cavanough – 1 mile, Marypaul Monks – 600m, Meaghan Beidleman – 300m, Leah Holmes – 1000m, Melissa Lodge – 2 mile, and Lindsay Manning – shot put. An eye opening peformance was turned in by newcomer Hannah Engstrom taking first in the high jump with a leap of 4′ 8″.
The boys were lead by an impressive day from Ryan Bohlin who won the shot put with a personal best of 44′ 11.5″ and the 300m in a time of 40.5. other winners included Derek Winshman – hurdles, Tim Jenis – dash, Corey Branch – 1 mile, Tim Bolick – 600m, Matt Bowman – high jump, Pat Levenson – 1000m, and freshman Jack Cote – 2 mile. The boys 4 x 400 relay of Aaron Johnson, Nick Gallagher, Branch and Bolick turned in the fastest time in the league this season with their 3:53.4.
Both teams are gearing up for the DIII Relays on Sunday, January 20.
January 3, 2013
The new year was welcomed in with big wins over the Medfield girls and boys track teams this week in the Hiller AC. Coming in undefeated the Medfield boys were a perfect match on paper. With six out of ten contests looking even or in Medfield’s favor the Hiller runners knew they were in for a fight.
December 19, 2012
The defending boys Spring 2012 TVL Track Champions marched into the Hiller AC undefeated and looking to continuing their winning ways. Fortunately for the green and white a dominant day for the distance crew foiled the Lancer’s plans. Tim Bolick won both the mile and 1000m, Pat Levenson took the 2 mile and second in the mile, Corey Branch surprised Norton’s outstanding 600m runner (Lenihan) for a league leading performance, and Evan park scored an important 3rd in the 2 mile. In the sprints Jack Lampert continued his winning ways with a first in the 300m and second in the dash. Every point counted as the boys came back from a 13-5 deficit early on to win 46-40.
The girls meet wasn’t quite as close with Hopkinton claiming first in all but two events. Great performances were turned in by Kaylin Albanese in the hurdles, Jess Scott in the dash, Melissa Lodge in the 600m, Monks in the mile, Tara Branch in the 2 mile, Lauren Hazzard in the 1000m, and Lindsay Manning in the shot put.
Both teams look to stay o track vs. tough Medfield squads after the break.
December 12, 2012
The first tri-meet of the season saw Hopkinton girls and boys squared off against resurgent Bellingham and Ashland programs. Both teams fared well moving to 3-0 and posting impressive times and distances. For the boys Tim Bolick, Corey Branch, Tim Jenis, and posted league bests in the 600m, 1000m, and dash respectively. Other standouts for the boys were Ryan Bohlin 41′ 11.25 (personal best) in the shot and Evan Park with his first varsity win in the mile and Jack Lampert in the 300m.
For the girls winning performances were turned in by Maybritte Shillinger in the 600m, Julie Younis in the 300m, Lauren Hazzard i the 1000m, Lindsay Manning in the shot put, Laylin Albanese in the hurdles, Jess Scott in the Dash, and Melissa Lodge in the mile.
Both teams are gearing up for the Winterfest Track Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center on Sunday and next Wednesday’s big match-up against TVL power Norton.
December 8, 2012
The Hopkinton boys and girls defeated TVL powerhouse Westwood on Saturday at the Hiller AC. Both close contests, impressive performances were turned in both on the track and field. Firsts for the girls included Kaitlyn Albanese in the hurdles, Jess Scott in the dash, Melissa Lodge in the mile, Mary Kate Cavanaugh in the 2 mile, and Lindsay Manning in the shot put.
On the boys side Jack Lampert won both the dash and 300m events in his first meet, while Time Bolick won the mile, Pat Levenson took the the 2 mile, as did the relay of Bolick, Corey Branch, Derek Winshman, and Andy Welzel.
Both teams look to continue their winning ways Wednesday in a tri-meet with Ashland and Bellingham.
November 27, 2012
The Hopkinton girls and boys indoor track teams got underway Monday in the Hiller AC. Both teams looked especially strong day one with a solid balance of distance runners, sprinters, jumpers and throwers as well as a good mix of new and seasoned talent. They prepare for their first meet against Westwood on Saturday December 8 at 9:00AM in the Hiller AC.
November 19, 2012
After a strong Cross Country Season the Hiller Boys and Girls Track Teams look to retain the indoor success they had last year. This year brings in a coaching shift with Coach Martha Thompson taking the winter off and new Assistant Coach Mike Webb added to the fold. Coach Webb is busy at HHS coaching freshman football, lacrosse and now track. Last year Coach Webb volunteered with the team and now he brings his talents on officially. Well respected for his overall sports’ specific fitness and nutritional knowledge Webb was a standout middle distance runner and football player throughout high school. He currently works full time as a Paraprofessional in Hopkinton’s new 18-22 year old program for young adults with disabilities. His efforts on their behalf have proven tremendous. We look forward to seeing the benefits his knowledge and enthusiasm will bring.
Spring track and field begins Monday March 19th! The forecast calls for exceptionally warm weather all week with highs in the 80’s by Wednesday. Make sure you’re ready to begin. Hand in your sports participation form and updated physical so you are all set to go. See Coach Donahue in A321a if you have any questions.
The Hopkinton Boys and Girls finished a strong season at the MIAA All State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center on Sunday afternoon. The meet included the state’s top 24 athletes in each event. The girls 4 x 800 team of Shelby Aarden, Tamara Mills, Melissa Lodge, and Leah Holmes clocked a time of 9:41.13 good enough for 7th place. The boys 4 x 800 team set a school record of 8:14.92 placing 10th. The record relay included Sean Dempsey, Andrew Johnson, Corey Branch, and Timothy Bolick. Other notable performances included 10th place in the high jump by Hannah Kruegger, Lindsay Manning 17th in the shot put, Ryan Webster 8th in the long jump and 15th in the hurdles.
Sickness and injury threatened to ravage the Hiller track and field teams at the Division III State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center last night. Instead, the resilient athletes from Hopkinton showed why they are undefeated TVL Champs by rallying for state level performances in several events. Both teams ended up in top five, boys fourth and girls fifth. According the the Metro West News,
“The Hillers got big points in the mile with Tamara Mills (5:14.58) and Melissa Lodge (5:17.98) placing third and fifth. Lindsey Manning surprised many with a fourth-place finish in the shot with her throw of 35-01.75. Manning entered the field as the 11th seed. Hannah Krueger and Jennifer Lynds added to the Hillers point stash with dual fifth-place finishes in the high jump (5-0).Hopkinton was fourth in the 4×800 with Shelby Aarden and Leah Holmes joining Mills and Lodge and eighth in the 4×400. The Hopkinton boys finished fourth with 28.5 points. Ryan Webster was third in the long jump (21-5) and fourth in the hurdles (8.0). The 4×400 relay team of Josh Hacunda, Sean Dempsey, Andrew Johnson and Webster was third at 3:32.92Hopkinton’s Jeff Corkum (fifth, 6-0) and Jack Ryan (sixth, 5-10) scored points in the high jump.”
The boys 4 x 800 team proved to be the surprise entry of the night with a very strong 3rd place finish. Their time of 8:22 was extra impressive since Sean Dempsey and Andrew Johnson had never run an 800m prior to the event. Both have specialized in the 600m and chose to run the 4 x 8 over running an individual race. With similar selflessness Corey Branch eschewed the 1000m so he could run fresh. The trio were joined by Tim Bolick who, under the weather, had already run the mile. Bolick started the race with a blistering 2:02 split putting his team in the top 3 and passing off to Dempsey who ran a great leg by maintaining contact with the pack and powering through the last 200m. Next came Johnson who took the same approach and showed up some strong 800m runners. Finally Corey Branch took it home while running against the best DIII has to offer he held off the pack and cruised to 3rd place. Next week the crew expects to break the school record at the All-State Championships, Good Luck!
The Hiller Track & Field squads proved their metal yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Center with quality performances in distance, sprints, and the field. The girls dominated scoring 123 points to the next best of 61 by Medfield. On the boys side the scoring was a bit more balanced with the Hiller boys scoring 85.5 to Weswood’s 77, Norton was third with 60.
Big wins came in the high jump Jen Lynds 5′ 2″ and Jeff Corkum 6′ 4″, shot put Lindsay Manning 35′ 3″, mile Tim Bolick 4:29.32, 2 mile Shelby Aarden 11:50.86, 1000m Melissa Lodge 3:09.56 and 3rd – 1 mile, 300m Josh Hacunda 36.96, and the boys 4×400 3:36.17 (Bolick, Branch, Hacunda, Johnson). Other notable performers include Jackie Chirco 3rd – shot put, Trina Parsons 4th – shot put, Ryan Webster 2nd – hurdles (school record 7.93), Julie Younis 2nd – 55m dash and 5th in 300m, Emily Jarvis 2nd – 55m hurdles and 4th in 300m, Joe McNulty 4th – 55m dash and 5th in hurdles, Mirelle Raza 4th – 55m hurdles, Leah Holmes 2nd in 600m, Jordan Doherty 5th – 600m, Andrew Johnson 3rd – 600m, Sean Dempsey 4th- 600m, Corey Branch 4th – 1000m, Tam Mills 2nd – 1 mile, Hannah Krueger 6th – high jump, Jack Ryan 2nd- high jump (6′ 0″), Riley Shea 5th – high jump, and Pat Levenson 2nd in the 2 mile with a blistering 10:01.06.
The boys and girls put an exclamation point on the season with decisive victories over Westwood. The girls scored 58 points running their winning streak to 99 in league competition. The boys won 62-23 reestablishing themselves atop the TVL indoors. Exciting performances were turned in across many events. In the shot put Lindsay Manning threw a league leading 33′ 3.5″ for the win, while in the mile Tam Mills won a nail biter against the ever-talented Nora Smith. Other girls winners included Jess Scott in the Dash, Jenn Lynds in the high jump, Emily Jarvis in the hurdles, and Melissa Lodge in the 2 mile.
On the boys side it was the power of two that brought victory to the Hiller AC. In virtually every event the boys had two dominant performers. In the dash Ryan Slack & Joe McNulty, Hurdles Ryan Webster & Jeff Corkum, high jump Corkum & Jack Ryan, 300m Slack and Josh Hacunda, 600m Sean Dempsey & Andrew Johnson, mile Tim Bolick & Pat Levenson, and finally Corey Branch & Josh Batte in the 1000m. Big wins included Bolick in the mile 4:39 and Sean Dempsey in the 600m.
Saturday and Sunday the Hopkinton Girls and Boys Track and Field teams showed they are beginning to peak at the right time of year. Several athletes competing in their secondary events proved they are forces across distances. Saturday Jenn Lynds posted an impressive time in the 1000m, her first attempt at that distance in a few years while Corey Branch showed he has the speed for 1000m as well. At Sunday’s Elite meet Tim Bolick set a new school record in the 1000m with a time of 2:36.75. Next he hopes to rewrite the mile record. The Elite meet also saw a new record in the girls 55m with Jess Scott blazing though at 7.36. She also took 2nd in the long jump with a personal best of 17′ 5″, only bested by Carla Forbes nation leading jump over 19 feet. Other notable performers include Kaylin Albanese in the 55m hurdles – personal best, Ryan Slack 300m 37.30 – personal best, Ryan Webster 21′ 1.5″ in the long jump – personal best, Melissa Lodge personal best in the 1000m, Tam Mills personal best in the mile 5:13, And Jackie Chirco 33′ 8″ personal best in the shot put.
Next both squads look to complete a perfect season, squaring off against the undefeated Westwood boys and girls Wednesday night at the Hiller AC.
With a balanced attack the Hiller girls track squad took the DIII Relay Crown with 66 points. The next closest team was Hingham with 45. Highlights included 2nd in the 4 x 50 shuttle dash (second fastest time ever in DIII), 1st in the shuttle hurdles for a new DIII record 29.99 (besting the Hopkinton record from 2009), 5th in the 4 x 200, 3rd in the distance medley relay, 1st in the 4 x 800, 4th in the 4 x 400, 2nd in the high jump, 2nd in the shot put, and 1st in the long jump.
The boys team scored an impressive 32 points good enough for 4th place overall. Impressive performances included the 3rd place in the 4 x 400, 5th place in the sprint medley, 3rd place in the shuttle dash, 2nd in the long jump, and a school record 17′ 7.25″ 1st place in the high jump.
Several Hopkinton athletes participated in the East Coast Championships at Providence, RI. Excellent performances were turned in by Jessica Scott winning the 55m dash in 7.42 and placing in the long jump with a PR of 16′ 7″, Ryan Webster 2nd in the hurdles with a school record 7.93 and 2nd in the triple jump with a leap of 44′ 4″ (ranked 52 in the country). Other notable performers were Corey Branch PR in the mile, Pat Levenson PR in the 2 mile, Jeff Corkum 6′ 2″ in the high jump, the girls 4X200 relay, and 4X800 relay. More to follow . . .
Norton arrived at Hiller AC last night ready to battle. In the boys meet top ten performances were posted by many placing athletes. Highlights came as three sprinters (Joe McNulty, Norton’s Plummer, and Ryan Slack) posted 5.2 in the dash to lead the league. Jeff Corkum matched Jack Ryan’s league leading 6′ 2″ in the high jump and Tim Bolick ran a blistering 2:44.8 (fastest league time by 3 seconds). The 600m proved to be the fastest of the season with the 2nd(Andrew Johnson 1:31.2) and 3rd (Sean Dempsey 1:31.6) fastest TVL times(Johnson’s previous 1:30.0 is #1). The 300m saw 3 top times as well with Josh Hacunda winning at 39.4, Ryan Slack 2nd at 40.2 and Norton’s Plummer 40.3. Freshman Adam Giordano may have found his strongest event posting an impressive 11:05.5 winning the two mile, the 9th fastest time in the league. Other notables include Ryan Webster who won the hurdles, placed second in the shot put, and third in the high jump.
The March toward 100 consecutive victories continues- The girls meet was dominated by Hopkinton in a 73.5 to 12.5 victory, which saw the Hiller girls win every event. Shining for the Hillers were Emily Jarvis in the hurdles (7.1), Allison Monaghan in the dash (6.1), Lesslaear in the mile (6:14), Doherty in the 600m (1:54.1), Meghan Beidleman in the 300m (45.4), Jenn Lynds in the high jump (4′ 10″), Natalie Mazur in the 1000m (3:24.9), Melissa Lodge in the 2 mile (12:37.9), and a league leading throw of 32′ 9″ in the shot put for Jackie Chirco.
This weekend elite level athletes will compete at the East Coast Meet in Providence. Next up on the league schedule is Millis Wednesday, January 18th at the Hiller AC. On January 22 both squads plan to compete for the D.III State Relay Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center. Good luck!
Medway came into the Hiller AC today only to find a hungry Hopkinton squad. The girls won 83-3 while the boys scored 72 to Medway’s 13. Impressive fdouble wins were turned in by Jeff Corkum winning both the shot put and high jump as well as Joe McNulty who took the hurdles and dash. On the girls side Emily Jarvis won the hurdles and 3oom while 1st were also recorded by Jess Scott (dash), Jackie Chirco (shot put), Hanna Kreugger (high jump), Tam Mills (mile), Leah Holmes (600m), Melissa Lodge (1000m), and new comer Lessleaer in the 2 mile. Finishing up for the boys were winners of the 600m Tim Bolick, Nick Giordano in the mile, Pat Levenson in the 1000m, and Ryan Slack in the 300m.
This weekend select freshmen and sophomores will compete at the Reggie Lewis Center in the premier underclass event of the season. Next Wednesday the formidable Norton teams will venture into Hiller AC for a tough league match-up. Good luck Hopkinton!
Medfield has been a thorn in the side of Hopkinton Track and Field since the inception of the program. The Hiller girls last indoor loss was six years ago to Medfield. The boys pain was more recently inflicted, a two-point loss for the league title to the light blue in the last indoor meet of 2010-11. This season’s Hiller incarnations let none of the past affect them. The girls scored 60 points to Medfield’s 26 while the boys managed to post a 68-18 victory bringing both girls and boys to 4-0 on the season. Performers of note included first place finishes from Joey McNulty in the hurdles and dash, Jess Scott in the dash, Emily Jarvis in the hurdles, Jenn Lynds and Andrew Johnson in the 600m, Hanna Kruegger and jack Ryan in the high jump, Melissa Lodge and Pat Levenson in the two mile, Josh Hacunda in the 300m, Corey Branch in the 1000m, Tim Bolick in the mile, Ryan Bohlin and Jackie Chirco in the shot put, and both 4 x 400 relays. Ryan and Bolick’s performances were tops in the Tri Valley League this season.
Next up for qualifying athletes is the Boton Holiday Meet on Tuesday, December 27 at Reggie Lewis Center. The next league meet is Wednesday, January 4th when Medway visits the Hopkinton Athletic Center. Good luck Hopkinton!
Holliston had to go back down the hill without a win yesterday after both Hiller squads emerged victorious. The girls won 66-19 on the backs of strong performances from Emily Jarvis in the hurdles and 300m, Jessica Scott in the dash, Melissa Lodge in the mile, Natalie Mazur in the 600m, Leah Holmes in the 1000m, Jenn Lynds in the high jump, and Mannello in the 2 mile. One event saw three state meet qualifiers, in the shot put Lindsay Manning 32′ 3.5″, Jackie Chirco 32″3″, and Trina Parsons 31′ 3″ all qualified.
For the boys first place finishes were turned in by Joe McNulty in the dash, Jeff Corkum in the high jump, Pat Levenson in the 2 mile, Nick Giordano in the mile, Nick West in the 1000m, and Tim Bolick in the 600m. The highlight event for the boys proved to be the 300m. Josh Hacunda posted the fastest time in the league this season with his 38.8, while Andrew Johnson posted the second and Sean Dempsey the fourth fastest times in the TVL.
Both teams look forward to posting solid times at the Reggie Lewis Center this Saturday. On Monday Medfield rolls into the Hopkinton Athletic Center looking to repeat their success of last season on the boys side and hoping to derail the Hiller girls as well. Good luck Hillers!
Both the boys and girls teams opened the season with solid performances and sound victories over Ashland and Bellingham. More to follow . . .
The Hopkinton Track and Field Indoor Season 2011-2012 begins today! Both teams look to build on their successful spring 2011 seasons. The girls look to retain their title for a sixth in a row while the boys hope to recapture the title they held for three winters prior to last year’s epic battle with Medfield which left the Hiller boys 2 points shy of a perfect season.
This season expect serious competition from Medway and Norton as well as perennial TVL powers Holliston, Westwood, and Medfield. It should be fun!
The Hillers completed another highly successful spring track season; both undefeated and league meet champions. The squads look to resume their winning ways when the indoor season starts Monday, November 28th. Tough competition is expected form Norton, Medfield, Westwood, Holliston, and Medway. The girls go into the season having gone 91 meets undeafeated! The boys look to recapture the indoor title from Medfield after winning the two previous winter seasons.
Numerous Hiller athletes contributed to impressive performances at the MSTCA Division III Relays at Stoneham High School on Saturday. The boys saw 3 school records smashed and a 7th place team finish. A new mark of 400′ 5″ was set in the javelin by Josh Hacunda, Adam Gately, and Ryan Webster. Webster and Gately later combined with Jeff Corkum for a 1st place in the triple jump. On the track both medleys, sprint and distance, set new records. Hacunda, Mike Ronan, Tyler Fink, and Peter Bransfield ran 3:45.54 in the SMR good enough for 4th while Corey Branch, Sean Dempsey, Tyler Fink, and Tim Bolick placed 4th in the DMR in 11:09.11. Also medalling for the boys was the 3rd place 4 x 400 relay of Bransfield, Ronan, Whittles, and Brendan Litavis.
The girls placed 9th overall as a team. In the 4 x mile stand out performances were turned in by Kim Bolick, Mary Kate Cavanaugh, Melissa Lodge, and Kellie Lodge as they took 2nd in 22:27.93. The girls distance medley also took 2nd in a time of 12:56.96. The girls high jump relay took 4th.
After big wins vs. Holliston, Medway, and Medfield both girls and boys teams look strong. Traditional powerhouses, Medfield and Holliston, had no answer to the balanced talent the Hillers have to offer. So far this season all phases, throws, jumps, sprints, and distance have excelled with TVL leading performances. On the distance side 2 milers Pat Levenson and Brendan Driscoll are ranked 4th and 5th in the TVL while Melissa Lodge is ranked 2nd among girls with Mary Kate Cavanaugh 5th and Abbie Perrault 6th. in the mile Tim Bolick leads the way for the TVL boys while Kellie and Melissa Lodge are 1 and 2 for the girls. In the 800m Hopkinton’s Mazur, Holmes and Labriola are 2nd-3rd-4th for the girls while Tyler Fink sits 4th for the boys. In the 400 meter Mike Ronan is ranked 2nd for the boys while Jordyn Labriola is 3rd for the girls. The 200m is an area of strength with Peter Bransfield ranked 1st, Josh Hacunda 5th, and Ryan Slack 6th. For the girls Jessica Scott is number one in the league in both the 200 and 100. Both 4 x 100 relays are ranked 1st as well. Hurdlers Ryan Webster (110H) and Josh Hacunda (400H) are ranked 1st while lady Hillers Raza 2nd, Maroney 3rd, and Albanese 4th have been strong in the 110 high hurdles.
In the field Clint Atkinson leads all TVL discus throwers and is ranked 3rd in the shot. Katrina Parsons is 3rd in the shot put with teammates Manning 5th and Wright 6th close behind. Skyler Wright is also 3rd in the discus with Jess DiFazio 4th and Jill Lary 7th. In the javelin Ryan Webster leads all boys and Lindsay Hall is 3rd among the girls. In the jumps Jeff Corkum is 1st in the high jump with Han Krueger 4th. In the long jump Meagan Beidleman is 2nd and Kate Sousa 3rd while on the boys side Ryan Webster is tied for 1st and 2nd in the triple jump. Also ranked in the triple are Krueger 1st and Beidleman 2nd for the girls with Jeff Corkum 3rd and Adam Gately 5th for the boys.
Spring track begins this Monday, 3/21/2011. We will meet at 2:00PM in the cafeteria. Bring outdoor wear as the weather this time of year is often quite cool. Make sure both your emergency form and physical are turned in to the athletic trainer so you can start day one.
If you’ve been on the fence about joining and have not signed up then just show up and we’ll get you on the roster. We’re all excited about getting outside and competing in some new events. It is recommended that all athletes try any event they are interested in. Be it the javelin, triple jump, shot put, 400 hurdles, long jump, 200m, or discus – you can’t be sure what you’ll like or be good at without testing the waters.
See you Monday,
Coming in ranked 11th the girls 4 x 800 relay team of Kim Bolick, Tamara Mills, Kelli Lodge, and Melissa Lodge upset the seeding by placing a gaudy 2nd at the MIAA All State Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center Saturday. With an unconventional approach of putting the fastest runners first the Hiller girls opened up a huge lead over the field and found themselves dueling it out with the nation’s number two team from Lincoln-Sudbury. By the time the team’s anchor freshman Melissa Lodge got the baton the rest of the all-star field was over a hundred meters behind. From there Melissa hammered all the way to a new school record 9:31.11 and a second place seed at the New England Championships this Friday.
The boys also posted a school record in the 4 x 200 relay with an 11th place finish. Josh Hacunda, Peter Bransfield, Jake Whittles, and Andrew Johnson etched their names into the record book once again breaking their own record for the 5th time. While the boys didn’t qualify for the New Englands their time equals the 18th seeded team (out of 36) heading into the big meet.
Also of note was the 7th place finish of Ryan Webster in the Boys Pentathlon Championships on Monday at the Reg. Ryan smashed the school record with a total of 3106 points bettering the 2003 record of Jarred Dottin 2545. Ryan competed against 80 of the top athletes in the state and has begun to establish himself as one of the top multi-event competitors.
As the MIAA All State Championship approaches the Hiller girls and boys prepare to compete against the state’s elite. Individuals competing include Jeff Corkum in the high jump, Emily Jarvis in the hurdles, Jessica Scott in the dash, and Meghan Beidleman in the long jump. Relays looking to set new school marks are the boys 4 x 200 team of Josh Hacunda, Jake Whittles, Peter Bransfield, and Andrew Johnson, the boys 4 x 400 team of Zach Hutchinson, Mike Ronan, Whittles, Hacunda, and Bransfield. Also looking to post a record time is the girls 4 x 800 team of Kelli Lodge, Melissa Lodge, Kim Bolick, Tamara Mills, and Haley Anderson. Performers placing in the top 6 advance to the New England Championships at Reggie Lewis on March 4th.
On a night of high powered races throughout the MIAA Division III State Championships the Hopkinton boys and girls track teams showed they are among the upper echelon. The girls placed 6th overall fueled by several excellent performances including Emily Jarvis 7th in the 55m hurdles, Jessica Scott 6th in the 55m dash, Kim Bolick 5th in the 1000m, Meghan Beidleman 6th in the long jump, Jen Lynds 8th in the high jump, and the big performer of the day Kelli Lodge with an amazing double taking 2nd in the mile and 5th in the 2 mile. Also scoring was the 2nd place 4 x 800 relay team of Haley Anderson, Melissa Lodge, Tamara Mills, and Kim Bolick as well as the 8th place 4 x 400 relay team of Emily Jarvis, Jen Lynds, Melissa Lodge, and Jordyn Labriola.
The boys recorded a strong 5th place finish. Scorers include Jeff Corkum 3rd in the high jump, Peter Bransfield 7th in the 300m, and Zach Hutchinson 8th in the 600m. Breaking the school record with a time of 1:34.76 in the 4 x 200 relay was Bransfield, Josh Hacunda, Jake Whittles, and Bransfield. Also qualifying for the MIAA All State Track Championship next week was the 2nd place 4 x 400 relay team of Zach Hutchinson, Mike Ronan, Josh Hacunda, and Jake Whittles.
See results and photos at: http://ma.milesplit.com/
The league’s best came together at the Reggie Lewis Center last night in the culminating TVL event of the season. Finishing up a very competitive Tri-Valley League schedule the Hopkinton boys and girls teams showed that a mixture of elite competitors and team depth are the reipe for success. Each team fielded winners in the mile and 4 X400 relay, however, many of their points came from athletes placing 6th or better. Individual winners included Emily Jarvis in the hurdles, Jeff Corkum in the high jump (6′ 4″), Tim Bolick in the mile (4:38.68), Kellie Lodge in the mile (5:27.03) and the 2 mile (11:44.57), the girls 4 x 400 relay, and the boys 4 x 400 relay of Mike Ronan, Peter Bransfield, Jake Whittles, and Zach Hutchinson (3:35.98).
Other oustanding performances from the day include Hutchinson 2nd in the 600m, Bransfield 2nd in the 300m, Josh Hacunda 4th in the 300m, Whittles 6th in the 300m, Ronan 4th in the 1000m, Jack Ryan 4th in the high jump, Alex Hulme 5th in the high jump and 1st in the long jump (non-scoring event), Nick Giordano 5th in the mile, Clint Atkinson 2nd in the shot put, and Pat Levenson 6th in the 2 mile.
Other standout for the girls include Tam Mills 2nd in the 1000m setting a new school record (3:00.73), Melissa Lodge 2nd in the mile, Kim Bolick 3rd in the mile, Haley Anderson 3rd in the 1000m, Leah Holmes 4th in the 1000m, Jessica Scott 3rd in the dash, Jen Lynds 4th in the high jump, Jackie Chirco 2nd in the shot put, Katrina Parsons 3rd in the shot put, Steph Hadley 6th in the 300m, Jordyn Labriola 4th in the 600m, and Mary Kate Cavanaugh 6th in the 2 mile.
Please see the article below in the MetroWest News.
Unlike other New England teams the Hopkinton Track & Field squads will be busy this Sunday as they head into the Reggie Lewis Center to battle with the rest of the league in the Tri-Valley league Championship Meet. This is a bragging rights contest that enables all the league’s best performers to see who is top dog. Hiller athletes expect to do well across the board.
The meet runs 4:00-7:00 and the 2 mile will be about 4:15. The order of events is:
High Jump (B & G) and Shot (B/G) 2 Mile Boys
2 Mile Girls
600 Meter (B/G)
55 Meter Hurdle Trials (B/G)
55 Meter Dash Trials (B/G)
300 Meter (B/G)
1000 Meter (B/G)
55 Meter Hurdle Finals (G/B)
55 Meter Dash Finals (B/G)
1 Mile (B/G)
4×400 Relay (B/G)
In their outlandish 82nd consecutive victory the Hopkinton Girls Track and Field Team solidified another perfect season and TVL Crown. While resting key athletes in preparation for upcoming state competitions the Hiller girls showed the kind of depth needed to continue their winning ways. Atop the victory stand this meet sat Jessica Scott in the dash (6.4), Kim Bolick in the mile (5:46.4), Jen Lynd in the high jump 4′ 10″, Jackie Chirco shot put 30′ 4.75″ (personal best), and the only Hopkinton girl to record double wins Tam Mills in the 2 mile (12:52.4) and 1000 (3:27.6). Other notable performances were turned in by Emily Jarvis, Melissa Lodge, Jordyn Labriola, Hannah Krueger, Katrina Parsons, Jenny Curley, Marykate Cavanaugh, Kaelyn Maloney, Casey Baird, Steph Hadley, Abby Perrault, and Traci Arnold. Clearly a Team win!
The boys meet proved to be the toughest of the season. With exceptional performances by athletes from both Medfield and Hopkinton in virtually every event the Hiller boys lost a close one 42-44 relinquishing their 3 year title run to a hungry Medfield squad. Standouts from the day included Mike Ronan (2:45.7) in the 1000m (personal best), Zach Hutchinson in the 600m (1:27.6 – facility record), Andrew Johnson 600m (1:29.6), Jake Whittles dash (5.8), Peter Bransfield 300m 38.9, Josh Hacunda 300m (39.9), Jeff Corkum high jump (6′ 0″), and Tim Bolick in the mile (4:41.1). Other scorers include Alex Hulme, David Gallagher, Kevin Franke, and Pat Levenson.
With talented Westwood teams to deal with, the Hiller track and field teams proved they are battle ready. The Hopkinton girls took on an undefeated Westwood squad filled with elite runners and emerged unblemished with a 52-34 win. The boys battled one of the best distance crews in eastern Massachusetts en route to a decisive 67 to 19 victory.
Memorable performances were turned in by numerous Hillers. Among them, Emily Jarvis in the hurdles, Jessica Scott in the dash, Jenn Lynd in the high jump, Jackie Chirco in the shot put, Kellie Lodge in the 2 mile, Tam Mills in the mile, and setting a new facility record of 3:08.7 Kim Bolick in the 1000m.
On the boys side victories went to Jack Ryan in his first time running the hurdles, Jake Whittles in the dash, Zach Hutchinson in the 600m, Peter Bransfield in the 300m, Mike Ronan in the 1000m, Clint Atkinson in the shot put, Tim Bolick in the mile, and with an impressive leap of 6′ 4″ in the high jump Jeff Corkum.
Both teams sit at 7-0 and move on to the final meet of the season against Medfield on Wednesday. Good luck!
On a day that would see the girls team declared champions and recalculated runner up, Hiller athletes showed they are atop Division III in class and talent. The scoring snafu aside, Hopkinton girls prevailed throughout the day. Stephanie Hadley, Emily Jarvis, Kaelynn Maloney, and Mirelle Raza placed first in the shuttle hurdles as did Tamara Mills, Jenny Curley, Jordyn Labriola, and Hadley in the Sprint Medley. The girls 4 x 800 team of Mills, Kim Bolick, Leah Holmes, and Haley Anderson took sixth. The Distance Medley Team of Kellie & Melissa Lodge, Lynds, and Anderson continued the impressive day with a 2nd place finish. Another scoring performance in the high jump furthered the cause with Lynds, Hanah Krueger, and Marissa Mahoney combining for second place. Two sixth places, one in the shot put (Jackie Chirco, Tracy Arnold, Katrina Parson) and the long jump (Liz Brown, Meghan Beidleman, Hannah Krueger) added to the impressive score. Finally the 4 X 400 relay team of Anderson, Labriola, Lynds, and Bolick raced to fourth to solidify the overall second place finish.
The boys also had a good day placing sixth overall while setting several school records. Jeff Corkum continued his sparkling performances at the Reggie Lewis Center with another school record in the high jump clearing 6′ 4.75″. The boys sprint medley of Mike Ronan, Ryan Slack, Andrew Johnson, and Zach Hutchinson set a school record (3:48.08) with their 5th place finish. Also netting a record was the 3rd place 4 x 200 team of Josh Hacunda, Jake Whittles, Peter Bransfield, and Andrew Johnson (1:35.25). In the last race of the day the boys 4 x 400 team of Whittles, Bransfield, Ronan, and Hutchinson put an exclamation point on a great day with a strong 2nd place performance.
The future of Hopkinton Track looks bright! Saturday Hopkinton runners burned up the track at the Red Auerbach Freshman & Sophomore State Championships. With nearly 100 schools represented Hillers took many of the top places. For the girls Melissa Lodge took 2nd in the mile (5:30.88), Jordyn Labriola placed 4th in 600 (1:44.31), Leah Holmes took 3rd in the 1000 (3:18.98), and Jackie Chirco was 4th in the shot put (29′ 8.75″).
On the boys side Pat Levenson placed 5th in the 2 mile (10:37.74), Tim Bolick won the mile (4:41.13), Ryan Slack placed 3rd in the 300 (38.71), Corey Branch took 6th in the 600 (1:32.73), Nick Giordano earned 7th in the 1000 (2:52.85), Jake Lehman took 9th in the shot put (37′ 3″), Mitch Campbell placed 10th in the dash (7.27), and the boys 200 meter relay team of Ryan Slack, Jon Hacunda, Andy Welzel and Mitch Campbell took 2nd (1:42.86).
Both girls and boys posted victories over Bellingham on Wednesday in the Hopkinton Athletic Center. Key performances were turned in by Emily Jarvis in the hurdles (7.9), Jessica Scott in the dash (6.5), Haley Anderson in the 2 mile (12:34.8), Tamara Mills in the 600 (1:46.2), Jordyn Labriola in the 300 (46.7), and Melissa Lodge in the 1000 (3:52.2).
On the boys side victories cam from Ryan Webster in the hurdles (7.1), Alex Hulme in the dash (5.9), Kevin Windheuser in the 2 mile (11:28.9), Nick Marchessault in the 300 (41.2), Jeff Corkum in the high jump (5′ 10″), Tim Bolick in the 1000 (2:56.3), and Brendan Driscoll in the mile (5:06.9).
This weekend select 9th and 10th graders go to the Reggie Lewis Center to compete in the AuerbachFreshman-Sophomore Championship Track Meet. This is an invitational meet designed to prepare the next wave of top performers for elite level competition. Good luck!