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The Eagles compete in the powerful Hockomock League and Massachusetts State Division 3.
Katelyn Decknick Tim Cimeno
2021 Spring Track Captains:
Carolyn Bayha Simone Dunbar
Berta Faktorovich Emily Nelson
Wendy Wooden Mason Benton
PJ McManus Ike Ogbonnanze
181 Pond Street
Sharon MA 02067
May 18, 2021
Facing Off Against Canton in the First Maskless Meet
Before the meet, the MIAA permitted all outdoor sports to compete maskless, and this produced a ton of PRs for Sharon. Most notably, Mason Benton raced to an MA #5 time of 22.64 in the 200 while Simone Dunbar leapt to an MA #5 mark of 35'1 in triple jump.
Boys PRs: J. Murphy (100), T. Kang (100), M. Benton (200), E. Wisdom (200), A. Raynus (200), D. Huffman (200), A. Chowdhury (200), T. Kang (200), B. Mihajlovits (400), A. Raynus (400), B. Spoto (800), Z. Connors (800), J. Bleecker (800), B. Spoto (Mile), M. Faberman (Mile), J. Spoto (Mile), G. Nolan (Mile), R. Chorney (2Mile), M. Clay (SP), I. Ogbonnanze (Discus), M. Clay (Discus), D. Hirschorn (JT), J. Dunbar (JT), P.J. McManus (LJ), D. Huffman (LJ), A. Gong (LJ), J. Bleecker (LJ)
Girls PRs: E. Olszewski (100), T. Jha (100), D. Gomez (100), A. Glaser (100), S. Zheng (100), H. Patidar (100), W. Wooden (200), E. Newman (200), D. Gomez (200), B. Werner (200), S. Zheng (200), A. Liang (200), H. Patidar (200), S. Connors (400), G. Hu (400), B. Werner (400), J. Tao (400), A. Liang (400), M. Li (Mile), S. Dunbar (100h), O. Nau (100h), S. Dunbar (400h), O. Nau (400h), E. Nelson (Discus), L. Lorenzen (Discus), C. Li (JT), N. Patel (HJ), S. Dunbar (TJ), O. Nau (TJ)
May 11, 2021
Sharon Visits North Attleboro
PJ McManus secured 20 points for the Eagles with wins in the 100, long jump, triple jump, and anchoring the 4x100.
Ike Ogbonnanze also racked in some points with a 46'6 opening throw in shot put and a close 2nd place finish in discus.
Mason Benton took a convincing win in the 800 followed by junior Balint Mihajlovits. Bumping up in distance, Jordan Saks won at the line of the mile. Other point scorers include Palden Arya (200), Jacob Bleecker (400), Barry Spoto (Mile), Adam Lessard (2-Mile), and Alex Gong who debuted in the 110 hurdles.
On the girls side, Wendy Wooden won in a PR and D2-leading 100m time of 12.2h.
Simone Dunbar also provided points as well in the triple jump (Hockomock #1) and 100 hurdles.
Juniors Emily Nelson and Laure Lorenzen performed well with Emily Nelson leading the Eagles in shot put and discus while Lorenzen grabbed a PR in both discus and javelin.
Samantha Connors finished 3rd in the 400 while mid-distance teammate Carolyn Bayha battled to the finish of the 800 to take the win. In the 2-mile, Daphne Theiler ran solo to a time of 12:17.
Boys 4x100 took a win while the 4x400 lost. Girls 4x100 lost while the 4x400 won.
May 4, 2021
Eagles Take On
Oliver Ames Tigers
With a short turnaround from Fall 2 to the true spring track season, the underclassmen-heavy Eagles carried necessary momentum into their first meet at Oliver Ames High School. All results were hand-timed.
In the 100, Alex Gong and Palden Arya, both sophomores, led the way with PRs of 12.1 and 12.3, respectively. Wendy Wooden ran the fastest time on the day of 12.7.
Classmate Colin Hogan also ran to a PR of 28.5 in the 200 followed by freshman Tony Kang. Sarah Yi led the girls side which was followed by 8 of her teammates all within 6 seconds of her.
Andrew Raynus grinded through the 400m as the lone Eagle, finishing in 67.5. Captain Carolyn Bayha ran 66.7 to edge out Oliver Ames for the top spot.
Seniors Mason Benton and Jordan Saks were the top dogs in the 800, running 2:03 and 2:13, times just off their PRs. Sophomore Sierra Robison ran 2:47.4 to earn 4th.
After consistently cutting down his mile time, junior Reuben Chorney soared to an outdoor PR which was followed by a slew of Eagles not too far behind. Coming back from injury, Daphne Theiler persevered and grabbed 1st in 5:45.
Junior duo Balint Mihajlovits and Barry Spoto both ran to PRs in the 2-mile.
PJ McManus was able to secure wins in both 110 and 400m hurdles. Olivia Nau debuted in the 100 hurdles with a 19-flat time.
Although they lost in the 4x100 to Oliver Ames, the boys won the 4x400 by a whopping 26-second margin. Simone Dunbar took her turn at the 400m hurdles, finishing as the lone Eagle.
Ike Ogbonnanze dominated the shot put with a school record of 47'4.75, improving on the previous best by 8 inches. The hurdling duo of Nau and Dunbar took to shot put to test their strength.
Since last competing in javelin two years ago, junior Paul Lyness threw a 9-foot PR in the javelin. For the girls side, both discus and javelin was dominated by Emily Nelson.
PJ was the top Eagle in high jump and triple jump, while long jump was led by sophomores Alex Gong and Dash Huffman. As for the girls jumping events, Wendy Wooden jumped to a PR in the long jump while classmate Simone Dunbar debuted in the triple jump.
March 12, 2021
Hockomock League Grade Challenge
For the first meet, the Hockomock League Grade Challenge sought to put competitors within grades against one another (virtually, though).
Although it was the 1st meet for most in over a year, we saw some great performances from our Eagles!
Palden Arya, who was slotted to make his track debut last year as a freshman, started off strong with a 12.7 hand-timed 100m. Alongside him was classmate Abdullah Ahmad in 14.9. After a strong winter season last year, Wendy Wooden came back with a PR of 13.1 on the girls side. Sophomore Olivia LeBlanc followed closely behind in 14.9 in her debut race.
Mason Benton led the Eagles in an impressive 54.3 400m which was followed by freshman duo Jared Marcus (60.7) and Zach Connors (61.2). Senior captain Carolyn Bayha ran 68.6 for the 400 while Samantha Connors finished in 76.9.
For the 200, senior captain Mason Benton led the way in 25.1 while Arya also doubled back for a 26.9. Wooden doubled in the 200, running a 28.1 with Carolyn Bayha right behind her in 30.8.
Most of the 400 runners, including Zach Connors, Jaden Segal, and Jared Marcus leading the way, ran in the 800. Connors grabbed the top time in 2:36.9.
For the mile, the junior class held strong with Barry Spoto in 5:14.2, Reuben Chorney in 5:15.3, and Matthew Faberman in 5:26.9. On the girls side, Sierra Robison made her outdoor debut with a 6:34.5 mile.
February 22, 2021
Eagles Kick Off "Indoor" Track Outdoors
Due to COVID-19, a Fall 2 season has been implemented for the sports that could not compete during the actual fall season, such as football and volleyball. Since indoor track was canceled, this was the perfect time for winter track to take place.
The Eagles are returning to competition outdoors with a mixture of virtual and in-person meets.
January 13, 2021
Track is Back at Wheaton College
The MSTCA along with Baystaterunning.com have been hosting indoor track meets with a multitude of restrictions to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Since the Reggie Lewis Center is closed, they have been hosted at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. We have already seen some great performances from Sharon athletes, although they are technically competing "unattached".
Note: College athletes have been allowed to compete
MSTCA Winterfest kicked off the Wheaton meets. PJ McManus began the winter season with a 6.89 in the prelims then 6.95 in the finals of the 55 dash. Later, he would go on to jump 18-11.50 for his 1st competitive jump in 9 months! In the dash, now-sophomore Alex Gong sprinted to a 7.40 in both attempts.
Next, some Eagles attended the Sprint & Distance Classic. PJ improved on his 55 time from last week with a 6.81 in prelims followed by a 6.86. He also won the long jump in 20-08.50, getting back into form. Simone Dunbar and Olivia Nau made their 2021 indoor season debut with a 14-10.00 and 13-07.00 jump, respectively, for their first competition in 9 months.
In the last meet of the 2020, PJ matched his jump from last week with another 20-08.50, earning 1st place once again. McManus' brother and 2018 Sharon grad Matt McManus competed in the 16lb shot put, throwing just under 40 feet in 39-11.92 after not competing for a full 2.5 years! In the hurdles, 2020 Sharon grad Lizzie Lee ran a 8.73 for 2nd. Lastly, Alex Gong sprinted to a PR of 7.23 in the dash.
Starting off 2021, Alex Gong started off strong in the 55m dash, running to a time of 7.45.
December 4, 2020
Boston Globe Honors
Daphne Theiler has earned a Boston Globe All-Scholastic Honorable Mention for the 2020 Cross Country season.
November 24, 2020
League Honorees Announced!
The top 7 runners at Hock Champs from each division were awarded 'Hockomock League All-Star' status while each division had 3 other athletes voted in. The next best person from each Hockomock team that was not awarded 'Hockomock League All-Star' status was listed as 'Honorable Mention'.
Daphne Theiler (1st overall, 1st in division) - MVP
Nathan Traut (14th overall, 5th in division)
Jordan Saks (20th overall, 7th in division)
Mark Starovoytov (voted in)
November 14, 2020
Hock Champs Recap
Hock Champs looked a little bit different from years prior. First, Taunton did not be competing. Next, varsity squads (10 runners per team per gender as usual) from two towns were paired up with one another, dual meet style. The final results were configured by the top finishers’ times.
Team titles were calculated by individual placements compared to other teams, like in years prior. The individual winner is whomever runs the fastest on Highland for either gender.
The Eagles took 6th overall with sophomore Nathan Traut leading the way on a tough Highland Park course with 14th, securing a League All-Star spot. Senior Jordan Saks finished 20th, also grabbing a League All-Star position. The next runner was Balint Mihajlovits with Bradley Weiss, Sidd Reddy, and Adam Lessard all finishing within nine seconds of each other. Barry Spoto, Robby Schnitzer, and Reuben Chorney rounded out the last three positions for the Eagles.
Daphne Theiler led the girls team to an 8th place finish as she took the overall victory on the day, earning Hockomock league MVP and All-Star. First year runner Hannah Li PR'd at the right time as she finished in the top 40 while teammate Berta Faktorovich was right behind her in 42nd. Julia Lin and Maria Gallant rounded out the top scoring Eagles (top 5) as Juliette Tao and freshman Eva Olszewski grabbed 6th and 7th. First year runner Grace Hu and teammate Sierra Robison finished the team competition for the Eagles in 8th and 9th.
November 4, 2020
Cross Country Looked a Little Different This Year
By no means was this a normal year for any sports, especially Sharon Cross Country. Due to the looming COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an addition of coaches and training groups along with restrictions at meets.
With Coach Gingras taking the season off due to his twins being born and the passing of our beloved Coach Alan Conway, the coaching staff shifted in personnel. Previous assistant coach Katelyn Decknick took the helm with guidance from longtime Sharon coach Tim Cimeno. In order for training groups to have a maximum of 10 runners, Sharon brought on new assistant coaches: new SHS guidance counselor Andrea Fugazot, alumni Paul Fleming and Hannah Rutley, and longtime Sharon resident Thomas Gillen.
When it came to the dual meets, Sharon was fortunate to keep a low COVID-19 case count, so meets were never affected, but restrictions were still in place.
Five runners from each team toed the line at a time, while waves went off in 20 second increments from fastest to slowest. Scoring remained the same as the top five runners' positions from each team were tallied with each team's number six and seven runners being able to displace the other team's top five. Lowest score wins.
Sharon boys finished 4-1 on the season, only losing to Oliver Ames.
Sharon girls finished 2-3 with wins against Foxboro and Stoughton.
November 3, 2020
Dual Meet Recaps
Week 1 (@ Foxboro - 5k)
Sharon runners finished 1-7 on the boys side to secure a perfect win of 15-50 against the Foxboro Warriors. Jordan Saks led the way with a mix of upper- and underclassmen alike following closely behind.
On the girls side, Daphne Theiler took a definitive victory in a 2 minute win margin, but Foxboro took the next two spots. Ultimately, depth decided the competition with Sharon taking four out of the next five positions, winning 26-31.
Week 2 (vs. Canton - 2.8mi)
With an individual victory, Mark Starovoytov led the Eagles to a 19-41 win over Canton with Jordan Saks, Balint Mihajlovits, Nathan Traut, and Sidd Reddy taking places 3-6. Barry Spoto and Reuben Chorney rounded out the Eagles' top 7.
Although Daphne took the individual victory, the team did not. Canton captured 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, in which Sharon responded with 6th, 8th, and 9th, but those places were not high enough for the Eagles. Canton wound up winning in a nail bitter of 26-29, showing that every single runner truly does count in cross country.
Week 3 (vs. Oliver Ames - 2.8mi)
Oliver Ames took the 1st three positions, but Sharon responded with the next three (Mark Starovoytov, Nathan Traut, Balint Mihajlovits). After that, Oliver Ames was dominant between their 4-9 positions, taking the win 22-34 over the Eagles.
Daphne won in the fastest ever Sharon-run race at the Deborah Sampson Park course. Oliver Ames took the next six positions to secure the win (20-43). Berta Faktorvich, Julia Lin, and Angel Liang finished with PRs along with Daphne Theiler.
Week 4 (vs. Stoughton - 2.8mi)
Sharon boys led the race from the gun, but that does not mean Stoughton went out without a fight. Although Sharon grabbed spots 1-5, two Black Knights split up the Eagles by capturing spots 6 and 7 for Stoughton. Sharon went on to get in the next 5 runners, all with PRs. Sharon won 15-46.
The overall top 10 runners were fairly split between Sharon and Stoughton with Sharon taking 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 while the Black Knights grabbed spots 3, 6, 8, and 9. Junior sensation Daphne Theiler won by over two and a half minutes while teammate Hannah Li came in 2nd, followed closely by Stoughton’s #1. On their home course, eight of the twelve Eagle runners grabbed PRs. Sharon won 19-38.
Week 5 (@ North Attleboro - 5k)
Sharon boys packed it in tightly taking the top five spots from North Attleboro with a 1-5 split of 19 seconds. North Attleboro returned the favor with the next five spots from 6th to 10th place. The winner was Sharon junior Balint Mihajlovits followed directly behind by Mark Starovoytov. The Eagles wound up on top 15-40.
Daphne Theiler continued her undefeated season with a 2 minute 15 second win margin, yet the Eagles wound up losing. Depth won the meet for North Attleboro as four NA girls to finish before Sharon’s #2. North Attleboro won 20-38.
November 1, 2020
Frank Kelley Invitational
Trio Matthew Lally, Adam Lessard, and Matthew Faberman all finished within twelve seconds of one another with Lally debuting in the 5k. Jacob Bleecker finished with a season record while freshman Ashmith Yeruva also debuted in the 5k.
Daphne Theiler grabbed 2nd place in her heat and 14th on the day with a 20:02. Freshman Eva Olszewski got her first glimpse at a high school invitational in her 5k debut.
Frank Mooney Invitational
Nathan Traut led the Eagles with a PR while Balint Mihajlovits was just above 18 minutes. Adam Lessard, Matthew Faberman, and Matthew Lally finished close together once again, only 29 seconds apart. Saketh Gosetty and Andrew Raynus finished it off for the Eagles each with PRs.
Daphne Theiler earned 32nd on the day with a 20:18.
February 14, 2020
Eagles Showcase Talent at D3 Championships
A select few Eagles received the automatic qualifier for D3 Championships while others were able to fill their respective events with strong marks. The top 3 of each event automatically qualify for All-States with the next 9 best marks across all divisions also making it.
In the 55m dash, Wendy Wooden grabbed the 8th spot with a new PR of 7.60 to advance to the finals. Simone Dunbar just missed her PR with a 7.74 performance. On the boys side, PJ Mcmanus earned a PR and a spot in the finals with a 6.63. In the finals, Wooden placed 8th with another PR of 7.58. McManus ran a 6.68, which was good enough for 6th.
In the 55m hurdles, Jada Johnson and Elizabeth Lee easily grabbed 1-2 for spots in the finals. Johnson PR’d with a 8.24, good enough for an MA #2. Lee and Johnson were edged out by 0.01 and 0.03 seconds, earning 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Three Sharon girls were featured in the girls 1-mile with Daphne Theiler leading the charge with a sub-5:20 performance, earning 3rd place. Eliana Boxerman grabbed 7th with a new PR, while Taylor Saks lowered her PR by 5 seconds for 9th!
Coming off a 4th place Hocks finish in the shot put, Ike Ogbonnanze seeked to prove himself to his competition. He did just that with his throw a shade under 46 feet, good enough for 4th in the division!
In her 1st ever indoor state meet, Simone Dunbar nabbed 6th place with a jump over 16 feet. PJ McManus started off slow in the long jump, but he returned with a massive PR and a Nationals Emerging Elite qualifier. McManus earned 1st place with a leap of 22-7.
It came down to the amount of jumps for high jump: Jada Johnson placed 2nd, jumping 5’4.
Sidd Reddy was the lone Eagle in the boys 2-mile, finishing with a season best time of 10:36. Coming off a 1-mile earlier on, Daphne Theiler took came back for the girls 2-mile, finishing just 4 seconds shy of last week’s massive PR!
Just missing top 8, Sharon girls’ 4x200 team of Lee, Bayha, Dunbar, and Wooden ran just over 1:50. The boys team of Ogbonnanze, Gong, Reddy, and Johnson ran just outside of 1:40.
Consisting of Bayha, Saks, Boxerman, and Theiler, the girls 4x800 captured 6th place with a season best of 10:15. The boys also got a season best with a 4th place finish coming out of the unseeded section. Saks, Starovoytov, Benton, and Weiss averaged below a 2:08.
Girls finished 5th out of 24 teams while the boys finished 8th out of 26 teams.
All-States Automatic Qualifiers: PJ McManus, Elizabeth Lee, Jada Johnson, Daphne Theiler
February 8, 2020
Eagles Bring Home Hardware from Hocks
Coming into Hock Champs, the Eagles were looking to make a statement once again after a girls 1st place finish at XC Hocks.
PJ McManus took 2nd in the prelims of the 55m dash. Ogbonnanze just missed his PR, while Duriel Johnson still ran well despite coming back from sickness. Advancing to the finals, PJ McManus finished 2nd overall! Wendy Wooden, Simone Dunbar, and Helena Najar all got PRs with Wooden and Dunbar nabbing the 5th and 7th spots to advance to the finals. In the finals, Dunbar finished 5th and Wooden took 6th.
Eddie Li was the sole Eagle for the boys in the 300, taking a mid-43s sprint. On the girls side, Sarah Yi, Carol Li, and Alex Shlopak took out the unfamiliar event with all low to mid 50 performances.
PR Season came for the 600 runners with Mason Benton taking 2nd, dipping below 1:24. Freshmen Adamya Singh and Vincent Chen raced to the 1:40s range for fast finishes. Carolyn Bayha was able to dip below 1:50, taking 11th place on the day with a time of 1:48.93 (season best).
Bradley Weiss took 11th place in the 1000, just missing his season best. Balint Mihajlovits ran just in front of Barry Spoto, who was able to capture a PR with a 3:05. Eliana Boxerman scored for the girls, narrowly missing her PR, with a 4th place finish.
Mark Starovoytov got 5th in the Mile with a 4:41, earning 4 points for the Eagles. Jimmy Kong dipped just below 5 minutes, while Jacob Dubin got a season best of 5:03. Daphne Theiler and Taylor Saks paced each other to a 1-2 finish with Taylor Saks lowering her PR by a second!
Jordan Saks scored the final point in the 2-Mile with a season best of 10:30. Freshmen duo Michael Williams and Nathan Traut both nabbed PRs, dipping below 11:10. Daphne Theiler once again came out on top, being patient throughout the race, then taking off with 800 meters to go for a PR of 11:44.
Isaiah Stessman got the last spot in the finals with an 8.62 in the 55m hurdles. Freshmen Andrew Liu and Saketh Gosetty both just missed their bests. Stessman came back for the finals, improving to an 8.42 on the day and a 6th place finish. Business as usual for the girls as Jada Johnson and Elizabeth Lee clinched the #1 and 2 spots in the finals, while Olivia Nau barely missed her PR. In the finals, Johnson came in 1st, while Lee came back in the closing 20 meters to take 2nd.
Just missing their season best, the 4x200 squad of McManus, Johnson, Ogbonnanze, and Gong just ran over 1:40. The girls team of Bayha, Dunbar, Lee, and Wooden grabbed 7th place a 1:52.
Stessman, Starovoytov, Mihajlovits, and Benton ran close to their season best with a 3:44 in the 4x400 to take 6th place. On the girls side, Boxerman, Lee, Bayha, and Wooden achieved a season’s best of 4:20 to capture 3rd place.
Just seconds off the Foxboro team, the team of Kong, Dubin, Saks, and Weiss finished 9th. Girls 4x800 also finished 9th with the team of Saks, Williams, Hu, and Connors.
In the shot put, Ike Ogbonnanze took 6th place with his throw over 44 feet. Olivia Tan got a huge PR as well as Helena Najar. Zoe Kahle just missed her PR, throwing just under 23 feet.
Isaiah Stessman grabbed a 2” PR in the high jump, jumping 5-10 for 7th place. Jada Johnson took 1st on the girls side with a jump of 5-4.
PJ McManus barely missed the 22 foot mark, receiving 4th place in the long jump. Colin Hogan had a massive PR of 8 inches to jump over 16 feet. Jada Johnson grabbed her 3rd medal on the day with a 2nd place leap. Simone Dunbar jumped in the mid 16 foot range, while Olivia Nau jumped just over 13 feet.
The girls won with 88 points, 11 points ahead of 2nd place NA. Boys got 7th place with less than 20 points between 3rd place and 8th place. Sharon is onto Division 3 Championships next week.
January 30, 2020
Battle of the Unbeatens
The last varsity dual meet brought excitement to the Reggie with Stoughton and Sharon coming in with perfect records. School records, personal bests, and exciting races filled the evening.
In the 55m dash, PJ McManus led the way for the Eagles with a huge PR on the day with Duriel Johnson and Ike Ogbonnanze (PR) taking the 5th and 6th spots. Alex Gong rounded out the heat with a PR, as well. Wendy Wooden took 1st place, while teammate Simone Dunbar just missed 3rd. Helena Najar and Sarah Yi rounded out the Eagles in the 55m dash.
Mason Benton took 2nd in the heat, on the day, and in the Hock with a huge PR and a new school record. PJ McManus and Noah Schnipper both PR’d in the 300! Lizzie Lee took an easy 1st place finish, dipping below 45s. Sophomore teammates Arianna Messier and Carol Li both debuted in the 300 with great performances.
Once again Mason Benton took 2nd in the heat, on the day, and in the Hock with a huge PR of sub-1:25 in the 600. Carolyn Bayha earned 1st place and a season record, while teammates Grace Hu (sub-2), Samantha Connors, and Wenxin Lu all PR’d!
Jordan Saks took 3rd place on the day and 1st place in the dual meet in the 1000 with a sub-2:50 PR, while Mark Starovoytov was right down his neck for 2nd. Nathan Traut PR’d and narrowly missed sub-3, while Reuben Chorney and Michael Williams both PR’d 2 seconds apart from each other. Gun to tape, Daphne Theiler and Eliana Boxerman paced each other not only to #1 and #2 in the heat, but also on the day and in the Hock. The girls both qualified for D3s and earned #4 and #5 all-time 1000 times for SHS.
The pack of Mark Starovoytov, Sidd Reddy, and Bradley Weiss pulled away the last 400 meters of the 1-mile, sweeping the race. Jacob Dubin trickled in only 3 seconds behind Stoughton’s #1, while Matthew Faberman just missed his PR. Taylor Saks battled with Mansfield’s #1, taking a huge indoor PR of 5:38. Hannah Li narrowly missed her PR, but classmate Carly Pinnix improved her time by 6 seconds!
Sidd Reddy led Sharon in the 2-mile, earning an indoor PR, while Jimmy Kong dipped just below 11 minutes, and Bradley Weiss paced to an 11:20 for 3rd. Daphne Theiler paced Sierra Robison to her 1st 2-mile, taking 2nd and 3rd.
Isaiah Stessman took 3rd in the 55m hurdles with a season record as freshman Saketh Gosetty PR’d and classmate Andrew Liu came followed after. Lizzie Lee led the Eagles with Jada Johnson just behind for a 1-2 finish. Olivia Nau just missed 3rd place, and teammate Olivia Tan PR’d in the event.
Sharon’s 4x200 dueled with Stoughton, bringing to the line Ogbonnanze, Johnson, Gong, and Schnipper, but they fell just short. The Sharon girls were outmatched by the Stoughton girls in the 4x200, falling short of the 2-minute mark.
In the 4x400, the Eagles edged out Stoughton by 1 second, earning 1st place and a season best. Led by Eliana Boxerman’s 63s leg, the Sharon girls cruised past Stoughton by 14 seconds.
Ike Ogbonnanze earned 2nd place, a PR, and a qualification for D3s! Following was Jaden Williams-Thomas, Conrad Mclaughlin, and Paul Luness in 6th/7th/8th. Olivia Tan produced a huge PR of over 23 feet, while teammate Zoe Kahle and Savannah Gray both missed their season bests by only a couple feet.
Not much to say when the competitor is tied for 4th in the nation in high jump. Isaiah Stessman pushed through and jumped a season best of 5’8 to take 3rd place. Jada Johnson took 1st place, while Lizzie Lee took 3rd. Olivia Tan was just outside of Lee’s leap by 2 inches for 4th.
PJ McManus fell just under the 21 foot mark, earning 3rd place, while Colin Hogan PR’d with his leap. Taking the #1 and 2 leaps on the day, Jada Johnson and Simone Dunbar offered their usual punch. Getting a personal best, Olivia Nau was just off 3rd place.
Boys fell 52-48, finishing 4-1 on dual meets. Girls won 60-40, earning the Davenport Division Title with an undefeated season after a 2 year drought.
January 26, 2020
Massachusetts’ Bests Compete at Coaches Invite
Sharon sent 17 of its best athletes, who had to qualify for this Coaches Invitational meet, where these Eagles competed over 21 events.
Simone Dunbar didn’t have the best start to her race, but she never gave up! Jada Johnson and Lizzie Lee both won their heats and qualified for the finals in the 55m hurdles. For the boys, PJ McManus just missed his season best, while Isaiah Stessman ran injured and still finished well.
Coming off a 7.76 performance earlier this season, Wendy Wooden ran a 7.86 in the 55m dash. Xavier Davis narrowly missed his PR set at a meet two nights before by 0.01s. Duriel Johnson has been consistent in the 7.05-7.10 range, while Ike Ogbonnanze fell short of his seed time by just 0.14 seconds.
Competing in the finals for the hurdles, Jada Johnson and Lizzie Lee took 4th and 5th, showing Sharon’s depth in the hurdles.
In the seeded section of the 1-mile run, Daphne Theiler found herself towards the back of the pack through the first 800 meters (2:43), but managed to muscle her way to the front to finish in 5th with a 12 second PR and a new school record! Mark Starovoytov stayed conservative throughout the race, finishing just short of his PR.
In a stacked 600m heat, Eliana Boxerman was able to replicate her last couple of races with a time of around 1:45.
Taylor Saks continued her gritty tactics, and it paid off with a 2 second PR in the 1000, dipping below 3:20.
Xavier Davis took a heat win in the 300, taking a second off of last meet’s time. He dipped below 38. This is the 4th meet in a row that Davis has taken a second off his time. Mason Benton took 14th on the day out of 106 competitors, dipping just below 37 with a time of 36.99.
The 4x200 team of Elizabeth Lee, Simone Dunbar, Jada Johnson, and Wendy Wooden took 1st in their heat and 4th on the day, finishing a 2+ second season best.
Finishing 1st in the long jump, PJ McManus earned a school record with his leap of 22 feet. That jump puts him 2nd in the Hock, 2nd in D3, 5th in the state, and 11th in New England!
Jada Johnson earned another season best in the long jump, jumping just over 18 feet, which was good enough for 3rd on the day. Teammate Simone Dunbar captured 8th with her jump of just under 17 feet.
January 24, 2020
Eagles Keep Undefeated Season Alive
North Attleboro brought its A-game to challenge the Eagles. Sharon looked to improve to 4-0 on both sides, continuing their undefeated seasons.
Simone Dunbar led the sprinters with a massive PR today, while Wendy was found just missing 3rd place. Helena Najar and Sarah Yi rounded out the Eagles sprinters. PJ McManus took the 2nd best Hock time on the day, and teammates Xavier Davis, Duriel Johnson, and Ike Ogbonnanze all PR’d with Davis breaking 7 for the first time!
Coming off the 55m dash, Wendy Wooden took 2nd in the 300 with a new PR. Teammate Sarah Yi, also doubling, debuted in the event. Mason Benton shocked the competition with a 3 second win over NA’s #1. Xavier Davis also broke 39s for the first time with a new PR. Noah Schnipper was only 0.1s away from his previous best.
Carolyn Bayha stuck on North’s #1 for the entirety of the 600, but fell short, coming in 2nd. Teammates Grace Hu, Zoe Kahle, and Samantha Connors came right along in 3rd-5th. Mark Starovoytov broke 1:30, averaging below a 4:00 mile pace for the mid-distance event. Chasing him were Reuben Chorney (debuted in event) and Cole King. Vincent Chen barely missed his PR, while Gavin Nolan debuted on varsity.
Taylor Saks took 1 second PR, winning the dual meet in the 1000. Hannah Li debuted in the event, while Carly Pinnix just missed her personal best. Sharon swept on the boys side with Bradley Weiss, Jordan Saks, and Balint Mihajlovits. Balint earned a 5+ second PR, while Max Goodman and Adam Lessard debuted on varsity.
Eliana Boxerman fought back and forth with North’s #1 and came out victorious with a lethal kick and a new PR. Dani Williams eyes were set on achieving a PR, and she did just that with a 10 second improvement on the season. Sidd Reddy took 1st for the 1-mile, while Jacob Dubin and Jimmy Kong took 3 and 5. Adamya Singh ran in the mid-5:20s as Matthew Faberman ran a well-paced race.
Boxerman returned for the 2-mile along with Daphne Theiler. The girls fought tooth and nail with North Attleboro, but the girls simply outpaced the NA girl, coming in 1-2. PRs all around for the boys 2-milers! Michael Williams and Nathan Traut crossed the line with almost perfectly even mile splits. Barry Spoto beat his previous best by just under a second.
Jada Johnson and Lizzie Lee took the two best Hock times on the day for the 55m hurdles. Olivia Nau came in 5th while Olivia Tan came right behind with a PR. PJ McManus got a season best and 1st while Isaiah Stessman took 2nd for the Eagles. Freshmen Andrew Liu and Saketh Gosetty both ran around their PRs.
The girls 4x200 fought hard through every handoff, barely missing the 2 minute barrier. Boys featured Mason Benton, who led them to far under 1:40 with a 1:37 season best time.
Earning the best time on the day for the girls 4x400, the Sharon girls averaged a 66 400 every leg. Filled with distance runners, the boys 4x400 achieved a season best, averaging just under 57 seconds per leg.
Almost all of the girls throwers earned a PR, all getting in the low 20 feet range! Ike Ogbonnanze not only threw over 40, but he also got over 41 for 2nd place. Jaden Williams-Thomas took 5th with a throw a shade under 34, while Conrad Mclaughlin and Finn Lyness were the #3 and 4 Eagles.
Jada Johnson tied her personal best for the high jump from last season, jumping 5’8. Teammates Olivia Tan and Lizzie Lee got over the bar at 4’6 for a PR for Tan. Isaiah Stessman was the lone high jumper with a season best of 5’6.
Tying her season record, Jada Johnson jumped exactly 18 feet in the long jump, while teammates Simone Dunbar and Olivia Nau narrowly missed their bests. PJ McManus achieved the farthest jump on the day, reaching 21’9, while Colin Hogan has been consistently in the mid 15 foot range.
Both teams won with the girls winning 52-48 and the boys 76-24!
January 20, 2020
Paul Davey Invite Attracts Future Talent
For the last JV meet of the season, Sharon travelled to Wheaton College for the annual Paul Davey Invitational, where the Eagles partook in the long jump, 55m hurdles, 55m dash, 300, 600, 1000, 1-mile, shot put, and relays.
In the long jump, Colin Hogan jumped right over the 15 foot mark, while teammate Seth Bonner was able to jump just over 11 feet.
The 55m hurdlers had tough competition, where Saketh Gosetty was able to improve his time from the previous week. On the girls side, Roshini Kuramthirumalai focused on form, and she managed to finish the race strong.
Sharon sprinters were off to a great start with a huge PR by Carol LI, who led the way for the Eagles. Teammates Sarah Yi and Kaleigh Connolly just missed their previous bests, while Thy Uong and Anwita Revoori PR’d, and Emilie Allaire achieved a season best. For the boys, teammates Colin Hogan and Seth Bonner just missed their PRs in the 55m dash.
The lone Eagle in the 300m, sophomore Nathan Chen was able to beat his previous best by 0.4 seconds!
Distance runners fled to the 600! Freshman Michael Williams was led by 600m specialist Noah Schnipper to a sub-1:45 time. Freshman Amit Ravikumar had the biggest percentage of improvement, improving by 5.68%, while shaving 10 seconds off his previous best. Grace Hu took a spill in the last 30 meters of the race but was able to recuperate and finish as the top Eagles. Freshman Carly Pinnix debuted in the event, running only 0.3 seconds off Hu’s time. Samantha Connors narrowly missed her PR, finishing in 2:04.
Nathan Traut led the Eagles with a time only 0.08 seconds off last week’s performance. Following behind was sophomore Barry Spoto, and Adamya Singh finished with a 1 second personal best in the 1000.
Reuben Chorney was the top Eagle in the 1-mile, completing the 4 laps in 5:20. Classmate Matthew Faberman finished only 4 seconds off his previous performance, while teammates Adam Lessard, Gavin Nolan, and Simon Goodman all finished with personal bests. Freshmen Hannah Li and Sierra Robison were paced to mid-6 minutes performances in the 1-mile, falling just short of their PRs.
Zoe Kahle was the only Eagle in the shot put, and she debuted in the event at this particular venue. Kahle threw just over 20 feet.
The girls ran a 4x200 relay, where they were able to finish in 2:11, averaging just under 33 seconds per 200.
For the 4x400 relay, Sharon distance runners lined up and took a JV season best of 4:14, where each Eagle averaged around 63.5 seconds per 400.
The Eagle of the Meet honors go to Amit Ravikumar.
January 19, 2020
School Records Upon School Records at D3 Relays
Sharon competed in the D3 State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center, competing in some familiar and unfamiliar events. The Eagles participated in the long jump relay, shuttle hurdle relay, 4x800, 4x200, DMR, and 4x400.
In the long jump relay, the Eagles were able to place 5th, led by PJ McManus’ over 20 foot jump. Sharon averaged just over 19 feet with McManus, Stessman, and Benton. Jada Johnson (17-9) leaped the farthest in D3, leading the Eagles to a 2nd place finish with the help of teammates Simone Dunbar (17-0.5) and Elizabeth Lee (14-1.75).
Highly seeded in the shuttle hurdles, the Sharon girls were ready for their event. Led by Jada Johnson on the 1st leg, the Eagles finished in 3rd place with Elizabeth Lee, Simone Dunbar, and Olivia Nau finishing it off. Their time was good enough for a school record and only 0.48 seconds off the previous meet record.
Sharon boys made it into the seeded section of the 4x800 with Bradley Weiss starting off the race with a sub-2:10 performance, followed by matching 2:15s from Sidd Reddy and Balint Mihajlovits. Jacob Dubin anchored the Eagles with even splits, just missing the 9 minute mark.
Simone Dunbar kicked off the seeded section of the girls 4x200 with a strong opening leg, handing off to captain Lizzie Lee, who chased down the lead pack. Lizzie put Jada Johnson in a great position to pass a couple of girls on the back stretch. Johnson then gave the stick to freshman Olivia Nau, who fought to the finish, earning 3rd place overall. On the boys side, Ike Ogbonnanze stormed out of the gates to put Duriel Johnson in a great position; Johnson passed the leader on the back straight, handing it to Alex Gong. Gong flew through the 200, giving it to Xavier Davis, who rounded the final curve to challenge North Attleboro. The Eagles improved their season best by 0.59 seconds!
The event of the day was the DMR! Taylor Saks took herself out of the chase pack to pursue Hopkinton. She passed through the 1k in a new PR, handing off the Carolyn Bayha for the 400, where she stayed strong throughout the 2 laps to put Eliana Boxerman in a great position. Boxerman took out the 800 in a gutsy 33 second opening, finishing with 2:30, a time just 2 seconds short of her previous best. Daphne Theiler hunted down some of Massachusetts’ best distance athletes, coming through the 800 in 2:44, but negative splitting a 2:38 to finish in a personal best of 5:22 for the 1600 (roughly converted to 5:24 for the mile). Not only was that good enough for 2nd place overall, but their improved the school record by a whopping 46 seconds! For the boys, Jordan Saks did not disappoint with even splits throughout his 1200 to put PJ McManus in a great position to throw down a mid 53 performance in the 400. Next, Mason benton charged from the gates to hunt down the next team, opening in a 57. Benton’s final splits was a 2:02, putting Mark Starovoytov into the middle of the mile pack. Mark Starovoytov took the first 400 meters HARD and crossed the 800 in 2:08. The fast start fatigued him, but he still managed to finish with a 4:44 split, which put the team in 5th for the meet, and it gave them a 12 second improvement on the previous school record.
Ending the day, the 4x400 of Balint Mihajlovits, Sidd Reddy, Bradley Weiss, and Xavier Davis performed extremely well, dipping below the 3:50 mark with a time of 3:49.79, which was good enough for 2nd in their heat.
January 16, 2020
Eagles Fight Down to the Wire
After competing in a dual meet almost a month ago, the Eagles were eager to return to the Reggie Lewis Center to compete against the Hockomock’s best athletes.
Starting off the day, Mason Benton led Sharon in an unfamiliar event, 55m hurdles, to earn the first points on the day with freshmen Saketh Gosetty and Andrew Liu following behind. No surprise: Jada Johnson took a league best time as teammate Thy Uong debuted in the event.
In the 55m dash, PJ McManus took the #2 time on the day but 1st place in his heat with Duriel Johnson nabbing 2nd with a huge PR. Ike Ogbonnanze and Alex Gong both barely missed their best performances. On the girls side, Simone Dunbar took 3rd place, while teammates Sarah Yi, Carol Li, and Venya Gupta ran close to their best times.
The boys 1-mile brought much excitement to the Sharon crowd with Mark Starovoytov dipping below 4:40 for a 13+ second PR. Teammate Balint Mihajlovits went sub-5:15, while sophomore duo Barry Spoto and Matthew Faberman paced their way to PRs. Daphne Theiler and Taylor Saks stuck on each other, outkicking the Milford girl in the last 400 meters. Carly Pinnix debuted in the 1-mile with a solid sub-6:30 time.
Mason Benton had tough competition with Milford’s #1, but he prevailed and got an MA #10 time and took the best Hock 600 on the day. Teammates Noah Schnipper, Cole King, and Vincent Chen all ran well together running in the mid-to-low 1:40s. Eliana Boxerman led the charge for the Eagles, earning 2nd place and a D3 qualifying time. Teammates Carolyn Bayha, Samantha Connors, and Zoe Kahle all narrowly missed their season bests, while Grace Hu improved her best time by 38 hundredths of a second!
Bradley Weiss and Jordan Saks stuck together throughout the race, going 1 and 2. Nathan Traut took 3rd with a huge PR, while Reuben Chorney dipped below 3:10. Adamya Singh PR’d by 2 seconds.
For his third 1st place finish on the day, Mason Benton barely missed the 300 school record; just 0.06 seconds away from the SHS record holder. Also, Xavier Davis dipped below 40s for a huge PR! In an unfamiliar event, Lizzie Lee took 2nd place with a low 44s performance, while Wenxin Lu and Helena Najar debuted in the 300.
Sidd Reddy just missed the sub-11 mark with an 11:01 performance while teammate Jordan Saks paced to an 11:18 finish. Freshman Michael Williams debuted in the 2-mile with a time of 11:33 Eliana Boxerman and Daphne Theiler stuck on each other in the 2-mile, earning 1st and 2nd, while freshman Hannah Li took 3rd.
The boys 4x200 improved their handoffs, improving their previous time by 2 seconds. The Sharon girls shifted around the lineup to find new faces in the 4x200 with a great effort!
Sharon boys got edged out by the Milford boys by less than a second for the last event of the day. The girls just snatched onto the lead, winning the race by 5 seconds.
With no Milford jumpers, PJ McManus needed to clear opening height to earn points for the Eagles, and he did just that! Jada Johnson got a season best of 5’6, tying her for 1st in the Hock, 2nd in the state, and 8th in the country!
PJ won his 2nd event on the day with an over 21 foot performance in the long jump. Hayden Freedland and Colin Hogan both barely missed their personal bests. Olivia Nau captured 4th as the sole Eagle in the long jump.
Mason Benton- 300, 600
Mark Starovoytov- 1 mile
Eliana Boxerman- 600
January 12, 2020
Day 3 of the Northeast Invite at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury consisted of the 55m dash, 55m hurdles, long jump, 200m, 400m, 800m, and the mixed 4x400 relay for the Eagles.
The Sharon sprinters were led by Xavier Davis with a massive PR of 7.10. Duriel Johnson and Ike Ogbonnanze ran in the same heat, just missing their PRs. Coming back from an injury, Alex Gong powered through his first 55m dash, winning by a whole second. Following right behind, Seth Bonner, Hyojae Park, Ugo Ogbonnanze, and Daniel Ghanem all debuted in the 55m dash at the Reggie. On the girls side, Helena Najar led the Eagles with a PR, followed by PRs from Carol Li and Kaleigh Connolly with Sarah Yi earning a season best. Venya Gupta, Emilie Allaire, and Anwita Revoori all pushed through the 55 meters with determination.
Debuting in the 55m hurdles, Olivia Tan ran sub-12, while Roshini Kuramthirumalai was able to improve her personal best by 0.01 seconds. Focusing on form, Saketh Gosetty paced to a solid performance.
Making up the stagger on the 1st turn, Wendy Wooden boosted off the 100m mark with no girls in sight. She finished with a low-27s time of 27.10. Doubling in the 200, Alex Gong was able to break 27s with a 26.90 performance with teammate Duriel Johnson also doubling and coming in just short of sub-25: 25.09. Richard Zhang debuted in the event, running 28.36, good enough for the 13th best freshman time at the meet.
Trying long jump for the 1st time, Helena Najar jumped just over 10 feet. Hayden Freedland achieved a 1.5 foot PR, jumping 17-2, while teammates Nikhil Kalakonnavar, Nathan Yoon, and Ugo Ogbonnanze just missing their best jumps.
Saketh Gosetty ran the furthest he has this season, competing in the unfamiliar 400m. He ran almost even splits between his 200s to run a 64.67.
Jimmy Kong took out the 800m conservatively, but he started to make moves on laps 2 and 3; eventually finishing 3rd in his heat. Barry Spoto took out the race hard, winning his heat with a 3 second PR of 2:22.
The highlight event of the day was the mixed 4x400 relay, where 2 boys and 2 girls each run a 400m leg. Sharon put out PJ McManus, Elizabeth Lee, Mason Benton, and Jada Johnson. McManus stuck on the front pack, while Lee tried chasing them back down with a sub-65 time. Lee then handed off to Benton, who was matched by Tewksbury star Makayla Paige. Handing the baton off, Johnson chased the leaders, finishing sub-60, and the Eagles finished 6th on the day.
January 11, 2020
Day 2 of the Northeast Invite at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury consisted of the 55m dash, 55m hurdles, long jump, 1-mile, 1000m, 600m, 300m, 4x800, and 4x200 for the Eagles.
With almost identical times in the 55m dash, Simone Dunbar ran a 7.82, while Wendy Wooden ran a 7.83 in a field of some of Massachusetts’ best girls sprinters.
Both winning their heats of the preliminary SEEDED girls 55m hurdles, Elizabeth Lee and Jada Johnson clinched the #1 and #2 qualifying times for the finals. In the finals, they were met by Brookline sensation Jamie Chamberlain, in which they ended the day with a 2nd and 3rd place finish, good enough for Massachusetts #3 and #5 in the event.
Johnson battled with Chamberlain once again in the long jump, falling just 2 inches short of 2nd place. Sophomore Simone Dunbar jumped just over 16 feet to earn 9th in the SEEDED girls long jump. On the boys side, both PJ McManus and Isaiah Stessman came in 2nd in their flight with McManus taking 2nd overall and Stessman taking 8th. McManus improved the school record by 2 inches, while Stessman continues to jump well over 19 feet even with an injury.
The lone Eagle to make the girls SEEDED 1-mile was Daphne Theiler. Coming in with the slowest seed time, she proved everyone wrong. Making moves through laps 5-7, and then making a definitive pass in the last 100 meters, Daphne cruised to win heat 2 with a 13 second PR!
The packed girls 1000 was met by Taylor Saks, in which she wasn’t able to perform her usual race tactics. She stayed in touch with the pack, pacing her way to 3+ second PR. Freshman Carly Pinnix finished in just over 6 minute pace, earning an 11 second PR. Mark Starovoytov sat back in the 1000 for the majority of the race until he unleashed his lethal kick, earning him a state qualifying time, a new PR, and 9th overall. For Jordan Saks, he opened the race hard in sub-65 fashion, eventually finishing with a sub-2:52 performance. Gavin Nolan paced well, looking for a sub-3:30 performance, but he just missed it by 9 hundredths of a second.
Carolyn Bayha kept close to the leader throughout her race, taking a 1:51 finish in the 600. Teammates Grace Hu, Samantha Connors, Zoe Kahle, and Arianna Messier were all able to PR. Noah Schnipper led the 600 boys with a 2 second PR, while Vincent Chen ran a gutsy race, finishing 2nd in his heat.
Doubling in the 300, Noah Schnipper finished sub-44 with teammate Eddie Li improving his best by almost 2 seconds, almost breaking 43. Running in an unfamiliar event, both freshmen Andrew Liu and Amit Ravikumar cruised through great races.
With an opening split of sub-2:30, Eliana Boxerman, followed by Daphne Theiler, Taylor Saks, and Carolyn Bayha, led the Eagles girls’ 4x800 team to a 6th place finish on the day, which qualified for states by 2 tenths of a second. On the boys side, Mark Starovoytov led the Eagles with Jordan Saks, Sidd Reddy, and Bradley Weiss on the other legs. They averaged a 2:13 for each of their 800s.
In the 4x200 relay, Simone Dunbar took off from the start, handing the baton to Elizabeth Lee. Lee gave it to Wendy Wooden, who made up ground getting the Eagles into the 3rd position. With the anchor leg of Jada Johnson, Sharon was able to dip below 1:50 and get a state qualifying time with Johnson’s sub-26 second split.
Daphne Theiler-1 mile
January 10, 2020
The inaugural Northeast Invite brought together teams across New England for the 3 day event at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. The 1st day of the weekend invite consisted of the 1-mile, 2-mile, high jump, triple jump, and the SMR for the Eagles.
Starting off the day, Eliana Boxerman was seeded 1st in the UNSEEDED 1-mile. She remained patient throughout the race, and did not make a definitive move until about 150 meters left, which left the rest of the field behind her. Eliana had a 5 second PR, coming in 5:38 and winning the UNSEEDED 1-mile for the day. Running stride for stride throughout their race, senior Dani Williams edged out freshman Hannah Li at the line. Also running a personal best indoors, freshman Sierra Robison improved her time by 5 seconds! On the boys side, Sidd Reddy led the Eagles with a sub-5 1-mile time, coming in 4:58, while 4 Eagles all came within 2 seconds of each other: Traut, Dubin, Williams, and Chorney. Faberman and King ran in the 5:30 range with Faberman dipping under 5:30. Adamya Singh gritted his way through a fast opening 800 to take a 5:40 mile. Placed in a fast heat, Max Goodman was able to dip under 6:10 while James Chen reached his goal of getting in the 6:30 range. Pacing each other, Pragath Siva ran a 23 second personal best while teammate Shashank Reddy just missed his PR.
Freshman Adam Lessard proved everyone else wrong with his seed time coming in a 12:54, yet he crossed the line at 12:37! Lessard was the lone Eagle in the 2-mile, and he ran even splits en route to a PR.
The talk of the day was the SMR. Powerhouses Franklin, Whitinsville Christian, and Brockton were the headlines of Friday night, but Sharon kept quiet until the race. Xavier Davis took out the 200 leg to put Isaiah Stessman in a near 1st place position, in which Stessman handed off the baton to McManus’ 400 leg almost neck and neck with Franklin. McManus powered through a 52 second 400 to hand off to Mason Benton. Benton faced off against Franklin star Tyler Brogan in an 800m leg showdown. Benton helped break the school record by 5 seconds with a split of 2:01.4; only 4 seconds off of Nationals.
Taking the number 12 furthest jump on the day, Elizabeth Lee competed in an unusual indoor track event: the triple jump. She leaped past the 33 foot mark. PJ McManus got the 3rd furthest jump on the day, passing the 41 foot mark, earning a personal best by almost a whole foot.
Elizabeth Lee also competed in the high jump, in which she achieved a jump of 4’6, barely missing her PR.
January 8, 2020
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January 7, 2020
Eagles Showcase Versatility at JV Meet
For the 2nd JV Meet of the season, Sharon travelled to Wheaton College to compete against the rest of the Hockomock League with events such as: 55m dash, 300m, 600m, 1000m, 1-mile, 4x200, 4x400, high jump, and long jump.
The most popular event of the day came 1st with the Eagles settling into their blocks for a short sprint. Dash Huffman continued to dominate the dash with a 7.24 hand time for the #1 Eagle spot. Following close behind him with an 8.1 were freshmen classmates Colin Hogan and Alex Coughlin. With 8.2s, Seth Bonner and Hyojae Park, and Ugo Ogbonnanze earned a tremendous PR of 8.4. Closely behind was Johan Lakshmanan, breaking 9, and Daniel Ghanem and Said Rahimov rounding out the Eagles’ sprinters. The only event competed for the girls was the 55m Dash with Carol Li setting a PR of 8.8 seconds. Kaleigh Connolly took the #2 Eagle spot with classmate Emilie Allaire barely missing her PR. Freshman Anwita Revoori finished the sprinting event a personal best.
Running a PR while dipping under 45, Eddie Li cruised to a #1 JV 300 spot for the Eagles while fresehman teammate Vincent Chen debuted in the distance, running just over 46 seconds.
Vincent Chen doubled in the 600, running a PR in an event he has raced in twice already this season. Freshman classmate Amit Ravikumar’s goal was to break 3, and he did just that. Ravikumar aimed for sub-60 second laps, and he achieved that by dipping under 59 seconds per lap.
Sophomore stud Gavin Nolan barely missed his PR he set last week. He was in a packed race, and still pulled off a mid-3:30s time.
Adam Lessard took out the 1 mile with a PR, improving last week's time by 8 seconds while also breaking 6 minutes. Pragath Siva showed his consistency with an almost identical mile time from last week.
The 4x200 relay looked to improve last week’s performance of 2:20, which was an average of 35 seconds per 200 (or person). They ran just over 2 minutes, finishing in 2:00.4. That team was good enough to bring everyone’s average split down by 5 entire seconds.
As for the 4x400, many of its members debuted in the relay, and they performed well, running in the mid 5-minute range in a tough heat.
Improving from last week, freshman Alex Coughlin achieved a new PR of 4’8 in the high jump with Nikhil Kalakonnavar taking 2nd for the Eagles at 4’6. Sophomore Ugo Ogbonnanze PR’d with a 4’2 jump as did freshman Colin Hogan.
Colin Hogan debuted in the long jump, jumping an impressive 15’8. Focusing on field events today, Nikhil Kalakonnavar took 2nd for the Eagles with a jump of 13’2.5. Alex Coughlin improved by over half a foot in the long while Dash Huffman and Ugo Ogbonnanze came close to last week’s PR. Debuting in the long jump, Seth Bonner, Aidan Yoon, and Johan Lakshmanan all jumped in the 10 foot range.
January 4, 2020
Eagles’ Future Looks Bright
The Red Auerbach Freshman/Sophomore meet showcases Massachusetts’ best underclassmen. The meet was based on qualifying standards, so only the Eagles who achieved the specific threshold for their event could compete.
In the girls 1-mile, Hannah Li ran a well-paced race in her first ever large track meet. For the boys, freshman Nathan Traut and Reuben Chorney both PR’d with 5:20 and 5:21 performances.
The sole Eagle in the 1000, freshman Sierra Robison narrowly missed her PR, running a 3:48.46, only 13 hundredths of a second off. She earned 5th place in her heat.
Noah Schnipper took the corners hard in the 300, good enough for a sub-45 performance, running 43.43.
No shocker, Daphne Theiler ran almost even splits in the 2-mile. Fighting from the gun, she worked her way to the front, and she finished with an indoor best of 12:02, earning 1st place and an indoor school record. On the boys side, Barry Spoto had a major personal best by 22 seconds, finishing in 11:37, while teammate Matthew Faberman barely missed the 12-minute mark.
With the fastest splits coming from the 1st two legs, the Eagles cruised to a sub-2 performance in the 4x200. Dominated by sophomores, the Eagles’ race was good enough for 14th on the day.
Earning one of the final seeds to the finals, Olivia Nau earned 11th on the day with a major PR in the preliminary round.
Winning their heats of the 55m dash, Wendy Wooden and Simone Dunbar clinched spots in the finals with a 7.78 and 7.85. In the finals, Dunbar earned hardware with a 4th place finish, while Wendy Wooden finished in 10th.
After three attempts, Zoe Kahle finished with a half foot PR of 22’8 in the girls shot put.
Barely missing her PR in the long jump, sophomore Olivia Nau jumped to 13’7. Teammate Simone Dunbar broke the 17-foot mark to win the Freshman/Sophomore girls long jump. Her jump was good enough for 3rd in the Hock and 9th in the state.
January 3, 2020
Eagles Shine at Wheaton
Many of Sharon’s JV members ran in their 1st ever indoor track meet at Wheaton College. The events were the 55m dash then hurdles. After, there was the 600, 1000, 300, 1-mile, 4x200, and 4x400. The Eagles also competed in the long jump and high jump.
The Eagles were led by Dash Huffman in the 55m dash with classmates Coughlin, Bonner, and Park all running in the 8.2-8.3 range. Ogbonnanze and Lakshmanan took 5th and 6th for Sharon, while Ghanem and Rahimov rounded out the 55m dash field with strong performances. For the girls, the 55m dash was dominated by the sophomore class as Sarah Yi, Kaleigh Connolly, and Emilie Allaire earned a season best, and Carol Li earned a personal record of 8.9. Freshman Anwita Revoori rounded out the Eagles with a 9.5.
Running identical times, classmates Andrew Liu and Saketh Gosetty both finished with enormous personal records in the 55m hurdles. Gosetty improved by 2 whole seconds, as they crossed the line in 11.5 seconds. For the girls, Roshini Kuramthirumalai ran in her 1st ever hurdle race, finishing in 12.6 seconds. Freshman hurdlers are looking great for the Eagles thus far!
The 300 was dominated by sophomores as Nikhil Kalakonnavar ran sub-45, Eddie Li ran sub-46, and teammates Nathan Chen and Aidan Yoon went sub-50.
As for the 600, Amit Ravikumar ran a well-paced race, running 3:04.1.
In the 1000, senior Max Goodman led the Eagles with a 27-second PR, while teammate Gavin Nolan dipped sub-3:30, and Shashank Reddy ran an even race.
Finishing 2nd in his heat of the 1-mile, freshman Michael Williams ran 5:20.7, while Robby Schnitzer broke the 6 minute barrier, and Adam Lessard finished in 6:02. Finishing strong in their 1st indoor meet, Simon Goodman and Pragath Siva rounded off the Sharon milers.
Both Sharon relay teams did well as the 4x200 team consisted of Dash Huffman, Max Goodman, Amit Ravikumar, and Daniel Ghanem. Dash Huffman led the 4x200 team with a 28.7 split. In the 4x400, the Eagles were consistently in the 70-75 second range with Robby Schnitzer, Adam Lessard, and Gavin Nolan. Michael Williams anchored the Eagles with a 66 second performance.
3 Eagles hit the 4.5 foot mark in the high jump with Alex Coughlin, Nikhil Kalakonnavar, and Preetish Paul. Debuting in the high jump, Nathan Chen jumped 4’2, while Ugo Ogbonnanze jumped exactly 4 feet.
For the long jump, Nikhil Kalakonnavar jumped over 15 feet, while freshmen Dash Huffman, Andrew Liu, and Alex Coughlin were all within 1.5 feet of each other. Nathan Chen, Hyojae Park, and Saketh Gosetty all hovered around the 10-foot mark.
December 27, 2019
Sharon Pentathletes Get Glimpse of Massachusetts Competition
Over the winter break, Sharon sent 4 athletes to the Reggie Lewis Center to compete in the Boston Holiday Challenge pentathlon. The pentathlon consists of the 55m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, and then the 800 for girls or the 1000 for boys.
In the 55m hurdles, Isaiah Stessman and teammate PJ McManus finished neck and neck, only two hundredths of a second between each other. The duo earned 4th and 5th place, while Benton captured 12th. For the girls, the sole Eagle, Jada Johnson, soared to a 1st place finish and season best of 8.72.
The Eagles went into the high jump with an abundance of confidence, which served them well as PJ McManus and Isaiah Stessman both got their season bests, while Mason Benton got a personal best by 2 inches! As one of the leading high jumpers in New England, it was no surprise that Jada Johnson earned 1st place with a jump of 5-3.75.
PJ McManus qualified for states with his leap of 20-5.25 in the long jump, and he earned 1st place for the event. Teammate Isaiah Stessman earned 3rd place, barely missing the state qualifying distance. Mason Benton got 3rd place with an improvement of 8.5 inches off of his previous personal record. Again, no surprise for one of the region’s best long jumpers; Jada Johnson earned another 1st place finish with a 17-6 leap in the long jump.
For the boys, classmates PJ McManus and Mason Benton both earned personal bests, with McManus’ improvement by over 3.5 feet! Isaiah Stessman earned 5th place with a throw of 32-0.75. On the girls side, Jada Johnson threw 26-6.5, earning 8th place.
Sharon came into the last event of the day, the 1000, which is usually a major drag for the sprinters, but if you’re going to be a good pentathlete, you should be a great athlete in all disciplines. Pushing through the unfamiliar distance event, PJ McManus ran a 13 second personal best, earning 11th place. Holding onto KP’s pentathlete, Mason Benton paced the first 600 meters, but then pulled away with 400 meters to go, earning 1st place, a Sharon Eagles season best, and a D3 qualification for the event. A perfect example of a well-rounded athlete, Jada Johnson showed her strength over multiple distances, winning the 800m run after also winning the 55m hurdles: wow!
Earning the bronze, PJ McManus finished with 3,015 points with teammate Mason Benon coming in 11th overall with 2,462 points. Finishing with 3,251 points, Jada Johnson qualified for the pentathlon at Nationals, where she placed 3rd last year during the indoor season and 4th last year in the heptathlon during the outdoor season.
PJ McManus-Long Jump
December 20, 2019
Sharon Moves to 2-0 With a Double-Win
The Eagles faced the Foxboro Warriors in the 2nd dual meet of the 2019-2020 Indoor Track season. In an indoor track dual meet, the first team to exceed 50 points wins, where 1st place earns 5 points, 2nd place 3 points, and 3rd place 1 point.
In the 55m dash, PJ McManus led the Eagles with a Hock #2 time of the season. Duriel Johnson was edged out at the line by Foxboro’s #1 to take 3rd place, while Ogbonnanze took 4th. Wendy Wooden led the girls with a 1st place finish with teammates Najar, Yi, and Li in 5th, 6th, 7th.
PJ McManus took the 300 with Xavier Davis coming in 3rd place, and Noah Schnipper executing a significant personal best. Jada Johnson captured a Hock #3 time of the day as the 1st place finisher for Sharon, while Carolyn Bayha took 3rd in an unfamiliar event.
Mason Benton flew through the first 400 meters in 54 seconds, finishing 1st with teammate Cole King taking 3rd place for the Eagles in the 600. Eliana Boxerman debuted in the 600 and ran a Hock #2 time of the day, earning 1st place.
The Eagles trio of Mark Starovoytov, Jordan Saks, and Balint Mihajlovits paced each other through the first 600 meters with Mark Star coming out on top with a Hock #2 time of the day, dipping just below 2:50. The Eagles swept the 1000. Daphne Theiler paced her way through the 1000 to a 1st place finish with teammate Daniella Williams not far behind in 3rd place.
James Kong and Bradley Weiss served the Eagles as a 2-3 punch with Kong running sub-5. Taylor Saks took the race hard from the start, yet her 800 splits were almost identical. Freshman Hannah Li ran in her 1st ever track meet, running an impressive 6:12 1-mile.
Jacob Dubin and Matthew Faberman took out the 16 laps of glory without looking back. Dubin finished in 2nd, while Faberman finished in 3rd. Saks and Li also ran in the 2-mile, running 1st and 3rd, only 20 seconds apart.
Isaiah Stessman cruised through the 55m hurdles, taking 1st with Mason Benton capturing 3rd. Lizzie Lee took the Hock #1 time of the day with teammate Simone Dunbar debuting in the event and capturing 2nd.
Sharon boys’ 4x200 executed their hand-offs well, improving their time from last week, but fell to Foxboro. Running well around the turns, the Sharon girls averaged a 29.1 200m as they beat Foxboro.
Earning a demanding victory, the Eagles outpaced the Warriors by almost 20 seconds in the 4x400! Finishing a mere 4 seconds ahead of Foxboro, Sharon fought tooth and nail throughout the relay, exchanging leads with their opponent.
Sharon’s shot-putters swept the competition with Ike Ogbonnanze, Jaden Williams-Thomas, and Isaiah Stessman. Olivia Tan took 3rd place for Eagles in the Shot put with teammates Zoe Kahle, Savannah Gray, and Helena Najar not too far behind.
Isaiah Stessman was the only person to clear the high jump bar, finishing in 1st for the Eagles. Jada Johnson took 1st with a Hock #2 jump of the day, and Lizzie Lee got 2nd with a jump of 4’8.
Jumping to a league #4 distance of the day, PJ McManus won the Long Jump. Jada Johnson won her 3rd event of the day with a League Best jump of 17’8” as teammate Simone Dunbar jumped to 16’7.25” to take 2nd.
The boys won 65-31, moving to 2-0. Sharon girls won 63-37, also moving to 2-0.
D3 State Qualifiers:
Jada Johnson-Long Jump
Simone Dunbar-Long Jump
PJ McManus-55m Dash
December 19, 2019
2020 Indoor Track Captains:
Jacob Dubin Eliana Boxerman
James Kong Jada Johnson
Isaiah Stessman Elizabeth Lee
December 13, 2019
Eagles Open The Season in a Nail-Biter
Sharon travelled to the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston, specifically Roxbury, where they faced neighboring high school Canton Bulldogs. In an indoor track dual meet, first team to exceed 50 points wins, where 1st place earns 5 points, 2nd place 3 points, and 3rd place 1 point.
The 55m hurdles brought Sharon’s best to the table with studs Stessman, McManus on the boys side and Johnson, Lee on the girls side. Both posting qualifying times for the D3 Championship race, Stessman and McManus captured 1st and 2nd place. The girls received the best times in the Hock, also qualifying for D3s.
One mile was the 1st race on the oval with Saks being paced to a sub-5 performance, followed by Dubin, Chorney and Traut together, and then Faberman. Eliana Boxerman won the girls race with a 5:49. Coming soon after was Dani Williams and freshman Sierra Robison.
Mark Star and Canton’s #1 runner paced each other through the first 400m of the 600 until Star pulled away with 50 meters to go, capturing 1st place. Schnipper and Chen both finished not too far behind. Carolyn Bayha outpaced the rest of the field, earning a 1:57 600 with teammates Samantha Connors and newcomer Arianna Messier only six seconds apart.
Cole King took out the 1k in a blistering 65 second first 400. Soon, Bradley Weiss and Sidd Reddy took the Sharon lead from King. Weiss finished 2nd behind Canton with Reddy less than three seconds behind and Williams, King, and Singh all within five seconds of each other. On the girls side, Taylor Saks took out the first 600 meters hard and didn’t look back, finishing 1st with Carly Pinnix in 3rd for Sharon.
Canton’s #1 took the lead in the 300 with Mason Benton being out leaned at the line by Canton’s #2. All athletes were within three tenths of a second of each other. Wendy Wooden took a commanding lead from the start, finishing 1st with 3 Canton girls following, then came Grace Hu and Zoe Kahle in their 1st every track meet!
In the 2-mile, James Kong led most of the race until the last 200 meters, finishing in 2nd with Barry Spoto coming in 3rd place for the dual meet. The sole girl in the girls 2-mile, Daphne Theiler competed primarily against her rival from Mansfield as Theiler took the 1st place victory for Sharon and finished 2nd overall in the meet.
Ogbonnanze led the Eagles with a 1st place finish and an almost 2 foot PR in the Shot Put with Lyness and McLaughlin barely missing their bests. For the girls, Jada Johnson threw 30’, receiving 2nd place just behind Canton. Making their debut in Shot Put was Dunbar, Kahle, and Gray.
McManus went head-to-head with Canton’s single high jumper, edging him by 2” to earn 1st place. Jada Johnson was well ahead of her competition, finishing 1st overall in the meet and 10” higher than Canton’s #1.
Isaiah Stessman earned 2nd place in the Long Jump, exceeding 19 feet, while teammate Xavier Davis earned 4th place. For the girls, Simone Dunbar won with a jump over 15 feet as Wendy Wooden earned 3rd place.
The boys 4x200 team of McManus, Ogbonnanze, Johnson, and Davis executed their hand-offs well, finishing 2 seconds ahead of Canton with the fastest 200 split coming from McManus.
To secure the win, the boys needed to beat Canton in the 4x400. The leadoff leg of Mark Star took a lead that was only extended by teammates Weiss and Reddy. To finish it off, Mason Benton showed his sprinting speed to beat Canton by 10 seconds. The girls captured the win earlier on in the meet, but secured it with a 20 second win over Canton girls’ 4x400 team.
Boys beat Canton 52-45. Girls beat Canton 64-35.
Qualifiers for the D3 Championship Meet:
Jada Johnson- 55m Hurdles
Elizabeth Lee- 55m Hurdles
Jada Johnson- High Jump
PJ McManus- 55m Hurdles
Isaiah Stessman- 55m Hurdles
October 7, 2019
Boys and Girls Move to 4-0 in Win Over Foxboro
In their last home meet for cross country, the seniors looked to finish off strong on their home course. In the JV race, Nathan Traut and Michael Williams were on each other’s heels with nobody else in sight by the very first turn. Finishing only 3 seconds apart was Traut and Williams, followed by 19 other Sharon runners before the 1st Foxboro runner came in. The girls side was once again led by freshman Juliette Tao with classmates Vaniea Amin and Maria Gallant taking 3rd and 4th. Closely behind them was a slew of Sharon runners, consisting of Ren, Murthy, Davenport, Chaudhari, and Chen.
Windy, cloudy, and quiet. The boys race saw Foxboro frontrunner land a decisive 1st, but he was followed by 7 Sharon Eagles. James Kong took the race out hard, finishing in 2nd followed by the pack of Sharon juniors: Starovoytov, Saks, Reddy. Rounding out the 7 Sharon finishers was senior Jacob Dubin, sophomore Balint Mihajlovits, and junior Alex Tao. Sharon continued its undefeated season, improving to 4-0, winning 20-43.
Girls Varsity was a true nail-biter. With Foxboro phenom Abby Hassman out hard the 1st mile, the Eagles could not catch her. Sophomore Daphne Theiler broke away from her usual trio to take 2nd place overall while the senior captains, Eliana Boxerman and Juliana Dudziak, came in not far behind together. Margaret Li captured the 6th spot, while Sierra Robison and Berta Faktorovich solidified the win with huge races by snagging the 8th and 9th places respectively, allowing Sharon to continue its undefeated season, improving to 4-0. The Eagles won 23-34.
Race of the Day:
Boys- James Chen, Evan Gray, Jason Xiong
Girls- Deepti Murthy, Sierra Robison, Daphne Theiler
October 2, 2019
Eagles Take Down Canton
The Eagles visited Pequitside Farm Wednesday after the long weekend where they faced the Canton Bulldogs in a match of blood, sweat, and mud; the race course having been rained on for the hours leading up to the meet, so this was a true XC race! A co-ed JV race was followed by a Varsity boys, then a Varsity girls race.
A delay didn’t faze the Eagles. They persevered and took 12 out of the first 13 spots in 2.3mi the JV race. Coming around the first lap, Jacob Bleecker led the front Eagles pack, and he didn’t look back from there, earning his first win ever. On the girls side, Sharon's Juliette Tao was once again the 1st JV girl across the line. She finished in sub-20:00 fashion while teammates Maria Gallant and Irene Ren followed behind within 8 seconds of each other.
The Sharon boys were contested early on by Canton’s #1, 2 and 3 runners, but Canton soon found themselves outmatched by Sharon’s front pack through the 1.5-2.5 mile marks. Lead changes took place a couple of times as Jacob Dubin took out the 1st mile, then James Kong and Mark Starovoytov exchanged leads during the 2nd mile, and then the 3rd mile was joined by Bradley Weiss. Canton’s #1 found the lead spot in the closing 400 meters, but junior Mark Starovoytov showed his 800m speed in the closing 100m of the race to take 1st place. The Eagles finished taking spots 1,3,5,6,7,9 to continue their undefeated season, winning 19-43.
The girls were also eager to continue their undefeated season. From gun to tape, the Eagles front pack outshined their opponents once again with Theiler, Dudziak, and Boxerman leading the way. The girls came across the line together in 21:31. Canton took the next 2 spots, but Margaret Li came around the turn to finish in 23:31. Rebounding from an injury, Berta Faktorovich came in stride-to-stride with freshman Sierra Robison to finish the 3.03mi course in 23:53. Not far behind was Captain Kavya Anbarasu along with Julia Lin, who made the step up to Varsity. Sharon won 20-37 to improve to 3-0.
Race of the Day:
Boys- Jacob Bleecker, Max Goodman, Noah Tolentino
Girls- Berta Faktorovich, Sierra Robison, Dani Williams
September 28, 2019
Eagles Tackle Tough Conditions at Frank Kelley Invite
The Sharon Eagles traveled to the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham for their first invitational of the season. Nearly 4,000 runners represented 100+ teams from around New England.
In the championship race, which combined the best runners of D1 and D2, Theiler and Dudziak remained side-by-side the whole way, pacing each other to impressive top 20 finishes, finishing 17th and 19th respectively.
The championship boys race had finishers Mark Starovoytov, James Kong, and Balint Mihajlovits coming in within 70 seconds of each other.
Sierra Robison led the Eagles in the 9/10 D1 girls 3k with Juliette Tao finishing only 14 seconds behind. Soon after, Vaniea Amin and Maria Gallant came down the shute while Kendall Davenport and Abha Chaudhari were inseparable until the last couple of meters.
In a race with 369 runners, Sharon had 17 Eagles toe the line of the 9/10 D1 boys 3k. Classmates Nathan Traut and Michael Williams fought back and forth the whole race, ultimately ending with Traut capturing a top 20 finish at 19th with Williams coming in just a couple seconds later for 27th. The Eagles had notable races run by Gosetty and Lessard, who finished neck-and-neck at the line.
As the sole Eagle in the 11/12 D1 girls 3k, Deepti Murthy edged out her Medford competitor by just 0.3 seconds at the finish.
The upperclassmen ran an unfamiliar distance of 3km with Max Goodman finishing as the 1st Eagle with Noah Tolentino, James Chen, and Evan Gray following not far behind. Sharon finished with the trio of Shashank, Mahulkar, and Jakhro.
In the Open 5k, with an extra lap around the Wrentham course on an 80 degree fall day, Alex Tao led the Eagles in a sub-20 performance with underclassmen Reuben Chorney, Barry Spoto, and Matthew Faberman finished within 50 seconds of one another. Jason Xiong had a notable performance, fighting through every stride along the way.
Race of the Day:
Boys- Saketh Gosetty, Reyan Jakhro, Jason Xiong
Girls- Sierra Robison
September 24, 2019
Eagles Takes Down Tough NA Teams
The Eagles traveled to North Attleboro for their 2nd dual meet. Noah Tolentino jumped out to an early lead in the 1.7mi JV race. Soon after, Nathan Traut caught up, and finished strong to solidify the first JV spot and first career race win. After a few NA runners filed in after Traut, the Eagles were able to capture positions 7,8,9,10,11 with Singh, Xiong, Schnitzer, Nolan, and Gosetty. Juliette Tao led the girls JV race, earning another 1st place for herself. Not far behind was the pack of: Vaneia Amin, Irene Ren, Maria Gallant, Deepti Murthy taking spots 5, 6, 7, 8.
Running their first 5km of the season, the Sharon boys were ready to compete. Pack running helped the Eagles’ through the first ½ of the race with their top six runners staying in touch with NA’s #1 and #2. With a lot of back and forth, the top Eagles swapped places multiple times to demonstrate their depth as a team. Sprinting down the home stretch, Mark Star and Jordan Saks both dipped below 5:30 pace for the mostly-grass course. Following closely was Bradley Weiss and James Kong. Freshman phenom Michael Williams completed the course in a blistering 18:21 for a 10th place finish in his 1st ever varsity race.
The Sharon girls knew the meet would be competitive from the start. The front pack came through the 1st mile in 6:16 and didn’t seem to lose speed from there. Soon after, the Sharon trio of Theiler, Dudziak, and Boxerman broke away from NA’s #1. It is a guaranteed win in XC if a team has a 1-2-3 finish. Just like that, the girls rounded the corner onto the track to complete their first 5km of the season in impressive fashion. It was a race against the clock, and the coveted 20:00-mark was on the line. Final results: Daphne Theiler-19:54, Juliana Dudziak-19:55, and Eliana Boxerman-19:59. Yes, the Sharon Eagles, for the 1st time in school history had 3 girls not only sub-20 in a season, but in a single race! In a race-of-the-day performance Margaret Li fought line to line to secure the Eagles’ 4th spot (7th overall) with a 56-second improvement, achieving a PR of 21:10.
Races of the Day:
Boys- Reuben Chorney, Amit Ravikumar, Shashank Reddy
Girls- Vaneia Amin, Berta Faktorovich, Margaret Li
September 17, 2019
Boys and Girls Defeat Milford in Dual Meet Opener
In the 1st dual meet of the season, the Eagles faced the Scarlet Hawks on their home course. JV kicked off the day with 2 loops (1.95mi) on the trails at Sharon's Deb Sampson Park. The Eagles pushed in packs with the 1st pack of Michael Williams, Nathan Traut, Jacob Bleecker, and Adamya Singh coming within 40 seconds of each other to earn places 1-4. Spectators watched groups of Eagles cross the line together as pack running proved to work! Juliette Tao and Vaneia Amin took spots 1 and 2 in the Girls JV race. Behind them, the Eagles captured spots 5-9.
The varsity boys Eagles all took the race out hard, all opening the first mile between 5:20 and 5:35. Mark Starovoytov took a conservative approach to the race, gradually working his way up to the front and outpacing his fellow Eagles, but could not catch Milford's Maxwell Manor who led wire to wire. Sharon took places 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 with Mark Starovoytov, Bradley Weiss, Jordan Saks, James Kong, Jacob Dubin, Sidd Reddy, and Balint Mihajlovits. The Eagles won 26-33.
To describe the girls Varsity race as exciting is an understatement. As the race unfolded, the Eagles needed a 1-2-3 finish to secure the W, and 4 Milford Girls followed right behind the Eagle's pack the entire race, threatening to break it up at any moment. Led by sophomore stud Daphne Theiler, the trio of Theiler, Boxerman, Dudziak, prevailed in locking down the top 3 finishes within a second of each other. Margaret Li, Kavya Anbarasu, and Sierra Robison rounded out the top 10 finishes, with Sharon's Berta Faktorovich locking down the Eagle's last varsity spot to earn a 23-33 victory.
Races of the Day, an award given by the captains to those who had notable performances, were award to:
Boys- Kushal Chandrasekaran, Dash Huffman, Adamya Singh, Mark Star, Nathan Traut
Girls- Maria Gallant, Juliette Tao, Daphne Theiler
August 29, 2019
Eagles XC Has Strong Showing at Preseason Scramble
The 2nd Annual Preseason Scramble was hosted by Franklin High School at Dacey Field in Franklin, MA. There were 4 co-ed races: Varsity A, Varsity B, JV, and Freshman.
The 5 Sharon boys in the Varsity A race earned the #4,8,10,11,14. Mark Starovoytov led with the way with Saks, Dubin, and Reddy on his heels. On the girls side, Daphne Theiler and Eliana Boxerman delivered a 2-3 punch while Juliana Dudziak earned 7th place. Not too far behind was Margaret Li with a 26-second PR from last year and Utah-transfer Dani Williams.
Pack running served the Sharon boys well in the Varsity B race as Bradley Weiss and James Kong finished in 3rd and 5th respectively. It was Alex Tao’s XC debut while Jacob Bleecker and Barry Spoto made their own debuts on the varsity scene. Senior captain Kavya Anbarasu and Julia Lin to a 4-5 finish while Kendall Davenport made her XC debut and Abha Chaudhari PR’d by an incredible 1 minutes and 29 seconds from the previous year.
Matthew Faberman led the Eagles in the JV race while teammates Noah Tolentino and Robby Schnitzer were not far behind. Mitch Weiss improved last year’s time by 1 minute and 41 seconds. The sole Eagle from the girls side, Kelly Chen, improved last year’s time by 2 minutes and 9 seconds.
Running their 1st ever high school races, the freshmen showed a lot of potential as future Varsity Eagles. Neck and neck, Michael Williams and Nathan Traut sprinted down the home stretch for a 1-2 finish. Finishing strong from the cement onto the grass was Andrew Cheung. On the girls side, Sierra Robison ran a gutsy race, speeding to the front of the pack, while her classmates Juliette, Sophia, Vaneia, and Maria were not too far behind.
Race of the Day:
Boys-Andrew Cheung, Mitch Weiss, Michael Williams
Girls-Abha Chaudhari, Margaret Li
On Your Marks
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2014 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship
2014 Hockomock League Championship Meet
2014 MIAA State Div. 2 Relays
Milford Dual Meet
2014 Old Saybrook Invitational
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
Foxboro Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
Stoughton Dual Meet
2014 MIAA Indoor State Div. 3 Championship
2014 Hockomock League Championship Meet
Milford Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
Foxboro Dual Meet
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
Stoughton Dual Meet
2013 Spring Track Banquet
2013 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship
2013 Hockomock League Championship Meet
Mansfield Dual Meet
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
2013 Weston Twilight Meet
2013 MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Meet
Foxboro Dual Meet
2013 MIAA State Div. 2 Relays
Milford Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
The Finish Line
"My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet."
Edwin Moses - 400m Hurdler, USA
Olympic Gold Medalist - 1976, 1984
1977-87 - Won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races)
Stoughton Dual Meet
2013 Winter Track Banquet
2013 MIAA All-State Championship
2013 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship
2013 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays
Stoughton Dual Meet
Milford Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
★ 2012-2013 MIAA Division 2 Indoor Qualifying Standards have been posted to the Team Bulletin Board.
NOTE: New JV Meet added to schedule - Jan 15, 8:00pm @ Wheaton
Foxboro Dual Meet
2012 MIAA All-State Meet
2012 MIAA State Div. 2 Championship
2012 Hockomock League Championship
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
2012 MSTCA Freshman/Sophomore Invitational
2012 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays
A list of athletes competing at the Div. II State Relay Meet has been posted to the Team Bulletin Board.
The bus will leave at 7:30 AM behind the school.
Foxboro Dual Meet
Stoughton Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
2012 MIAA Indoor State Div. 2 Championship
2012 Indoor Hockomock League Championship Meet
A list of athletes competing in the Hockomock League Championship meet has been posted to the Team Bulletin Board.
2012 MSTCA Coaches Invitational
Team picture day is Thursday, February 9th, right after school in the gym. Please be there ASAP after class. Do not forget to bring your uniforms!
2012 MSTCA State Div. 2 Relays
Stoughton Dual Meet
A list of athletes competing in upcoming meets has been posted to the Team Bulletin Board.
2011 Auerbach Frosh/Soph Meet
Canton Dual Meet
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
Hockomock Bye Week Meet
Foxboro Dual Meet
Sorry, Josh. We know it's really late.
2011 Track Banquet
Check out the Team Bulletin Board for award winners!
Banquet Video has also been uploaded!
2011 Mass State Div. 2 Championship
2011 Hockomock League Championship
2011 State Coaches Invitational
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
ANNOUNCEMENT: Everybody get pumped up for Tuesday's meet against OA! Girls - this is for the league title, which has not been won by Sharon since the dawn of recorded track & field history. Let's do it.
2011 Freshman / Sophomore Meet
King Philip Dual Meet
2011 MIAA State Div. 2 Relays
Foxboro Dual Meet
Stoughton Dual Meet
Canton Dual Meet
The 2011 Spring Track Season Has Begun!
2011 MIAA Auerbach Indoor All-State Championships
2011 MIAA State Div. 2 Championships
2011 Hockomock League Indoor Championships
Sharon Patch Hockomock Ch. Preview
2011 McIntyre El
Stoughton Dual Meet
2011 MSTCA Coaches Inv.
Boys & Girls
MSTCA Indoor Div. 2 State Relays
Paul Davey Frosh-Soph Inv.
Canton Dual Meet
Oliver Ames Dual Meet
Brockton Indoor Dual Meet (Boys)
2010 MSTCA Winter Festival
Foxboro Indoor Dual Meet
for State Meet, Division 2
Final 2010 State Outdoor
2010 Hockomock League Spring T & F
4 x 200m Ranked No. 20!
(Ret.) NA Coach Estey's ST Awards on northrunning.com
2009-10 State Top 50
2009-10 Hockomock League
Performance Lists, Top 50!
Girls Top 50- Updated 06.21.09
Boys Top 50 - Updated 06.21.09