Friday, April 3, 2009

BHS Wins Track Opener Against Winchester

The BHS Boys and Girls Track teams topped Winchester yesterday on a nice afternoon for early April. Hopefully it was a sign of things to come.

On another note, I was reminded of how old I am when I mentioned Dwight Stones and Zola Budd to a some of our track athletes and got blank stares back. For the record, Dwight Stones was the high jumper who wore a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and more importantly set 10 world records during his competitive days which went from the 1972 Olympics to the 1984 Los Angeles games. I thought of Zola Budd when sophomore Trevor Dutton lost a shoe at the start of the 800 and had to complete the race with only one shoe. Zola Budd was the South African woman who also competed in the 1984 Olympics and was known for running the 5,000 meter event barefoot.

In any event check out the results from the boys meet and a few pictures from yesterday below.



Mike DiFrancesco missed a new BHS record in the javelin yesterday by a foot with a throw of 166-4.

Burlington 81 vs. Winchester 55

400m Hurdles:
  1. Davis VanOpdorp (W) 58.4 –SR
  2. Chris Costner (B) 62.5 – SR
  3. Nick Paraskevas (B) 66.3

Mile:

  1. Evan Mercier (B) 4:47.6
  2. Amos Meeks (W) 4:49.2
  3. Hintland (W) 4:53.1

4 x 100m Relay: Winchester 46.5


Shot Put:

  1. Ryan Murphy (B) 46’ 7.75”
  2. Brett Gilbert (B) 43’ 4.5”
  3. Joe Hoffman (B) 41’ 6.25”

Long Jump:

  1. Shane Faria (B) 20’ 0”
  2. Deraska (W) 18’ 11.5”
  3. Lee (W) 18’ 1”

Discus:

  1. Ryan Murphy (B) 125’ 8”
  2. Mike DiFrancesco (B) 125’ 1”
  3. Brett Gilbert (B) 104’ 0”

Javelin:

  1. Mike DiFrancesco (B) 166’ 4
  2. O’Leary (W) 142’ 3”
  3. Peter Rubino (B) 132’ 6”

High Jump:

  1. Crowe (W) 5’ 6
  2. David Farland (B) 5’ 5”
  3. Tirey (W) 5’ 5”

Triple Jump:

  1. Davis VanOpdorp (W) 39’ 2”
  2. Lee (W) 37’ 3.25”
  3. Anderson (W) 34’ 5”

110m Hurdles:

  1. Davis VanOpdorp (W) 15.4
  2. Tirey (W) 17.9
  3. Berj (W) 19.1

100 meters:

  1. Shane Faria (B) 11.1
  2. Mike DiFrancesco (B) 11.7
  3. Deraska (W) 11.7

400 meters:

  1. Deep Deb (B) 54.7
  2. Lyndon Matsubara (B) 54.7
  3. Eric Minghella (B) 56.6

800 meters:

  1. David Taranto (B) 2:03.6
  2. Johnson (W) 2:08.9
  3. Brian Savage (B) 2:11.8

200 meters:

  1. Shane Faria (B) 22.9
  2. Kalfopoulos (W) 24.3
  3. Adam Cavalier (B) 25.7

2 Mile:

  1. Anthony Salvucci (B) 10:01.6
  2. Reid McMurry (W) 10:45.9
  3. Ben Cao (W) 10:57.6

4 x 400m Relay:

1. Burlington 3:53.7
Deep Deb, David Mayo, Brian Savage, Chris Costner


Sophomore Kristin Humphreys (center) took first in the 400, junior Laura Dechristoforo (left) took second and freshman Ashley O'Neill (right) was fifth.


Freshman David Taranto (second from the right) won the 800 with an impressive time of 2:03.6

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