- Allison Goldsberry
Both the girls and boys track teams defeated Everett in the last home meet of the season on Thursday.
The Lady Mustangs defeated Everett 60-21 while the boys won 48-38.
Medford had a balanced attack in every event throughout the meet, with sophomore Tricia Healion leading the way by winning the high jump with a leap of 4’6” and placing second in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.2 seconds, according to Coach Jack Dempsey.
Sophomore Teah-Elyse Grupee finished second in the high jump and senior captain Michaela Mitrano placed third in the hurdles. In the 55 meter dash the Medford girls swept the 1st three places, with sophomore Korey O’Rourke-Crowley edging freshman teammate Sarah Volmar for first place. Sophomore Kly Goncalves finished third.
Sophomore Bailey Flynn was victorious in the 300 meter dash (45.2 seconds) and freshman Victoria Miller-Brown finished second. Freshman McKensie Madigan won the 600 meter run with a time of 2:05 and senior Megan Vanstry place third. In the 1000 meter run senior captain Lauren Walsh ran away with the race in a fine time of 3:31 and also placed third in the high jump. Rebecca Chin finished a solid fourth in the 1000 meter race.
The Lady Mustangs also got strong performances from their distance runners. Sophomore Caroline Daly was first in the 2 mile run with a time of 14:37 while sophomore Daria Eshelman placed second with a time of 16:02. Sophomore Jessica Brady won the 1 mile run in 6:49 while teammate Kha Huynh was right behind her in second place with a time of 6:57.
The shot put was once again dominated by senior captain Christina Lynch, who won the event with a toss of 32’7”. Sophomore Brianna Burke finished third with a toss of 21’11”.
Senior Nate Clement took first place in the shot put with a personal best of 47’3?. Clement is the best in the GBL and is among the top thirty throwers in the state. Clement and Lynch will both participate in the state meet this weekend.
Senior Steve Mahoney won the 1 mile run, scoring big points for his team.
“He is a tough senior we will sorely miss!” Said Coach Tommy Lynch.
Talented sophomore teammate Shawn Normile grabbed second place in the 1 mile, which Coach Lynch said was his best race of the year.
Pat Coughlin continued his dominance in the high hurdles, grabbing first place on Thursday and maintaining his spot among the top three in the GBL.
Nick Patten won the dash for the third consecutive week, beating Everett’s best on Thursday as well as Lowell Catholic and Somerville the last two weeks. Freshman Massimo Cugno had an impressive third place finish in the dash, showing that a freshman can score big in a varsity heat!
Connor McGovern took first place in the 300 in 38.1 seconds, beating his home PR by half a second.
Jimmy Phillion came up huge in the high jump and 1000 meter race, scoring in both events for Medford.
Junior Eric Andrew also scored in the 1000, racing from last place to third place to earn his team a valuable point.
In the 2 mile run senior Paul Williams ran a personal best and took second place while talented sophomore Matt Beckshaw grabbed third place.
Giscard Joseph and Jake Liberty joined Clement in sweeping the shot put event, taking second and third place.
Next up for both the boys and girls teams is a trip to Malden on Wednesday.