Senior Evan Dombrowski is already one of the best shot putters ever to compete for St. John’s Prep. After this weekend, he’s one of the best in the region as well.
Dombrowski won the shot put at the presitgious Dartmouth Relays over the weekend, placing first with a threw of 57-feet-6 3/4 inches. The heave also broke his own St. John’s indoor record, and was an all-time personal best for the senior from Gloucester including both indoor and outdoor track. It’s also the best throw by an athlete from Massachusetts this winter.
“He’s the best of the group that we’ve had over the last seven or eight years as far as the shot in concerned,” said Eagles coach Ray Carey. “Considering the weather we’ve had, with the cold and the snow, being able to throw that far is a significant accomplishment.”
Also at the Dartmouth Relays, one of the oldest track meets in the USA, junior Joe Luongo finished second in the 400 with a time of 50.83.
Panthers win 4x800, finish third: Beverly finished third as a team with 38 points at the D2 state relays held at Reggie Lewis Center, just four points behind first-place Marshfield. The Panthers 4x800 relay of Abby Walsh, Nicole Demars, Julianna Wesley and Jessica Goodall cruised to the D2 title with a time of 9:51.8. Walsh, Keely Higgins, Wesley and Demars then finished second in the distance medley.Caitlin Harty, Molly Pitman, Haylea Northcott and Kristen O’Connor then finished second in the sprint medley in 4:14.8 with O’Connor nearly running down the lead on the anchor leg. Beverly was third in the high jump behind O’Connor, Hayley Finik and Natalia Coughlin and the Panthers were fourth in the 4x200.
Panthers take two: Beverly took down Pentucket (48-9) and Malden Catholic (50-28) to even its record at 8-8 on the season. Winning two matches each were sophomore Ahmad Alshrafi (113), freshman John Jones (106), Christian Echevarria (138), Joe Kozlowski (145), freshman Nick Shairs (160) and Tom Wilbur (170).