@SportsLocalAgate:agateHed:NEW ENGLAND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hale, Dombrowski lead locals: Senior Peter Hale ran a lifetime personal best 9:22.74 in the seeded 2-mile at the New England Championships held at Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday. Hale was the top finisher from Massachusetts in the event.St. John’s Prep’s ace throwing duo of Evan Dombrowski and David Roy continued their outstanding seasons. Dombrowski, a senior, threw 55-feet- 6 1/2 inches to reset his own Eagles program record and finish second. Roy threw 54-feet and placed fourth.“This is the first time at indoor New England’s that we’ve had two kids place in the same event,” said Prep coach Ray Carey. “They’re gearing up for the nationals in New York next week and they could really be on the verge of something special.”Peabody’s Chris Cennami competed in the dash, finishing in 6.65 and ninth overall. Danvers senior Drew Piazza reset his own school record in the 600 with 1:23.16 good for sixht in the region. Salem’s Jon Crimble competed in the long jump, leaping 20-feet 1/2 inch for 19th.
@SportsLocalAgate:agateHed:NEW ENGLAND WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SJP’s Butterbrodt second: St. John’s Prep’s wrestlers represented their school and the Bay State at the New England Wrestling Championships with Ian Butterbrodt earning second place honors at 220 pounds. After winning his first round match 6-0, the quarters 10-1 and the semi’s 17-1, Butterbrodt fell to a grappler from Connecticut 11-5 and finished the season 57-1 on the mat.Fellow Eagle Corey Jean-Jacques was fifth at heavyweight. He fell in the semi’s after winning by pin in his opener and 6-3 in the quarters. Jean-Jacques then rallied to win his last bout, 6-3, to claim fifth.
Pingree Girls take fourth: The Lady Highlanders finished in fourth place with 229 over the weekend in the NEPSSA Division 3 Swim Championships held at Canterbury School in Connecticut. Senior Veronica Monteiro took first in the diving with 235.45, while junior Erin Cunningham set a new school record and took second place in the 100 back (1:02.28). Cunningham (50 free) and Monteiro (100 fly) also finished third in their respective events, both with personal records .