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June 9, 2014

Weekend area roundup: Dombrowski wins shot put title at All-States


St. John’s Prep senior Evan Dombrowski finished in the top spot in the shot put at Saturday’s All-State track meet held at Bridgewater State University.

Dombrowksi, who is to Brown University in the fall, had a throw of 56 feet nine inches to claim first in the shot. He also had a standout performance in the discus, placing sixth (143-0).

“The big thing about Evan is that he’s thrown the shot three feet further than any throwers we’ve had in the program,” said St. John’s Prep track coach Ray Carey. “He’s had immense influence on other kids in our program and has passed down his knowledge to them. We think an awful lot of him.”

Dombrowski is headed to New Englands this upcoming weekend and is hoping to become the New England champ in the shot put.

Also placing in the shot was Swampscott’s Justin Chasse (6th, 51-00), Peabody’s Anthony Christo (17th, 4604) and the Prep’s Vinnie LaRovere (19th, 46-03).

Swampscott’s Matt Mahoney was among the other top performers in the area, coming in 2nd place in the 2-mile with a stellar time of 9:05.97. Peabody’s Marcelo Rocha finished 10th in the event (9:38.17).

Locals shine at All-States: Ipswich’s David Dick was 8th in the pole vault (12-09), Joe Luongo (St. John’s Prep) took sixth in the 400 dash (49.50), while Masco’s Dan Raphael (1:57.50) and Peabody’s Alex Greco (1:57.57) were 12th and 14th respectively in the 800.

In the mile, Marblehead’s Andrew Ernst earned a second place finish at 4:17.85, just two seconds shy of Newburyport’s Nick Carleo who was first. Salem senior Jerry Canada placed 7th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.17, while Marblehead’s Conrad Rousseau was 5th overall in the 400 hurdles in a time of 56.20.

Masconomet’s David Drigo too home 5th in the javelin (179-08), and Marblehead’s Ian McIver was close behind in 8th (167-04). Peabody’s 4x100 relay team was 9th overall with a time of 43.65.

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