Lowell 6th in State Relays
ROXBURY -- The Lowell High School boys track team placed sixth in the Massachusetts State Division 1 Relay Championship Meet on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The Red Raiders tallied 23 teams points, which trailed only overall winner Acton-Boxboro (44), St. John’s Prep (34), Newton North (31), BC High (26) and Brockton (25). A total of 35 teams participated.
LHS was led by its dynamic shot put relay trio which took first with a combined distance of 142 feet, 3.25 inches.
Senior captain Brian Callery (51-4) was the top thrower in the competition and Ben Kyeremeh (49-10.25) and Luis Cadime (41-1) also starred.
Richmond Kwaateng, Andrews Bonsu, Darin Div and Rasheed Evans combined for a fifth-place finish in the 4x50-yard shuttle dash relay in 22.60 seconds.
Kwaateng (21-4), Bonsu (16-7) combined with David Ajama (19-6.75) to place fourth in the long jump relay (57-5.50).
Jadiel Pinales, Sammy Grimes, Luke Silva and Joeben Jacobs combined to run 8:20.78 in the 4x800, which was good for sixth. Later, Pinales, Jacobs and Silva doubled back with Juan Giron to place third in the distance medley in 10:58.36.
The shuttle hurdles team of Kaleigh Dunham, Sarah Griffith, Selena Yim and Deborah Ofodile set a school record in taking third place in 31.15.
Lowell placed eighth as a team with 14 points.
In the shot put, the Red Raiders were second with a combined distance of 96-0.75 thanks to the efforts of Sarah Moundele, Ann Nkole and Debbie Zahui.
The shuttle hurdles team of Phil Holmes, Wesley Chung, Will Zeng and Ben Trotter placed fourth in 27.4.
The sprint medley team of Tom Germann, Holmes, Chung and Trotter took seventh in 3:42.61.
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On Friday, the boys shot relay team of Marcel Paolillo, Jeff Smith and Aiden Felty placed first with a combined distance of 137 feet, 4 inches.
This shattered the previous meet record of 124-8 set by Bishop Stang in 2015. Paolillo, throwing 37-6, and Smith, throwing 39-11, had their career best throws to help push their team score higher. All three are seniors.