May 18, 2021 - Submitted by Hingham Boys Track, Photos by Joshua Ross
The Boys Track team defeated Plymouth North 86-50 yesterday at home. The home meets feature FAT Timing, meaning the scores and timing are all done electronically. With over 200 athletes competing, it has been essential to have FAT for safety, accurate stats and post season meets. The team record is now 1-1 after a close fought loss 68-64 to Marshfield in Meet 1. Coach Jewett praised the consistent focused training at practice and senior Captain leadership for helping to produce a very deep well rounded team that can score points in jumping, throwing, sprinting and distance. During the Fall 2 winter season, the Hingham Boys won the Patriot League Championship. Seniors Hayden Bromley and Brian Fennelly were undefeated in the High Jump and 55M Hurdles. As the spring season has developed both have become dominant jumpers and runners and are still undefeated.
Against Plymouth North, Bromley won the high jump in 6’2 and the triple jump in 43’ which puts him first in the Patriot League in both events. Fennelly won the 100 in 11.33, the 110 hurdles in 14.89, the Long Jump 20’2.5 and finished 2nd to Bromley in the Triple Jump at 42’2. He also sits atop the Patriot League. In addition, Senior Nolan Heggie is undefeated in the Javelin 130’10 and the Discus 109’1. Strong performances were turned in by Senior Captains, Kevin Ierardi and Sean Mc Kay respectively who won the Mile 4:49 and the 400 in 51.1.
Excellent multi-event performances have also been turned in by Tom Shetzline. During the winter Tom was a 55M hurdler and 600M runner. This spring he is undefeated in the 400M hurdles 58.9, also a 40’ triple jumper. Against Plymouth North Shetzline continued to add valuable points with a 2nd place finish in the long jump18’8 and finished first in the 200 in 23.63. Having so many multi event scorers makes for a very strong team. Shetzline and Fennelly add the kind of depth most teams don’t have.
Coach Jewett feels that all the hard work is starting to pay off for a young team. “ We have athletes who want to win and are willing to train in many events to achieve their goals. We also have excellent coaches who know how to teach skills and bring the young athletes along. Without the extra work and dedication by athletes and coaches I don't think we would be seeing these kinds of performances. We have worked through Covid restrictions, been very safe but also very team oriented. When the outside world was struggling, we focused and moved toward this spring. Now as things open up, I think we are on the path to finishing the season with even more athletes contributing.”
Junior underclassmen who also had very good performances were Matt Hall 2:08 who was edged out at the finish in the 800 with Leo Burm finishing right behind Hall in 2:10 for 3rd place. In the 100, Nick O’Connor finished 2nd 11.79 and Sam Marwill 3rd 12.37. Jake Monti was 2nd in the Mile 5:05. Dj Harris continues to have an excellent season in the 400H 1:08.4 and 110H 18.23 finishing 3rd in both Jack Brennan was 3rd in the Shot 34’1 and the Discus 84’11. Ian Grady 3rd in the Javelin 116’1. Tim McKay and Srey Patel both jumped 5’4 in the High Jump for a 3rd place tie.
The sophomores are starting to contribute to the scoring as well. Brendan O’Horo was 6th in the Mile 5:26. Bryce Botleho was 2nd in the 200 at a personal best 24.04 and Griffin Coppola was 4th in the 400 56.47. Both the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relays ran their best times in two close contests. Both teams feature all underclassmen. The 4x100 relay team, Sam Marwill, Nick O’Connor, Billy Burns and James Mac Donald ran 47.17. The 4x400 relay, Sam Benson, Tom Healey, Griffin Coppola, and Bryce Botelho ran 3:45.41. Both teams were within 1 second of finishing first. Freshman Brendan Burm ran 5:08 in the Mile, Colin Burke 12.98 in the 100, Matt Sherwin 2:26 and Peter Foran 2:27 in the 800 are improving every meet.
All Statistics can be found on Athletic.net. The next Meet is home against Silver Lake on Tuesday May 25 at 4pm.