Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA:
The Nauset Warriors competed in their third indoor meet of the season Saturday at the MIAA State Coaches Invitational. Several Warriors turned in very impressive performances as the team continued to prepare for the indoor state championship meet on February 17.
Senior Jake Meridith impressed once again showing early season strength and fitness with a blistering 600 meter run of 1:26.59. This was the senior's second personal best in the event in 2 weeks, and placed him among the top runners in the state, finishing 7th out of 102 competitors. Merideth will focus on the 300 meter run and a relay event next week at the ACL Indoor Championships.
Freshman Coralea Geraniotis had her second breakthrough debut in as many races, this time running the her first high school mile in 5:41.33. She eclipsed her previous best in the distance by almost 20 seconds, and also bested the state qualifying mark by 7 seconds. Geraniotis came into the event following an excellent 2 week training block, and utilized smart tactics to run with the pack en route to her outstanding performance which makes her the first Warrior to ever post 2 indoor state qualifying times. She will use the upcoming ACL Championship to prepare to compete in the mile again at the Indoor State Championship Meet next month.
Senior Jake Moore placed 3rd in his heat of the mile run with a time of 4:43.76 to also qualify for the State Indoor Championship next month. Moore ran even splits throughout the race, and then closed with a 32 second last lap to become Nauset's fourth state qualifier. Molly Crowell also qualified for states, notching a time of 44.38 in the 300 meters. This was the third personal best in as many races for the hard working junior as she continues to improve noticeably each week. Other runners logging personal bests on the day were sophomores Tyler Callahan (2:59.22 in the 1000 meter run) and Andrew Burke (4:53.12 in the mile).
Nauset now has qualified 5 athletes total for the MIAA Division 3 Indoor State Championship as a first year program.
Full Results Link: http://ma.milesplit.com/meets/103806/results/186601
Special Thanks to Van Geraniotis for the great photos:
Live Results Link: http://ma.milesplit.com/pages/LiveResults
Full Recap coming tomorrow, the arena was packed!
Merideth 1:26.5 600, Geraniotis 5:41 Mile Debut!, Moore 4:43.7 mile, Molly Crowell 44.4 300 State Qualifier.......
Link to performance list for tomorrow's meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Go Warriors:
The good weather continues. Recovery run by the distance squad, starts and stride outs for the sprinters.
52 Degrees and sunny. Repeat 800s for distance, repeat 200s for sprinters, block work for 55M runners
Footage of Jake Meredith's MIAA Indoor State Qualifying race in the 600 meter run on Wednesday, January 18 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Meredith returns to action on January 28 at the State Coaches Invitational in Boston.
Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA:
Jake Meredith became Nauset's 3rd MIAA State Qualifier in 2 weeks after notching the ACL's fastest 600 meter time in last night's meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. In his indoor debut, and first race since early November, Meredith displayed strength gained during his Fall base training by running a relaxed 1:27.9, bettering the State Qualifying mark by almost 2 seconds. The senior won and led his race wire to wire, and was followed in by fellow Warriors Davis Hartnett (1:35.94, 7th place) and Nathan Scalise (1:36.62). Meredith will look to better his time on January 28 at the State Coaches Invitational, also being held in Boston.
Other highlights included:
Senior Jake Moore, sophomore Andrew Burke, and senior Jacob Gomez running 4:54.22, 4:54.52, and 4:54.69, respectively, in their indoor mile debuts. All three runners ran as a pack in their first indoor races, with both Burke and Gomez dipping under 5 minutes for the first time in their careers. Burke and Moore will look to hit the state qualifying mark of 4:51 next weekend at the State Coaches Invitational, while Gomez will now focus his training on the upcoming ACL championship meet (February 6). The year of Saunders also continued to steamroll forward, as senior Ryan Saunders clocked a time of 5:23.25, good for a 6 second personal best in the event.
Junior Molly Crowell knocked another 1.5 seconds off of her 300 meter time, coming dangerously close to the state qualifying mark of 44.9. She notched a time of 45.4, good for 10th place overall in the league.
Senior captain Andrew Hergwig continued to show his consistency, running 2:51 for the 1000 meter run in a completely solo effort. He was followed to the line in a surprisingly impressive debut from sophomore Tyler Callahan, who closed with a furious last lap to finish in 3:03.46.
Full Results: http://ma.milesplit.com/meets/105383/results/185809
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