BFA St. Albans Athletes Excel at New England Indoor Athletics Championships!! | Sports
Six BFA Indoor Track athletes traveled to Boston the first weekend in March to compete in the New England Indoor Track Championships at the Reggie Lewis Indoor Track facility. Teams and individuals from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont competed. Many of the athletes competing were the top athletes in their events across the United States, not just New England, so each event was incredibly competitive. BFA athletes have more than held their own and broken many personal bests and school records.
Logan Hughes: Loghan Hughes got us started in the girls’ 1 mile. It was Loghan’s first mile of the season as we covered the slightly shorter 1500m in Vermont. The 1500m is 109m less than a mile. Loghan was the 11th seed to enter the track in the second and fastest moto. She quickly came out with the leaders and started clicking towers. A field of four girls formed behind a field of three halfway through. Soon, six girls were battling for the six medals to be earned and to be named All-New England in the mile. Loghan was one of those girls, and with two rounds to go, she took off for the top three. She failed to catch them but finished a solid 4th place to secure a medal. His time of 5:06.63 is a new BFA Indoor school record for the mile. She also improved her school record in the 1500m by 7 seconds, bringing it down to 4:43.91.
Loghan picked up the track in the 2 mile. Still feeling the effort she put into the 1 mile she rode with low expectations. Being competitive, she went straight to the front and battled with another runner for the first half of the race, but this runner was fresh, running her first race of the day, and slowly pulled away from Loghan the rest of the race. Loghan raced to a second-place finish in his heat and 13th overall in a new school record time of 11:30.75.
Ethan Mashtare: Next on the trail was Ethan in the 1 mile. Ethan quickly got out with the leading pack and made many attempts to move forward, but the leaders were getting ahead each time. With two laps to go, Ethan made one final push and finished 3rd, in the first run, in a new school best of 4:23.96 for the mile. He also improved his 1500m school record to 4:04.4, an improvement of 3 seconds. Ethan placed 10th overall in the competition, beating many runners in the top heat.
Calvin Storms: Calvin was next in the 1000m. He put it all on the line and quickly moved into the lead and took the lead at a very fast pace. This pace proved costly as his legs became heavy in the middle of the race. He finished just short of his school best in a time of 2:45.58 to finish 18th overall.
Hurteau carrier: Porter ran the 600m and he had a lot of competition to run in the event. He quickly got out with the leaders, who imposed a torrid pace in the lead. He improved his school record and ran a 1:30.36 to place 22nd.
Jacob Tremblay and Ethan Mashtare: Jacob Tremblay and Ethan Mashtare raced the next 2 miles in a wave of mostly Vermont boys. Jacob and Ethan quickly settled into a peloton and took turns picking up the pace. Jacob, having fresh legs, slowly pulled the peloton away from Ethan and then set the BFA Indoor school record over 2 miles placing 16th in 9:57.48. Mashtare placed 20th in 10:11.85. A time that places him 3rd all time in the BFA Indoor 2 mile.
4X400 Relay: Manny Chiapinelli ran the first leg for us. He quickly got out with the leaders and ran a super-aggressive 26-second first lap, but he held the second lap to run a 56.8 gap. Porter was next and ran a more conservative first lap and finished with a charge to the line and ran a 58.2 split. Calvin then took over and charged in a 26-second first lap; he came home strong to run a 58.0 split. Jacob, who had just completed the 2000 minutes before, in school record time, took over and headed quickly. He opened in 26 seconds on the opening lap but held his form and clocked the team’s fastest time of 55.3 to give the guys a new 4X400m indoor record of 3:48.40 to secure himself. rank 19th overall. They improved their school record by 7 seconds from their old record, set at the state meet.
And after? Ethan and Loghan depart for the New Balance Indoor Nationals next week at The Armory in New York.