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Boys track: 2012 All-Scholastics

When it came to running, few could compare to King Philip’s state champion Charles Ruffin.

WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

When it came to running, few could compare to King Philip’s state champion Charles Ruffin.

Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this spring.

Runner of the Year:

Josh Lampron Mansfield, Senior

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Lampron was on of the top runners in the country this spring. He captured the All-State title in the 800 (1:51.99) and the mile (4:07.88). Less than a week later he had a third-place finish in the Adidas Boys Dream Mile in 4:02.98. He will attend Villanova.

All-Scholastics:

Khary Bailey-Smith Weymouth, Senior

Nobody had Bailey-Smith's hops this year. He won his second straight All-State high jump title with a leap of 6-8 after clearing 6-11 in the Division 1 meet. He also won the Division 1 long jump title and the MSTCA South Decathlon title. He will attend UMass-Amherst.

Matt Baldasare Mansfield, Junior

Baldasare owned the 400 this season, capturing the Division 2 title in 49.79 and followed that up with a 49.30 championship time at All-States, to help lift the Hornets to the team title. An honor roll student he also runs cross-country and plays basketball for the Hornets.

Eric Beckwith North Attleborough, Senior

The top shot putter in all of New England this season, Beckwith bested the field by nearly three feet at New Englands with a winning toss of 57-08. He also won the All-State title (57-10) and the Division 2 title (56-3) to sweep the major events this season.

Brian Ferreira Mansfield

Ferreira was the top hurdler in EMass, capturing the Division 2 title in 15.01. He was also a Hockomock League All-Star. His fourth-place finish at all-states helped lift Mansfield to the team title. A team captain in outdoor and indoor track, he will attend UNH.

Wesley Gallagher Pembroke

Gallagher saved his best for the all-state's, winning in 9:08.93, a 19-second improvement on Division 3 meet winning time. His all-state performance helped lead Pembroke to a second-place team finish. He is a Patriot League All-Star and was the Division 2 Runner of the Year in cross-country.

Cameron Hebert Masconomet, Junior

Hebert cleared every hurdle this season in capturing the 400 meter hurdle All-State title in 53.73. He also set the meet record in the Division 2 meet with a time of 54.46. He was the Cape Ann League MVP this year and owns the league record in the 400 hurdles.

Donovan Henry Catholic Memorial, Senior

The Catholic Conference MVP, Henry was the 200 All-State champion this spring, running a blistering 21.87 after capturing the Division 2 title earlier. He also helped the 4x100 relay team to the All-State title. A three-time all-conference football player, he will run track at Northeastern.

Kris Horn Pembroke, Senior

Horn capped off a brilliant spring by winning the decathlon at the National Outdoor Championships. He dominated the Division 3 meet, winning the long jump, triple jump, and the 100. He was also the all-state champion in the long jump leaping 23-11. He will attend Connecticut.

Jarrod Jones Roxbury Latin, Senior

The ISL long jump champion, holds the Roxbury Latin school record in the high jump, and ran in the relay team that now holds the 4x100 school record. Jones, who plans to run at Trinity College next year, also plays varsity football and basketball.

TJ Noonan Trinity Catholic, Junior

Noonan set the pace with the javelin this spring with an All-State meet-winning toss of 182-6. He was also the Division 4 champion, winning that with a toss of 180-4. He was a Catholic Central All-Star in track and he also played varsity football.

Dana Pagliuca Xaverian, Junior

The top triple jumper in the state, Pagliuca owned the Catholic Conference, Division 1, and All-State titles in the event this year. He is also a member of the football team, and a National Honor Society student. He plans to be an engineering major in college.

Nathan Pierre Louis Waltham

A two-time All-Scholastic, Pierre Louis saved his best effort for his last meet this spring, capturing the New England championship in Maine with a time of 48.28. He finished third at the All-State meet after winning the Division 1 state title running in 47.95.

Charles Ruffin King Philip, Senior

Ruffin blazed past defenders last fall on the football field, and this spring he couldn't be caught on the track. He blitzed the field at All-States running a 10.75 to take home the title. He also won the Division 2 meet this spring, running a 10.73.

Jordan Samuels Thayer, Sophomore

Samuels became the Independent School League champion in the 110 hurdles (14.64), triple jump (45.4 ¾) and 300m hurdles (40.00). Only a sophomore, Samuels, owns three school records and was the New England champion in the triple jump and 300m hurdles.

Brendan Sullivan Westford, Senior

A two-time All-Scholastic, Sullivan swept all three major pole vault competitions this spring. He won the New England title with leap of 15-3, after winning the All-States (15-3) and Division 1 (14-6) titles as well. He also finished eighth at nationals at 14-2.5.

Brian Sullivan Hingham

The All-State discus champion, Sullivan clinched his second consecutive title with a toss of 164-11. He won the Division 3 discus title, and captured the shot put with a throw of 51-1. He is a high honor studentand will compete at Bryant in the fall.

Relays:

Relays: 4 x 100 — Catholic Memorial

This dynamic group captured the Division 2 title, running an impressive 43.08. They followed that effort up with an even better one in the All-States, running a championship time of 42.69. Conrad, a Catholic Conference All-Star, got off the blocks first for the Knights. He was followed by All-Scholastic sprinter Henry. Berment, a Catholic Conference All-Star in football as well as track, ran the third leg. Anchoring this group was West who was fourth in the All-State in the 100 individually. The three seniors leave as three-time Division 2 state champions.

Relays: 4 x 400 — Acton-Boxborough

After finishing second at the Division 1 meet, the Colonials bounced back to take the All-State title in the 4x400. Abacherli, a Holy Cross-bound senior, got the race off to a good start. Usoff, A DCL All-Star in both indoor and outdoor track, kept the momentum up. Doelp, in his first season of track ran third. Somers, who was running in place of Nord who ran the Division 1 race, ran the anchor. He was second at All-States in the 400 and third in New Englands and was able to take the race home for the Colonials.

Relays: 4 x 800 — Pembroke

This talented group won the Division 3 state title in 8:06.01, but made great strides at All-States, shaving 12 seconds off that time to take the top spot in 7:54.46. The Stafford brothers of Christian (the Division 3 state runner up in the two-mile) and William got the race started for the Titans. Vercollone, who was the Division 3 champion in the 800, ran the third leg. Anchoring this squad was the two-mile champion in Gallagher. This group's efforts helped lift Pembroke to a second-place finish as a team in the All-State meet.

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Coaches of the Year:

Coach of the year: Jim Blackburn Newton North

No stranger to this award, Blackburn, a 52-year coaching veteran, helped lead the Tigers to an unbeaten dual meet season this year with a 6-0-1 record. His squad followed that up with wins in the Division 1 relays, and the Division 1 state meet.

Coach of the year: Robert Dick Greater Lowell

Coaching both the Gryphons boys and girls teams, Dick led the boys to an 8-0 mark in the Commonwealth Conference. He was also honored as Coach of the Year in 2005. Over 19 seasons he has led his boys to a 148-12 career record.

Coach of the year: Fred Jewett Hingham

Jewett lead Hingham to a perfect dual meet season and a Patriot League title. His team followed that titlesin the Division 3 relaysand Division 3 meet. He has more than 200 wins in 23 years at Hingham, and was the MIAA indoor coach of the year last winter.

Coach of the year: Kent Taylor Norton

The Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year, Taylor led Norton to a 9-0 record and the school's first TVL title. The Lancers also did well on the state level, taking second place at the Division 4 relays and had a record 25 athletes qualify for states.

League All-Stars:

Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Dan Field. Falmouth: Carmen Cilfone, Liam Cross, Craig Green. Marshfield: Joel Hubbard, Joe LaSalle, Matt Meehan, Pat Sheridan, Ryan Talanian, Mike Tautiva, Kevin Thomas. Nauset: Andrew Herwig, Matt Hoffman-Klauke, Jake Meredith, Jake Moore. Plymouth North: Ian Allen, Scott Dixon, Rob Naidoo. Plymouth South: Spencer Fitzgerald, Nathan Moulton, Grant Solis.

Bay State — Brookline: Ramon Gloumakov, Aaron Klein, Chernet Sisay, Evan Sternstein. Dedham: Sean Birchall, Reggie LaRoche. Framingham: Ben Groleau, Bo Lewis. Natick: Matt Powers. Needham: Ian Riley, Kevin Walsh. Newton North: Nick Fofana, Young Guang, Justin Keefe, Ryan Lucken, Swardiq Mayanja, Gabe Montague, David Oluwadara. Norwood: Jake Ryan. Walpole: Zach Ganshirt, P.J. Hayes, Connor McCarthy, Conor Murtagh. Wellesley: Bijan Mazaheri. Weymouth: Khary Bailey-Smith, Dave Harrison, Tyler Mulcahy, Tyler O'Brien.

Big Three — Brockton: Kevin Brizard, Junior DeVeiga, Jacob Hume, Treavor Korli, Libon Mohamed, Jahleel Moise, Jesse Monteiro, Rokas Piagris, Jerrod Shelby, Clarence Walker. Durfee: Demetris Barrows, Jeremy Folger, Fritz Gustave, Todd Peixinho. New Bedford: Justin Callendar, Adrian Cruz, Osla DeBrito, Melissa Isidor, Stelvio Neto, Kenzie Offley, Jared Tavares, Ory Todd, Jaroud Wood.

Boston City — CASH: Andy Pierre. East Boston: Orlandino Gray, Carlos Ruiz. Latin Academy: Malik Anderson, Robert Finch, Yao Tan. O'Bryant: Michael Allen, Brian Donna, Duncan Malone. South Boston: Ewoe Amedaodzi, William Arrington, Tony Nguyen. West Roxbury: Jonas Ogaus.

Cape Ann — Ipswich: Dan McCuish. Lynnfield: D.J. DeGeorge. Masconomet: Dan Defossez, Cam Hebert, Cameron Hebert. Newburyport: Nick Carleo, Keith Conway, John O'Neil. North Andover: Max Almono, Eric Riedel. North Reading: John Braga. Triton: Ryan Clark, Matt Hill, Alex Mandragouras, Jake Stelline.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Trenton Garlington, Mickey Matthews, Kylan Philbert-Richardson. Arlington Catholic: Kevin Connors, Dan Fothergill, Janelle Solviletti. Austin Prep: Joe Luongo. Bishop Fenwick: Dan Deschenes, Shaun Farrell, Chris Poirier. Cardinal Spellman: Sean Blanchard, Ricky Donovan, Ben Gordon, Julius Hancock, Rob Looney, Matt Norton, Pat O'Donnell, Lenny Paoletta, John Redmond, Antonio Siracusa, Taylor Witherbee. Cathedral: Derrick Welcome. Marian: Marc George, Nick Seymour. St. Mary’s: Andrew DiMaiti. Trinity Catholic: TJ Noonan.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Peter Bent, William Biggs, Denis Glinski, Dylan Newman, Yosa Nosamiefan, Ian O'Leary, Joe Zaccheo. Catholic Memorial: David Berment, Josh Charles, Hanif Conrad, Donovan Henry, Dennis Muldoon, Curtis West. Malden Catholic: John Mastascuso. St. John’s Prep: Bryan Browne, Evan Dombrowski, Morgan Johnson, Deklan Robinson, David Roy. Xaverian: Kyle Darrow, Bobby Leon, Rob Marcantonio, James McDermott, Dana Pagliuca, Greg Petrucci.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Dom Abacherli, Tim Cox, Andrew Doelp, Carl Forgo, Eric Nord, Brooks Poulin, Bashir Siddique, Brian Sommers, Nick Usoff, Akhiel Willis, Henry Zhou. Bedford: Connor Lavery. Boston Latin: Mike Ward. Concord-Carlisle: Gabe Spivey, Russell Walton. Lincoln-Sudbury: Matt Barnes, Ben Collelo, Connor Daley, Luke Goodrich, Asher Gray, Jason Halsted, Josh Kerber, Anderson Koenig, Mitchell McGinty, Tim Orie, Nick Santangelo, Paul Sorbo. Newton South: Deion Arneaud, Ben Eisenberg, Youssef Elkorchi, Ryan Kim, Marini Lopci, Andrew O'Hagan, Jung Park, Ray Park, Allen Shiu, Thomas Stephens. Waltham: Dino Avdagic, Junior Chery, Darius Holloway, Zach Johnson, Nathan Pierre Louis. Wayland: Nick Ng. Westford: Kyle Dutton, Dillon McGee, Seamus McKenney, Brendan Sullivan, Ryan Thay. Weston: Andrew Connolly, Tim Grant, Mathew Herzig, Kevin Mathers, Alexis Mundo, Christian Rougeau, Spencer Shea, Craig Shytle.

Greater Boston — Cambridge: Kirby Alexander, Darren Barnes, Tyrone DaCosta, Nikolas Emack-Bazelais, Rafael Guzman, Pharoah Jackson, Jacob Kasperowski, Michael Scarlett, Kwame Turnbull-Pugh. Everett: Jaylen McRae, Jonathan Mendez, Andres Tejada, Hieu Vo-Tran. Malden: Claude Bonnet, Ralph Dupervill, Eddie Fisher, Franklin Huynh, O'Shane McCreath, Yusuf Mohamed, Berhanu Tsige. Medford: Marc Aime, Nate Clement, Patrick Coughlin. Somerville: Marcelo Brociner, Lyndon Kaba, Andre Rolim.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Kevin Cutler. Canton: Cameron Huber. Franklin: Andrew Hood. King Philip: Chris Allen, Matt Bowers, Austin Gatcomb, Owen Gonser, David Machado, Charles Ruffin. Mansfield: Matt Baldasare, Alex Clark, Greg Donahue, Oliver Erickson, Brian Ferreira, Kevin Giffels, Dan Ivas, Nick King, Josh Lampron, Kevin Makie, Robert Rapoza, Griffin Robertson, Nate Somes. North Attleborough: Eric Beckwith, Michael Curley, Dan Duquette, Wesley Nichols. Oliver Ames: Drew Beck, Sean Gorham. Sharon: Connor Hitchens. Stoughton: Nick Green.

ISL — Belmont Hill: David Alexander, Michael Minahan, Robert Perdoni. Middlesex: Garrett O'Toole, James Randon. Milton Academy: Kevin Lee. Roxbury Latin: Jarrod Jones, Thomas Renquist. St. George’s: Mark Nuytkens, Jaleel Wheeler. St. Paul’s: Richard Bradley. Thayer: Jordan Samuels, Bryan Vieira.

Mayflower — Blue Hills: Nick Catrambone, Chris Sian. Bristol-Plymouth: Jared Barros, Elijah Jones. Diman: Tevin Cintron, Nate Levesque, Matt Moussamih. Southeastern: Trevon Meserve. Tri-County: Mike Goudy, Maddie Kaplan, Isaac Santiago, Jack Sturtevant, James Veradt, Duncan Vince. West Bridgewater: Troy Caisey, Andrew Crawford, Aidan McCarthy, Adam Petti, Joey Souza, Brandon Sullivan.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Ryan Cooney, Will Klien, Michael Maldari, Patrick O'Sullivan. Billerica: Denzel Livingston. Central Catholic: Alex Dehullu, Matt Fenlon, Fortune Kalala, Dan Kfoury, Devon Lattrell, Shawn McCoy, Jeremy Zannini. Chelmsford: Joe Maniscalco, Robert Massey. Dracut: Nick Staub. Haverhill: Patrick Garvey, Ronsard Masamba, Alex Mayhew, Michael McNaughton, Philip Sasso-Flannagan. Lawrence: Mario Encarnacion, Robert Garcia, Ruben Munoz, Kelvin Severino. Lowell: Patrick Coppinger, Colin Hoey, Nathan McCarthy, Pat McHale. Methuen: Connor Clark, Stephen Lilja, Michael O'Donnell, Lucas Parsons, John St. Hilaire.

NEPSAC — Quincy: Jaquan Harris.

Northeastern — Beverly: Alex Greco. Danvers: Joe Manson, John Thomas. Gloucester: Matthew Caprenter, Phil Curcucu, Wes Dunn, James King, Calvin Kipruto, Noah Mondello, Josh Rudolph, Mike Sheehan. Lynn Classical: Jalen Brown, Steve Sam. Lynn English: Chris Birotte, Alexander Bonitto, Jevon Brown-Simpson. Marblehead: Josh Belloff, Christian Flores, Nate Fowler, Dan Plunket, Nolan Raimo. Peabody: Austin Brewster, Justin Butler, Chris Cennami, Nicholas Christensen, Thomas Drover, Valsi Duni, Drew Fossa, Zachary Grube, Jason Hiou, Nick Ingham, Ben Martinez. Revere: Devon Colon, Michael Fitzpatrick, Younes Hartout, John Lopes, Tarik Maddrey, Richardo Maldonado, Omar Morales, Karim Sahila, Jeff Simbert. Salem: Jon Crimble, Steven Cruz, Christian Guzman, Ben Satilewhite. Saugus: Mary Dixon, Olsa Obiefuna. Swampscott: James Beane, Peter Hale, Declan McLung, Matt Nardiello, Robert Seymour, Tiara Smith Matthews.

Patriot — Duxbury: Bradley Doyle. Hingham: Andrew Bolze, Will Harlow, Bill Lumbert, Kevin McCarthy, Mike McConville, Chris McDowell, Simon Merryweather, Nick Nielsen, Curtis Shoyer, Brian Sullivan. Middleborough: Jason O'Connell. Pembroke: Wesley Gallagher, Kris Horn, Jacob Moran, Billy Stafford, Christian Stafford, John Valeri, Joe Vercollone. Scituate: Nick Walker. Silver Lake: BJ May. Whitman-Hanson: Corey Burns, Dominic Cacciatore, Blake Hickey, Patrick Ryan, Nathan Stephansky.

South Coast — Apponequet: Dylan Demoranville, Tyler Randolph. Bourne: Lucas Roy, Tyler White. Case: Jay McMahon. Dighton-Rehoboth: Andrew Couture, Ty Enos, Colton Silvia, Jacquaar Weeden. Fairhaven: Kyle Everett, Garrett Nicholas. Greater New Bedford: Matt Aguiar, Simeon Bailey, Taylor Days-Merrill, Mike Vaz. Old Rochester: Dan Donohue, David Friedman, Colin Knapton, Evan Lacombe, Max Risch, Colby Stubell, Mike Wyman. Seekonk: Mike Luti, Nate Robitaille.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Christian Navarro. Bellingham: Wes Kudirka. Dover-Sherborn: Dan Carroll, Chris Chislom. Holliston: Dan Barone, Cameron Chisholm, Andrew Krauss, Devin Sanford. Hopkinton: Jeffrey Corkum, Pat Levenson, Ryan Webster. Medway: Emaar Saifullah. Millis: Zach Selter. Norton: Brian Acker, Tyler Anderson, Ben Donovan, Danny Lenihan, Jon Plummer, Dan Rafuse, Mason Rouillard. Westwood: Zach Blum, Erik Brakke, Eric Lavoie, Bobby McLaughlin, Brandon Rodenbush, Morgan Walker, Nick Wisialko

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