It’s not an event normally seen in Massachusetts, but that didn’t stop Adam Bonfilio from proving he’s one of the top track and field athletes in the country.
The Burlington senior finished third in the octathlon Saturday at the New Balance National Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The octathlon is a collection of eight events, one-day version of the decathlon but without the discus and pole vault, and the 1,000 meters instead of 1,500. Last year Bonfilio, who will attend UMass in the fall, finished fourth. The top six earn All-America status.
Bonfilio’s compiled 5,531 points. He took second in the 100 (11.32 seconds), fifth in the long jump (19 feet 7 inches), first in the shot put (48-0), fifth in the 400 (52.27), second in the 110 hurdles (14.93), third in the high jump (5-11¼), sixth in the 1,000 (2:56.12), and first in the javelin (140-4). Harrison Williams of Memphis took first with 5,921 points.
In other events, Catarina Rocha, Peabody’s 2-mile state champion, finished ninth in the same event in 10:26.20.
In the first day of the decathlon, Lincoln-Sudbury’s Ben Colello put himself in good position with wins in the 100 (11.39), 400 (49.57), and long jump (20-8), and a fifth-place finish in the shot put (40-4¾). Also doing well was Acton-Boxboro’s Nicholas Usoff who was second in the 100 (11.47) and 400 (50.62).
In the girls’ heptathlon, Wachusett’s Amy Collins finished seventh with 4,376 points. Collins, who finished second in the high jump at the All-State meet, won that event in the heptathlon, clearing 5-4¼.
Marshfield’s 1,000 sprint medley team of Bobby Rovito, Justin Patterson, Jaime Marzelli, and Pat Sheridan finished 16th in 2:00.42.
In Friday’s running of the boys’ emerging elite 400, Acton-Boxboro’s Brian Sommers finished fifth in 48.67. Sommers is coming off a win in the same event at the New Englands in which he ran the fastest time in New England this season (48.31).
Hopkinton’s Jessica Scott was fifth in the 100 of the emerging elite division in 12.10.
All-Star rosters set
The 36th annual Massachusetts High School All-Star baseball game will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Fraser Field in Lynn. From this contest, 16 players will be selected to face the Connecticut All-Stars June 22 at Tufts.
The North roster is composed of Speros Varinos (Masconomet), Andrew Wells (Whittier), Nick Powers (Malden), Max Frawley (Billerica), Dan Connors (Danvers), Craig Maxfield (Lowell Catholic), Nick Bruno (Lynnfield), Nick Bragole (Saint John’s Prep), Ryan McAuliffe (North Reading), Alex Toomey (Beverly), Malcolm Nachmanoff (Boston Latin), A.J. Couto (Danvers), Jeremy Roberts (Malden Catholic), Andrew Cann (Stoneham), and Matt Rabbito (Chelmsford). North coaches are Whittier’s Joe Boland and Lowell Catholic’s Matt Stone.
The South roster is Zach Walker (Medway), Alex Person (Xaverian), Tom McDonald and Tom Landry (BC High), Cody Medeiros and Tyler Glavin (Bridgewater-Raynham), David Murphy (Plymouth North), David MacKinnon (Oliver Ames), Tucker Bouchard (Silver Lake), Evan Flanagan and Ed Bowler (Hingham), Spencer McCaffrey (Dennis-Yarmouth), Ryan Baldwin (Fairhaven), Jake Fishman (Sharon), Ian Chaney (Bishop Connolly), and Jake Friar (Westport). The coaches are Hingham’s Frank Niles, Vin Hillyer, and Nick DeVito.
Kickoff for Shriners
The 30th annual Shriners Football Game will be held Sat., June 22 at 4 p.m. at Bentley University in Waltham.
All proceeds from the game go to the Shriners Hospital in Boston.