2015 Boys’ Track All-Scholastics

Andover's Sean Caveney (center) and Sebastian Silveira (left) helped the Golden Warriors take home first at All-States.
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Andover's Sean Caveney (center) and Sebastian Silveira (left) helped the Golden Warriors take home first at All-States.

Athlete of the Year

Sean Caveney, Andover, senior

The Gatorade Mass. track athlete of the year won the 400 hurdles at All-States (55.01) and Div. 1 meet (54.61). The Davidson-bound senior also won the Div. 1 title in the 4 x 400 and was second at New Englands in the 300 hurdles.


Curtis Calley, Quincy, senior

The senior finished second at the All-State meet in the shot put with a throw of 52-4¼ and took second at the Division 2 meet with a personal-best 52-5½. Also a lineman for Quincy, Calley hopes to play football and track in college.

Abu Ceesay, Norton, junior

Ceesay helped the Lancers win the Division 4 team title, claiming victory in the 200 in 21.98 seconds. He also won the New England 100 (10.61), was second in the All-State 200 (21.73), and was second in the New England 200 (21.40).

Anthony Delasanta, Bishop Feehan, junior


Delasanta won the Division 3 400 in 49.83 seconds and the EAC crown in 49.13. He was second in the 400 at the All-State meet by .02 seconds, running in 48.37, and second in the 300 (35.29) at the indoor All-State meet.

Anthony DeNitto, Newton South, junior

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DeNitto won the New England long jump crown with a mark of 23 feet, 9¼ inches. He claimed the All-State title with a leap of 22-5½ inches and jumped 22-11¾ inches for the Div. 1 title. He also plays football and basketball.

Erick Duffy, North Andover, sophomore

Just a sophomore, Duffy won the All-State pole vault title with a mark of 13 feet, 9 inches and cleared 14-6 to win the Division 2 crown. He set a personal record at the New Englands, taking fourth with a vault of 15-3.

Andrew Ernst, Marblehead, junior

Ernst won the All-State mile in 4:15.85 and claimed the Division 3 title in 4:19.86. He won the 2-mile at the Andover Invitational and was also the NEC mile champion. Ernst was a cross-country All-Scholastic last fall.

Peter Garmon, Billerica, senior

The UConn-bound senior captured his second straight All-State 800 title (1:52.72) and took second at the Div. 1 meet (1:52.61). The four-time All-Scholastic was 10th at New Balance Nationals, setting a school record of 1:51.40.

Craig Green, Falmouth, senior


Green won the Division 3 100-meter dash title in 10.65 seconds and the State Coaches crown in 10.86. He finished 12th in the 100 (10.86) and 16th in the 200 (22.02) at New Balance Nationals. Green will run at Louisville.

Rakeem Langston, Malden, senior

Langston cleared 6 feet, 6 inches to claim the Division 1 high jump title and matched that height to take second at the All-State meet. The GBL All-Star will continue his track and football careers at Monroe College.

Justin Lewis, Lynn Tech, junior

Lewis cleared 6 feet, 5 inches to win the New England high jump title. He also won the Division 4 crown (6-6) and finished in a tie for 11th in the Emerging Elite division at New Balance Nationals with a 6-3½.

John Long, St. John’s Prep, senior

Long captured the All-State javelin title with a toss of 182 feet, 5 inches and recorded a mark of 182-6 to win the Division 1 title. He took fourth at the New England meet (172-1) and is a UMasscommit.

Liam McDade, Newton North, senior

McDade broke a 37-year-old Newton North record with a throw of 168 feet, 10 inches en route to the Division 1 discus title. The senior finished second at All-States, recording a mark of 157-4. McDade will attend Oregon.

Odmark Ozit, Somerville, senior


Ozit claimed the All-State triple jump crown with a leap of 45 feet, 7 inches and jumped 46-8¾ to capture the Division 1 title. He holds the GBL record in the triple jump and will attend Roxbury Community College.

Dennis Peary, Woburn, senior

The team captain dominated the pentathlon, winning the Division 2 title for the second straight year with a meet record of 3,166 points and the All-State title with a meet-record 3,281. Peary is committed to UMass-Lowell track.

Dan Romano, Mansfield, senior

Romano won the All-State 2-mile title in 9:21.59 and the Division 1 crown in 9:20.80. The senior also earned an All-Scholastic nod during the winter, winning the All-State indoor 2-mile in 9:25.41. He will run at Northeastern.

Sebastian Silveira, Andover, senior

Silveira won the All-State 110-meter hurdles title in 14.21 seconds and the Division 1 crown in 14.41. He took fourth at New Englands (14.24) and second in the 400 hurdles at the Division 1 meet (55.98). He will run for Princeton.


Andover, 4 x 100

From left, Kaleb Jones, Ray Gorzela, Sebastian Silveira, and Kevin Chen. (Sean Roselle not pictured). The group was nearly impossible to chase down this season, winning the Merrimack Valley Conference championship and helping the Golden Warriors capture both the All-State team championship with a win in 42.77 seconds and the Division 1 team title with a victory in 42.83. The Purdue-bound Roselle ran the first leg of every race this spring except for the New Englands.

Andover, 4 x 400

From left, Ray Gorzela, Hamza Naveed, Sean Caveney, and Jeremy Travaglini. The 4 x 400 team captured the New England championship in 3:19.61, finishing almost three seconds faster than the runner-up. Andover also cruised to the Division 1 championship, winning in 3:23.54, and finished in second place at the All-State championships by just .09 seconds, finishing in 3:20.13.

Concord-Carlisle, 4 x 800

From left, Nathaniel Battista, Thomas Ratcliffe, Eli Decker, John Kacher, and Cole Winstanley. The team of four juniors and Battista, a sophomore, captured the Division 2 4 x 800 championship in 8:05.16, almost four seconds faster than the runner-up, and took second at the All-State meet with a time of 7:52.27. The squad also won the DCL title.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Joseph Karasch, Needham

The 2014 Division 2 indoor track coach of the year helped the Rockets capture their first conference title in 31 years. Needham went 5-0 under Karasch, a 2008 graduate of La Salle, to earn the Bay State Carey championship.

Division 2: Matthew Miller, Natick

In his eighth year at the helm, Miller helped the Redhawks claim the Bay State Herget Division title with a 4-1 record. The University of Tulsa graduate led Natick to third-place finishes at the All-State and Division 2 championships.

Division 3: Matthew Carr, Burlington

A member of the Burlington class of 1988 and a Stanford graduate, Carr led the Red Devils to the Division 3 state relays title on their home track. Burlington finished the regular season 4-1 and took third at the Division 3 meet.

Division 4: Stephen Czarnecki, Bishop Fenwick

Czarnecki led the Crusaders to a 9-0 CCL record. The Bishop Fenwick and Northeastern alum has coached for 38 years and credits ‘‘the hard work of the team, their dedication to excellence, and their desire to compete.’’


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: DeAndre Bennett, Kenny Dorr, Arun Rambhadjan, Hiroto Watanabe. Falmouth: Craig Green, Jack Koss. Marshfield: Freddy Allen, Steve Foster, Christian Friedel, Kyle Grable, Eri Hajdari, Shane Leonard, Jack Masterson, Brendan Nicoll, Dom Ottolini, Marshall Patrolia, Zack Stocking. Nauset: Brian Brooks, Jordan Dash. Sandwich: Jake Carter, Colin Deal, Trevor Delfino.

Bay State — Brookline: Emmanuel D’Agostino, Quinn Gangadharan. Framingham: Mike McDonald, Mark Umumbu. Milton: David Perkins, Derek Perkins. Natick: Lucas Holt, Myles Holt, Brandon Thornhill. Needham: Will Ashenfelter, Davonte Burnett, Peter Hood, Jack Strollo, Daniel Xu. Newton North: Elmer Acuna, Nathaniel Klein, Liam McDade, Napoleon Miller, Francis Muumba, Jared Prior. Norwood: Tim Buckley, Aaron Cockrane. Walpole: Bryan Kelleher, Ben Sacco. Wellesley: Matt D’Anieri, Thomas D’Anieri. Weymouth: Henry McDonald, Adrian Radel.

Big Three — Brockton: Nate Derolus, Eddy Fong, Brandon Jimenez, Christopher McCaffrey, Rosean McKenzie, Joel Monteiro, Jehovangi Pierre, Julian Polynice, Kerry Raymond. Durfee: Nick Cohen, Edwin Montecinos, Fabio Paz. New Bedford: Marcus Barros, Justin Bennett, Da’won Epps, Raekwon Grace, Sean Mosher, John Owens, Bruno Pires, Randall Ramos, Carlos Ribiero.

Boston City — East Boston: Edwin Munguia. Latin Academy: David Edouard, Kenneth Holman. O’Bryant: Oussama Amri, Brian Donna, Juleen Lewis. South Boston: J’Suan Bastien, Djouvensky Copin, Garrette Stultz, Troy Turner. West Roxbury: Delpierro Beaumont, Adrian Higgins, Nasiar Rivera, Jovan Talavera.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Adam Elfiki, Fred Halloran, Heath King. Ipswich: Josh Brown. Masconomet: Regan Charie, Aidan Harte, Steve O’Reilly, Dan Raphael. Newburyport: Nick Carleo, Alec Reduker. Pentucket: Alex Demeule. Triton: Mark Theberge.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Colin Boyle, Jonathan Pierre. Arlington Catholic: Satish Reginald. Austin Prep: Joe Connolly, Chris McCarthy. Bishop Fenwick: Jack Bowers, Shawn Carlson, Myles Connor, Matt Loehle, Anthony Maida, Cam Mirra, Mitch Rivers, Patrick Walsh. Cardinal Spellman: Ramyrge Alexis, Freddie Dauphin, John Edward Sagun, Samir Williams. Cathedral: Joshua Leach, Ben Walters. Marian: Jay Carreiro. Matignon: DA Antione, Yale Duffy, Jason Le, Kaedel Mathieu, Akanni Springer. St. Mary’s: Mike Cerulli, Phil Garraud, Tony Mwangi, Shane O’Neill.

Catholic Conference — St. John’s Prep: John Long.

Commonwealth — Lynn Tech: Justin Lewis.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Matt Antes, Will Collins, Luke Davidson, Colin Grip, Jack Maddox, Peter Murphy, Jeremy Thaller. Bedford: Alex Avakian, Branson Leonard. Cambridge: Estiya Alemseged, Daniel Aschale, Mauro Teixeira. Concord-Carlisle: Nathaniel Battista, Avi Block, Eli Decker, John Kacher, Christian Mitchell, Thomas Ratcliffe, Lior Selve, Cole Winstanley. Lincoln-Sudbury: Breylen Ammen, Aaron Corin, Ian Engstrom, Thomas Rhines, Jack Sorbo, Nick Virkler, Otto Zaccardo. Newton South: Philip Batler, David Berman, Austin Burton, Anthony DeNitto, Alex Huang, Noah Shuster, Jamyre Soberanis, Levon Tiekka. Waltham: Joey Carroll, Antonio DiGenova, Clauvens Janvier, Kyle Torres. Wayland: Eli Bucher, Paul Longnecker. Westford: Qadir Barnard-Pratt, Jason Dolan, Eric Jacobsen, Logan Molnar, Kevin Pawlak, Karthik Ravichandran. Weston: Maurice Blake, James Freeman.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Anthony Delasanta, Mitchell Hanwell, Devin Jolin, Joshua Macari, Colin Persechini, Cole Stewart. Somerset Berkley: Andrew Farias, Gavin Hyburg, Ryder Trottier.

Greater Boston — Everett: Grandhi Deris, Irvin Dorsainville, Darren Portillo. Malden: Jodens Didie, Marvens Fedna, Kingdolphe Julien, Rakeem Langston, Daryl Loreus, Angus Mo, Jonathan Solomon. Medford: Damien Antoine, Jose Lopes, Corey Moore. Somerville: Carls Alphonse, Joao Baptista, Matheus Bragatto, Demar Chapman, Travis Dolcine, Cidjud Felix, Josh Gauyo, Carlo Gerton, Shaq Joseph, Phillips Magre, Odmark Ozit, Ben Pierre, Jiovanny Pierre, Wilbens Vincent.

Hockomock — Canton: Timmy Gutowski. King Philip: Andrew Allen, John Berdos, Matthew Fricker, Michael Roby, Chris Winbourne. Mansfield: John Crawford, Mike Duggan, Aiden Friend, Dean Jenssen, Herman Kinds, Nicholas Rispoli, Dan Romano. Milford: Leo Moronta. North Attleborough: Nathan Adeyemi, Justin Droney, Andrew Hanwell, Andrew Kayata, Bobby Mylod, Ted Nolan, Nick Rajotte. Oliver Ames: Zach Zolotarevsky. Sharon: Xavier Hackett, Adrian Lingo, William McManus. Stoughton: Clifton Gerring, David Lockhart, Kevin Lucas, Jason Marshall. Taunton: Brian Cherefant.

Mayflower — Blue Hills: Orane Gordon, Kyle Howell, Sam Nesselle, Kurtis Stockpole. Bristol-Plymouth: Justin Ward. Diman: Kyle Cordeiro, Cody Da Cruz, Chico Medeiros, Aaron Reed-Coward, Austin St. Pierre. Holbrook: Dennis Nguyen, Youcef Ziad. Tri-County: Danny Elliot, Brian Gaughran, Sean Martin, Aaron McLean. West Bridgewater: Adam Petti.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Sean Caveney, Kevin Chen, Raymond Gorzela, Kaleb Jones, Andrew Lucia, Hamza Naveed, Jonathan Rodriguez, Sean Roselle, Sebastian Silveira, Jeremy Travaglini, Joseph Vetere. Billerica: , Jake Carlson, Connor Finnegan, Felipe Freitas, Peter Garmon, Michael Pelleriti. Haverhill: Tim Corliss, George Papoulis, Jack Pettis, Cameron Simes, Christian White. Lawrence: Julio Berroa, Benammi Rodriguez, Fabian Tineo, Jacob Toledo. Methuen: Devin Allen, Fernando Damota, Connor Donovan, Matt Marchand, Eric Rosario, John St. Hilaire. North Andover: Martin Conrad, Chris Dalke, Brian Davis, Erick Duffy, Yanni Falaras, Zach Frahlich, Chris Lord, Joseph Staudt. Tewksbury: Mike Famiglietti, Devin Souza.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Kevin Cardoso, Chenet Guerrier, Pat Hoarty, James Hoffman, Adam Jankowski, Matt Janowski, Fernando Lamin, Chris Pappas, Colin Raposo, Eddie Reis, Eric Salina, Angel Vargas. Melrose: Will Caffey, Adam Cook, Kevin Wheelock. Stoneham: Matt Bergin, Alex Censullo, Jacob Moriarty, Jimmy O’Brien, Jon Sparko. Wakefield: Pat Casaletto, Eric Chi, Richard Custodio, Jackson Gallagher, Jian Glen Gallardo, Joe Hurton, Ben Joly, Ian Ritchie, Alex Rodgers, Tyler Strauss, Cameron Yasi. Watertown: Jeremy Breen, Brian DallaCosta, Prosper Lubega, Amin Touri. Wilmington: Connor Bennett, Joe Gaudreau, Steve Layon, Chris Maienza, Evan Sperlinga, Nathan Vance.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Peter Clifford. Belmont: Bryan Huang, Owen Madden, Guy Parsons, Calvin Perkins, Luke Peterson, Ari Silverfine. Lexington: Quinten Clark, Tariq Cumberbatch, Tobey Foelix, Conor Hill, Michael Hunter, Ben Jacobson, Woojin Kang, Thomas Lingard, Zachary Manickas-Hill, Ben Martell, Thomas O’Donoghue, Noah Shute, Saylin Shute. Reading: Paul Chong, David DiMare, Chris Doncaster, Matt Dynan, Dorian Johnson, Brian Kraft, Eric Seferian, Carter Swaebe. Winchester: Kyle Ferguson, Nick Franco, Jacob Zuch. Woburn: Preston Gordon, Patrick Hurley, Chris Jewett, Dennis Peary, Kevin Stachowski, Dimitar Zelenkov.

Northeastern — Danvers: John Thomas. Gloucester: Jared Marshall, Alex Militello. Lynn English: Hugh Calice. Marblehead: A.J. Ernst, Andrew Ernst, George Goetz, Mitch Norcross. Peabody: Ariel Ayala, Owen Brewster, Moisse Irizarry, Ben Manoogian, Marcelo Rocha. Salem: Ricky Arias. Saugus: Alex Kotkowski. Swampscott: Barry Tevrow.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Tanner Banks, Willie Brown, Casey Connor, Malique Dickerson-Pells, Nick Johnson, Chris Lovett, Ray Todoroff. Bridgewater-Raynham: Khari Brown, Brandon Calley, Lukas Hanson, James Kurtz, Trey Sheridan. Dartmouth: Peter Boukheir, Luke Clarke, Evan Davis.

Patriot — Duxbury: Ben Caliendo. Hingham: Will Anderson, Jay Beckett, Mike Durkin, Ivan Frantz, Somon Ooimen-Lochtefeld, Clark Ricciardelli, Aidan Ryan, Andrew Spaziani, Mike Williams, Greg Williamson. Middleborough: Liam Brennan. North Quincy: Mike Mullaney. Pembroke: Tyler Bryant, Aaron Diauto, Jacob Higgins, Kyle Horn, Joe Lagner, Korey Leonard, Brendan Parmenter, Isiah Savage, Ben Stoyle, Davis Vasconcellos, Stephen Vercollone. Plymouth North: Aaron Chase, Justin Freyermuth. Plymouth South: John Cronin, Drew Guadagno, Justin Lamb, Devin Leahy, Jake McKenna, Andrew Shortall. Quincy: Curtis Calley, Hashim Hamdi, James Lam, Mike Munroe. Silver Lake: Matthew Calabro, Xavier Dillingham, Michael Hajnasr. Whitman-Hanson: Nick Smith.

Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Alex Kates. Dover-Sherborn: Jake Kwatcher. Holliston: Mike Donovan. Hopkinton: Michael Cuthbert. Medfield: Mike Colivas, Corey Dron, Nick Fragola, Connor Rockett, Austin Scola. Medway: Michael Brady. Norton: Abu Ceesay, Camden Cleathero, Justin Ireland, Cam Stalters, Michael Tierney. Westwood: Anthony Vilmenay.

How we picked them: The All-Scholastic boys’ track team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.