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    2017 Boys’ Indoor Track All-Scholastics

    Roxbury Crossing, MA: 3/4/17 Milton's Smith Charles races to a third place finish in the 55 meter dash at the New England High School Indoor Track Championships. Photo/Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe story/PJ Wright (05schrdp)
    Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe
    Milton’s Smith Charles (center) is the Athlete of the Year.

    Athlete of the Year

    Smith Charles, Milton, sophomore

    Charles is among the state’s most explosive athletes. He won the long jump (23-2) and was third in the 55-meter dash (6.40) at the New England Championships. He won the long jump (22-10) and 55 (6.44) at All-States.


    Theo Burba, Newton North, sophomore

    Burba won the Division 1 600-meter title, setting a meet record at 1:19:62. He was the runner-up in the event at All States and New Englands, and broke the Red Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore meet record in 1:22.71.

    Andrew Chabon, Brookline, senior

    The Marquette-bound Chabon won the 55-meter hurdles at the All-State meet with a personal best of 7.64 seconds and the Bay State Conference title in 7.93. He was second at the Coaches Invitational and MSTCA Speed Classic.

    Sean Dykens, O’Bryant, junior


    Also the co-captain of the Boston Public School cross country team, Dykens put on a show at the Boston City League Championships. He won the mile (4:53) and the 2 mile (10:50), while placing fourth in the 1,000-meter run at 2:57.96.

    Ricky Francois, Brighton, senior

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    Also the anchor of the Boston City record-holding 4 x 200-meter relay team, Francois broke the Division 2 300-meter meet record in 34.72 seconds and was the runner-up in the event at All States, crossing the line in 35.13 seconds.

    Thomas Lingard, Lexington, junior

    Lingard was the Middlesex League (2:30.82), Division 1 (2:29.61), and All-State (2:31.19) champion in the 1,000-meter run. He anchored Lexington’s All-State winning 4 x 400 team, which beat Newton North by just .04 seconds.

    Ben Matejka, Wellesley, senior

    After leading Wellesley to a state cross-country title in the fall, Matejka was among the top distance runners in the state. He won the 2 mile at All States (9:20.83) and was second at the Division 2 Championships (9:29:85).

    Colin McCabe, Dartmouth, senior

    After a football season in which he was the Standard-Times Defensive Player of the Year, McCabe won Division 1 and All-State titles in the shot put and broke a 52-year-old record at the Coaches Invitational with a throw of 57-10.

    Daniel Renwick, Old Rochester, senior


    In addition to capturing the All-State title in high jump at 6-feet-10-inches, the Williams-bound Renwick won Division 5 titles in the high jump and 55-meter hurdles, and was a part of the winning 4 x 400-meter relay team.

    Tristan Shelgren, St. John’s Prep, junior

    Coming off a stellar cross-country season, Shelgren dominated the mile, winning the Division 1 (4:20.48), All-State (4:15.93), and New England (4:17.55) titles. He was named the Tri-Valley co-runner of the year.


    4 x 200, Brighton

    In addition to their Division 2 and All-State victories, the senior quartet of J’Saun Bastien, Kierston Griffiths, Jose Pinero, and Ricky Francois broke the all-time city record with their time of 1:29.79 at the New England Championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.

    4 x 400, Newton North

    Jordan Greene, Devin Coughlin, Dobbin Bookman, Raghav Kadambi, and Theo Burba defeated a talented Lexington squad by .04 seconds at the Division 1 meet. Kadambi replaced Bookman at New England’s and the Tigers ran the state’s fastest time this season at 3:22.82.

    4 x 800, Marshfield

    The Rams’ quartet of Mike Maglio, Joe Donovan, Derek Holmes, and James Condon teamed up to become the first Massachusetts Division 2 squad to break the 8-minute barrier in the 4x800 and finished in 7:51.41 at the New Balance nationals in New York, N.Y.

    Coaches of the Year

    Division 1: Jim Blackburn, Newton North


    Newton North was by far the deepest and most dominant team in the state under Blackburn, edging Lexington for the Division 1 state crown. A three-season coach since 1989, the 78-year-old has led the Tigers to 12 All-State titles.

    Division 2: Julie Collins, Mansfield

    Mansfield won the Division 2 state title under Collins, who has coached the Hornets since 2001. ‘‘The coach’s award is a team award,’’ she said, crediting the team’s success to its dedicated assistants and excellent athletes.

    Division 3: Vincent Catano, Catholic Memorial

    Catano coached a talented and balanced team to the Division 3 state title, with his Knights outscoring second-place Concord-Carlisle by a whopping 21 points. He credited his assistants, CM alums John Finn and Leo Peltier.

    Division 4: Ruben Reinoso, Wakefield

    In Reinoso’s fifth season at the helm, the Warriors had a perfect 5-0 league record and captured the Middlesex League Freedom Division crown. Wakefield also placed second at both the MIAA Division 4 state and relay meets.

    Division 5: Bill Tilden, Old Rochester

    A 17-year coach at Old Rochester, Tilden led the Bulldogs to a 9-0 season as well as South Coast Conference and Division 5 state titles. He attributed the team’s success this season to its dedicated young men and fantastic staff.


    Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Chris Carey. Falmouth: Niko Jancaaterino. Marshfield: James Condon, Joey Donovan, Elijah Duarte, Christian Friedel, Derek Holmes, Jimmy Jordan, Joe Joyce, Andrew Lamb, Mike Maglio, Brendan Ward. Nauset: Brian Brooks, Dyllon McNeill, Zavian Reynolds. Norwell: Brady Bailey, Jacob Krivitsky, Will Murphy, Steven O’Driscoll, Ethan Wu.

    Bay State — Brookline: Lucas Aramburu, Andrew Chabon, Sam Feingold-Gardner. Milton: Smith Charles (MVP), Edwin Dupreville. Natick: Owen Chase, Casey Kuehnapfel, Max Waltzman. Needham: Steven Flanagan. Newton North: Theo Burba, Mike Donovan, Jordan Greene, Nathaniel Klein, Andrew Mah. Norwood: Patrick Forrest. Walpole: Jack Kennefick. Wellesley: Ben Matejka, Max Perozek, Colby Stacun-Pickering, Jackson Taylor-Farrington. Weymouth: Matt Cronin, Dave Glavin, Cody Moran, Sebastian Radel.

    Big Three — Durfee: Cam Cabral, Asante Monteiro. New Bedford: Carlos Alves, Noah Johnson, Bruno Pires.

    Boston City — Brighton: J’Saun Bastien, Ricky Francois, Kierston Griffiths, Francis Sosa-Baez. East Boston: Micah Huntley, Ned Niles, Joel Pastrana. Latin Academy: David Edouard. O’Bryant: Sean Dykens. West Roxbury: Joseph Okafor.

    Cape Ann — Amesbury: Patrick McCue (MVP). Lynnfield: Nick Kinnon, David Pittilini. Masconomet: Sam Cataldo, Scott D’Attilio, Kyle Faddis, Luke Hosman, Luis Merida, Jack Seymour, Dylan Ursino. Newburyport: Sam Acquaviva, Jack Carleo (MVP), Kipp Erickson, Parker Hoover. North Reading: Vitaliy Andrusyshyn, Tom Helms. Pentucket: Morgan Capener, Chris Muollo, Nick Murphy, Billy O’Neil, Andrew Peterson. Triton: Chris Brennan.

    Dual County — Acton-Boxboro: Matt Antes, Will Collins, Brendan Flaherty, Colin Grip, Patrick Nero, Noah Sweeney, Adam Yang. Bedford: Zach Stevens. Boston Latin: Alex Kim. Cambridge: Zyair Aiguier-Bolling. Concord-Carlisle: Nathaniel Battista, Alex Ehrenthal, Christian Mitchell. Lincoln-Sudbury: Abdi Ali, Jack Carter, Joseph DeSantis, James Ensley, Adam Gyuris, Josh Herron, Aidan Levine, Peter Lindbloom, Michael Long, Max Lustig, Dan Parangi, Robert Roosa, Sam Scribner, Anderson Shew, Andrew Sifferlen, Trevor van Leer. Newton South: Adam O’Flaherty, Noah Whiting. Waltham: Andrew Chen, Antonio DiGenova. Wayland: Matthew Clayton. Westford: Ajeya Balasubramanyam, Mark Dunne. Weston: Jack Ballenger, Vincent Dong, Evan Doorandish.

    Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Bryce Conner, Devin Jolin, Ian Ross, Alexander Simoneau, Charlie Yoder. Bishop Stang: Noah O’Toole. Coyle & Cassidy: Peter Horvath. East Bridgewater: Kevin Aylward, Giovanni Cacciatore, Will Carter, Dan Lovell, Evan Ross, David Trask. Martha’s Vineyard: Nick Bonneau, Nathaniel Packer. Mashpee: Cam Kergo. Somerset Berkley: Andrew Farias.

    Greater Boston — Everett: William Barrett, Jason Guzman, Clarence Jules, Jalil Marinez, Walchris Nicholas. Malden: Juan Buenrostro, Reggie Charles, Pedro Lugo, Oussama Ourich, Patrick Pereira, Eric Toh, Brian Tran. Medford: Benjamin Candee, Marcos Maciel. Somerville: Matheus Bragatto, Ronan Fitzgerald, LeDondy Francois, Henry Hover, Elijah Jeffreys, Elijah Jeffries, Phillips Magre, Imler Ozit, Pierrelens Rene, Marcus Thomas, Gautier Victor.

    Hockomock — Attleboro: Isaiah Rodriquez (MVP), David Seybert. King Philip: Ethan Dunne. Mansfield: Kyle Amerantes, Kevin Crawford, Jereme DiLorenzo, Patrick Heavey, Nick Horn, Nick Hyland, Sean Lanzillo, Jackson Murphy, Kalin Petrov, Nick Rispoli, Mike Shannon. Milford: Jack Kalil. North Attleborough: Mario Bresko, Nick Rajotte, Matthew Remiels. Sharon: Juvan Elisma. Stoughton: Irlando DaRosa. Taunton: Lucas Alves, Jadin Bruneau, Daniel DeAndrade, Sam Krajewski, Dylan Lynch.

    Merrimack Valley — Andover: Devin Connell, Owen Mosher. Billerica: Jake Carlson (MVP). Central Catholic: Lukas Blythe, Greg Desrosiers. Chelmsford: Zach Jarnagin. Dracut: Jovan Argbekaen, Tyler Burgoyne. Haverhill: Jukka Morales. Lowell: Michael Akon, A.J. Byard, Thomas Cannon, Nick Czelewicz, Chris Galarza, Nasir Gibson, Jose Guzman, Christopher Polanco, Anthony Rodriguez, Jawahn Santiago. Methuen: Fernando Damota (MVP). North Andover: Eric Duffy, Tyler Glendon, Matt Monteiga, Trevor Nascar, Stephen Sabile.

    Middlesex — Arlington: Ryan Oosting. Belmont: Bryan Huang, Calvin Perkins. Burlington: Fernando Lamin, Ben Margalit, Mike Pavao, Ben Piotti, Rishabh Prakash, Eddie Reis. Lexington: Thomas Chin, Eli Gappelberg, Alex Hiser, Lucas Honohan, Thomas Lingard, Noah Shute, Kazu Uda-Thach. Melrose: Nick Chan, Sean Conlan, Adam Cook, Kevin Wheelock. Reading: Jack Geiger, Kelvin Hoyt, Mark Porter, Andrew Riffe, Andrew Yatsuhashi. Stoneham: Jake Luongo, Anthony Magazzu, Mike Reilly. Wakefield: Matt Greatorex, Nick McGee, Cole Mottl, Patrick Redmond, Adam Roberto, Dan Sallade, TJ Sellers, Brian Smith, Ryan Sullivan, Dan Summers. Wilmington: Nick Gorham. Winchester: Chris Decaro, Nathan Li, Sean Lu, Jack Wiseman. Woburn: Jake Bridge (MVP), Jacob Casey, Elisha George, Travis Hunt, Anshel Isles, Tracy Kalungi, Sebastian Labissiere, Marcus Qualls, Nic Romeo, Mark Swymer, Brendan Tumwesigye, Aryton Zargani.

    Northeastern — Beverly: Tommy Adams, Brian Harty. Danvers: Andrew Moriarty. Gloucester: Jacob Belcher, Kyle Manley. Lynn Classical: Tyler Way. Lynn English: Juan Avelino. Marblehead: Ryan Dumais, Thomas Huber, Ian Strothers. Peabody: Dhimitri Bido, Ramon Medrano, Amisaday Quijano. Revere: Andy Em, Jonathan Hysenaj. Salem: Giovanny Guzman. Saugus: Nick Silva. Swampscott: Devin Denham, Thomas McDevitt. Winthrop: Nikolas Beshere.

    Old Colony — Barnstable: Cam Donoghue, Cameron Faszewski. Bridgewater-Raynham: Chris Daly, Devante Greaves, Andrew Hallman, Marcus McNeil, John Stork. Dartmouth: Danny Grubbs-Donovan, Mac Lynch, Greg Martin, Colin McCabe, Brandon McNeil, Jordan Pacheco, Ben Paine.

    Patriot — Duxbury: Will Bittrich, Chris Chaisson. Hingham: Brendan Bettencourt, Evan Goddard, Sam Oomen-Lochtefeld. Middleborough: Mac Allioth, Evan Gwozdz. Quincy: Jimmy Cannon. Pembroke: Colton Cappa, Andrew Cirillo, Justin Gaiser, Tim Marx, Dan O’Neil (MVP), Cole Radke, William Richards, Alex Wengryn. Plymouth North: Ben Andrade, Zach Greeley, Nick McNamee (MVP), Josh Pestana, Bryan Ryder, Max Tripp. Plymouth South: Andrew Mahoney, John Quindley, Andrew Wagner. Silver Lake: Christian Moran, Max Shirikjian. Whitman-Hanson: Brian Edwards, Jack Ryan.

    South Coast — Apponequet: Aiden MacSweeney, Zach Pannagio. Case: Jase Garner, Kyle Koehler. Dighton-Rehoboth: Dean Bullock, Billy Davis, Kyle Rendon, Dylan Souza. Fairhaven: Noah Barton. Greater New Bedford: Djeury Amadao, Noah Martin, Jonathan Rice. Old Rochester: Will Hopkins, Daniel Renwick, Harry Smith, Eli Spevack, Adam Sylvia. Wareham: Bradley Harunkiewicz.

    Tri-County — Archbishop Williams: William Hua, Jared Kennedy, Stephen Lynch, Brendan McClelland, Anand Panigraphy (MVP). Arlington Catholic: Shawn Brown, Matt Hanley, Sean Kay, Matt Laurendeau. Austin Prep: Jeff Fernandes, Andrew Kazmer. Bishop Fenwick: Matthew DiBiase, Aiden Hill, Anthony Maida, Colin Norton. BC High: Alex Mastrocola, Chris McCarthy, Michael Mecha, Michael Pichay, Pat Watson. Brockton: Hansen Bastia, Benvindo Chicha Jr., Djosue Dos Santos, Christopher McCaffrey, Antoine McCray, Rudiano Ramos, Khoury Smith, Cedric Souffrant, Jordan Williams. Cardinal Spellman: Xavier Cato, Kevin Duterville, James O’Neill. Catholic Memorial: Christian Denny, Christian Gray, John Lara (MVP), Dylan Murad, Colin O’Neill, Oreoluwa Ojo, Kyle Sonnie, Abubaker Suleiman, Nick Techiera. Malden Catholic: Jack Albanese, Cam Albert, Dante Egizi, Nick Guerriero. Marian: Januario Carreiro. St. John’s (Shrewsbury): Patrick Craemer, Ben Kovacs, Bailey Mikule, Kamal Saunders, Ben Shaw, Tim Smith, Joseph Walsh. St. John’s Prep: Andrew Dearborn, Nikolas Reardon, Tristan Shelgren (MVP). St. Mary’s: James Brumfield. Xaverian: Patrick Barnes, Derek Lally.

    Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Alex Carr. Dover-Sherborn: Erik Linden. Holliston: Hampton Boyd. Medfield: Andrew Garfield (MVP), Noah Garfield. Medway: Kevin Roberts. Millis: Ethan Lazare. Norton: Joey Annand. Westwood: Zach Conant, Ryan Marten, Jonny Phan.

    How we picked the team

    The All-Scholastic boys’ indoor track team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by P.J. Wright. Photos by Mark Lorenz.