Meet Recap: New Balance Nationals (Day 1 & Day 2)

The New Balance Nationals Indoor Championships has been billed as the Fastest Party On The Planet.

It could very well be that way for a number of our MA track & field athletes that will be competing inside the TRACK at new balance this weekend at the four-day meet (Thursday to Sunday). Bay State Running will keep you updated each day on the sure-to-be great happenings at nationals by our local stars. Below we have links to the Live Stream and Live Results.

Check back here often as we’ll provide daily updates of each day at NBN!






Championship Events

  • Belmont’s Ellie Shea was locked in from the start in the girls’ Two Mile where she clocked a nation No. 1 of 9:49.82. The junior phenom built a 13-second lead by the mile mark, whic she went through in 4:51.79. Rattling off consistent 74-75 second 400s, Shea was able to dip under 9;50 with a final 400m split of 71.83.
  • The Newton North boys took the bronze in the boys’ Sprint Medley Relay. The quartet of Everton Muir, Myles Scott. Quincy Scott and Tyler Tubman combined for a nation No. 3 of 3:30.80.
  • Lexington fell short of qualifying for the finals of the boys’ 4x200m but still managed a state best of 1:29.01 with the quartet of Jake Wheaton, Kha Uda-Thach, Branndon Uda-Thach and Alexious Kontothanassis.
  • Wachusett improved on its state best in the girls’ 4x200m relay by clocking 1:43.03 in its preliminary heat. Nyah Santana, Kate Larose, Aila Head and Rahma Giwa comprised the foursome. Lowell was timed in a strong 1:44.28.
  • MA runner populated the boys’ 2M with Framingham’s Sam Burgess leading the way. Burgess placed 23rd overall in 9:08.74. He was followed by Oliver Ames’ Ryan Sarney (25th, 9:09.20), Brimmer & May School’s Brian Gamble (31st, 9:10.70), St. John’s Prep’s Nathan Lopez (38th, 9:13.30), Catholic Memorial’s CJ Sullivan (39th, 9:14.18)

Rising Stars’ Events

  • Logan Tracia of Peabody clocked a time of 4:22.92 to finish 12th overall in the boys’ Mile. North Andover’s Camden Reiland was 19th at 4:26.23.
  • Milton’s Katie O’Toole was 18th in the girls’ Mile, crossing the line in 5:15.62.
  • The Norton girls earned a spot on the podium by placing fourth in the SMR with a near school record of 4:14.40. The foursome consisted of Jillian Strynar, Shaylee Owens, Ali Murphy, Shea Podbelski.
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Freshman Events

  • Framingham’s Sasha Lamakina placed 17th overall in the Freshman 400m where she was timed in 1:01.08. Braintree’s Victoria Barry was 38th at 1:03.70.
  • Walpole’s Ila Zollo was 29th in the mile with a time of 5:30.22.

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