MSTCA Boston Holiday Challenge, Distance Classic & Pentathlon This Week

Our high school student-athletes have a break from their studies with Christmas vacation. But for several, there won’t be a break from competition with two invitationals being held this week. On Wednesday, the TRACK at New Balance will play host to the MSTCA Boston Holiday Challenge. Less than 24 hours after the final event, is the annual MSTCA Distance Classic & Pentathlon at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.


The Boston Holiday Challenge, which is sponsored by New Balance, has once again drawn some elite competition from not only Massachusetts but from throughout the region. We’ll soon be previewing some of the featured events here at Bay State Running. The meet kicks off early at 9 a.m. Below we have the full schedule and links to the entries and live results.



Field Events – 9:00 a.m.
Shot Put: Boys followed by Girls
Weight Throw: After the conclusion of the Girls Shot Put; Boys followed by Girls
Field Events – Upon Conclusion of Dash Finals
Long Jump: Boys and girls simultaneously on separate runways.
Triple Jump: On the same runway/gender as long jump at the conclusion of the
long jump finals.
High Jump: Boys and Girls compete simultaneously.
Pole Vault: Boys and Girls compete simultaneously.
Inifield – 9:00 a.m.
The hurdles and dash will be contested as 60-meter races. However, 55-meter FAT
en route times will be provided to assist those athletes whose state meets rely on
the 55-meter distance.
Hurdles Trials: Boys followed by Girls; Fastest 8 advance to the Final.
Hurdle Finals: Boys before Girls

Dash Trials: Boys followed by Girls; Fastest 8 advance to the Final.
Dash Finals: Boys before Girls
Oval – Upon Conclusion of Dash Finals – Boys followed by Girls (all oval events are
finals on time, with fastest sections last)
Sprint Medley Relay: 200m-200m-400m-800m run with a 3-turn stagger*
Freshman One Mile Run:
One Mile Run:
600 Meter Run: 2-turn stagger*
1,000 Meter Run:
300 Meter Run: In lanes the entire race*
New Balance Championship 400 Meters: 2-turn stagger; no lane 1*
Two Mile Run:
4 x 200 Meter Relay: 3-turn stagger*
4 x 800 Meter Relay:
4 x 400 Meter Relay: 2-turn stagger*
New Balance Championship 1 Mile:


The Distance Classic & Pentathlon kicks off at 8:15 a.m., on Thursday with the first event of the pentathlon. The track events begin at 10 a.m. The events to be contested in the Distance Classic are the 800-meter run, 1,000m, Mile, Two Mile, 4x800m and Distance Medley. The shot is also on the agenda.

Click on the link below for the entries/live results for the meet.


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