What’s Happening So Far At NBN, Nike Nationals?

The opening days of the New Balance Nationals and Nike Indoor Nationals have produced its share pf quality performances by our MA track & field athletes.

Among the highlights so far from Friday’s action…


Haverhll’s Natanael Vigo-Catala qualified for the finals in the 400-meter run. Vigo-Catala was the fastest in Heat 5 and fifth overall in the prelims on Friday with a season best of 48.01 seconds. The finals are scheduled for 5:44 p.m., on Saturday.

In their heats of the girls’ 400m, Whitnsville Christian’s Avery Glidden (57.64) and Dennis Yarmouth’s Breanna Braham (57.77) clocked all-time bests.

Worcester Tech was the top finisher in the boys’ 4x200m, placing 17th overall with a time of 1:31.36. The quartet consisted of Michael Gyimah, MIchael Moreku, Wellington Freeman and Cyprian Ojatabu. Peabody was 24th at 1:32.67.

In the boys’ distance medley relay, Brookline was tenth overall with a state No. 2 of 10:21.61.


Anchored by Footlocker All-American Tamrat Gavenas, Phillips Academy was seventh overall in the DMR. Gravenas clocked a 4:13.48 mile leg for the Big Blue. Holliston was fourth in its heat and 27th overall in the girls’ DMR with a time of 12:29.59. Maggie Kuchman and Carmen Luisi bookended the relay with respective times of 3:48 and 5:07 for their 1,200m and 1,600m legs.

Brockton’s Lucas Andrade, a winner in the hurdles at the Meet of Champions and New England’s, leaped a near best of 6-5 in the high jump That effort tied Andrade for 25th overall.

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