Monday, June 3, 2013
Four Watertown teams made it to postseason play this spring, and a number of track teams members competed int he State Meet.
For the second year in a row, the Watertown boys lacrosse team won its opening game in the State Tournament, and the girls team made it for the first time ever. These were just two fo the teams in the postseason this spring. The Raiders boys lacrosse team traveled to the South Coast to face Old Rochester, and routed the hosts 13-3 in the first round of Div. 3 East Section tournament on May 30. Watertown's attack was led by Anthony Busconi and Joey Farrar, both with four goals, according to a report on SouthCoastToday.com. Other Raiders who scored were Danny loprete with two, and Joey Kelland, Chris Fidler Matt Donnell with one apiece. The Raiders then faces No. 4 seed Canton, and fell 12-10 in Canton. Watertown ended the season with a …
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Watertown baseball and softball teams both earned spots in the postseason.
Watertown High School runners showed they could compete with the best at the MIAA East Div. 4 Meet on Sunday, with two runners finishing second and others scoring points. Watertown junior James Garbier took second place in the 800 meters at the Div. 4 Outdoor Track Meet at North Reading High School with a time of 1:58.73, according to results on Milesplit.com. On the girls side senior Christelle Madou’s time of 13.32 seconds in the 100 meters earned her second place in the Div. 4 Track Meet. The Raiders’ boys 4 x 400 relay also had success, placing third with a time of 3:36.59. Watertown junior Lea Strangio placed fourth in the girls 400 meters with her time of 1:01.58. With a throw of 24-feet-4.5-inches placed junior Casey Halle sixth at …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Emilio Alvarez set a new school record in the 400 hurdles at the All-State Meet.
Watertown High School has a new school record, after Emilio Alvarez's performance in the 400 hurdles at the All-State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Fitchburg State on Tuesday. The senior finished 12th and won his heat with a time of 57.11. Alvarez broke the previous record by .62 seconds, said Watertown boys' track coach Tom Wittenhagen. The previous mark was set in 2010 by Kevin O'Laughlin. Alvarez finished fourth in the same event at the MIAA Div. 4 Track Meet on May 26. Also at the meet, the girls 4 x 100 relay finished fifth with a time of 50.40. The team of Christelle Madou, Lauren Basile, Meaghan Kelly and Talia Flores won the event at the Div. 4 Track Meet, and will compete in the Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The girls 4 x 100 relay team claimed its third title in a row and the boys 4 x 800 relay made a huge improvement to take the crown.
One used a burst of speed, while the other used patience, but both Watertown High School relay teams took the title at the MIAA Div. 4 Track Championships at North Reading High School on Saturday. Seeded second, the boys' 4 x 800 relay team obliterated its best time of the year, said coach Tom Wittenhagen. "They ran 8:15.89, and dropped 16 seconds," Wittenhagen said. "That is an incredible amount – by far the most dropped by any team (at the meet)." Wittenhagen said his runners – Kevin Eskici, Alex Ambila, Emilio Alvarez and Ethan LeClair – ran a smart race by running the first lap smooth and then running hard the second time around the track. "They could have been hero runners and passed a lot of people the first lap and then lose it at …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The team ran its third-best time of the season at the New Balance Nationals in New York City. They hope to qualify for the Outdoor Nationals this spring.
When the indoor track season began, Watertown High School girls’ coach David Mastro had not thoughts about sending runners to Nationals, but now he looks forward to a return trip during the upcoming outdoor track season. The girls’ 4 x 200 relay qualified for the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, where they ran a 1:47.59 to finish 29th in the Emerging Elite Division last Friday. “I’m really proud of them and what they achieved,” Mastro said. “If you told me in the beginning of the season they would make nationals I would have had a hard time seeing it.” The team had the core of a national-caliber team, with seniors Talia Flores, Lauren Basile and Meaghan Kelly returning, but he needed to find an anchor leg. “We had several …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The foursome continues to trim time off their runs each time they hit the track and they have one final performance at the Indoor Nationals on Friday.
Each time the Watertown High School girls 4 x 200 relay team has hit the track this season they improved their time, except once, and they bounced back from that race to get all the way to the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City this weekend. Since their first meet in December, the team of Talia Flores, Lauren Basile, Meaghan Kelly – all seniors – and junior Christelle Madou have knocked more than 10 seconds off their time and in the last five weeks they have dropped 1.5 seconds off the Nationals qualifying time. The team’s improvements has impressed Watertown High School girls’ track coach David Mastro. “They are one of the few teams in the 4 x 200 (relay) that has improved every meet,” Mastro said. “They improved every time …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Raiders were led by the girls 4 x 200 relay, and the boys also placed in the top 8 in a couple events.
The Watertown's girls track team earned eighth place at the MIAA Div. 4 Indoor Track & Field Championship Saturday behind the girls 4 x 200 relay team's win, but other athletes on the girls and boys teams performed well at the meet at Boston's Reggie Lewis Track Center. Seniors Talia Flores, Lauren Basile and Meaghan Kelly, along with junior Christelle Madou, won the 4 x 200 relay in a school record time of 1:47.69. Flores took home a fourth place in the 300 meter run, which she ran in 42.39 seconds. She also flew to seventh place in the long jump, with her jump of 16-feet-3.5 inches. Kelly also placed fifth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.05 seconds. Basile ran the 55 meter dash in 7.55 second to place seventh. The Raiders boys…
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Raiders set a new record in the process, and prepare for the national meet in New York City.
The Watertown High School foursome of Talia Flores, Lauren Basile, Meaghan Kelly and Christelle Madou ran to a state title and a new school record Saturday at the MIAA Div. 4 State Meet at Reggie Lewis Track Center. The 4 x 200 relay team ran a 1:47.69 in the meet, and hope to improve as the prepare for the High School Indoor Nationals in New York City in March.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Raiders boys' track team claimed a second place and a third place finish at the meet held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center.
Watertown High School’s girls’ track team took home three wins and the boys had two top-three finishes at the Middlesex League indoor track meet at the Reggie Lewis Track Center over the weekend. The girls’ 4x200 meter relay finished first with a time of 1:49.36. The team included runners Talia Flores, Lauren Basile, Meaghan Kelly and Christelle Madou. Flores won the 300-meter event with a time of 42.85 and Kelly won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.18 seconds. On the boy’s side, Watertown’s Alec Holland finished second in the 2-mile race with a time of 10:21.00. Shot-putter Patrick Lally placed third with a throw of 42-feet-4-inches. Calista Diehl finished second in the girls’ mile run with a time of 5:44.40. After running the top time in the …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Watertown Girls Track team, led by the sprint relay team, continues its successful season at the All New England Track Meet.
As the school season winds down and the heat begins to creep into the region, the Watertown girls' track team continues to burn up competition through out Massachusetts, and now is focused on competition from farther afield. Led by the "Fab Four" relay team (as they are called by teammates), the girls are still making some strong showings in some of the final competitions of the season. The team finished well enough last week during All State Meet in Bridgewater to advance to the All New England Track Championships on Saturday in Burlington, Vt. Junior Talia Flores placed 24th in the 400 meter dash, while fellow classmate Lauren Basile placed 15th in the 200 meter dash. Their senior captain Rachel Thomas, who was the team's largest point …