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Newton Athletes Take Home Two New England Track & Field Championship Titles

The 26th New England Track & Field Championships were held on Saturday, March 2 at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston.

Newton came home with a pair of championship titles and a few top achievements following Saturday's New England Track & Field Championships in Boston. 

Newton South senior Jung Park placed first in the boys' 55-meter hurdle race, finishing ahead of Isaiah McEwen of Bloomfield, Conn. and Ben Colello of Lincoln-Sudbury, Mass., according to stats provided by MileSplit Mass.

Park also took home the 55-meter hurdle title at the all-state tournament on Feb. 23. 

Newton's second championship title went to Newton North senior Carl Whitham, who finished first in the boys' shot put. Whitham topped second place finisher Evan Dombrowski of St. John's Prep (Mass.) and Jared Bell of Deering, Maine.

Whitham had finished third in the all-state tournament on Feb. 23.

Other notable Newton achievements from Saturday's competition:

  • Newton North junior Michaela Smith finished second in the girls' shot put. She also finished second in the all-state tournament.
  • Newton North senior Ryan Lucken finished second in the boys' 300-meter dash. Lucken also finished second in the all-state tournament on Feb. 23.
  • Newton South girls' 4x800 meter relay team finished 12th. The team is made up of juniors Elizabeth Fineman, Alekhya Chaparala, Lucrecia Aguilar and Anna Rhatigan.

Saturday's New England Track & Field Championships were held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston. 

In addition to Saturday's achievements, the Newton North girls' indoor track team also took home the state championship on Feb. 23. Newton South finished at No. 34 in the all-state meet.

The Newton North boys' team finished fifth in the state championship while the Newton South boys' team finished 15th.

Information provided by MileSplit Mass. and the MIAA tournament website.

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