Shawsheen Tech Roundup: Track wins state pro meet | Sports

Shawsheen Tech Roundup: Track wins state pro meet |  Sports

The Shawsheen Tech athletics program had a strong finish to the season for coach Joe Gore.

The boys won the state small school professional championship.

Senior Zachary Rogers was fifth in the 100-meter dash in 11.83 seconds and senior John McLaughlin was 10th in 12.21.

Rogers also finished second in the 200 meters in 23.7 seconds and freshman Kevin Pio was 15th in 25.51.

In the 400 meters, junior Ethan Melanson was fifth in 55.65 seconds and freshman Hadi Sibay was ninth in 58.58.

Two Rams finished in the top four in the 800 meters.

Junior Noah Brooks was second in 2:04.79 and senior William Biscan was fourth in 2:10.74.

Brooks won the mile in 4:39.92 and Biscan was the two-mile champion in 11:11.93.

Senior Matthew Ramsey finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.57 seconds.

Shawsheen had another state champion in the 400 meter hurdles. In fact, the Rams had the top two in the race.

Junior Sid Tildsley won in 1:00.68 and Pio was second in 1:03.5.

Shawsheen finished sixth in the 4×100 relay with a quartet of McLaughlin, senior Matthew Lomardo, junior Trent Wedge and junior Jason Spaniol.

The Rams won the 4×400 relay behind a combination of Spaniol, Sibay, Brooks and Biscan.

Shawsheen finished third in the 4×800 relay with a group that included seniors Patrick Tassone, Gordon Noble and Logan Pyles as well as junior Jonathan Hureau.

The Rams had three of the top seven in the shot put.

Rogers finished fourth with a distance of 38 feet, 7 inches, senior Joshua Caruso finished sixth and junior Nathan Melo-Sabino finished seventh.

In the discus, senior Mason O’Rourke finished third with a distance of 111 feet, 2 inches and Caruso placed 12th.

Tildsley won her second state title in the javelin with a first-place throw that traveled 140 feet, 9 inches. Wedge finished seventh and junior Michael Ware was 10th.

Sophomore Derek Mulik finished fifth in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 4 inches.

Tildsley added third-place points in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet and Ramsey was fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 38 feet, 3.75 inches.

The Ram girls also did well in the State Voke finals.

Junior Makayla Nolan was state champion in the shot put, taking first place with a distance of 31 feet, 5.5 inches. She also won the discus, throwing 97 feet, 6 inches. Additionally, Nolan finished tied for sixth in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 4 inches.

In the javelin, junior Gabriella Walazek finished fifth with a distance of 65 feet, 6 inches.

In the 100 meters, junior Megan Steeves finished eighth in 14.32 seconds, sophomore Mackenzie Weatherbee finished 12th in 14.54 and sophomore Shea Kelley finished 13th in 14.58.

Shawsheen had three runners in the 200 meters.

Kelley finished eighth in 29.87 seconds, junior Elizabeth Santos finished 12th in 30.59 and freshman Paige Gallant finished 13th in 30.67.

In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Arianna Farrell finished second in 18.26 seconds while two Rams finished in the top 10 in the 400-meter hurdles. Sophomore Kara Clayton was third in 1:18.32 and sophomore Nadia Moustafa was 10th in 1:24.28.

In the 4×100 relay, Shawsheen finished fifth with a team that included Farrell, Kelley, Steeves and junior Kendra Minghella.

The Rams finished third in the 4×400 relay with a quartet of Moustafa, Weatherbee, Clayton and junior Tara Clark.

Shawsheen had three reps in the long jump.

Steeves finished third with a distance of 14 feet, 8 inches, Minghella finished 10th with a jump of 13 feet and Santos finished 12th, jumping 12-5.

In the triple jump, Ram freshman Micayla King finished ninth with a distance of 28 feet, 3 inches.

Shawsheen also competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship competition on May 16.

On the boys’ side, Rogers reached the 100-meter final and finished fifth in 11.61. He also finished second in the 200m in 23.56.

In the 400, Melanson finished sixth to lead the Rams and Spanoil finished 10th.

Shawsheen has three top-10 finishes in the 800m. Brooks was third in 2:04.79, Hureau eighth and Biscan ninth.

Brooks was the league champion in the mile in 4:46.91 and senior Gordon Noble finished ninth in 5:34.1.

In the two miles, Biscan was third in 11:29.49 and Tassone fifth in 11:50.51. Senior Logan Pyles finished ninth in the race.

In the hurdles, Ramsey was third in the 110 hurdles in 16.89 and Tildsley was third in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.16.

The 4×800 relay team of Brooks, Hureau, Biscan and Noble also took first place for the boys.

In the shot put, Rogers and Caruso finished third and fourth, O’Rourke third in the discus and Tildsley won the javelin with a distance of 150 feet, 4 inches.

On jumps, Mulik finished third in the high jump, Tildsley won the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 7 inches and Ramsey finished fifth in the triple jump.

Among the girls, rookie Alyssa Beaudoin finished fourth in the 100m in 13.53 seconds. Kelley and Steeves also had strong races, finishing ninth and tenth, respectively. Beaudoin also finished third in the 200m in 28.53.

In the 400, Clayton was third in 1:08.39, Clark seventh and Minghella ninth.

In the 800, junior Amelia Matzke finished fifth in 2:54.51.

Junior Corrine Foley was eighth in the mile and freshman Eloise Krochune was sixth in 15:06.15.

In the hurdle races, Farrell was second in the 100 hurdles in 18.23 and Clayton was second in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:13.34. Moustafa finished seventh in 1:23.04.

Nolan once again won the shot put and discus at the CAC meet.

Senior Addison Dunham finished 12th in the shot and Walazek took third in the discus.

In the javelin, senior Finley Dunham was fourth, Walazek fifth and Nolan fourth in the high jump.

In the long jump, Steeves finished fifth and King sixth to lead the Rams in the triple jump.


The Shawsheen Tech baseball team finished 17-3 overall after finishing the year with wins over Wilmington and Essex Tech.

The Rams defeated Essex by a score of 11-1 last Thursday.

Shawsheen got some good pitching from starting pitcher Will Trach, who threw a complete game four-hitter to get the win.

Offensively, Shawsheen was led by Brendan Lee and Robbie Welch, who each drove in three runs. Brody Amenkowicz chipped in with two RBIs and Nate Galanis drove in two runs with a big triple.

Lukas Poirier added a hit and scored twice.

Against Wilmington, Shawsheen won by a score of 8-5, completing a season sweep against the Wildcats.

Shawsheen opened the game by taking an early lead by scoring a run in the bottom of the first led by Poirier’s triple and an RBI double from Galanis.

The Rams had nine hits on the day to score eight runs.

Poirier was 4-for-4 at the plate and also pitched well for Shawsheen, going six innings.

Galanis had four RBIs on the day and Amenkowicz contributed a two-run double.

Welch and Dyllon Pratt also had great successes.

Lacrosse for girls

The Shawsheen Tech women’s lacrosse team certainly had a strong regular season.

Down the stretch, the Rams won four of their last five games before dropping a 12-10 decision to Wilmington, which left Shawsheen with a 12-5 record.

Five different girls scored goals against Wilmington.

Cera Salter led the way with four and Izzy Ferguson and Riley Rourke each added two. Jude Sloman and Alyssa Costantellio also had goals.

Mia Vacha made five saves in front of the net.

Before Wilmington, Shawsheen defeated Nashoba Tech in a close game, 12-9.

A balanced attack once again sparked the Rams with seven different scorers.

Salter and Ferguson scored three goals each, Sloman two and the individual goals went to Alexis Fox, Fiona Rexford, Natalia Pitta and Rourke.

Vacha made nine saves.

The Rams also beat Northeast Regional and Lowell Catholic in other recent action.

In a 10-4 win at Lowell Catholic, Sloman, Rourke and Rexford each scored twice to lead the offense. Other goals went to Fox, Pitta, Salter and Ferguson.

Defensively, Shawsheen was led by Morgan Glover, Maya Noyes, Emerson Glover and Val Mosquera.