WINTER ALL-SCHOLASTICS; Boys Track; The Boston Herald presents the

WINTER ALL-SCHOLASTICS; Boys Track; The Boston Herald presents the

CHRIS BARNICLE

NEWTON NORTH

The junior continues to build his reputation as one of the state’s top distance runners. Barnicle finished second in the state meet in the mile (4 minutes, 11 seconds) and will try to defend state championship in the 2-mile during this spring season. He also is a standout cross country runner, finishing third in the Division 1 state meet last fall.

MAT FRANKEL

NEWTON NORTH

Another member of the deep and well-rounded Newton North team, Frankel won the state championship in the shot put at 56 feet, 5 inches after finishing second in the Class A meet. The Bay State Conference All-Star and captain was part of the Tigers’ New England champion shot put relay. Frankel also is a standout in football, which he will play at Brown in the fall.

VICTOR GRAS

BELMONT

Another season, another All-Scholastic honor for Gras, who continues his stellar career for the Marauders. The senior captured the state title in the 1,000 meters, also had the nation’s top time in the 800 and was second in the mile in the Millrose Games. Gras was the Div. 1 state champion in cross country during the fall. He is undecided about his college plans.

JOHN LANCASTER

FOXBORO

Lancaster brought his talents to the track and won a state title in the 55-meter dash with a personal-best time of 6.51 seconds. A school record holder in three events, the senior also has a top long jump of 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches. Lancaster was an All-Scholastic running back in football and will continue his grid career at Georgetown, with an eye toward running track as well.

JOSUE LOUISSAINT

MADISON PARK

Louissaint dominated what traditionally is one of the most competitive events, sweeping to victories in the high jump throughout the winter. The senior won Boston City League, state and New England titles and his leap of 6 feet, 9 inches set a Class A record. Louissaint also was fifth in the nationals. He is considering Rhode Island, Emmanuel and Connecticut.

PAUL MORRIS

LEXINGTON

Coming off an All-Scholastic cross country season, Morris continued to be one of the state’s top distance runners. The junior won the Class A title in the mile, then cut four seconds off his time in winning the state title in 9 minutes, 33 seconds. A Middlesex League All-Star, Morris led the Minutemen to an unbeaten regular season and league title.

JOHAN RAFAEL

LAWRENCE

Rafael proved to be one of the state’s best sprinters this winter, winning the Class A title and then finishing just behind All- Scholastic John Lancaster in the state meet. The junior also was third in New England and fifth at the State Coaches Meet. The school record holder in the 100 meters, Rafael is considering Rhode Island, Merrimack, Penn State and Springfield.

ROBERT SIMPSON

BROCKTON

Simpson dominated the 300-meter races during his senior season, winning the Tri-County League championship as well as the Class A and state titles. He was unbeaten in league meets and led the Boxers to an unbeaten regular season, a State Relays championship and second in both the Class A and state meets. A Big Three All-Star in football, Simpson will attend New Hampshire.

CHADD STEINHAUSER

WESTFORD ACADEMY

Steinhauser just missed captured his first state title in the 600 meters, finishing second for the second time in his career. Still, his personal best of 1 minute, 21.94 seconds was sixth-fastest in the country this year. The senior also placed third in New England in the event. Steinhauser was an Eastern Mass. All-Star in soccer, but will continue his track career at BU.

MARCUS VAUGHN

NORTH ATTLEBORO

Vaughn showed his versatility and value to the Red Rocketeers this winter by winning a pair of state titles. The senior captured the 55- meter hurdles (7.55 seconds), then added a win in the long jump (21 feet, 4 3/4 inches). Vaughn also was a Hockomock League All-Star in football, runs outdoor track and plays the drums. He is considering Syracuse, Northeastern and UMass.

JON WOFSY

NEWTON NORTH

Wofsy won a close battle with fellow All-Scholastic Chadd Steinhauser to take home the state title in the 600 meters (1 minute, 21.65 seconds). The senior also won the Class A crown and helped the Tigers to team championships in both meets. A member of last spring’s New England champion 4×400 relay, Wofsy also runs cross country and is an honor student.

4×200 RELAY

LAWRENCE

While Johan Rafael put together a dazzling individual season, he also led senior teammates Eric Diaz and Eric Gonzalez as well as sophomore Enrique Cuesta as the foursome captured the state relay championship with a time of 1 minute, 31.56 seconds. The Lancers also won the McIntyre, State Coaches and Class A titles.

Diaz holds the school’s outdoor long jump record (23 feet, 5 inches) and was part of a McIntyre record-setting long jump relay (62- 3). An honor roll student, Diaz also was the Thanksgiving Day MVP after scoring three touchdowns against Greater Lawrence.

Gonzalez also was a member of the long jump relay team and holds the school indoor record in that event. He also ran the 300 and competes in the 200 and triple jump in the spring. A football player and honor student, Gonzalez hopes to run track and major in criminal justice in college.

Cuesta, who arrived in Lawrence this year from Colombia, won the 300 at the Auerbach Freshman/Sophomore Meet and was third in both the State Coaches and Class A meets. Cuesta also plays soccer for the Lancers.

4×400 RELAY

XAVERIAN

Xaverian is a school known for its athletic talent, so the Hawks’ state relay title should come as little surprise. Seniors Doug Hamilton and Dan O’Hara joined juniors Zack Asack and Ryan Keough to post a winning time of 3 minutes, 27.92 seconds.

Hamilton also was a member of Xaverian’s 4×800-meter relay tha placed sixth in New England in 2003. He is undecided about his future plans.

O’Hara was a member of the school’s state pentathlon champion team this winter and the record-setting high jump relay in 2003. He also is a three-year varsity soccer player and honor roll student. O’Hara is looking at New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Asack won the Class A title in the 55-meter hurdles while taking third in the state and seventh in New England. He also is a standout football player, already a two-time Catholic Conference All-Star who has shown interest in several Division 1 schools to continue his grid career.

Keough also competed individually in the state meet, taking sixth in the 600 meters.

4×800 RELAY

NEWTON NORTH

All-Scholastic individual Chris Barnicle added his distance talents to the Tigers relay team, joining seniors Tom Davis and Brian Robb and sophomore David Polgar to take the state championship with a time of 8 minutes, 4.98 seconds.

Davis also was a valuable individual on the Tigers’ state championship team, competing in both the mile and 800. He also is a member of the cross country and outdoor track teams.

Robb served as team captain and is a five-time varsity letterwinner. Also a member of the outdoor track team, Robb enjoys baseball and basketball and plays the trumpet. He is undecided about his future plans.

Polgar will look to carry on the torch for the Tigers as the other underclassman of the group. Like his teammates, he also runs year- round as a member of the cross country and outdoor track teams.

ATLANTIC COAST LEAGUE – John Clifford, Chris Cuff, Richard Klimm, Payton Preston, Miguel Robinson (Dennis-Yarmouth); Dave Arruda, Alex Boris, Erico Gerenia, Andrew O’Donnell (Plymouth North); Woody Price, Tom Trull (Randolph); Jesse Fernandes, Justin Fernandes, Brandon Josselyn, Tim McGonagle, Jeff Moreau (Whitman-Hanson). HONORABLE MENTION: Tom Moorey (Dennis-Yarmouth); Rob Jaegar, Matt Makein (Plymouth North); Eric Ashe (Whitman-Hanson).

BAY STATE CONFERENCE – Justin Lutz, Greg Smith (Braintree); Matias Carrasco, Seth Housman, Jordan Wright (Brookline); Rex Radloff (Dedham); Mark Anderson, Reyshaude Goodwyn, Eric Lee, Dan Shamir, David Taylor (Natick); Chris Barnicle, Kevin Chan, Tom Davis, Mat Frankel, Ben Fulton, Jamal Gill, David Polgar, Brian Robb, Peter Sun, Jon Wofsy (Newton North); Mike Jones (Norwood); James Mwangi, Ryan Palingo, J.J. Prior (Weymouth).

BIG THREE CONFERENCE – Khalid Abdi, Daryl Alexander, Jose Depina, Keith Gill, Herman Glasgow, Richard Johnson, David Lopes, Robert Simpson, Jason Vega (Brockton); Kevin Berney, Jose DeFarias (Durfee); Jonathan Medeiros, Ross Roballo (New Bedford).

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE – Andre Campbell (Boston English); Frank Hart (East Boston); Tyrone Holley, Ibrahim Jalloh, Josue Louissaint, Jose Santos, Eric Taldon (Madison Park); Kelechi, Ruben Sanca (O’Bryant).

DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE – Dan Blau, Alden Gassert, Ed Monk, Kyle Pochini (Acton-Bpxboro); Dan Richter (Bedford); Mark Bradford, Ben Foley, Dan Kamen, Peter Kim, Chris McDonough, Chris Mendonas, Alex Miller, Eric Sax, Andrew Smith, Matt Tenure (Lincoln-Sudbury); Ben Ashbrook, Nate Farber, Matt Starr (Newton South); Mike Allen, Damien Angelos, Sam Breslin, Grant Freiling, Aldi Kaza, Robert Keller, Marc Perkins, Mike Stein (Wayland); Peter Burke, Bill Harmon, Chadd Steinhauser (Westford Academy).

EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Steffon Leach, Dan Smusz (Attleboro); James Anacone, Dennis Antonino, Dan Beksha, Patrick Benson, Brandon Fontaine, Robert McCourt, Nick Messinger, Colin Rand, Eric Walker (Bishop Feehan); Ben Moberg (Bishop Stang); Christopher Desrochers (Coyle-Cassidy); Chuck Bouchard, Adam Nunes (Dartmouth); Mike Pierce (Somerset).

GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE – Ted O’Reilly (Arlington); Aaron Carter, K. Galuski, Ronnie Speller (Cambridge); Maradonna Alcime, Davidson Cimea, Andrew Dancewicz, Mark Garcia (Everett); Chris Coughlin (Medford); Angel Batista, Loeys Batista, Johnny Encarnacion, Richard Hartigan, Spencer Rennick (Peabody); Ryan Burke, Jason D’Amelio, Brad Evans, M. Imbrig, Bill Melchionno (Revere); Christopher Bo, Keith O’Donnell (Somerville); Steven Gerome, David Williams, Spencer Wims (Waltham).

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE – Nate Sharpe (Canton); John Lancaster, John Lyles (Foxboro); Joe Conroy, Mike Lyon (King Philip); Jeremy Langton, Derek McCune, Matt Meagher, Mike Watson, Terry Young (Mansfield); Marcus Vaughn (North Attleboro); Matt Bronstein, Drew Harrington, Matt Hart, Jake Hopkins, Garrett Jones, Steve Marsh, Frank O’Leary (Oliver Ames). MVP: Drew Harrington (Oliver Ames).

MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE – Ryan Durkin, Vinny Errico, Robert Kaufman, Garret Rainor (Andover); Juan Calixto, Victor Martinez, Mike O’Donnell (Central Catholic); Johan Rafael (Lawrence); Brian Gangon, Jeison King, Claudius Zorokong (Lowell); Matt Colbert, Patrick Culhane, Erik Gonzalez, Kevin Lacroix, Brandon McKinnon, Mike Miranda (Methuen); Peter Fortunato (Tewksbury).

MIDDLESEX LEAGUE – Nate Baird, Victor Gras, Stelios Markantonis (Belmont); Jesse Faller, Jay Thorstensen Shaun Tirrell (Burlington); Archie Abrams, Willi Ballenthin, Jon Cunha, Eric Lach, Paul Morris, Ian Moloney (Lexington); Eugene Hill (Melrose); Bryan Koenig, Andrew Lann, Joe Kwiatek (Reading); Chris Botelho, Kevin Galarza, Andy LeBrun (Stoneham); Thomas Treacy (Wakefield); Justin Laliberte (Winchester); Tim Barrow, Brendan Meehan, Dan Welch (Woburn). MVP: Jon Cunha (Lexington).

TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE – DIVISION 1: Andy Farrell, Steve Hunt, Kevin Madden, Brian Mulkern (BC High); Khalid Abdi, Daryl Alexander, Sam Besong, Jose Depina, Keith Gill, Herman Glasgow, Evans Jacques, Richard Johnson, David Lopes, Robert Simpson, Jason Vega (Brockton); Dan Carroll (Catholic Memorial); Ross Roballo (New Bedford); Andrew DeSalvo, Jeff Gandt (St. John’s Prep); Zack Asack, Alec Bleday, William Stillman (Xaverian). DIVISION 2: Jesse Coute (Archbishop Williams); John Jean-Lewis (Arlington Catholic); Mike Asci, John Cuoco, Chris Pedi, Joe Pino (Austin Prep); Chima Andsey (Cathedral); Brian Caccavale, Jared Cassagrande, Kevin Halloran, Tim Halloran, Peter Martinez, Joe Norton, Tom Sleeper, Joe Van Wart (Marian). MVP: Dan Carroll (Catholic Memorial). OUTSTANDING PERFORMER: Khalid Abdi and Keith Gill (Brockton). BOSENQUET COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Zachary Patten (New Bedford).

TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE – Mike Melendez, Jeremy Morse (Ashland); John Irvine, Steve Prior, Antonio Ventrella (Bellingham); Mark Boylan, Peter Landry (Holliston); Mark Anderson, Andy Bettina, Jon Stickney (Hopkinton); Alex Hinga, Phil Kiley, Daniel Moss, Tom Woods (Medfield); Jason Muller (Norton); Jon Brenton, Andres Castro, Jesse Plate (Westwood). ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Tom Woods (Medfield). COACH OF THE YEAR: Nick Stevens (Medfield). TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP: Holliston.

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