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In 2017, the Dover-Sherborn varsity boys track team made school history by winning their first TVL title since 1986.
The Raider runners did exceptionally well at the Division IV Championship Meet, as after winning the same event in the TVL championships, senior PJ Doyle broke the school record in the javelin with a throw of 183’11”. The throw was enough to earn Doyle first place in the event and crown him Division IV state champ; he will compete in the All-State event on Saturday, June 3.
Junior Erik Linden broke the school record in the 800 meter with a time of 1:56.72. Erik will be joining Doyle in the All State meet this Saturday. At the conference championship meet, Linden was a double TVL Champ, winning the mile with a personal best of 4:33.19 in the brutal heat. He went on to run another personal best time of 159.51 to win the 800.
Despite it being his first season on the track team, senior John Schroeder was the TVL champ in the discus with a personal best throw of 127'3".
Sophomore standout Spencer Robbins broke the school record during the TVL Championships in the long jump, jumping 20'10.25" to break the school record of 20'10."Junior Owen Searle placed third in the mile with a personal record time of 4:33.71 at the Division IV meet. Owen will be competing at All States this weekend. Sophia Cutler placed fourth in the discus and will also be competing at All-States.
The 4×800 relay team of Linden, Searle, Peter Phelan, and Sam Hartley placed third. They were one second off of the school record and will compete at the All State meet on Saturday.
After placing second in the two-mile at the TVL’s, Phelan also ran a personal record in the two-mile at the Division IV meet with a time of 10:05.98, placing fifth in the event. Freshman Spencer Robbins placed 6th in the long jump and senior John Schroeder placed seventh in the discus.
The girls 4×400 relay team of Sydney McLaughlin, Tatum Evans, Rachel DaSilva, and Jillian Davis placed sixth.
After placing second in the TVL with a personal best time of 45.94, the 4×100 relay team of Angus Goodearl, Tylan Mendes, Spencer Robbins, and Brooks Walsh placed eighth at the Division IV meet.
Luke Martiros threw a personal best 125'2" in the discus placing third in the event at the TVL’s. Nick Barry placed sixth in the discus.
Owen Searle placed third in the mile and fourth in the 800. Linden and Searle earned 30 points during these two events.
Sam Hartley placed third in the javelin. Hartley also placed fifth in the 400. He was also the anchor leg on the 4×400 relay team which placed third at the TVL’s and included Cam Tanaka, Klaus Wieyemer, and Jacob Robin.
Tylan Mendes threw a huge personal best in the shot at the TVL’s with a throw of 40'9.3," earning him a tie for third. PJ Doyle also threw a personal best with a throw of 39'6.5," earning him a sixth place finish in the shot at the TVL’s.
Erik Linden, PJ Doyle, John Schroeder, Spencer Robbins, Peter Phelan, Luke Martiros, Sam Hartley, and Owen Searle were all awarded the honors of TVL All-Star, and head coach Maura Bennett was voted TVL coach of the year.
Bennett praised her team and coaching staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year following the Division IV meet.
“This was a true team effort by all of the athletes and coaches,” said Bennett. “Thank you to all of the assistant coaches whose help was invaluable throughout the season. Congratulations to everyone. History was made this spring for DS boys track, and I could not be more proud of this group.”