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By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
It was a record setting afternoon on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston for the Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team.
A total of nine DS athletes qualified for the All-State meet, the most in school history. This included Marielle Goganian, the first-ever DS female athlete to qualify for the event, who placed No. 17 in the 600 with a time of 1:40.82 (her second-fastest time to date). Goganian will next compete in the 400-meter at New Balance Nationals in New York City on March 14.
DS had eight boys qualify for the All-State meet. The boys 4x200 relay team of Johnny Bennett, Sam Litle, Nick Tuerk and Aidan Britt lowered their own school record with a time of 1:35.50. The same group also competed in the 4x400-meter run. Tuerk set a season-record during his split with a time of 52.52.
The boys 4x800 relay team of Oren Wiemeyer, Noah Guarini, Toby Sagar and Will Brown lowered their own school record with a time of 8:22.69. Sagar had a record 800 split with a time of 2:05.71 while Wiemeyer got close to his personal record with a split of 2:03.30. Wiemeyer and Guarini both improved their times down from the Division IV meet. Guarini also ran his second-fastest mile with a time of 4:34.07 and placed No. 16.
“I am so proud of the team. What a season,” said DS coach Maura Bennett following the meet. “The athletes that just finished yesterday spent many extra days and hours for the meets at Reggie Lewis, and many of their parents did the same. I am thankful to have such a great coaching staff who cares about the athletes and the program and I couldn't have done it without them.”
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