Littleton’s Rieden continues to dominate the 1000m – Lowell Sun


BOSTON — Before postseason competition began, Littleton’s Garret Rieden predicted he would “destroy everyone” in the 1,000 meters.
The elder certainly supported those words.
After winning in Div. 5 Championship Meet, he entered Saturday’s Meet of Champions as the No. 1 seed. Things looked grim with a lap and a half to go with Rieden in second place and another runner hot on his heels, but he moved to the outside, passed the lead runner and held off the rest of the field to claim the title. with a time of 2:31.85.
“I wanted to make sure I kept second position all the time and then I could do my kick in the last 200 meters (or so),” he said. “I knew (Evan Eberle of Lexington) was really good, especially in the mile, so I expected him to come out at a really fast pace and kill us all, but it really didn’t happen. product. I just tried to follow him and hold on to him.
Things didn’t go so well for Tewksbury’s Alex Arbogast, who placed sixth in the 55-metre preliminary heat with a time of 6.61. But he ignited it in the final with a nice flurry in the final 20 meters to finish second overall with a time of 6.53.
South Hadley’s Jonas Clark won the event, setting his nationwide best time of 6.28 seconds.
“I was a little nervous actually. I saw my time of 6.51 and that obviously wasn’t where I wanted and not where I was a week ago,” he said “I was nervous and in a rush to get to the final. Looking at the pitch, I knew it was going to be a dogfight (in the final) and it was. (Clark) were all around 6.4 or 6.5 No one really ran what we were rated at but it was all so close I just beat those guys by two hundredths of a second I knew I would be chasing Jonas and I didn’t didn’t get the time I wanted, but it’s the end of the Massachusetts season and I came out second and I’m really happy about it.
Westford Academy’s Paul Bergeron, who finished fourth in the mile (9:20.50) and teammate Jack Graffeo, who finished fifth in the mile (4:22.50), also broke into the top six to finish qualify for the New England Meet.
Graffeo was followed by Kadyn Kabuga of Billerica, who was sixth (4:22.76), while Matt Morneau of Lowell was seventh in the 1,000 (2:31.85).
Greater Lowell’s Albert Ferrera was eighth in the two-mile run at 9:34.56.
Lowell’s 4×800 relay team of Alex Wahpo, Morneau, Jarlen Arango and David Vandi placed second at 8:03.27, while Westford was seventh in the same race at 8:19, 80.
A number of athletes competed but did not secure a place. These include in the hurdles, Jacob Kalgren of Ayer-Shirley, who finished 10th at 8.19, Ben Coviello of North Middlesex, who finished 15th at 8.30 and Cam McLeod of Littleton, who finished 21st at 8.48. In the scorecard, Evan Imasogie of Lowell finished 14th at 6.70 and was followed by Reid DuBois of Dracut, who finished 22nd at 6.80. Littleton’s Timothy Rok was 16th in the mile at 4:28.12. In the 600m, Austin Desisto of Westford finished 18th in 1:26.68. In the 1,000, Vandi was 19th in 2:41.26 and Adam Rieden of Littleton was 20th in 2:45.77. Then in the two mile Jack Courtney of Lowell was ninth at 9:34.89, Ryan Leslie of Billerica was 10th at 9:38.49 and Bona Bradshaw of Littleton was 23rd at 10:33.17. Littleton’s 4×400 relay team of Evan Cherry, Cam McLeod and Adam and Garret Reiden finished ninth at 3:33.13, while Dracut’s team finished 22nd at 3:44.52.
In the field events, Eythan Luxene of Dracut was 15th in the long jump at 20-02.75 and Sankalp Bhoyer of Chelmsford was 18th in the shot put at 46-03.75.


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