Jonathan Miksis started off the new year on a positive note. At the Harvard University track on January 2nd, he won the 600 meters against Burlington with a Wakefield High School record time of 1:26.37. The previous record was 1:26.89 held by Salvatore Bottaro in 2008.
Miksis ran at the MSTCA Elite Invitational this weekend, placing 18th against the absolute best in the state, with a time of 1:26.81. The elite meet is a preview of what the all state meet may look like.
The girls had three competitors in the elite meet.
Jessica Duffy and Liz Bray both competed in the shot put at Sunday's meet. Duffy placed 5th with her best launch of 37'9.5". Bray placed 10th with a 34'10.25".
Patty Malone also compteted on Sunday, placing 16th in the 55 meter dash in 7.71.
Saturday Coaches Invitational creates personal bests
Brett Tassinari placed 4th in the 300 meters with a big PR of 36.37. If Tassinari had run in the Elite meet on Sunday his time would have placed him 9th.
Shane Nelson equaled his best 55 meter dash time of 7.14.
Marc Bucchieri ran his best time of 2:44.48 in a strong race at 1000 meters.
Aaron Lucci ran a 4 second PR of 4:36 in the mile, placing 8th.
Thyra Root ran 45.36 in the 300 meters.
Jessica Treacy ran 1:52.48 in the 600 meters.
Melanie Miksis ran a 12:38 in the 2 mile.