ARCARO, TEVNAN REPEAT AS SCHOLASTIC WEIGHT CHAMPS ALLEN AND ALLEN DO SAME IN RACE WALK

2/19/2014
 

Boston

Runner-up Marcus Vieira (Peabody) and winner Gabriel Arcaro (Burlington) with their rewards (photo: Ed Arcaro)In a pair of scholastic development events hosted by USATF New England, four repeat winners took the 2014 gold medals. The competitions were held as part of the USATF-NE February Youth meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Gabriel Arcaro and Elizabeth Tevnan repeated as champions in the fourth annual Mass. Scholastic Weight Throw, conducted with the sponsorship of Twilight Throwers. Arcaro (Burlington) threw 62'7.25", resetting his own meet record, and Tevnan (NDA Hingham) won the girls throw in a personal best 42'8". Total participation was the largest ever, with competitors from eight different communities. The meet followed several clinics and competitions as part of a USATF grant to develop the event.

In the second annual Mass. Scholastic Race Walk, supported by New England Walkers, siblings Nolan Allen and Maegan Allen were again first across the line in the mile competiton. Maegan recorded a best ever time for the event by a Massachusetts girl, 7:46.34. Both winning times qualified for next month's New Balance National Scholastic meet - the first Mass. boy and girl ever to achieve this honor in the race walk.

Results at usatfne.org/track.