Thirteen proves to be a lucky number for Trojan trackmen


HARVARD — The Bromfield boys track team picked up 13 first-place finishes and rolled to a 102-34 victory over Littleton. The Trojans showcased balance, talent and depth and picked up at least three points in every event and led from wire to wire in posting the easy win.

Roniel Foster keyed the win with an outstanding effort, finishing on top in the 100 meters with a clocking of 11.9, the long jump with a leap of 19-10.25, and the triple jump with a leap of 39-3.75. He was also a member of the victorious 4 X 100 relay team, along with Dan Colony, Glenn Steranka and Hunter Siegrist, that crossed the finish line with a time of 48.6.

Steranka and Deji Oyekunle each notched a gold and silver on the day. Steranka won the 100 high hurdles with a time of 18.3 and finished second in the high jump, while Oyekunle captured the shot put with a toss of 38-7.5, and was second in the discus.

Colony and Toll each picked up a gold and a bronze. Colony finished on top in the 200 meters in 24.3 and was third in the long jump, while Toll captured the 2-mile in 11:21.5 and was third in the 800 meters.

Nick Kronauer struck gold in the mile with a time of 4:54.1 and was a member of the winning 4 X 400 relay team, along with Patrick Griffin, Nick Walker and Paul Malloy, which ran a 3:53.2.

Also picking up individual first-place finishes for the Trojans were Patrick Griffin, who prevailed in the 400 meters with a time of 56.5, Malloy in the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:16.8, and Walker, who crossed the finish line first in the 400 intermediate hurdles in 64.8.

Five other Bromfield athletes were instrumental in the victory by being multiple-event scorers. Emmet Norton picked up second-place finishes in both the mile and the 800 meters, while Job Clayburn was second in both the javelin and the long jump.

Matt Griffin, Erik Johnson and Price Day each added a silver and bronze. Griffin was second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters, Johnson was second in the 110 high hurdles and third in the 400 intermediate hurdles, while Day was second in the 2-mile and third in the 400 meters.

Littleton managed only three first-place finishes on the day, in the discus, the high jump and the javelin.