Division 4 state monitor: Pembroke’s Sarah Claflin wins aggressive 200-meter race

HINGHAM — It was pretty clear sooner than the precise truth merely who would finish inside the prime three of the women’ 200-meter dash in Friday’s first day of opponents inside the Div. 4 Championships at Notre Dame.

Pembroke’s Sarah Claflin, Grace Hanafin of Burlington and Tewksbury’s Jayani Santos all cruised to easy wins of their respective heats and each girl dipped beneath 26 seconds, seemingly organising an in depth battle inside the final.

It was Claflin, though, who seen to it wouldn’t be as shut as marketed. The defending champion burst out of the blocks and put a great deal of distance between herself and runner-up Hanafin for the win in a scintillating 24.58. Hanafin was clocked in a quick 25.10 and Santos garnered the bronze medal in 25.33.

“I received out good and was robust off the flip,” talked about the junior. “All of us had good trials and I had an excellent sense about it. You possibly can at all times work on one thing. I’d prefer to get sooner and shave that point down.”

Tewksbury’s Alex Arbogast obtained an unlimited enhance of confidence alongside along with his effectivity after posting the second-fastest seed time behind Pembroke’s Andrew Gleason inside the trials. The taking part Arbogast was going via a confidence after a handful of uncharacteristic losses, courting once more to a disappointing third-place finish inside the All-State indoor championships, the place Gleason took the win.

However Arbogast has under no circumstances been so determined. He was out fast on the gun and was nonetheless pulling away when he broke the top line for an enormously satisfying win in 22.23. Pembroke put three sprinters inside the top-five, led by Gleason in second (22.42), Gabe Lemar (fourth, 22.76) and Jayden Leonard (fifth, 22.78).

Arbogast admitted he was nonetheless stinging from the loss at All-States last winter after having watched the race on video quite a few situations.

“I used to be watching the video of me falling on the finish and that harm,” talked about the College of Rhode Island-bound experience. “I used to be completely satisfied for him (Gleason). That’s how this sport is.”

“I used to be seeded first and was purported to win that race by loads. As soon as I knew I had it (Friday’s win) it felt so good. Individuals knew how a lot I wished it,” he talked about.

Gloucester’s Finn O’Hara prepped for his mile race on Sunday with a come-from-behind win inside the 800 with a personal higher of 1:56.56. The junior stayed inside the pack as Bedford’s Carter Rauch (third, 1:57.11) set a fast tempo from the gun. O’Hara, whose earlier best was 1:59.7, lastly took the lead with 35 meters left and held it to the tape.

“I wished to get a PR at this time,” the junior talked about. “I’m extra of a distance runner. I felt my velocity on the finish. I assumed if I might grasp with him (Rauch) the primary 400, my cardio energy would assist me.”

The wonderful conditions led to quite a few spectacular performances. Cornell-bound Rithikh Prakash of Burlington surged away from the sector to grab the two mile in a fast 9:24.38. Hailey LaRosa of Newburyport had an unlimited final 400 to take the women’ 2-mile in 11:03.82.

Ryann Welzel of Dighton-Rehoboth took the discus with a 113-1 heave and Maggie Kuchman of Holliston had an unlimited win inside the 800 alongside along with her 2:19.84.