Green Top Seed In 200m, Josephs Near Top In Two Events
By: RICH MACLONE, May 30, 2014
Now it’s time for the big meets to start, and the Falmouth High School boys’ and girls’ track and field athletes have a real chance to make considerable noise in the coming weeks, starting with tomorrow’s MIAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Pembroke High School.
Leading the way for the Clippers is junior sprinter Craig Green, who is the top-seeded runner in the 200m race, and second-seeded in the 100m.
Green is considered one of the favorites to win the state championship in both events. He listed as the second seed, with a qualifying time of 10.88 seconds, in the 100. Adam Couitt, of Somerset-Berkley, is No. 1 at 10.70.
Green has run handheld times this year of under 10.5 seconds. In the 200m, his qualifying time of 21.88 seconds is nearly a full second faster than the second-seeded runner, Anthony Lawson, of Wakefield.
Falmouth has a number of girls that should advance through to the All-State Meet. Lauren O’Neil, a junior, is seeded third in the two-mile race with a time of 11:08.84.
Senior Lily Josephs is seeded in the top five performers in two separate events. She is the second seed in the high jump, having leaped 5-4. The top seed, McKenna Kilian, of Pentucket, has jumped one inch higher in competition. Josephs is also the fourth-seeded runner in the 100m hurdles, with a time of 16.07 seconds. Josephs has also qualified in the triple jump, where she is seeded 12th overall with a best effort of 33-9.5.
Teammate Sara Buscher is seeded 14th, having jumped 33-6.
The Falmouth girls’ 4x100m relay team is seeded 21st overall, with a time of 53.24 seconds. It consists of Alexa Johnson, Sayge Willis, Sam Blagrove and Josephs.
Johnson is seeded fifth overall in the long jump. The junior’s best leap of the year was 16-9.
Meghan Burke is the 17th seed in the discus. Her best effort of the year was 90 feet, one inch. Burke is also seeded 20th in the shot put, with a best throw of 31-6.