Track sprints to success

Senior boys bring talent to the field

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Photo Jen Fox

Senior captain Mike McCormack leaps over his last hurdle in the team's victory against Leominster on April 27.

Julia Desautels, Staff Writer

The boys’ track team hopes to win the league title this year and meet expectations based on their previous accomplishments.

“Our last indoor season we were Mid-Wachusett A league champions. The 4X800 meter relay team, Matt Burmeister, Noah Brazer, Patrick Sullivan, and Max Michaud, broke the school record and won the State Division,” coach Andrew Boschetto said.

Boschetto is confident the team can reach their goal by paying attention to details and technique.

“Everyone working towards a common goal, the experienced athletes working and helping to develop the young athletes [will help the team come together],” Boschetto said.

Senior Nick Hong believes that new members can be key to future achievements.

“What we are doing is we aren’t just working on ourselves, we are working on underclassmen so they can build themselves up so Algonquin track has a future.” Hong said. “Matthew Madamba (freshman) a sprinter, is a really good. He beat me.”

Hong has high hopes for the season based on the meets they have had so far.

“We have had four meets this season and we’ve won all of them.” Hong said. “We should go undefeated again. Maybe we’ll get the district title.”

Captain senior Mike McCormack wants to improve his times as well as prepare new runners for upcoming seasons.

“Underclassmen who step up and grab third place in an upset race can help win a close meet.” McCormack said.

“My hopes are to run an 11.0 second 100 meter and a sub-16 second 110 meter hurdle race,” McCormack said. “I want to improve as much as I can so I can be a competitor at McGill, where I’ll likely attend and be on the track team.”

Hong believes the team wouldn’t be as strong without their seniors.

“Most of our team that are scoring now are made up of seniors. So once the whole graduated class leaves there’s going to be a huge hole,” Hong said. “Jake Gore and Max Michaud are both really valuable members and are going to college to run. They always get first in all of their events.”

According to McCormack, skills are essential, but there track also has a mental component.

“Working hard at practice and getting in the right state of mind before every race [will help a team be stronger]” McCormack said.