Indoor track: Amherst’s 4x800 relay team takes 3rd at MIAA Meet of Champions

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Published: 02-24-2024 8:23 PM

The Amherst High School 4x800-meter boys relay team put a bow on its tremendous season at the MIAA Indoor Track Meet of Champions at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Saturday.

Nicolas Lisle, Kyle Yanko, Miguel Pinero-Jacome and David Pinero-Jacome combined for a season-best time of 8 minutes, 6.25 seconds to take third place in the state.

Brookline’s time of 8:02.60 earning a first-place finish. Sandwiched between Amherst and Brookline in second place was Algonquin Regional at 8:02.90.

In two field events, ‘Canes junior Logan Alfandari put forth a solid day. In the boys weight throw, Alfandari tossed a personal best 59 feet, 5.5 inches, which jolted him all the way up into second place. His runner-up finish was nearly seven feet ahead of the third-place participant.

Alfandari also cracked the top 10 in the shot put, throwing a heave of 49-5 to take home 10th.

Amherst junior Angel Hernandez’s shot put throw of 10-3.75 earned him first place overall in the boys wheelchair shot put event.

Elsewhere, Northampton was the only other Hampshire County team to send participants to Boston to compete on Saturday.

A season-best in the 4x400 relay propelled Juan Jose Adams Causton, Davis Wheat, Roan Dunkerley and Ryland Breen to a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:28.41. The Blue Devils put together a massive run just last week to win the state title, and followed that up with an even-faster time on Saturday.

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Theodore King-Pollet rounded out Blue Devils competitors on Saturday as he took 16th in the 2-mile. The senior ran his last race in 9:47.49.