All-state indoor track: Jonas Clarke races to 2nd in 55m for South Hadley

  • Jonas Clarke, of South Hadley, reacts to his time of 6.44 seconds in a preliminary heat in the 55-meter dash during the PVIAC indoor track championships. He took second in the event at the all-state championships. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

Published: 2/22/2020 4:03:56 PM

South Hadley sophomore Jonas Clarke blazed to another school record at the All-State Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.

He finished second in the boys 55-meter dash, crossing the line in 6.39 seconds at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Lowell’s Richmond Kwaateng won in 6.37.

The top six finishers qualify for next weekend’s New England Championships back at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Amherst Regional’s Isabela Shepard advanced with a fourth-place finish in the girls 600 (1:36.68).

Northampton’s Benjamin Howe narrowly missed New Englands after taking seventh in the boys 1,000. He crossed the line in 2:33.49, just .09 behind Littleton’s Garret Rieden.

The Hurricanes’ girls 4x400 relay team of Danielle Beason, Anajisa Robinson, Juliana Shepard and Isabela Shepard were eighth (4:04.79). South Hadley’s relay of Anna Evans, Maddie Doolittle, Lindsay Marjanski and Farrell Dawson set a school record in 12th (4:07.59).

Northampton’s Mary Yount placed 13th in the girls mile (5:19.81).

Marjanski cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to finish 15th in the girls high jump.

Tobias L’Esperance of Northampton took 16th in the boys 2-mile (9:43.30).

Northampton’s girls 4x800 relay team of Lila Lofving, Maggie Reade, Yount and Adele Jordan finished 18th (10:09.50).

South Hadley’s Bradyn Cote was 19th in the boys mile (5:06.55). Justin Kennedy took 22nd in the boys 600 for the Tigers (1:26.85).

Dawson placed 21st in the girls long jump (15-3).

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