NORTH ANDOVER – Framingham High boys outdoor track & field team competed in the combined Division 1 & 2 track & field championships this weekend at North Andover High School.
The Flyers finished 10th overall, out of about 30 teams, and had a handful of top 5 finishes.
Several athletes qualified to compete in the all-state meet next weekend.
The Framingham High 4 X 100 relay team finished second in 43.49 seconds, and qualified for the all-state meet. Acton-Boxborough’s runners captured first place in 43.31 seconds.
That time set a new Framingham High outdoor track & field record, said head coach Chris Collins.
Sprinters were senior captain Sam Westervelt, senior Sed Lomani, senior Finn Lawson, and senior Matteus Bussolaro.
Sophomore Sam Burgess finished second in the 2 mile with a time of 9;29.89 minutes.
It is the second-fastest time at Framingham High. The record is held by his brother Ben Burgess, a UMass Amherst runner now.
Saint John’s Prep junior Charlie Tuttle won the event in 9;24.11 minutes.
Framingham High Class of 2021 graduate Sam Moffat finished 16th in the event with a time of 10:14.64 minutes.
Another recent graduate Lawson shattered the Framingham High record in finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles.
His time was 14.5 seconds, which qualified him for the all-state meet next week.
Winchester junior Easton Tan won the event in 14.01 seconds.
Fellow Framingham graduate Ryan Maliewski, a captain this season, captured fifth place in the pentathlon and qualified for the all-state meet with 2,598 points.
“Ryan is easily the most positive, cheerful, motivated person you could hope to cross paths with,” said Coach Collins. “He makes everyone around him better; his energy for life is contagious.”
“Ryan’s reliability is second to none, weather on a personal level or on a team performance need,” said Coach Collins. “From a track perspective — he is a pentathlete and a decathlete… he does it all and at a VERY high level. He is the walking example of how hard work pays off.”
Framingham High graduate Emmanuel Kibuuka took 7th place in the 400-meter event in 52.07 seconds. He also finished 12th in the triple jump with a leap of 38-feet, 11.5 inches.
The Flyers 4X800 relay team finished in 12th in 8;26.76 minutes. Runners were Burgess, Moffat, Shand Seiffert and junior Jordan Book.
Sed Lomani had a personal best time of 16.25 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, said head coach Collins. It earned him 15th place.