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FRAMINGHAM – Maddie Burgess, 14, of Framingham qualified for nationals over the weekend in the shot put at the USATF Region 1 Junior Olympics Championship Meet at Bowdoin College in Maine.

Burgess is an active member of the Waltham track & field program.

Burgess, competed in the 15-16 year old age group this past weekend in Maine.

The top eight competitors from New England qualify for region 1 meet that includes New England, Maine, Connecticut, Adirondack, New York and Long Island associations.

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The 15-16 age group throws a heavier shot, than the 14 years olds. Burgess had two weeks to practice with the heavier shot, before the competition.

At this past weekend’s region 1 meet, Burgess placed sixth with a throw of 6.77 meters.

The winner was Ayanie Thomas with a throw of 9.98 meters.

The top 8 qualify for nationals. Burgess was the only 14 year old in the competition.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.