Meet the Captains: Boy’s Indoor Track

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Maggie Mahoney, Assistant Sports Editor

Danny Fredette

When did you start playing the sport?

I started my sophomore year.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?

No. 

Who was a prominent coach in your career? Why?

Barry Greener mainly because he has been my only high school sports coach and because of the practice schedule, I see him most days of the week.

What other activities/sports are you involved in?

I am also a member of Best Buddies and Community Service Club. 

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel good, but unsure with how it will be with COVID-19.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?

I hope that I can get most of the throwers over 30ft which would be a pretty good accomplishment. I mostly want to just motivate them to be able to push and get better, while being there to help with form and things like that.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

I wouldn’t say we have many “rival” teams but the hardest competition during meets would be Wellesley and Weymouth as we were extremely similar in times and distances for both and have to work overtime to get wins. 

 

Mike Caulfield

When did you start playing the sport?

I started my sophomore year.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?

Possibly.  

Who was a prominent coach in your career? Why?

Coach Rafferty has been my hurdles coach since I started, and has always been incredibly supportive and helpful. 

What other activities/sports are you involved in?

I also play hockey on the weekends.

How do you feel going into this season?

I believe we have a strong team this season, and I am excited to see how we do.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?

I believe we need to focus on one meet at a time and focus on whichever team we are competing against that week. 

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Weymouth is always a good match up. We lost some close ones to them last year, so we know it will be a competitive meet. 

 

Bobby Millette

When did you start playing the sport?

I started running sophomore year.

Do you want to continue this sport in college?

Yes, I do. 

Who was a prominent coach in your career? Why?

Coach Ganshirt has been a prominent coach in my track career. He has been extremely helpful and friendly making me feel welcomed to track. He has also been supportive while at the same time pushing me to be a better athlete.       

What other activities/sports are you involved in?

I am also involved in Spring Track, and Cross Country.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel confident in our team’s ability to work together and challenge each other, pushing our team to get better. 

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?

Our biggest goal right now is to share the Herget by winning the rest of our meets.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Our biggest rival is Weymouth this year because it is always a close meet when we face them and we lost our last meet against them. 

 

Jake Lowenstein

When did you start playing the sport?

I started running sophomore year. 

Do you want to continue this sport in college?

No. 

Who was a prominent coach in your career? Why?

Coach Coogan because he has helped to keep athletes disciplined and working hard when it matters most. 

What other activities/sports are you involved in?

I also play tennis and am a member of the Community Service club.

How do you feel going into this season?

I’m optimistic. We have a solid team this year so we should have a successful season. 

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?

Getting better individually but also pushing to improve as a team as a whole. Our main goal is to win the Herget division. 

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Weymouth is a big rival for us; we’ve had some extremely close competition in recent meets. 

 

Derrek Buchanan

When did you start playing the sport?

I started running sophomore year. 

Do you want to continue this sport in college?

I’m 50/50. 

Who was a prominent coach in your career? Why?

Coach Ganshirt because he’s such a relatable guy and he’s always relaxed which reduces stress during daily practices.

What other activities/sports are you involved in?

I also play football.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel the most athletic I’ve ever felt.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season? How do you plan to achieve them?

This season we hope to break some school records and I think they are achievable. The only way we can hit our goals is by working harder and not taking days off.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Weymouth is our biggest rival because they’ve always beat us in the past.

 

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