Friday, January 10, 2020

A reminder concerning track etiquette

The following is an excerpt from a track website I occasionally read.  The full article can be found at:
At any track meet or practice, everyone is requested to observe certain rules of etiquette.
  • When the field is not open to the public, do not enter unless requested to be there.

  • When crossing the track, be aware of races in progress. Treat the track as if it were a busy roadway.
  • NEVER cross over the approach area or runway of any field events.
  • NEVER EVER cross through the shot put area.
  • NEVER “poor mouth” other competitors. Taunting and baiting is not allowed (including overt acts of celebration during competition or throwing a baton).
  • DO NOT pace (run along-side) any runner during a race. This may result in the disqualification of that runner.
As you can see, track etiquette is more about safety than anything else.  Let's keep our sport safe and steer clear of avoidable injuries.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Whitman-Hanson versus Plymouth North (Girls)

The following was provided to Administration and the Media following tonight's meet:

Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field (1-1) lost to Plymouth North Friday evening 58-42.  Standout performances included Sophomore Myah Kamperides' wins in the 600 (1:51) and the 2 Mile (12:02) and Senior Captain Samantha Perkins win in the 55 Hurdles (9.84.)  Senior Ryley Hurley chipped in scoring in the 300 Meter run, Long Jump and as anchor of the winning 4 x 400 team, as did Sophomore April Keyes who scored in the 55 Hurdles, 300 and High Jump. 

Official Results can be viewed at the following link:

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Distance Classic Results

On Saturday, Track and Field Distance runners participated in the MSTCA's Distance Classic.  The highlight of the meet was Theo Kamperides' victory in the Mens 5000 against a very solid and accomplished field of runners from across the Commonwealth.  Full results follow:

Mens 5000 - Theo Kamperides, #1, 15:52.61
Womens 5000 - Myah Kamperides, #4, 19:57.05
Womens 800 - Izzy Amado, 11, 2:35.79
                        Anna Sullivan, 38, 2:52.46
Mens Mile - Brandon Hager, 34, 4:57.51
                     Gordon Johnson, 61, 5:08.10
                     Liam Cafferty, 77, 5:11.81
Womens Mile - Anna Flynn, 43, 6:04.60
                          Tori Carleton, 54, 6:12.35
                           Sarah Boulger, 64, 6:25.62
Mens 2 Mile - Nathan Tassey, 24, 10:59.91
                        Chris MacDonald, 43, 11:21.83

Some outstanding performances by some extraordinary young student-athletes!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Distance Classic Entries - December 28, 2019

The meet goes off at 10:00  this Saturday with the Girls 5000.  The following entries have been made:


800 - Izzy Amado, Anna Sullivan
Mile - Sarah Boulger, Tori Carleton, Anna Flynn
5000 - Myah Kamperides


Mile - Liam Cafferty, Brandon Hager, Nick Hanley, Gordon Johnson
2 Mile - Chris MacDonald, Nathan Tassey
5000 - Theo Kamperides

NOTE(s) - Because there is limited entry into the 5000, subject to selection by the Meet Director, Theo and Myah will be entered into the 2 Mile if they are NOT selected for the 5000.

UPDATE - Both Myah and Theo have been accepted into the 5000.  This distance is a rarity at this level and it should be a very interesting challenge for our K Kids.

The shortest individual distance for an event in this meet is the 800, and there are qualifying standards established by the Meet Director for all events.  While we would have liked to enter more athletes, the limited events and ambitious standards precluded doing so.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Whitman-Hanson Girls defeat Duxbury

The following was sent to the media and Administration following today's meet:

Whitman-Hanson (1-0) downed Duxbury Friday evening at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 66-33.  The Panthers were led by Sophomore Myah Kamperides who won the Mile (5:45) and 2 Mile (12:09), Senior Captain Samantha Perkins who won the 55 Hurdles (10.01), placed second in the High Jump (4' 5") and also scored as a member of the winning 4 x 200 relay team, and Senior Captain Courtney Woodward who won the High Jump (4' 7"), placed 2nd in the 600 (1:57.74) and scored as a member of the winning 4 X 400 relay team.  Other winners included Junior Isabel Amado (1000, 3:18.95), and Senior Ryley Hurley (300, 46.83.) 

Complete results to follow when available.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fin . . .

The following was forwarded to Administration following the posting of official results:

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School's Theo Kamperides, a Junior, competed at the Massachusetts All-State Cross Country Championship held at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course on Saturday.  Following an outstanding season, during which Theo won 7 of his 8 meets and was named Patriot League MVP, Theo again rose to the occasion with a 66th place (out of 181 finishers) finish on the difficult 5K course with a time of 17:17.  

Steve George, Head Coach

Full results of today's D1 Boys Championship Race can be found at the following link:

Saturday, November 9, 2019

EMass and . . .

For almost all of our kids, today was the end of the proverbial road this autumn.  Most, I hope, will take a short break and begin preparation for our Indoor Track and Field season which gets under way officially on December 2nd. I'm looking forward to that, but I've still got work to do with XC.  If anybody wants to continue on with practice in the upcoming week, you are invited to attend practice any day Tuesday through Friday at 2:30.  You'll get a break after that, but one of our guys might like a little company.  The following was provided to media and administration a short time ago.  But first a reminder . . . I told you in a blog entry some time ago that I might at some time in the future tell you that you could have done better but nonetheless I would be very proud of you.  I guess I just did.  Love this team . . .

The Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Cross Country teams participated in today's Eastern Massachusetts Division 3 Championship in Wrentham.  
In the Boys race Theo Kamperides qualified for a berth at the All-State Championship with a 16th place finish over the tough 5K terrain in a time of 16:40.  Also scoring for the boys were Nathan Tassey (61st, 17:31), Brandon Hager (78th, 17:45), Adam Solari (85th, 17:52) and Chris MacDonald (100th, 18:08.)  Nicholas Hanley (105th, 18:12) and Liam Cafferty (126th, 18:25) also ran well for the boys.
Myah Kamperides (44th, 21:00) was the top finisher for the Girls of WHRHS.  Also scoring for the Girls was Anna Flynn (94th, 22:06), Bryn Miller (96th, 22:09), Tori Carleton (102nd, 22:15), and Niki Kamperides (109th, 22:23.)  Tori Boss (114th, 22:30) and Sarah Boulger (125th, 23:23) ran well for the Girls.
Steve George, Head Coach
Full results at: