Recently concluding another successful season—with a 10-2 record, including late-season wins over league powerhouses Belmont Hill and Milton Academy—Roxbury Latin’s Track and Field team has much to celebrate. With individual winners at both the Independent School League and New England Championships, the team includes both seasoned and developing athletes who achieved personal and school records this year.
In Class IV, five boys set class records at the annual Hillside Jamboree on the same day the rest of the team was competing at the New England Championship. Those boys included Armando Walters, who set a long jump record of 19' 1.5"; and Ben Kelly, Alejandro Denis, Sunil Rosen, and Rami Hayes-Messinger who set a class record of 49.5 seconds in the 4x100 meter relay. In Class III, Ben Brasher set the sophomore triple jump record at 42’ 1.5”; and Class I pole vault star Milan Rosen set the senior record of 13’ 0” at this spring’s New England Championship meet. Milan is already the school record-holder at 13’ 3” and made a heroic late-season comeback from a back injury in order to win the ISL and New England Championship pole vault—his third consecutive event win at each meet.
In addition to Milan’s individual ISL Championship pole vault win, several other RL track and field athletes had tremendous success at the culminating league meet:
Reid Corless (II) set personal bests in all four of his events: triple jump (42’ 4.25” for 4th place); 110 meter hurdles (16.29 for 2nd place); 300 meter hurdles (42.88 for 5th place); and 4x400 relay (54.3 split for 5th place).
RL’s 4x400m relay team ran the school’s fastest time in four years at 3:35.73; the relay team included Nate Ukoha (II), Reid Corless (II), Erik Zou (I), Aidan Bowen (I), securing a 5th place finish.
Significant personal bests were set by:
Ben Brasher (III) in the 110 meter hurdles (17.29 for 7th place) and triple jump (42’ 1.5” for 6th place)—a new personal record by over a foot, and a new sophomore record, ahead of the distance jumped by school-record-holder Aman Stuppard ’13 when he was a sophomore.
Aidan Bowen (I) in the 800 meter (2:05.94, a new personal best by three seconds for 9th place).
Ejiro Egodogbare (II) in the discus (153’1”, good for 2nd all-time at RL and 2nd place).
Sam Morris-Kliment (III) in the 200 meter (23.84 for 5th place).
At the New England Championship meet, the team had two individual champions—junior Ejiro Egodogbare (discus at 145’ 10”) and senior Milan Rosen (pole vault at 13’ 0”). Quinn Donovan (III) pulled the “distance double,” scoring in both the 1500 (3rd in 4:21) and 3000 meter (4th in 9:34). Senior Colin Miller heaved the javelin 153’ 0”—a 9-foot personal best and good for 6th all-time at Roxbury Latin, for which he secured 2nd place.