Racing to the Record Books


Madeleine Lussier, Editor

You’ve seen them all over the MIAA and their records are posted in the hall, but who could’ve guessed how many records would go on to be broken this season. With New Englands just a day away, and the New Balance Nationals a week from then, it’s crunch time for all those who qualified.

Junior Tyler Brogan broke three school records, including one that he set himself. Regarding boys track’s outstanding season, Tyler has nothing but praise: All season we have been preparing for meets like these, and we have had a lot of experience with competition, so we are always up for the challenge and not willing to back down against any team. We have had one of the best seasons in this program’s history and we are looking to keep expanding on that history in the next two weeks.”

As a whole, the boys placed second at the Hockomock Championship, a tremendous accomplishment considering that it has been years since the last time that happened. This team included a majority of athletes that qualified for the Division One Championship– including the 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 relays.


Division One Championship Qualifying Athletes:


Camden Harrington (Junior): 600m

Nicholas Calitri (Sophomore): 1000m

Dylan Kehoe (Senior): 1000m

Tyler Brogan (Junior): 1 Mile

Michael Hagan (Senior): 2 Mile

Andrew Faught (Senior): Long Jump


The Championship meet was full of impressive times, and many of our own Franklin Panthers moving on to the All-State Championship.


All-State Championship Qualifying Athletes:


Camden Harrington: 4×800 Relay

Dylan Kehoe: 4×800 Relay

Michael Hagan: 4×800 Relay

Tyler Brogan: 4×800 Relay, 1 Mile

Nicholas Calitri: 1000m


At the All-State meet Tyler Brogan placed 6th in the mile and the 4×800 team placed third, with both qualifying for the New Balance Nationals in New York.

Relay team member and junior Cam Harrington says: “We’re all wicked excited. We were competitive in the division and state, and want to take that level of competition to Nationals. Our goal there is to place and we are confident we have what it takes.”

It has been a record-breaking season for the Panthers, with only good things to come as we watch them compete both this Saturday and next.