Although a very young team, many we were able to break school records and produce new personal records. The girls and boys teams were by far, the best overall performance in the City Championships this year. Throughout this season the team gave everything their all by aiming to their most highest potential! Next year shall bring this dominating team to higher heights.

Boys 2017 Season Highlights


Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 3rd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Sean Dykens ( Mile, 2 Mile)

School Record Setters: Derrick Samuels – Mile Run, Gemsly Cajunte –  2Mile, 

4 x 800 Relay Boys: Sean Dykens/Jr. 2:08, Ahnaf Eram/Jr. 2:20, Kyle Doan/Jr. 2:23, Yosther Rosales/So. 2:23 – 9:24.10,

Distance Medley- Boys: Ahnaf Eram/Jr. (1200m) 3:53, Rodney George/Jr. (400m)53.0,Yosther Rosales/So. (800m) 2:29, Sean Dykens/Jr. (mile) 4:56 – 12:24.94

Coach: HeadCoach Kamilah Rowe,  Assistant Coach: Ted Loska, Troy Turner, Brian Donna 

Schools track: O’Bryant ace Sean Dykens better by a mile

Joe Reardon Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sean Dykens couldn’t have picked a better time to round into the best shape of his young life. And with his sights set on next Wednesday’s Division 3 indoor track championships, the O’Bryant distance ace with the smooth stride had one last test in yesterday’s Boston City League track championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The junior took the lead at the gun and left the field behind as he chopped two seconds off his personal best to win the mile in 4 minutes, 53.73 seconds. Jordan Meija of East Boston took second in 4:56.06. Dykens made it a clean sweep with his 10:50.71 win in the 2 mile.

Shortly after his victory, Dykens got the news from a meet official he was invited to compete in the BAA’s Scholastic Invitational Mile on April 15, two days before the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

“My training’s going very well,” Dykens said. “I’m doing a lot of speed workouts and not too much distance. I’m doing mostly 400 and 800 repeats. I do one long run maybe that’s about five miles.”

East Boston swept the top two places in the 1,000 meters and 55 hurdles to lead the Jets to the team title with 107 points. Micah Huntley clocked a 2:47.98 for the 1,000 win with Elvis Navarro almost six seconds back in 2:53.26. Niles Nedd won the hurdles in 8.29 with Navarro close behind.

In the girls competition, Latin Academy didn’t have any individual winners, but put up four second-place finishes to seal the team title with 100 points. O’Bryant (91) was second with Snowden (28) third.

Latin Academy’s Lia Van der Linde, Danielah Sampson, Ahria Ilyas and Haley McLaughlin teamed up for second in the 4 x 200 in 2:00.23, two seconds behind New Mission’s winning 1:58.23.

Snowden’s Sarah Lawton won the 1,000 (in 3:23.45) and O’Bryant’s Katherine Keating took the mile (6:06). Keating’s teammate, Meryl Bantefa, ran a quick 43.41 for an easy win in the 300 and then won the 600.


Girls 2017 Season Highlights

Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 2nd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Meryl Bentef( 300m, 600m), Destaunia Perry(Hurdles, High Jump), Kathrine Keating( Mile)

School Record Setters: Kathrine Keating – Mile, Grace Colon – 2 Mile, Teresa Piard – Hurdles 

Coach: HeadCoach Kamilah Rowe,  Assistant Coach: Ted Loska, Troy Turner, Brian Donna