Northeast Invitational: Pembroke’s Claflin dominates

It was one of many marquee occasions of the Northeast Invitational on Sunday, however Pembroke’s Sarah Claflin made her win within the 55-meter sprint look educational.

The versatile and super-competitive Claflin, who was a triple winner along with her 17-5 mark within the lengthy bounce and 25.66 victory within the 200, had a clear begin within the 55 closing and accelerated into the lead, breaking the tape in a Massachusetts-best of seven.15 seconds this season. The Titan senior edged out the good Jillian Strynar of Norton (7.19) and Framingham’s Abby Desmarais (7.23), the winner of the 300 on Saturday.

“The start felt powerful out of the blocks,” mentioned Claflin, who needs to interrupt 7 seconds this winter.

Wellesley’s Christopher Brooks felt sluggish popping out of the blocks in his qualifying warmth, however the gifted senior had no issues within the closing as he blazed away from the sphere for a 6.42 victory. Brooks’ time was not solely a private finest but additionally the No. 1 time within the state this winter. Methuen’s Joshua Kwakye additionally registered a PB for second (6.62) and Ajani Muzasadila of North Andover took third (6.64).

An hour and a half later Brooks took on the 200 area and left the sphere behind together with his

Second on the Meet of Champions final February, Brooks is hoping to maneuver up a notch this season. “I’m in a better place now than I was last year,” he mentioned. “My start felt really good (in the final). My transition to my top end speed felt great. I didn’t react well to the gun in the preliminaries and I was last out of the blocks.”

Breanna Braham of Dennis-Yarmouth confirmed off each her energy and pace in her win within the 400. The junior trailed Wachusett’s Rahma Giwa earlier than surging previous her with 50 meters left for a brand new private better of 57.92. Giwa was a step again in 57.95 and Yosmery Batista of Peabody took third in 59.89.

Braham, whose finest occasion is the 300, had the added energy from a season of cross nation working for her. “It was great,” she mentioned. “I tried my best to stay behind (Giva) and follow her closely. Then I really gave it my all at the end.”

Juan Talisayon of Newton North took the 400 in 50.15, placing him forward of Nauset’s Damian Bebber (50.49) and Arthur Ribeiro of Ayer-Shirley (50.73).

In the 2-mile, Bishop Guertin’s Matthew Giardina constructed a 40-meter lead within the first 200 and by no means regarded again on the way in which to a 9:19.45 win. North Shore’s Joanna Kenney gained in 11:12.43 to comfortably defeat Caroline Collins of Nashoba (11:16.21) and Westfield’s Megan Moran (11:16.79). Ben Tavares of Weston held off Dylan Brenn of Wachusett to take the 800 in 1:56.04 and Brenn, the 1000 gold medalist on Saturday, clocked a 1:56.10 for second. Daniel Padley of St. John’s Prep completed third in 1:58.60.