Mashpee's Romeo Grey Wins Division 4 Championship In 300 Meter
By: Rich Maclone
Only one boy from Mashpee High School participated in the MIAA Division 4 Meet last Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. While there may have been a lack of quantity, there certainly wasn't a lack of quality.
Senior Romeo Grey earned the Division 4 championship in the 300m race and will now go after a state championship tomorrow back at the RLTFC. Grey will be seeded fifth overall in the state.
He earned his way to the top Massachusetts meet, and won his divisional title, by running a scorching fast time of 35.69 seconds last weekend. Running out of lane six, Grey said that he approached the race with a strategy and that he fulfilled it.
"I wanted to be the first one to the cut-in," he said on Tuesday night when the boys' winter track seniors were lauded during a halftime ceremony at the boys' basket ball game. "That, and I wanted to be fast out of the blocks, get to the straightaway and sprint."
Grey said that he was very pleased to have won the championship and that he plans on giving everything he's got tomorrow. "I'm going to try (to win it)," he said.
He was also the ninth place finisher in the D4 Meet in the long jump event. The all-star track and field and soccer performer finished with a best jump of 19 feet, eight inches.
The Mashpee girls sent four athletes to the championships. Jackie Lynch had the best overall finish on an individual effort by taking 20th overall in the 300m race in 45.03 seconds. Sam MacRae competed in two events. She was 26th in the 55m race, running 7.89 seconds. She also was 31st in the long jump, with a leap of 13-11. Rashida Plummer competed in the long jump, but fouled out. Samantha Blagrove was 39th in the dash, running 8.05 seconds.
The four MHS ladies combined to take ninth overall in the 4x200m race. Blagrove, Lynch, MacRae and Plummer finished with a time of 1:53.09.
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