Outdoor Track Comes to a End

The Malden High School Track and Field team has experienced an excellent season with many accomplishments, new records set by some of the athletes, an amazing memories that the team has made.

Coach David Londino stated at the beginning of the season that, “[He] expect[ed] everybody to put forth their best effort and always put team achievement ahead of individual achievement.” It is for sure that the team has exceeded Londino’s expectations.

One of the first track meets that the team had was against Marblehead. That meet had many great performances with many of the Boys Varsity athletes sweeping the podium and even making some interesting runs.

Senior Robert Russo, one of the boys varsity athletes defeated a Marblehead runner in the two mile race. Another great moment was when seniors Ameen Anwar and senior Oussama Ourich along with sophomore Omar Asousy completely swept the podium in the 800 meter race.

Senior Rolph Museau explained that at the beginning of the season he wanted to give his absolute best during the season because “once [his] coaches believe in [him] and [he] believes in [himself], [he] can achieve many goals and even be successful in the process.” It is without a doubt that not only Museau but the whole team gave it their very best in each and every event regardless of their opponents.

With around 25 state-qualified athletes, Londino states that “the performances [they’re] seeing are quite strong heading into the championship phase of the season.” Looking back, there were many highlights in the season, where the athlete’s dedication and hard work sure paid off as they have set new personal bests and set school records.

Senior Rachel Eaglin is one of the state-bound athletes and also one who set a new school record in the 100m hurdle race at the NEC Championship. Eaglin had defeated a higher seeded athlete and won by .08 seconds to be named NEC Champion and receiving the title of NEC All-Star. Eaglin had a winning time of 15.57 seconds.

As the rest of the team transitions into the off-season, in Londino’s eyes, it is vital for those athletes to stay fit and healthy and come back ready to compete next season. He states, “with the returners [they] have, as long as they practice and compete the way they did this year, [they] will have another successful season.”

Londino continues to say that “there are a number of great personalities leaving the team and they’re taking their talent with them.” As graduation approaches the seniors who are leaving will be creating holes that next year’s upperclassmen need to fill. Although it is sad to see them go, Londino hopes to see the graduating athletes compete at the next level and even continue breaking and setting new records.


Senior Oussama Ourich leading his lap
Photo by David Cartledge
Junior Christopher D’Entremont in the midst of his lap
Photo by David Cartledge
Junior Reginald Charles ends the relay
Photo by David Cartledge


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