Hopkinton High School’s 60-meter shuttle hurdles relay team captured first place Saturday at the New Balance Nationals indoor meet in Boston.
The team of Declan Mick, Drew Bialobrzeski, Paul Litscher and Sean Golembiewski posted a time of 31.15 seconds, three-tenths of a second faster than the Norsemen Track Club.
HHS coach Jean Cann noted that the foursome had not run the event in two months. And at least year’s nationals, Hopkinton was disqualified after a video review for leaving a relay too early.
“There’s not a lot of room for error,” Cann said. “They all have to be on. They ran great.”
Golembiewski also competed in the hurdles earlier Saturday, but the state champion slipped in the blocks and did not advance out of his heat.
Also competing for Hopkinton were Elyse Srodawa (2 mile), Josie Hopkins (high jump), Luke Boothroyd (400), the shuttle hurdles relay B team and the 4×400 relay team of Golembiewski, Boothroyd, Ruben Noroian and Litscher, which set another school record but did not place.
Meanwhile, at the Nike Indoor Nationals in New York, the girls 55-meter shuttle hurdles relay team of Bridget O’Connor, Emma DeMichele, Ellie Driscoll and Kiley Locke finished fifth to earn All-America honors.