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|McKinley and Doyle make States|
|Written by Mike Halloran|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 17:48|
Senior Jonathan McKinley ran a personal-best time of 4:22.17 in the mile, less than two seconds behind winner Wesley Gallagher of Pembroke, to take third place in Saturdayâ€™s MIAA Division III State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.|
McKinleyâ€™s performance earned him a spot in this weekendâ€™s All-State Meet that will crown the Massachusetts state champion in the mile.
Senior Emily Doyle was equally impressive in the 300 meters, as she ran a blistering 41.43 to take second place behind Becky Stoyle (40.68) of Pembroke and earned a spot in next weekâ€™s state championships.
Doyle had plenty left in her tank, as she teamed up with Julia and Laura Nee, and Liz Runci in the 4x400 relay to finish second in a DHS record time of 4:01.30 that is also the third fastest time in Massachusetts this year.
The quartet will now advance to the States next Saturday at Reggie Lewis.
The Dragons had several other good performances as well, with Greg Bray finishing sixth in the 1000-meters (2:38.39), Jason Angell taking 15th in the 2-mile (10:08.03), and Denis Maguire placing 17th in the 55-meter hurdles (8.42).
On the girlsâ€™ side, Julia Nee finished ninth in the 300-meters in 42.65, sister Laura ran a 1:43.82 in the 600-meters for 14th, and Lauren Bittrich ran a personal-best time of 5:43.83 in the mile for 16th.
Following the All-State meet, Brett Sahlberg and Maguire will compete in the Pentathlon on Monday, Feb. 28.