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Rams capture boys' and girls' crown at state championships.
Classical High junior Maddy Berkson is unlike most high school girls. In fact, she is among a select few that each time she steps on the track oval there’s always the opportunity for something special.
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There is one thing you can say about Maddy Berkson. No matter what event and no matter what type of competition, she always comes to race.
Maddy Berkson flew out to Seattle on Friday night to compete in the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Stadium. The Classical High junior comes home today with another state record.
Maddy Berkson's amazing indoor season isn’t finished quite yet. In fact in some ways, it’s just getting started.
After Winter Storm Nemo forced three postponements from its original date of Saturday, the RIIL Class Championships finally got underway Tuesday night.
The No. 1 priority to winning a big-time race is to first get into the seeded heat where you are given the opportunity to be pushed to the limit with the very best in the field. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
The Classical High junior manufactured her most impressive performance of the winter track season on Saturday by capturing the 3,000-meter run at the Hispanic Games in New York in a fast time of 9 minutes, 53.75 seconds. Berkson smashed the state record by nearly six seconds and also recorded the nation’s No. 1 clocking. Her time eclipsed the R.I. indoor mark of 9:59.47, set by former La Salle Academy great and Providence College freshman Molly Keating at last year’s state meet. It was Berkson’s second state record of her outstanding career. She also holds the outdoor 1,500-meter mark of 4:27.92, which she ran at last spring’s outdoor championships. Berkson, who has indicated she may run the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Wash., on Feb. 24, has copped individual titles at the R.I. Classic and the RITCA Invitational already this year. She was also third in the mile at the Bishop Loughlin Games in New York.
In her first two years on the track oval, Maddy Berkson has established a career that most runners would envy. Classical High’s versatile junior has won multiple state titles in the middle-distance events and also took home gold in the 1,000 at the New England Championships last winter. The bad news for her competitors…she’s just getting started! Consider Saturday’s performance at the R.I. Track Coaches Association (RITCA) Invitational in Providence as just a preview.
Greensboro, NC is a long way from TF Green, Manchester, Logan, and Bradley International Airports, the most likely beginning points for the Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut contingents that headed down to New Balance Nationals to run this weekend. The distance didn’t seem to deter any of them from traveling, competing, and then dominating. For a part of the country that makes up a small fraction of its population, the damage it did was significant. Here are just some of the highlights from those states’ athletes that made the journey and competed in the championship events.
With only one week remaining in the season, the final push for rankings supremacy was made at the New England Championships. The marquee names delivered, but there were also several surprises the emerged from the compilation of the region's best.
Maddy Berkson was recently honored with an invitation to the U.S. Open Indoor track meet at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Classical High School sophomore took advantage of the tremendous opportunity and posted one of the fastest mile times in New England. Berkson finished 6th among a handpicked field of elite athletes from the East Coast, and her 5:02.77 clocking demonstrated that she will be a contender for a state and regional title in the event.
Like two runners hitting the finish tape simultaneously, the girls’ teams of La Salle and Classical finished with identical point totals (112) in the first of three coaches polls conducted by the R.I. Track & Field Foundation. The Rams are defending state team champs, and received seven first-place votes among the participating coaches, with the Purple getting three. (via www.eastbayri.com)
Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.