Red Raider Track Boys Stage Perfection: Beat Falmouth in Finale for Undefeated Season

HYANNIS – Falmouth High sprinter Craig Green finished his four-year varsity career undefeated in the 100m dash Tuesday at the Enoch Cobb Track at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field, but the host Barnstable Red Raiders maintained their 2015 unbeaten streak with a decisive 88-48 dual meet victory.

Falmouth High's Tristan Meacham burns past Barnstable's Sean Dumais and Ryan Chevalier in the boys' 200m race yesterday at Barnstable High. Sean Walsh/ Sports

Falmouth High’s Tristan Meacham burns past Barnstable’s Sean Dumais and Ryan Chevalier in the boys’ 200m race yesterday at Barnstable High.
Sean Walsh/ Sports

Barnstable has not gone undefeated in boys’ spring track and field since the 2001 season, also the last time the Red & White has been crowned Old Colony League champions.

But Tuesday, in spite of Clipper Green’s masterful finish of a brilliant individual career, the hosts teamed together to keep their record at a perfect 8-0 on the campaign.

Barnstable sophomore Chris Fawcett qualified for the MIAA Division 1 Championship Meet in the long jump with a personal best of 20’7.25″ and followed up that performance with a second place in the triple jump with a jump of 38’1″.

Falmouth High’s Jamie Driscoll captured the boys’ mile race with a superlative 5:02 finish, well ahead of the nearest contender.

In the boys’ 200m race, Falmouth’s Tristan Meachman captured the first place title with a 23.51 mark, with Barnstable’s Sean Dumais and Will Cooke in second and third place, respectively. Cooke, a sophomore, came in at 24.48 and later cleared 5’6″ for a personal best in the high jump ending his dual meet season “on a high note,” head coach and former Red Raider track star Mike Merrill said. Cooke also took third place in the 100m race – captured, as mentioned, by Falmouth’s Green – with a 12.44 finish.

Barnstable captain Nick Johnson won the discus with a throw of 120’2″ and he was also successful in winning the shot put with a throw of 41’10”. Red Raider Junior Nathan Fitzgerald placed second in the discus with a throw of 106’4″ and Junior Joey Goncalves was second in the shot put with 36’6″.

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Barnstable High’s Tanner Banks threw the javelin 147’0″ for first place in yesterday’s season finale against Falmouth.
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Barnstable junior Tanner Banks threw for a huge season best mark of 147’0” in the Javelin, good enough for first place.

Barnstable sophomore Lucas Lanzo won the 400m in 55.66 and also was the anchor for the winning 4×400 team which consisted of juniors Ray Todoroff, Ryan Chevalier and sophomore Devon Harris. Sophomore Cam Faszewski was second in the mile with a season best 5:14, behind Falmouth’s Driscoll “which was excellent given the very windy conditions,” Coach Merrill said.

Red Raider sophomores Dan Loiselle and Robert Welsh were second and third in the 800m with 2:25 and 2:31.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for His email is [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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