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Jared Engelking PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Westborough – Throughout his high school athletic career, Jared Engelking was known as a multi-sport athlete, competing in soccer, basketball and track for the Rangers. Now at Tufts, Engelking is looked at as a single-sport multi-athlete.

Engelking cemented that reputation last month at the NCAA Division 3 Track and Field Championships at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he finished third in the decathlon competition, earning All-America honors for his eff orts.

The Jumbos junior blazed his way to the third-place finish, moving up from ninth – out of 17 competitors – with a secondday performance of which leg- ends are made.

After scoring 3,458 points on the first day of competition in the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter dash, Engelking amassed 3,376 points in the 100-meter hurdles, the discus, the pole vault, the javelin and the 1,500-meter run.

Engelking said he felt confident heading into the second day of competition that he still had a lot of points left to put up.

"I began the day really feeling that I was going to have a good day because I knew that the events that I score the best in were all on the second day," Engelking said. "The way the events were run I just wanted to get through the first day in decent shape so I'd have a chance to make a move or make some noise on the second day."

While a lot of track and field athletes excel in either track or field, Engelking said a decathlete has to excel in both.

"It's really a combination of the two," Engelking said. "You really have to be good at both the track events and the field events.

Engelking said his best events in the decathlon include the 100-meter hurdles, the discus, pole vault, 400- and 1,500-meter run.

The decathlon first appeared on Engelking's radar as a junior at Westborough High School, when he competed at the end of the outdoor track and field season in the Central Mass. Decathlon, held every year at College of the Holy Cross.

"I competed in a lot of events when I was on the team at Westborough, but it wasn't until I competed in the decathlon my junior and senior year that I realized how much I like doing all the diff erent events. I really got into it," Engelking said.

Engelking, in fact, is now classified as a multi-event athlete by the NCAA.

"I compete in the pentathlon during the indoor track season and the decathlon during the outdoor season," Engelking said.

Midland/Wachusett League Outdoor Track All Stars

 

Named to the Division A Boys All Star track team are Algonquin Regional's Sterling Chu and Mark MacNeill; and Shrewsbury High's Chris Cole, Edmund Gordon, Christopher Favulli, John Murray, John Thompson, Anthony Frissora Liam McAllaster and Jeff Pineda. Division B All Stars are Marlborough High's Graham Asum, Tyerasky Ferguson, Anthony Carter, Adam Scerra and Derek Maxwell; and Westborough High's Kyle Coffey, Will O'Neil, Shane Ruffing, Gregory Arpante, Byron Jones, Daniel Sullivan, Jeff Bush and John Baillargeon. Division C All Stars are Hudson High's Alex Berry, Steve Volk, Ricky Dahrens, Conor Grogan, Luke Doherty Munro, Johnny McDowell, Zach Schaeff er, Derick St. Cyr, Kevin Delaney and Will Murphy.

Named All Stars in Girls Outdoor Track Division A are Kaylee DeVincent, Haley Laird, Sarah Dahlstrom, Colleen Caty, Emily Lemmerman, Tiff any Daley and Haven Jones, all of Algonquin Regional High School; and Megan Krumpoch, Rebecca Tylock, Alma Dwumfour, Rachal Pineda, Kim Paul and Michelle Zayas, all of Shrewsbury High. In Division B, from Marlborough High School are Monica Rivera, Allyson Oram, Alicia DeGriso, Gala Moreno, Kayleight Fay, Alexandra Grimaldo, Cathy Chude, Kristen Roberts and Shanissa Sampson; and from Westborough High are Gwendolyn Garcia, Lexi Walls, Erin Silva, Gayle Heim, Nadia Ragounath, Kimberly Arvidson, Rebecca Hastings, Colleen Hester, Mackenzie Gavin and Vanessa Wegner. From Hudson High School in Division C is Alex Barba.

Marlborough hoop clinic starts June 29

The Marlborough Basketball Clinic, sponsored by the Marlborough Public Schools, for boys and girls ages 8 through 17, will be held June 29 through July 2 at Marlborough High School.

 

The clinic will again be run by Panthers boys basketball coach Ilya Nicholas and a staff of well-known local coaches from throughout Central Massachusetts. It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $150 per student.

Registration will remain open through the first day of the clinic.

For more information about the clinic, send e-mail to pnmarlboro@ aol.com.

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