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Head Coach – Steve Darling

Coach Darling is entering his 12th year as a Throws Coach focussing on Shot-Put & Discus for Both the Boys and Girls Teams and this year he is stepping in as Head Coach for the Boys Program. Coach Darling is also Milton’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach & an Assistant Athletic Trainer (2002 – present). Over the past 12 years he has helped elevate both MATF programs, with the Boys team placing in the top 3 at the ISL Championships 5 out of the last 9 seasons, including back to back undefeated seasons (2015, 2016). He has also helped the Girls Program finish in the top 3 at the ISL Championships 4 out of the last 7 seasons. During his coaching tenure both Shot-Put and Discus records for both teams have been broken. Coach Darling lives on campus with his wife Kelly and his two children, Jack ‘21 and Henry ‘23. He is also a member of the Hathaway House Dorm Faculty Team on East Campus.

Head Boys Team Sprints and Jumps Coach – Chris Lewis ‘15

Coach Lewis will be entering his 2nd Season with the program, where he is currently the Boys’ Team – Head Sprints and Horizontal Jumps Coach. Chris is also an Assistant Director in the Admissions Office and an Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. Chris graduated from Milton in 2015, where he was a stand out athlete and during his senior year he led the Soccer Team to an undefeated regular season where he was named ISL Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a stand out on the Track and Field Team and played a key role helping the team to an undefeated season capturing the Team’s First ISL Championship in over 30 years. After Milton, Chris went on to Amherst College and helped the team earn its first and only National Championship in the Fall of 2015. Chris lives on campus in Hathaway House on East Campus with his wife Molly Gilmore ‘12.

Assistant Coach – Shamone Allien

Shamone is entering her 4th year as an Assistant Coach (Head Sprints Coach – Girls Team; B&G High Jump). She is also the Head Coach of Milton’s Girls JV Soccer Program. Shamone was a standout Track and Field Athlete for the Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Field Programs at Central Connecticut State ‘13. Shamone lives off campus in Brockton.

Assistant Coach – Gabby Eldridge

Gabby is entering her 2nd season as an Assistant Coach (Girls Sprints, B&G Hurdles & B&G Pole Vault). She is also an Assistant Coach for the Girls JV Volleyball and 3rd Girls Basketball Teams at Milton. Gabby is a graduate of Merrimack College ‘20 where she was a stand out for the Women’s Track and Field Indoor and Outdoor Programs. As a Multiple Events Athlete, she competed in 24 different events during her career including several pentathlons. Her senior year she was a recipient of the Athletic Director’s award, an award that recognizes seniors who best epitomize what it means to be a student athlete at Merrimack. Gabby resides in her hometown of Easton, MA, where she was a Three Sport Standout Athlete (Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track) at Oliver Ames High School ‘13.

Assistant Coach – Holt Sihvonen

Holt is entering his 4th year as a Throws Coach focussing on B&G Javelin. Before coming to Milton, Holt was a standout track and field athlete at Bentley University. At Bentley he was an All-American Javelin Thrower where his current school record of 214’ 10” which still stands. He still competes as a member of the Boston Athletic Association.

Assistant Coach – Shakeen Steward

Shakeen is in his first year as an Assistant Coach helping with Boys Sprints and Jumps. Shakeen was a stand out athlete and a member of the Track and Field Program at Umass Dartmouth where competing in the 400 and 200. He is currently the Dean of Students at the Brooke Charter School in Roslindale and currently resides in the Boston area.

Boys' Track Record Board
Event Name Time Year
100m Cozier, D. 11.04c 2015
200m Klinkhoff, J. 22.24c 2002
400m Klinkhoff, J. 49.04c 2002
800m Beaudoin, A. 1:56.59 FAT 2011
1500m Bosworth, B. 4:05.91 FAT 2013
3000m Bosworth, B. 8:56.54c 2013
110m High
Hurdles
Chung, S. 15.24s 1985
300m IM
Hurdles
Onyeagoro, I. 41.04c 1985
4x100m Relay D. Cozier, M. Silva, C. Lewis, C. Desir 43.79 FAT 2015
4x400m Relay R. Dunn, Cope,
S. Whalen, J. Child
3:28.44c 1983
Event Name Mark Year
Shot Put Gilmore, B. 53’5.25″ 2015
Discus Gilmore, B. 151′ 1.00″ 2015
Javelin Brown, J. 189′ 11.00″ 2015
Long Jump Lewis, C. 21′ 9.50″ 2013
Triple Jump Cummings, W. 45′ 2.00″ 2001
High Jump Bestgen, R. 6′ 4.00″ 1981
Laforce, R. 2005
Pole Vault Lingos-Webb, J. 13′ 7.00″ 2005

Note:
FAT = fully automated timing
c = converted from hand time by rounding up to nearest tenth and adding 0.24

Top Five All-Time Records
 Running   Name Time Year
100m SR Cozier, D. 11.04c 2015
2 Ryan, R. 11.23 FAT 2004
3 Evans, C. 11.33c 1990
4 Heard, A. 11.34c 1993
5 Silva, M. 11.37 FAT 2015
200m SR Klinkhoff, J. 22.24c 2002
2 Heard, A. 22.54c 1993
3 Evans, C. 22.74c 1990
Rhodes L. 1986
5 Cozier, D. 22.78 FAT 2015
400m SR Klinkhoff, J. 49.04c 2002
2 Child, J. 50.24c 1983
3 Dugger, L. 50.44 FAT 2000
4 Rhodes, L. 51.04c 1987
5 Haley, B. 51.14c 1986
800m SR Beaudoin, A. 1:56.59 FAT 2011
2 Bosworth, B. 1:57.34c 2013
3 Haley, B. 1:57.74c 1986
4 Child, J. 1:58.94c 1983
5 Sugrue, E. 1:59.84c 1984
1500m SR Bosworth, B. 4:05.91 FAT 2013
2 Child, J. 4:07.54c 1983
3 Russell, H. 4:08.38 FAT 2010
4 Miller 4:09.54c 1984
5 Kaye, A. 4:10.94c 1986
3000m SR Bosworth, B. 8:56.54c 2013
2 Young, R. 9:04.44c 1987
3 Russell, H. 9:05.70 FAT 2011
4 Bell, S. 9:14.24c 1982
5 James, C. 9:15.07 FAT 2014
110m High
Hurdles
SR Chung, S. 15.24c 1985
2 Lingos-Webb, J. 15.29 FAT 2004
3 Cahners, J. 15.44c 1992
4 Lewis, C. 15.74c 2015
5 Fogelquist, T. 15.84c 1988
Onyeagoro, I. 1985
Conant, B. 1980
300 IM
Hurdles
SR Onyeagoro, I. 41.04c 1985
2 Bead, V. 41.14c 1989
3 Mountain, K. 41.23 FAT 2007
4 Barrette, N. 41.34c 2013
5 Cahners, J. 41.29c 1992

 

 Relays   Names Time Year
4x100m
Relay
SR D. Cozier, M. Silva, C. Lewis, C. Desir 43.79 FAT 2015
2 A. Heard, M. Kirschner,
P. Turcotte, C. Evans
44.14c 1991
V. Bead, D. Jackson,
P. Turcotte, C. Evans
1990
3 R. Ryan, J. Lingos-Webb,
O. Longus, T. Simmons
44.74 FAT 2003
V. Bead, D. Jackson,
C. Yip, C. Evans
44.74c 1989
4x400m
Relay
SR R. Dunn, Cope,
S. Whalen, J. Child
3:28.44c 1983
2 C. Evans, E. Ngwenya,
J. Cahners, A. Heard
3:28.74c 1991
3 A. Heard, V. Bead,
C. Evans, D. Jackson
3:30.88c 1990
4 C. Cote, A. Alston-Moore,
A. Lima, R. Edwards
3:31.04FAT 2008
5 J. Dwyer, A. Sabitsky, J. Simplice, B. Bosworth 3:31.24c 2013

 

 Field   Name Distance/Height Year
Shot Put SR Gilmore, B. 53’5.25″ 2015
2 Holcum, T. 51’5.00″ 1960
3 Tarisai, N. 49′ 7.00″ 2003
4 Swirbalus, J. 47′ 9.00″ 1984
5 Sweeney, J. 47′ 3.00″ 1989
Discus SR Gilmore, B. 151’1.00″ 2015
2 Hutchinson, W. 140′ 10.00″ 1988
3 Douglas 135′ 10.00″ 1984
4 Rubin, P. 133′ 9.00″ 1988
5 Sweeney, J. 132′ 5.00″ 1989
Javelin SR Brown, J. 189’11.00″ 2015
2 Sheptyck, S. 189′ 6.00″ 1971
3 Gilmore, B. 186’11.00″ 2013
4 Chayet, E.T. 176’10.00″ 1984
5 Carter, C. 169’10.00″ 1984
Long Jump SR Lewis, C. 21’9.50 2013
2 Heard, A. 21’8.00″ 1993
3 Dugger, L. 21’6.50″ 2000
4 Bead, V. 21’6.00″ 1989
5 Cozier, D. 21’4.00″ 2015
Triple Jump SR Cummings, W. 45′ 2.00″ 2001
2 Carter, C. 45′ 1.75″ 1984
3 Parkman, R. 44′ 7.00″ 1980
4 Lewis, C. 43’9.50″ 2015
5 Nickens, R. 42′ 11.75″ 1987
High Jump SR Bestgen, R. 6’4.00″ 1981
Laforce, R. 2005
3 Fogelquist, T. 6′ 3.00″ 1987
4 Cummings, W. 6′ 2.00″ 2002
Iyahen, O. 1992
Lucas, M. 1990
Wilde, P. 1986
Onyeagoro, I. 1985
Nash 1978
Clark 1977
Pole Vault SR Pawlak, S. 13’8.00″ 2011
2 Lingos- Webb, J. 13’7.00″ 2005
3 Lee, K 13’6.00″ 2014
Cummings, W. 13’6.00″ 2002
5 Perkins 13′ 5.75″ 1967

Note:
FAT = fully automated timing
c = converted from hand time by rounding up to nearest tenth and adding 0.24

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