The school record for long jump at Silver Lake now belongs to a new athlete.
Max Shirikjian, a member of the Lakers boys’ indoor track and field team got into the school’s record book earlier this month in the long jump. He set a school record in the event in the Division 3 Indoor Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center. His jump was 21 feet and six inches. In the relay events, teams use their top three to four athletes, so his effort along with Stephen Gallagher and John McCarthy helped the Lakers place third in the event.
Overall, the Lakers placed 11th on the day–and although Shirikjian’s effort led the way, the team had many other strong performances that helped them to a strong day. The Lakers had a particularly strong performance in the sprint medley relay, finishing sixth overall in the event. This one featured Shirkijian as well as Will d’Entremont, Chris Tilton and Ryan Tierney. Combined, they ran a 3:52.57 in the event
That performance was one of three events in which the Lakers earned a sixth-place finish. The shuttle dash was another place where the Lakers finished this high. Here, Shirikjian worked with Kyle Keogh, Kevin Donahue and Ryan Tierney and the four of them combined for a 28.50-second run. The other event where the Lakers earned a sixth-place finish was also a sprinting event. This came in the 4×50-meter relay. Shirikjian did not compete in this event. Instead, the Lakers foursome consisted of John McCarthy, Brian Sherry, Nick Ierardi and Pat McCarthy.
North Attleboro was the winner of the event; they came away with 49 points on the day. Teams ahead of Silver Lake included: Pembroke, Hingham, Bishop Feehan, Tewksbury Memorial, Marblehead, Duxbury, Stoughton, Shepherd Hill-Dudley and Walpole.
Overall though, it was a strong showing for the Lakers since they performed better than most of the teams who attended the event.