Speed Freaks

It’s getting to be winter championship season in Massachusetts, once again. This round, I was sent to the Reggie Lewis Center to photograph the MIAA Division 2 Indoor Track & Field Championships. Having run track in high school, it’s pretty odd that this was actually my first time ever covering it. Thankfully, everything was very familiar to me, so I got into a pretty good rhythm in knowing where to position myself for the best results, I hope.

It was a pretty good mix of action, though not much emotion until the girls’ two mile.

Here’s a selection of photos from the meet:

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin's Haley Laird unsuccessfully attempts the high jump at 5'6

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters.

Boston, Mass. -- The girls' relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The girls 4x800 relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011

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