By Joshua Boyd/jboyd@cnc.com

The Chieftains boys narrowly kept their record unblemished, as a 78-67 victory over Newburyport on April 15 saw Masconomet move up to a 3-0 mark since starting the 2010 outdoor season.

“We thought it would be a tough meet. Fortunately, we came on the high end of the score,” said head coach Dana Picillo. “Newburyport is a really good team, and we knew it would be a good test for us.”

The Clippers had their points of strength, as did the Chieftains.

“They’re a pretty well-balanced team,” said Picillo. “They gave us trouble in the shotput, the 800-meter and the pole vault.”

However, on the flip side, Masconomet swept two events. In the high jump, John Daniels (5-feet-8-inches), Nick Defossez and Jake London (5-feet-3-inches each) finished 1-2-3. In the triple jump, it was Daniels again leading the way, this time with a 37-foot leap, while Martin Cain (35-feet-2-inches) and Ian Fisk (34-feet-4.5-inches) finished close behind.

Other winners for Masconomet were Tim Galligan (discus, 123-feet-6-inches), Brian McCarthy (javelin, 133-feet-3.5-inches), David Searles (100-meter, 11.6 inches), Tyler Plimpton (200-meter, 23.7), Ryan Madden (400-meter, 54.8) and Jake Moorman (mile, 4:50.7).

The 4x100-meter relay was also won by Masconomet, and that quartet consisted of Cain, Plimpton, London and Searles, finishing in 45.3 seconds.

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