Needham Youth Classic ~ Friday-Saturday, July 14-15, 2017 ~ 28th Annual Meet

DeFazio Track - 380 Dedham Ave. - Needham MA

The Needham Youth Classic had its starts in 1989 at Memorial Field in Needham and has become the largest open youth outdoor track and field meet in the Northeastern US. The meet provides an opportunity for children to compete against the best in running and field events. The two-day meet comprises over 20 events for age 2-14. Trophies are awarded to all winners, high finishing teams, and athletes of the meet. Medals or ribbons are awarded to all participants.
  • Ages: Open to children 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (age on 1st day of meet - July 14, 2017)
  • Running events: 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, 3000M, 50 Hurdles (age 5-8), 80 Hurdles (age 9-12), 100 Hurdles (age 13-14), 4x100 Relay, 800M Race Walk
  • Field events: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Turbo Jav, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Softball Throw
  • Fees: $23-$32 (age 5-14 - competitive), $15 (age 1-4+ non-competitive) Up to 2 running and 2 field events per day, $10 extra event, $20 per relay team
  • Multi-Events: Pentathlon (age 5-6), Heptathlon (age 7-8 ~ 13-14) more info about multi-events
  • Conditions: Food available, rest rooms, no changing facilities
  • Sponor: Needham Track Club
  • Registration: register here
  • Schedule: event schedule
  • Awards: Trophies (all winners except non-competitive age 0-4), Medals (2nd to 8th), Ribbons (others)
  • Team Competition: Trophies to top teams
  • Detailed Information: detail information
  • Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ here
  • Questions?: send e-mail to needhamtrackclub@gmail.com or (last option) call 781-856-4088
2016 Results and Many more photos

CLCF Panthers win 2016 Youth Classic

Nearly 500 came to compete in the 27th Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 10 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 9 field events. 24 meet records despite the hot, humid weather. 8-year-old Kayla Williams of the Central CT Jaguars dominated with 9 wins and 4 meet records (100 meter, 50 meter hurdles, long jump, and shot put). Many other athletes had great performances (see list at below right).

Team Results

1 - 1003 - CLCF Panthers
2 - 744 - Novas Track Club
3 - 647 - Metropolis Track Club
4 - 334 - South Shore Fireboltz
5 - 329- Saugus Sachems
6 - 303 - Needham Youth Track Club
7 - 291 - Cambridge Jets
8 - 247 - Nitehawks Sports Club
9 - 198 - Quincy Track Club
10 - 147 - Central CT Jaguars
11 - 95 - Providence Cobras
12 - 80 - Greater Lowell Road Runners
13 - 58 - Haverhill Elite
14 - 53 - GIAC Navigators
15 - 20 - Waltham Track Club
15 - 20 - CT Hawks Track Club
17 - 16 - Boston United
18 - 7 - Fast Track

Notable Overall Performances


Age 5-6: Chase Sullivan of Cambridge Jets (6 wins, 3 records)

Age 7-8: Kiylah Williams of Central CT Jaguars (9 wins, 4 records); Cainan Weeresinghe of Chestnut Hill (5 wins, 1 record)
Age 9-10: Walter Barrows of Novas TC (4 wins, 1 record); James Wreh II of Metropolis TC (4 wins, 1 record); Brianna Lindo of Novas TC (5 wins)
Age 11-12: Gary Moore, Jr. of CT Hawks TC (6 wins); Peyton Rollins of Cambridge Jets (5 wins, 2 records)
Age 13-14: Stephen Irving of Metropolis TC (5 wins, 1 record); Zack & Matt Leavitt of CLCF Panthers (5 combined wins), Megan Knowling of Central CT Jaguars (5 wins, 1 record)


Notable Individual Performances

14'1" - Long Jump - Kiylah Williams (age 7-8)
14.35 - 100 Meter - Kiylah Williams (age 7-8)
27.01 - 200 Meter - James Wreh II (age 9-10)
1:01.43 - 400 Meter - Kylee Bernard (age 11-12)
19' 3.25" - Long Jump - Ben Mancini (age 13-14)
8.12 - 50 Meter - Chase Sullivan (age 5-6)
15.97 - 100 Meter - Chase Sullivan (age 5-6)
7.38 - 50 Meter - Cainan Weeresinghe (age 7-8)
12.80 - 100 Meter - Walter Barrows (age 9-10)
28.35 - 200 Meter - Aurelia Downes (age 9-10)
12.33 - 100 Meter - Peyton Rollins (age 11-12)
3:45.98 - 800 Race Walk - Alessia Caira (age 13-14)

Results of 2015 Youth Classic

Team Results

1 - 742 - Novas Track Club
2 - 529 - Nitehawks Sports Club
3 - 491 - CLCF Panthers
4 - 452 - South Shore Fireboltz
5 - 311- Metropolis Track Club
6 - 284 - Saugus Sachems
7 - 237 - Needham Track Club
8 - 223 - GIAC Navigators
9 - 220 - Central CT Jaguars
10 - 185 - Quincy Track Club
11 - 108 - CT Hawks Track Club
12 - 100 - New Haven Hershey Track Club
13 - 78 - Providence Cobras
14 - 65 - Thrashers Track Club
15 - 57 - DAYO Lightning
16 - 54 - Cambridge Jets
17 - 52 - Attleboro Jaguars
18 - 49 - Waltham Track Club
19 - 39 - Wellesley Youth Track & FIeld
20 - 33 - Fast-Track
21 - 31 - Boston United
22 - 29 - New Haven Age Group Track Club
23 - 24 - Greater Lowell Road Runners
24 - 5 - Sentinel Striders

Notable Overall Performances

Age 7-8: Ethan Cohall of Central CT Jaguars (5 wins), Avery Hart of Metropolis Track Club (10 wins, 5 records)
Age 9-10: Gary Moore, Jr. of CT Hawks Track Club (8 wins, 4 records), Nydaijha Small of Metropolis Track Club (6 winds, 1 record)
Age 13-14: Zack & Matt Leavitt of CLCF Panthers (5 combined wins), Megan Knowling of Central CT Jaguars (5 wins, 1 record)
Age 15-16: Nick Silva of Saugus Sachems (4 wins), Samuel Quaye of Nitehawks Sports Club (4 wins), Brianna Hoyt of Central CT Jaguars (5 wins, 1 record)

Notable Individual Performances

7.53 - 50 Meter - Madelyn Little (age 7-8)
14.83 - 100 Meter - Avery Hart (age 7-8)
13.08 - 100 Meter - Devon Marshall (age 9-10)
2:15.96 - 800 Meter - Clare Martin (age 15-16)
4:46.00 - 1500 Meter - Clare Martin (age 15-16)
9.20 - 50 Meter Hurdles - Torsten Wallin (age 5-6)
9.21 - 50 Meter Hurdles - Avery Hart (age 7-8)
13.28 - 80 Meter Hurdles - Gary Moore, Jr. (age 9-10)
13.84 - 80 Meter Hurdles - Nydaijah Small (age 9-10)
4:17.35 - 800 Meter Race Walk - Alessia Caira (age 13-14)
90' 8" - Turbo Jav - Gary Moore, Jr. (agge 9-10)
2014 Results and Many more photos

Novas Track Club prevail in 2014 Youth Classic

Over 500 came to compete in the 24th Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 12 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 8 field events. 25 meet records fell in near perfect weather. The Nova Track Club came out in strength and won the team championship. Kiylah Williams of Central CT Jaguars dominated the age 5-6 Girls events with 7 wins and 3 meet records. She won ALL running events and the Softball Throw. Azaan Dawson of New Haven (age 9-10) completed the first distance sweep in meet history, winning all running events from the 300 through the 3000. Ricky Francois of Dare 2 Dream (age 15-16) won all sprints from 50 meters through 400 meters.

Team Results

1 - 738 - Novas Track Club
2 - 595 - South Shore Fireboltz
3 - 520 - Metropolis Brookline
4 - 418 - Velocity Track Club
5 - 361- Nitehawks Sports Club
6 - 358 - GIAC Navigators
7 - 301 - Quincy Track Club
8 - 294 - Central Connecticut Jaguars
9 - 290 - CLCF Panthers
10 - 265 - Saugus Sachems
11 - 221 - Needham Track Club
12 - 124 - Cambridge Jets
13 - 94 - Wellesley Track & Field
14 - 67 - Providence Cobras
15 - 51 - Lady Hawks
16 - 49 - Greater Lowell Road Runners
17 - 35 - New Haven Age Group Track Club
18 - 34 - Haverhill Elite
19 - 32 - Danbury Lightning
20 - 16 - Y-Speed

Notable Overall Performances

Age 5-6: Kiylah Williams of Central CT Jaguars (7 wins, 3 records !!)
Age 7-8: Dontae Lindo of Velocity Track Club (6 wins, 3 records), Avery Hart of Metropolis Brookline (4 wins)
Age 9-10: Azaan Dawson of New Haven (6 wins, 3 records, Courtney Lambright of Metropolis Brookline (5 wins)
Age 11-12: Stephen Irving of Cambridge Jets (5 wins)
Age 13-14: Darius Gordon of Velocity Track Club (5 wins), Alyssa Madden of Westminster (4 wins, 2 records)
Age 15-16: RIcky Francois of Dare 2 Dream (6 wins & 3 records); Malik Rush of Running Rebels YDC (5 wins), Grace Jessiman of South Shore Fireboltz (4 wins)

Notable Individual Performances

10.83 - 100 Meter - Ricky Francois (age 15-16)
5.96 - 50 Meter - Abayomi Graham (age 11-12)
30.57 - 200 Meter - Charlotte DiRocco (age 7-8)
5:04.43 - 1500 Meter - Azaan Dawson (age 9-10)
5:49.8 - 800 Meter Race Walk - Ryan Trinchet (age 9-10)
5:34.87 - 800 Meter Race Walk - Carmen Garcia (age 9-10)
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Results and Photos

Cambridge Jets Win 2013 Youth Classic

Over 500 came to compete in the 24th Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 12 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 8 field events. 15 meet records fell as the heat wave suspended during our meet. The Cambridge Jets won their 1st team championship. Maya Halprins-Adams zipped to a 57.97 finish in the age 15-16 girls 400 Meter, breaking the one minute barrier for the first time ever for girls in the meet. Overall athletes of the meet included 16-year-old Emma Fitzgerald of Braintree who captured 9 events and set 3 records and 8-year-old Gary Moore, Jr. who won 6 events setting a meet record. See team finishes and notable performances below.

Team Results

1 - 987 - Cambridge Jets
2 - 917 - South Shore Fireboltz
3 - 779 - Haverhill Elite Track Club
4 - 605 - Saugus Sachems
5 - 504- Wellesley Track & Field
6 - 495 - Central Connecticut Jaguars
7 - 485 - Nitehawks Sports Club
8 - 471 - Needham Track Club
9 - 446 - Velocity Track Club
10 - 379 - Providence Cobras
11 - 358 - GIAC Navigators
12 - 284 - CLCF Panthers
13 - 272 - Quincy Track Club
14 - 125 - Boston International
15 - 71 - SMAC
16 - 62 - Danbury Track Club
17 - 49 - Waltham Track Club

Notable Overall Performances

Age 5-6: Alexis Red of Central CT Jaguars (4 wins)
Age 7-8: Gary Moore, Jr. of Moore TC (6 wins & 1 record); Jack Lancaster of Haverhill Elite TC (5 wins); Kylee Bernard of Cambridge Jets (5 wins)
Age 9-10: Maya Whitcomb of Cambridge Jets (7 wins); Azaan Dawson of New Haven (4 wins)
Age 11-12: Alexis Daly of Cambridge Jets (4 wins & 2 records); Dominique Jackson of Velocity TC (5 wins); Evan Anderson of Needham TC (4 wins); Stephen Irving of Cambridge Jets (4 wins)
Age 13-14: RIcky Francois of Dare 2 Dream (4 wins & 2 records);
Age 15-16:
Emma Fitzgerald of Braintree (9 wins & 4 records); Evan Lexo of Nitehawks SC (7 wins & 1 record)

Notable Individual Performances

57.97 - 400 Meter - Maya Halprins-Adams (age 15-16)
50.58 - 4x100 Meter Relay - Cambridge Jets (age 15-16 Girls)
4:51.08 - 800 Meter Race Walk - Alessia Caira (age 11-12)
57'11" - Turbo Jav - Hanna Holmes (age 9-10)
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Results and Photos

South Shore Fireboltz Win 2012 Youth Classic

Nearly 500 came to compete in the 23rd Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 12 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 8 field events. 27 meet records fell in the almost perfect weather. South Shore Fireboltz won their 1st team championship. Overall athletes of the meet included 16-year-old Amanda Pasko of Wellesley captured 6 events and set 4 records and 16-year-old Jordan Samuels of the Cambridge Jets won 4 events setting 2 meet records and missed winning two more events by small margins. See team finishes and notable performances below.

Team Results

1 - 964 - South Shore Fireboltz
2 - 782 - Zodiacs Track Foundation
3 - 679 - Saugus Sachems
4 - 454 - Central Connecticut Jaguars
5 - 401 - GIAC Navigators
6 - 398 - Needham Track Club
7 - 319 - Cambridge Jets
8 - 316 - Nitehawks Sports Club
9 - 215 - CLCF Panthers
10 - 197 - Bradford Huskiers
11 - 173 - Quincy Track Club
12 - 144 - Waltham Track Club
13 - 106 - Providence Cobras
14 - 72 - Hudson Recreation
15 - 68 - Greater Lowell Road Runners
16 - 56 - Granite State Flash
17 - 52 - AGAA
18 - 25 - Westwood Track Club
19 - 20 - Boston International

Notable Overall Performances

Age 5-6: Desiree King of Zodiacs TF (5 wins)
Age 7-8: Peter Crapsey, Jr. of Bradford Huskies (6 wins & 2 records); Julian Cooley of Zodiacs TF (4 wins); Peyton Rollins of Cambridge Jets (4 wins); Elle Banach of Hyde Park (3 wins & 1 record)
Age 9-10: Steven Doss of CLCF Panthers (4 wins); Kaori Tate of Cambridge Jets (4 wins)
Age 11-12: Taje Nelson of Zodiacs TF (3 wins & 1 record); Darius Gordon of Zodiacs TF (4 wins); Cassidy Palmer of Central CT Jaguars (5 wins & 3 records)
Age 13-14: Keelan Thomas of Zodiacs TF (6 wins); Michael Durkin of South Shore Fireboltz (3 wins & 1 record)
Age 15-16:
Amanda Pasko of Wellesley (7 wins & 4 records); Jordan Samuels of Cambridge Jets (4 wins & 2 records)

Notable Individual Performances

2:03.00 - 800 meter - Jeremy Alley-Tarter (age 15-16)
44'10.75" - Triple Jump - Jordan Samuels (age 15-16)
12.59 - 100 meter - Cassidy Palmer (age 11-12)
41.52 - 300 meter - Rhyana Freeman (age 15-16)
Results

Saugus Sachems Win 2011 Youth Classic

Children from all around the Northeast and as far away as Illinois came together to compete in the 22nd Needham Youth Classic. Competition included 12 running events (from 50 to 3000 meters) and 8 field events. 17 meet records fell in the almost perfect weather (just a little too hot). Saugus (MA) brought forth a large contingent and won 1st place in the team competition while host Needham finished in 4th (see complete team results in box). Overall athletes of the meet included Emma Fitzgerald of Waltham TC and Jared Delane of Central CT Jaquars.

Team Results

1 - 1382 - Saugus Sachems
2 - 1082 -South Shore Fireboltz
3 - 931 - Nitehawks Sports Club
4 - 650 - Needham Track Club
5 - 608 - Providence Cobras
6 - 427 - Central CT Jaguars
7 - 284 - GIAC Navigators
8 - 177 - Waltham Track Club
9 - 148 - Team Davis
10 - 115 - Boston International
11 - 60 - Hudson Recreation
12 - 56 - Quincy Track Club
13 - 36 - Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club

Athletes of the Meet

Age 7-8: Jeffrey Davis of Bristol CT and Maya Whitcomb of Lexington MA
Age 9-10: Evan Anderson of Needham TC and Alexis Daly of Cambridge Jets
Age 11-12: Shayne Simpson of Providence Cobras and Cassidy Palmer of Central CT Jaguars
Age 13-14: Tristan Crowell of Nitehawks SC and Emma Fitzgerald of Nitehawks SC
Age 15-16: Jared DeLane of Central CT Jaguars
and Mary Dixon of Saugus Sachems
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