Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Aidan Cox wins New England title for indoor mile

By DAN ATTORRI

Monitor staff

Published: 03-05-2023 11:41 PM

Several area athletes competed at the New England level over the weekend, but only one of them was crowned a champion. 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Aidan Cox took the lead on the third of eight laps to claim the New England title in the mile at the 35th New England Interscholastic Indoor Track Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston on Saturday.

Cox won the mile in 4 minutes, 14.76 seconds, narrowly beating Parker Broderick of Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut by 1.03 seconds. 

Cox, a senior heading for the NCAA Division I University of Virginia Cavaliers after graduation, set the NHIAA Division II record in the 1,500 meters (3:58.06) and the state record in the 3,000 (8:28.61) to help lead Coe-Brown boys to the D-II team title at Dartmouth College on Feb. 12.

Londonderry’s Sean Clegg won the 600 in 1:21.64 and was the only other champion from the Granite State.

Cox’s teammates Jamie Lano (15th 1,000), Gavin Demas (17th 600), Benjamin Robinson (18th 600), Nikhil Chavda (19th 2 mile) and Matthew Corriveau (28th long jump) also qualified for New Englands.

Bishop Brady’s Josh Gentchos finished 22nd in the 55 dash and ran on the 14th-place 4x200 relay with Nate Steigmeyer, Alan Yap and Jack Beauchesne.

Merrimack Valley’s Bishow Thapa (24th 600) ran on the 20th-place 4x400 with Marshall Carey-Matthews, Terrence Chudoba and Mychal Reynolds.

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Five area wrestlers also competed among the region’s best at the New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championship held at Providence Career & Technical Academy in Rhode Island this weekend.

Bow’s Adler Moura (120 pounds), Concord’s Rumi Mistry (182) and Griffin Norwalt (120), and Winnisquam’s Ryan Cormier (106) and Henry Osmer (138) all competed, dropping two bouts to get eliminated early. Moura was the only area wrestler to pick up a win – a victory by forfeit – to advance to the consolation round of eight before getting pinned.

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