Local Sports Roundup
Region – Westborough’s Jared Engelking, a senior at Tufts University, earned a second straight All-America award with his performance in the pentathlon at NCAA Division 3 Indoor Track & Field National Championships, held March 12 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Engelking, a quad-captain of the Jumbos’ indoor track and field team, placed seventh overall in the pentathlon at DePauw, rolling up 3,491 points.
Engelking qualified for the NCAA Division 3 Indoor Track & Field National Championships by winning the pentathlon at the ECAC Division 3 Indoor Track & Field Championships March 5 at Smith College in Northampton. Engelking also won the pentathlon at the New England Division 3 Indoor Track & Field Championships, held Feb. 27 at Boston University.
Engelking was also named an All-American following the outdoor track and field season last spring, having finished third in the decathlon competition at the NCAA Division 3 Track and Field Championships at Marietta (Ohio) College, rolling up 6,834 points.
Engelking, who is scheduled to graduate from Tufts in May, is the second of Rhonda and Larry Engelking’s children who will graduate from the Medford-based school. Older brother, Derek, graduated from the school in 2008 and younger sister, Kelly, is currently a junior.
Larry Engelking is a professor at Tufts, having taught physiology in the medical and veterinary schools for 30 years.
All three of the Engelking children are or have been members of the Jumbos’ track and field programs, and all were also standout multi-sport athletes at Westborough High School.
Local student-athletes honored by Bancroft School
The Bancroft School in Worcester recently recognized several student-athletes from area towns for their eff orts in the Bulldogs’ recently-completed winter athletic season.
Northborough athletes honored included: Olivia Collette, sophomore, most improved player on the girls varsity ski team.
Shrewsbury athletes honored included: Clara Zinman, senior, coaches’ award for the girls varsity volleyball team; Uday Agrawal, junior, coaches’ award for the boys junior varsity basketball team; Azarmeedokht Azizi, junior, most valuable player for the girls varsity ski team; Samuel Fujimori, sophomore, most valuable player on the varsity wrestling team; Margo McLennan, sophomore, coaches’ award for the girls varsity ski team.
Southborough athletes honored included: Elena Cochrane, sophomore, coaches’ award for the girls varsity basketball team.
Basketball Specialists announce summer sessions
The Basketball Specialists School, run by Marlborough High School boys basketball coach Ilya Nicholas, will hold four sessions of its popular summer basketball program.
The first week will be from July 6 to 9 at Shrewsbury High School, July 12 to15 and Aug. 16 to 19 at the Fore Kicks facility in Marlborough, and Aug. 2 to 5 at Keefe Technical High School in Framingham. All the programs will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All the programs will be coached by some of the top high school coaches in the area, who will be assisted by current and former college players.
Nicholas said the focus of the programs will be fundamentals and the building of skills, and he and his staff will be looking to develop and improve the individual skills of attendees, and the game concepts necessary to become a complete player.
Team and individual competitions will be held daily. Nicholas said, and that players will be grouped by age, size, gender and ability to assure a maximum challenge for all involved and the ability for coaches to accurately evaluate performance.
Sibling and group rates are available.
For more information or to email questions to Nicholas log onto the Basketball Specialists School website at www.basketballspecialists. net.
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