Teams of the Decade #18: 2011 Mansfield Indoor Track

Mansfield boys indoor track

Team: Mansfield Boys Indoor Track
Year: 2011
Record: 4-0 Dual Meet Record
2011 Kelley-Rex Division Champions
2011 Hockomock League Meet Champions
2011 Division 2 Champions
2011 All-State Champions

The Mansfield boys indoor track team has been the cream of the crop in the Hockomock League and beyond for the past decade, so it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to one squad. But it’s hard to ignore the success the Hornets had at the league level, the division level, and the state level in 2011.

That season, the Hornets set new program records in over half (eight) of the events they compete in during the winter months that season. And what really stands out above the rest is that six of those records still hold today despite the squad winning seven more league titles throughout the decade.

Mansfield cruised through the dual meet season, knocking off Franklin, Attleboro, North Attleboro, and King Philip in succession to claim the Kelley-Rex title. Also during the regular season, the Hornets competed in the Division 2 Relays meet at the Reggie Lewis Center and put on a show. Mansfield took first place overall as a team with 64 points — the second place team Central Catholic finished with 35 points — and won the 4×400 relay (3:24.99), the Distance Medley Relay (10:40.98), and set new program records in both the 4×200 (Steve Gannon, Nick King, Ian Caldwell, Greg Donahue – 1:31.82) and the sprint medley relay (Nick King, Steve Gannon, Griffin Robertson, Josh Lampron).

“The combination of the junior and senior classes was deadly!” said longtime Mansfield coach Julie Collins. “If you look at complete results of Hockomock League Meet, there were so many great athletes on the track and in the field events that no team in the state could compete. They supported each other and brought out the best in each other!”

The Hornets showed their mettle at the Hockomock League Championship meet, taking seven first place finishes and 18 total top-five placements on its way to a whopping 103.5 points. North Attleboro finished second that year with just over half of that total at 55 points. Senior Ryan Petrella and Griffin Robertson went 1-2 in the 600M at the meet and Steve Gannon clocked in at 35.54 to win the 300M and set a Hornet program record that still stands today.

The dominance continued at the D2 State Meet where the Hornets swept all three relay events, won a pair of individual races, had a dozen top-five finishes, and registered an incredible 98 points to win the event. Mansfield’s Josh Lampron won the 1 Mile (4:19.86), Shayne Collins crossed first in the 2 Mile (9:14.51) and the Hornets ended the meet by sweeping all three relays: the 4×200 (Ian Cauldwell, Greg Donahue, Nick King, Andrew Kuras) in 1:32.19, the 4×400 (Steve Gannon, Ryan Petrella, Jonah Primiano, Griffin Robertson), and the 4×800 (Shayen Collins, Kham Haleudeth, Josh Lampron, Nate Somes) in 8:10.44.

Mansfield saved its best for last at the 2011 All-State Meet at the end of February at the Reggie Lewis Center. Lampron once again won the 1 Mile race, this time setting a new program record that holds today at 4:15.16 while Collins, who took second in the 2 Mile, set the program record with a time of 9:09.33. Relays were once again a strong point for the Hornets, as the 4×200 group took third, the 4×800 team was second overall, and the 4×400 relay team of Steve Gannon, Ryan Petrella, Nick King, and Griffin Robertson won the event and set a third Hornet record at the meet, clocking in at 3:21.78. Mansfield won the All-State Championship meet with 50 points.

2010-2011 Mansfield Boys Indoor Track Schedule




W, 68-18
W, 56-30
North Attleboro
W, 59-27
King Philip
W, 68-17
D2 State Relays
1st Place (64 pts)
Hock Championships
1st Place (103.5 pts)
D2 State Meet
1st Place (98 pts)
All-State Meet
1st Place (50 pts)

Mansfield boys indoor track

2011 Hock Championships

Greg Donahue55M Dash6.964th
Steve Gannon300M35.541st
Nick King300M36.193rd
Andrew Kuras300M37.585th
Ryan Petrella600M1:24.501st
Griffin Robertson600M1:24.712nd
Josh Lampron1000M2:30.151st
Kham Haleudeth1000M2:40.765th
Shayne Collins1 Mile4:22.151st
Matthew Cioe2 Miles10:00.571st
Mitch Negus2 Miles10:14.043rd
Brendan McCarthy2 Miles10:19.294th
Brian Ferreira55M Hurdles8.244th
S. Gannon, N. King, Ian Cauldwell, G. Donahue4x200 Relay1:35.191st
N. King, Ryan Petrella, G. Robertson, S. Gannon4x400 Relay3:24.601st
Bill GiannouloudisShot Put43-10.755th
Patrick GreaneyHigh Jump6-00.004th
Steve GannonLong Jump19-04.005th

2011 Division 2 Championships

Steve Gannon300M35.772nd
Nick King300M35.953rd
Griffin Robertson600M1:24.694th
Ryan Petrella600M1:24.846th
Josh Lampron1 Mile4:19.861st
Shayne Collins2 Miles9:14.511st
Matthew Cioe2 Miles9:50.775th
Brian Ferreira55M Hurdles7.975th
Ian Cauldwell, Greg Donahue, N. King, Andrew Kuras4x200 Relay1:32.191st
S. Gannon, R. Petrella, Jonah Primiano, Griffin Robertson4x400 Relay3:28.121st
S. Collins, Kham Haleudeth, J. Lampron, Nate Somes4x800 Relay8:10.441st
Bill GiannouloudisShot Put44-03.007th
Brian FerreiraHigh Jump6-01.003rd
Patrick GreaneyHigh Jump5-11.005th
Patrick GreaneyLong Jump21-03.753rd

2011 All-State Championships

Nick King300M36.023rd
Josh Lampron1 Mile4:15.161st
Shayne Collins2 Miles9:09.332nd
Ian Cauldwell, Steven Gannon, Griffin Robertson, Andrew Kuras4x200 Relay1:32.993rd
S. Gannon, Ryan Petrella, Nick King, G. Robertson4x400 Relay3:21.781st
S. Collins, Kham Haleudeth, J. Lampron, R. Petrella4x800 Relay8:00.102nd
Patrick GreaneyLong Jump20-11.007th

Mansfield boys indoor track