Indoor Track

Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field


Boys’ & Girls' Indoor Track & Field - 2017-18

Coaching Staff
Kamilah Rowe
Head Coach
Ted Loska
Throwing Coach (Assistant)
Troy Turner 
Assistant Coach(es)
Need to reach a coach?  Contact Coach Ortega at jortega3@bostonpublicschools.org, Coach Rowe  rowekamilah@gmail.com 

Team Schedule:  

MIAA State Division: Division 3 - MSTCA Class: Large Schools

League: Boston Public Schools - BPS Conference: North Division 

Wed 12/13/17 @ 330pm-5pm O’BRYANT vs. NEW MISSION

Sun 12/17/17 @ 10am-330pm MSTCA Winter Festival

Mon 12/18/17 @ 330pm-5pm O’BRYANT vs. BOSTON LATIN ACADEMY

Wed 12/20/17 @ 330pm-5pm O’BRYANT vs. WEST ROXBURY

Wed 12/27/17 @ 830am-330pm MSTCA Boston Holiday Challenge

Fri 12/29/17 @ 9am-11am MSTCA Team Pentathlon

Fri 12/29/17 @ 11am-330pm MSTCA Speed Classic

Sat 1/6/18 @ 10am-330pm MSTCA Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore Meet

Mon 1/8/18 @ 330pm-5pm O’BRYANT vs. EAST BOSTON

Sun 1/14/18 @ 10am-330pm MSTCA State Coaches Relays Division 3 

Sun 1/28/18 @ 10am-330pm MSTCA Coaches Invitational

Mon 1/29/18 @ 330pm-5pm O’BRYANT vs. CHARLESTOWN

Wed 1/31/18 @ 330pm-5pm BPS Make Up Meet [if snow day]

Sun 2/4/18 @ 9am-330pm Last Chance to Qualify Meet

*Tue 2/6/18 @ 330pm-530pm CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - DAY 1**

Wed 2/7/18 @ 330pm-530pm CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - DAY 2*

Sun 2/18/18 @ 1pm-5pm MIAA D3 Championships

TBA 2/__ /18 @ TBA 8th Massachusetts Scholastic Weight Throw Invitational 

Sat 2/24/18 @ TBA MIAA Auerbach All State Meet

Tue 2/27/18 @ TBA Girl’s Pentathlon

Wed 2/28/18 @ TBA Boy’s Pentathlon

Sat 3/3/18 @ @ TBA New England Championships

Coach Rowe's Bio

About Ms. Rowe

I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I excelled in the Boston Public School system from grade K-12. Having graduated from John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, I then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in African American Studies with a minor in Sociology from Northeastern University.


While at O’Bryant High School, I competed all four years in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. I received several Coaches and Championship Awards as I contributed my talent to O’Bryant’s 14 straight indoor titles and 15 straight outdoor titles. At Northeastern, I continued to compete and gain personal bests in primarily in sprinting events for all four years as a Division I athlete.


My typical day consists of working with all school aged children and youth. I currently work for Brookline’s Early Education Program as a Teacher’s Aide for children ages three to five. Meanwhile, I still enjoy working out well after my Track & Field career. I most certainly enjoy going out especially when making my routine trips to my home country of Barbados to visit many family and friends.

My Mission:
As John D. O'Bryant's Track & Field Head Coach, I intend to create an atmosphere where athletes always strive to work hard and believe in accomplishing their goals. Athletes must be coachable to reach his/her full potential in the sport of track & field. As a team, we will learn to compete in track & field at the city, state, and national levels; and the positive progress it takes to get there. Together, athletes and the coaching staff will support one another by promoting mental and physical fitness, meanwhile developing sportsmanship. 

Coach Ortega's Bio

About Mr. Ortega:


 I am a product of the Boston Public School, graduated from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, Phyllis Wheatley Middle and Boston English High School.

I have been teaching Physical Education for 30 years here in Boston. I currently teach Physical Education at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. Previously, I have had experiences teaching P.E. at the Martin L. King Jr. Middle School in Dorchester and Mary Curley School in Jamaica Plain where I also taught Health at this middle school. Teaching P.E. is something that I’ve always wanted to do. I am passionate about teaching the things that have really made a difference in my life like developing skills and fitness, learning how to maintain and improve health, and most importantly, trying to build good character traits.

 I have always been a very active person. As a child, I enjoyed participating in team sports such as football and track and field but as I’ve grown older I now find myself enjoying lifetime activities like hiking, biking, swimming and running. I learned the value of physical fitness early on and have always sought out opportunities to be active. Physical activity can also be a great way to spend time with family, reduce stress, and build relationships with friends.

 My education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College where I majored in Physical Education in 1987. I currently hold a Master degree in General Studies -1990 and second Master degree in School Administration - 2000 from Cambridge College.


"You and your opponent want the same thing.
 The only thing that matters, is who works the hardest for it."


"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried."


COACH LOSKA'S BIO

About Mr. Loska:

Ted Loska of Hennigan Elementary School continually strives to make a positive impact on students’ lives. His love of teaching and insistence that students commit themselves completely to the task at hand along with his unique awareness of the needs of students assure this outcome. Most of all, the belief he instills in each student that dedication and passion can shape a lifetime of accomplishments and service is life forming.

Ted has been an employee of the Boston Public Schools for 24 years. During that time he has served as a swim instructor, a swim coach, a track coach and provided synchronized swimming and violin lessons. He understands that a well-rounded student is created through multiple experiences and provides many options to make that happen.

Many of the opportunities he has initiated have come about as a result of his volunteering to teach or coach an activity such as a life guarding course that has resulted in providing employment opportunities for hundreds of Boston students. Other possibilities for experiencing new interests came about through Ted’s initiative to introduce synchronized swimming, a sport few if any students had ever heard of, and a morning violin class for interested students.

Ted has a genuine connection with the youth he teaches and coaches. Always able to reach beyond the life circumstances of his students, privileged or not, stable family setting or not, he provides a solid example for hard work, scholarship and determination to achieve. Over the years he has taught thousands of inner city children to swim and how to behave around water, be it ocean in the summer or dangerous frozen rivers or ponds in the winter. His comfort with the water and with children he serves makes even the most anxious students willing to overcome their fears while also recognizing their need for caution and smart behavior in certain situations.

Ted is acutely aware of the needs of many of his students and has initiated programs to provide for them. He solicits donations for swimwear and makes them available for those who would not have a bathing suit otherwise. By taking time to familiarize a student who may be cautiously interested in a program such as swimming or track, Ted provides a welcoming environment and carefully explains various aspects of the intended activity to help the youth enter into the activity with knowledge and confidence.

Successful teaching requires special skills ad commitment, whether in a classroom or at the athletic field. Ted instills recognition of the value of both athletics and education in out Boston students.

Coach's Corner

"To my assistant coaches, Ted Loska, Troy Turner, and Brian Donna, I couldn't have accomplished my first season without your help."

I'm very proud of ALL my athletes for best overall performance in the City! Girls 2nd place runner up and Boys 3rd place. They gave it their all- fought to the finish and their most highest potential! To my assistant coaches Troy and Brian, I couldn't have accomplished my first season coaching without you. To the coach of all coaches Coach Ortega, your guidance and words of expertise went above and beyond to help me along the way. To my athletes, remember...

“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."
-MUHAMMAD ALI

...and in my eyes ALl of you did just that. You performed so well this season with countless personal records and new school records (to be posted soon)! Great job from a proud coach!

Indoor Track and Field Highlights

Although a very young team, many we were able to break school records and produce new personal records. The girls and boys teams were by far, the best overall performance in the City Championships this year. Throughout this season the team gave everything their all by aiming to their most highest potential! Next year shall bring this dominating team to higher heights.

Boys 2017 Season Highlights

 

Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 3rd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Sean Dykens ( Mile, 2 Mile)

School Record Setters: Derrick Samuels - Mile Run, Gemsly Cajunte -  2Mile, 

4 x 800 Relay Boys: Sean Dykens/Jr. 2:08, Ahnaf Eram/Jr. 2:20, Kyle Doan/Jr. 2:23, Yosther Rosales/So. 2:23 - 9:24.10,

Distance Medley- Boys: Ahnaf Eram/Jr. (1200m) 3:53, Rodney George/Jr. (400m)53.0,Yosther Rosales/So. (800m) 2:29, Sean Dykens/Jr. (mile) 4:56 - 12:24.94

Coach: HeadCoach Kamilah Rowe,  Assistant Coach: Ted Loska, Troy Turner, Brian Donna 

Schools track: O’Bryant ace Sean Dykens better by a mile

Joe Reardon Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sean Dykens couldn’t have picked a better time to round into the best shape of his young life. And with his sights set on next Wednesday’s Division 3 indoor track championships, the O’Bryant distance ace with the smooth stride had one last test in yesterday’s Boston City League track championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The junior took the lead at the gun and left the field behind as he chopped two seconds off his personal best to win the mile in 4 minutes, 53.73 seconds. Jordan Meija of East Boston took second in 4:56.06. Dykens made it a clean sweep with his 10:50.71 win in the 2 mile.

Shortly after his victory, Dykens got the news from a meet official he was invited to compete in the BAA’s Scholastic Invitational Mile on April 15, two days before the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

“My training’s going very well,” Dykens said. “I’m doing a lot of speed workouts and not too much distance. I’m doing mostly 400 and 800 repeats. I do one long run maybe that’s about five miles.”

East Boston swept the top two places in the 1,000 meters and 55 hurdles to lead the Jets to the team title with 107 points. Micah Huntley clocked a 2:47.98 for the 1,000 win with Elvis Navarro almost six seconds back in 2:53.26. Niles Nedd won the hurdles in 8.29 with Navarro close behind.

In the girls competition, Latin Academy didn’t have any individual winners, but put up four second-place finishes to seal the team title with 100 points. O’Bryant (91) was second with Snowden (28) third.

Latin Academy’s Lia Van der Linde, Danielah Sampson, Ahria Ilyas and Haley McLaughlin teamed up for second in the 4 x 200 in 2:00.23, two seconds behind New Mission’s winning 1:58.23.

Snowden’s Sarah Lawton won the 1,000 (in 3:23.45) and O’Bryant’s Katherine Keating took the mile (6:06). Keating’s teammate, Meryl Bantefa, ran a quick 43.41 for an easy win in the 300 and then won the 600.

Girls 2017 Season Highlights


Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 2nd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Meryl Bentef( 300m, 600m), Destaunia Perry(Hurdles, High Jump), Kathrine Keating( Mile)

School Record Setters: Kathrine Keating - Mile, Grace Colon - 2 Mile, Teresa Piard - Hurdles 

Coach: HeadCoach Kamilah Rowe,  Assistant Coach: Ted Loska, Troy Turner, Brian Donna 

Boys 2015 Season Highlights

It was a rough indoor and outdoor season. Due to a lot of injures and cancellation of track meets the team manage to pull it together and stay on course. We look forward for this year.  

Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 2nd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Oussama Amri, Ricky Preston

Boston Globe All-Scholastic: Juleen Lewis 

School Record Setters: Juleen Lewis - Long Jump/Triple Jump 

BSA Most Valuable Scholar-Athlete: Ricky Preston

Girls’ Indoor Track & Field

Coach: Jose Ortega Assistant Coach: Ted Loska, Kamilah Rowe

Girls 2015 Season Highlights

It was a rough indoor and outdoor season. Due to a lot of injures and cancellation of track meets the team manage to pull it together and stay on course. We look forward for this year’s season.  

Post-Season: Boston City League Championship Meet: 2nd Place

Boston City League All-Stars: Juleen Lewis

BSA Most Valuable Scholar-Athlete: Nisa Holley


Indoor Track

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