Phoenix Boys Track Team MCSAO Champions

The Boston Prep Phoenix are MCSAO champions for the second time this school year.  Building upon their success in 2014, the varsity boys track team earned their second consecutive championship title.  The girls, while undefeated in the regular season, ended their three year championship streak, finishing third in this year's championship meet.  

This year's boys team was defined by collaboration and shared accountability and ambition.  The group was led by Captain Obinna Mogor, Treyvon Leak, Emmanuel Valmir, Daniel Adedeji, and Stanley Guillaume.  A strong, well-rounded team, they were competitive in all races, with considerable depth.  Coach Anders Peterson noted that the team's success was the result of far more than simply athletic strength.  "They used the school’s virtues daily to keep each other accountable, smiling, and focused on their goals.  As a coach, I am very proud of the way they lived into the virtues to make themselves successful."  Senior Treyvon Leak, who hopes to run track in college, reflected that the team stayed focused on the basic elements of success.  "We showed up, we worked hard, and we took the coaching we were offered.  As a result, we had a great day at the championships."

The girls team welcomed thirteen new members this year, with only six runners returning from the previous season.  The team incorporated its new members well, building upon the Phoenix girls' long record of success.  At the championship meet, every distance runner ran her best time of the season, while the sprinters were led by senior Tamara Bonheur, who capped a tremendous season with second and third place finishes in the 200 meters and 100 meters, respectively.  While the girls were disappointed to see their championship streak end, they are eager to learn and improve next year.