Carla Forbes – 2012 National Triple Jump Champion

Carla Forbes won the 212 New Balance Indoor National Championship in the triple jump on Sunday March 11th. She jumped 42’5.25″ for a new meet record and just missed the all-time national record for a junior by 0.25″. See the youtube video of her jumps. You should also check out her interview on

2012 New England Track Championships

Check out NewtonSportsPhotography coverage of the New Englands in the ESPNHS Dyestat Webcast starting at 2:05.

Photos from the meet are now available in this gallery. Each event is broken out into its own sub-gallery. These include galleries for the long jump, high jump, shot put, 55m dash and hurdles, 300m, 600m, 1000m, mile, 2mile, 4x800m, 4x200m, and 4x400m.

She the HD version of the slideshot on Youtube.

The slideshow is also available in the highlight gallery.

For more photos of the meet see For coverage see

2012 Mass Indoor Track State Open

Check out coverage of the State Open on the ESPNHS Webcast starting at 5:15 with Coverage of Carla Forbes, Catarina Rocha, Vanessa Clerveaux, Andre Rolmn, the Chelmsford Bosy Swardick, the Newton Boys and Girls wins.

Congrats to the Newton North Boys and Girls and to Mansfield. Photos from the meet have been uploaded into the gallery. The photos behind these images are very high resolution. You can order large prints up to 16×24 or beyond or purchase downloads for other uses. Here is a sample of a full resolution image.

2012 Newton North Girls Indoor Track Slide Show

Slide show of photos from the 2012 Girls Indoor Track Season. The team will compete in the State Open on Sunday, February 26th, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Photos from the slide show are available in this gallery. Youtube link:

Jenn Suhr new American Vault Record

Jenn Suhr set a new American Indoor Pole Vault record of 16 feet at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on February 4th. The “made-for-TV” setup of the meet meant only one photographer was on the infield positioned to shoot her from the runway side of the pit, so our position in the bleachers turned out to be good to capture a special moment for the meet and for Jenn.
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Newton North Track defeats Brookline

The Newton North Girls and Boys track teams defeated Brookline 86-9 and 61.33-33.66 respectively on Jan 12th (Milesplit results, photos, facebook photos, jump sequences).

The Newton girls achieved 18 personal records, 8 new state qualifying performances and 3 league bests. State qualifiers were achieved by Evie Heffernan in the mile, Miller McCarthy-Tuohy, Taylor Chinitz, Isabella Reilly & Maeve Greeley in the 1000, Carla Forbes, Madi Nadeau and Maeve Larkin in the 300, Meghan Bellerose in the 600. Evie’s mile, Carla’s 300 and Meghan’s 600 were league best, adding to Carla’s league best in the 55 & LJ and Kayla Wongs 55 Hurdles.


Newton North Girls win Eastern Mass Division 1 Championship

Newton North won the Division 1 championships on Saturday in Andover. The Newton North long jumpers placed 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 7th, to contribute 24 points to Newton’s 93.5 to 87.5 win over Andover and the other 32 scoring schools in the meet (photos, results, Boston Globe article, Boston Herald article, Newton Track Blog, Newton Tab article, Newton tab photos) .

2011 Newton North Girls take State Relays

Newton North won a closely fought battle over Andover to win the 2011 Outdoor Division 1 State Relays Sunday in Franklin, MA. The shuttle hurdle team defending their 2011 indoor and 2010 outdoor titles, winning by over 2 seconds over the field (65.51). News Coverage:Newton Tab: Newton North sweeps State Relays championships, Boston Globe Article: Newton Boys, Girls sweep the field, Milesplit Results/Coverage

From the Boston Globe:

The Newton North girls started on the track and did their best in the final running event. The 4 x 400 relay team of sophomores Meghan Belleraje, Madison Nadeau, and Carla Forbes, and senior Margo Gillis set a meet record with a time of 3:59.61.

“It meant a lot finishing off the running events with a win,’’ said coach Joe Tranchita. “And to get a meet record really boosts the morale even more.’’

The Tigers also won the long jump, triple jump, discus, 4 x 100 hurdles, and 1,600 sprint medley, finishing with 73 points. Andover came in second with 60 points, and Weymouth finished third with 39.

“We had 37 points running and 36 in the field,’’ said Tranchita. “I always say this is the purest team meet and that type of balance really shows that.’’

Senior Amy Ren came back from an ankle injury to help boost the Tigers.

“I had been out for three meets and I just wanted to go out there and be a part of the team,’’ said Ren, a part of three winning teams — the long jump, triple jump, and the hurdles.

Ren, who will run at Dartmouth next year, said getting over the pain in her ankle was a mental thing. “The ambition to do well trumps the pain,’’ she said.

Boston Herald Article: Tigers terrify on track

Highlight photos

Winning 4x100m shuttle hurdle relay team:

Winning 3xTJ relay team: