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Burke's Facey finishes fifth at New Englands

Posted by Justin Rice  March 2, 2013 05:08 PM

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The only athlete from Boston public schools competing in the New England indoor track meet on Saturday, Kevin Facey, finished fifth in the 55-meter dash with a personal best time of 6.55 seconds at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Here's a link to a recent feature story on Facey.

The Burke High senior sprinter had the No. 21-seed (6.70 seconds) going into the meet and snagged the eighth and final spot in the finals by running a time of 6.64 in the prelims.

In the finals he tied with Denzel Tomaszewski of Wellesley High for fourth place but when Facey’s preliminary result was factored into the mix we was bumped back to fifth place.

The Jamaican immigrant has had a remarkable ride this post season.

He slipped out of the blocks during the finals of the 55-meter dash in the Division 4 state meet. But despite being in the back of the pack out of the blocks he still managed to finish second, one-tenth of a second out of first place with a time of 6.73.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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