Former Watertown Track Coach to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Watertown High School Cross Country Coach Tom Wittenhagen will be honored with the MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award this spring. He retired this year after 47 years coaching and teaching in town. He is shown here with James Piccirilli, left, and Emily Koufos after the 2016 All-State Cross Country Meet. During his 47 years teaching and coaching in Watertown, Tom Wittenhagen impacted hundreds of students, and his commitment will be recognized by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association. “Coach Witt,” who retired during the last school year, received word recently that he will receive the 2019 MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Watertown High School Runner Makes All-Scholastic Team

Watertown junior Mange Camara was named to the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team in the 400 meters. Here he ran in the 2018 Div. 4 Outdoor Track Meet. Watertown senior Mange Camara made the Boston Globe’s boy’s outdoor track All-Scholastic team. Camara, who will be running for Northeastern University next year, made the All-Scholastic team after winning the 400 meters at the All-State Meet, at the Div.

Council Approves Funds to Design Victory Field Track Improvements

An overhead view of the planned renovation of the courts and track area at Victory Field. The renovation of the track and courts area at Victory Field took a major step forward Tuesday night when the Town Council approved funds to start the final designs. The Council unanimously approved spending $284,500 to allow the Victory Field Phase II project to proceed. The first phase was the renovation of the football and baseball areas at the sports complex on Orchard Street. The plan includes installing a new natural grass field in the center of the oval, and a new rubber track and subsurface, said Glenn Howard, project architect from CDM Smith.

Watertown Runners, High Jumper Compete Against Nation’s Best

Watertown senior Mange Camara sprinted to a second place finish in the Emerging Elite Competition at the 2019 New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Pictured, Camara won the 200 meters at the 2018 MIAA Div. 4 Outdoor Track Meet. Watertown’s Mange Camara closed out his high school track career by showing he can compete with the best high school runners in the nation. Camara, a senior, was joined by several other athletes at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend.

WHS Sports: Track Star Wins State Title, Lacrosse Teams Make Tourney

Watertown’s Mange Camara won the 400 meters at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Here he competes in the 2018 Div. 4 Meet. Watertown sprinter Mange Camara added another state championship to his list of titles. The senior won the 400 meter event at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Westfield State on Saturday.

Watertown Track Athlete Named to All-Scholastic Teams

Watertown senior Mange Camara made the Boston Globe’s and Boston Herald’s All-Scholastic indoor track teams.

Boston’s major newspapers named Watertown High School runner Mange Camara to their All-Scholastic teams.

Camara completed one of the most historic indoor track seasons for a WHS athlete by taking fifth place at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 400 meters and being named an All-American. The Boston Globe writeup, stated, “Camara completely owned the 300-meter dash this season.” The senior went undefeated in the event this year, winning — among other competitions — the New England Championships, the All-State Meet and the Div. 5 Meet. He set the school record, the All-State meet record, and posted the second fastest time in the nation for a high schooler in the event 300, finishing in 34.22 seconds.

Watertown Track Coach, Teacher Retires After 47 Years

Watertown cross country runners senior pose with Longtime Watertown High School track and cross country Coach Tom Wittenhagen retired in March after 47 years in the district. Here he is with James Piccirilli and Emily Koufos after the 2016 All-State Cross Country Meet. Tom Wittenhagen reached the finish line of his coaching career in March, after coaching and teaching for 47 years in the Watertown Public Schools. The longtime boys track and field coach hung up his stopwatch after serving as head coach for the Raiders indoor and outdoor track, and cross country for the last 12 years

“I had 47 years teaching and coaching,” Wittenhagen said. “I was in and out of Watertown about 9,000 times over that time.”