- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The honesty of a Massachusetts high school’s track and field coach has cost his team a state championship.

North Attleborough High was declared the winner of the state Division 2 meet Sunday, edging Central Catholic High of Lawrence by one point.

But when coach Derek Herber combed through the results Monday, he found a scoring error. The Rocketeers had been awarded eight points for a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, when they should have received two points for a seventh-place finish.

Herber told his athletic director, who informed the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and Central Catholic officials. Minus the six points, North Attleborough finished third.

Athletic director Kurt Kummer tells The Sun Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1m7Fvtg) the community is more proud of the team now than after they were anointed champions.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, https://www.thesunchronicle.com

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