Lucas and Myles Holt were disappointed last year as freshmen when they were cut from the Natick High basketball team. Their mother, Heather, didn’t let the twins mope around for long. “She said ‘Why don’t you go out for track?’” said Lucas.
Maybe it would work, Lucas thought. After all, in basketball “I was quick and fast,” he said.
Last year as a freshman, he wound up competing in the 300 and 55-meters and the 4x4 relay. In the Div. 2 state meet, he turned in the best time --- 69.3 --- in the 55-meters for a freshman in the State freshman-sophomore meet.
Last week in the State meet at Reggie Lewis Center, Lucas and Myles, now sophomores, were half of the 4x400 team that took first place. Myles finished second in the 300-meter dash.
“It’s the sport I want to stick with,” said Lucas. Myles is on board too.
“I want to take track as far as I can,” Myles said. “ No limits. I have two more years. I’ll see how far I can go. I think I can get better in my best events, the 300 indoor and 400 outdoor.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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