Photo courtesy of Coach Derek Herber (left) to the Boston Globe
Photo courtesy of Coach Derek Herber (left) via the Boston Globe

Coach Derek Herber had gone into the record books for having steered his boys track and field team to a second consecutive Division 2 outdoor championship — and it was his final season as coach.

But when Herber checked the details of the scoring later that night he found that something didn’t add up. He had uncovered an error.

His team was awarded the points for a second-place finish in one race, when in actuality a competitor had placed second, while a North Attleboro junior had finished seventh.

The school that benefitted, Central Catholic, now displays its rightful trophy.

“I don’t think there is any question the message is loud and clear: There are bigger things than winning,” said the Central Catholic athletic director.

(READ the story from – or in the Boston Globe)

Story tip from Kim Bagley



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