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Smashing Records

Smashing Records

Congratulations to Katharine Duren '21, who capped off her stellar track & field career at Central Catholic with an historic, record-breaking performance while repeating as All-State Champion.

She shattered both the state and New England high school records for the 100 meter hurdles.

The Eagle-Tribune reporter Michael Muldoon noted, "In one of the greatest performances in area sports history, Central Catholic's Katharine Duren destroyed the Mass. state and New England 100 hurdles records."

Read more in The Eagle-TribuneAll-State Track: Central's Duren destroys record...

Katharine will compete in Division 1 Track & Field for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Katharine Duren '21 with UAB imagery, "Signed"

Read more about Katharine:

The Eagle Tribune: Hometown Sports: Central's Katharine Duren breaks New England record twice

Raider News: Record-Holding Hurdler Headed to Birmingham

Raider News: National Champion and Record Setter

Congratulations, Katharine!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.