The Adrian Martinez Classic and Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarships 2019
press release: 6/2/2019
The 11th annual Adrian Martinez Classic track meet will take place on Thursday June 13th at Emerson Field in Concord. If you have never attended, make this the year to come watch; admission is free! Over the years, the event has grown to become one of the premier track meets in the Northeast, and provides access to amazing athletes. Elite races begin at 6:20pm, with runners from all over the world competing, including Olympic medalists and hopefuls and national record holders. The elite races are preceded by two hours of community races, open to runners of all ages and abilities, beginning at 4:15pm. For registration information, and to learn more about the meet and the athletes, visit the website at https://www.martinezclassic.com.
Proceeds from the meet benefit Concord-Carlisle track and field programs, and The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle. The Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund was established through The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle in 2006 by Adrian’s family to honor his life. He was a member of the CCHS class of 2002. The Martinez Classic was established to honor the memory of Adrian, who loved track & field and the friendships that grew from it.
Adrian Martinez inspired all who knew him with his gentle and caring nature, love of learning, his mathematical prowess and his athleticism as a champion distance runner. This year as a result of the continuing outpouring of affection and generosity of Adrian’s family and friends, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle proudly announced four awards from the Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship to support CCHS graduates in their freshman year of college.
Philip Haddad, is a talented trombone player and leader of the trumpet section in the CCHS concert band. Phil plans to explore the fields of public health and sociology at the University of Vermont, “ to do something where he can truly help others, either domestically or globally.” Philip is a team captain for the ultimate frisbee team and co-hosts a sports talk radio show at WIQH at the high school.
Andrenae Jones, who will be attending NYU this fall, is passionate about the process of developing a creative, out-of-the-box thesis and is interested in screenwriting. Andrenae has volunteered at the Boston Police Academy, supported peers as a METCO Mentor, and worked at the Roslindale Community Center. She started track and field reluctantly as a freshman and is now a varsity runner.
Marinna Kaufman will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst where she plans to double major in Biology and Psychology and minor in Arabic. Marinna’s course of study was influenced by a motivation to work toward treatments for cancerous and neurological diseases as well as her work as a caregiver to a boy with Cerebral Palsy. While at CCHS, Marinna earned High Honor Roll several terms and also enjoyed being a member of the Varsity Field and Track Team.
Gabriel Zeinoun, is an honors student, a topnotch pole vaulter, a sprinter, and a lively WIQH disc jockey. He has been captain of the CCHS Academic Bowl team and is an 18-second whiz at Rubik’s Cube competitions. With a particular interest in data analysis, Gabe will study Computer Science and Biology at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in the fall. His long-term goal is to attend medical school and train to be a cardiac surgeon.