Results Courtesy of LancerTiming
By Nate Leveille
What a tradition and what a meet for New Hampshire athletes! The Dartmouth Relays is a staple of New Hampshire Indoor Track and Field. Many New Hampshire schools bring their most talented athletes with the opportunity to run against the best the northeast has to offer. This year did not disappoint.
Friday night was the start of the Dartmouth Relays. As a coach, I will say this is the first time I have attended Friday night. I think sometimes as coaches (myself included) we get caught up on qualifying times and preparing individuals for states. It’s important to remember that track can be a fun sport and the kids like to mix things up. There’s no better way to do this than to enter a Sprint Medley Relay or Distance Medley against some of the best competition in the Northeast. Exeter was the top team finisher in the girls’ SMR finishing 7th with a time of 4:24.79. Souhegan had the top New Hampshire DMR time finishing 3rd in 13:10.38 just outleaning Coe-Brown in 13:10.40. Milford finished 6th in 13:24.90.
Continuing on the girls’ side, the sprinters got things started off Saturday. New Hampshire put two in the finals of the dash. D2 #1 Devin McClain of Oyster River placed 3rd in a blazing time of 7.45 and Grace Devanny of Concord appeared to pull up in the finals finishing 7th in 7.62. In the 300 meters Devanny of Concord flew to a second place finish in 40.50. She has a real shot at the state record in a couple more weeks.The next highest NH finisher was Amelia Concannon of Oyster River placing 9th. Sydney Lewis of Nashua South was the lone qualifier in the Hurdle finals finishing 8th with a time of 9.04.
In the middle distance events, New Hampshire was led by Corinne Robitaille of Manchester West with a 2nd place finish in the 600m run in 1:39.80. The next best New Hampshire finisher was Memorial’s Asia Mercier with a D1 best 1:40.06 in 4th place.
In the 1000m run, Mikayla Randall of Keene challenged for the lead most of the race and nearly broke the 3 minute mark with a time of 3:01.23 good for 3rd place. This was a huge breakthrough for Randall, whose previous Pr was 3:07! Rachel Hurley of ConVal finished 6th in a time of 3:07.98.
The distance events is where New Hampshire has been able to flex it’s muscle over the past few years. This year was no different. In the 1 mile run, Lauren Robinson of Milford took the lead from the gun and led wire to wire with a winning time of 5:08.46. The next highest New Hampshire finisher was Clare Veverka of ConVal with a 5th place finish in 5:15.04. New Hampshire made it 2 for 2 in the distance events with freshmen sensation Sophia Reynolds of Merrimack Valley. Reynolds took the lead from the gun and dared others to keep pace. Her first place finish time was 11:08.96. The next New Hampshire finisher was Chloe Trudel of Souhegan in 4th place with a time of 11:14.52. Violet Sullivan of Exeter finished 6th in 11:27.63.
In the field events New Hampshire continued their strong showing. Lewis of Nashua South had a strong showing in the High Jump finishing 2nd with a clearance of 5’4”. New Hampshire was led by Camille Sweet of Exeter in the Long Jump finishing 5th with a distance of 16’11”. Mady Buchalski of St. Thomas flexed her muscle in the Shot, literally and figuratively, winning the event with a throw of 39’11.25”. She was the only New Hampshire placer in the event.
The meet finished up with the three relays, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800. Exeter led the charge for New Hampshire in the 4×400 meter relay finishing 5th with a D1 best time of 4:14.87. Oyster River was the top finisher in the 4×200 with a top NH time of 1:48.82, finishing 3rd.
The next three weeks teams will continue to qualify athletes and solidify times for the D1 and D2 state meets held back at Dartmouth College
Recapping the boys, on Friday night Hanover was New Hampshire’s top finisher in the Sprint Medley Relay with a 5th place finish in a time of 3:40.67. In the Distance Medley Relay Coe-Brown led the way with a 5th place finish in a time of 11:12.70.
Moving on to Saturday, Adam Thornton of Merrimack got New Hampshire started off in the sprints with a 6th place finish, D1 top time of 6.69 seconds. Kyle Doucette of Hanover was 8th with a time of 6.77. In the Hurdles, Adam Spencer of Pinkerton led the way with a 4th place finish in a time of 7.84 seconds. Manolo Felix of Concord finished 7th in 7.97 seconds and Conor Seleny of Pinkerton placed 8th in 8.10. The 300m was New Hampshire’s best showing at the Dartmouth Relays. Zach Verow of Bedford finished second with a time of 36.21 and Dante Radigonda of Exeter finished 6th in 36.64 seconds. Those two led four New hampshire boys under the 37 second barrier. Here we go!
In the 600 meter run, Colm Seigne of Hanover was the top New Hampshire finisher in 3rd with a time of 1:26.54. Bryce Eckenrode of Nashua North was 4th in a time of 1:26.60. In the 1000m, Aidan Kindopp of Keene put up the top time in the state with a 3rd place finish in 2:33.36. Yassine Jakib of Nashua North was the next best New Hampshire finisher in 6th place with a time of 2:38.62.
In one of the most exciting races of the day, the boy’s mile, Jacob Winslow of Exeter finished 3rd in a time of 4:22.38 seconds. Joseph Curran of Nashua North finished 6th in 4:26.02.
In the field events Sidonio Labelle-Brown of Oyster River was the top high jump finisher with a clearance of 6’0”. Jake Langevin of Exeter finished 6th also clearing 6’0”. Triston Delicema of Nashua North repeated as the triple jump champ with a distance of 44’9”. Joron Harrell of Pinkerton was 3rd with a leap of 44’ 7.5 to wrap up the New Hampshire placers in the field events.
The meet finished up with the relays. Pinkerton and Exeter got New Hampshire off on the right foot in the boys 4×200 relay. Pinkerton finished 2nd with a scorching time of 1:34.51 while Exeter finished 4th with a time of 1:35.55. Nashua North led the way in the boys’ 4×400 with a 5th place finished in a time of 3:35.85. Londonderry led the way in the 4×800 with a 3rd place finish in a time of 8:27.61 ahead of top D2 team, Hanover with a 6th place finish of 8:40.87.
Congrats to all New Hampshire teams and individuals. Three weeks until states. Train hard and race hard.
Interviews out soon!!!