Results Courtesy of LancerTiming
Congratulations athletes of New England for putting on one heckuva show yesterday at the 73rd New England Interscholastic Championships at University of New Hampshire!!! On a beautiful, breezy, late spring day, thousands of athletes representing over a hundred schools from all over New England made the trek to Durham, NH to settle who is the best in our corner of the country. No where else in our nation, do multiple states gather to decide who is the best in high school track and field in one particular region. With many of the top athletes making the trip down to nationals next week in North Carolina, New Englands acts much like a NCAA Regional meet.
Beginning with the boys, huge congratulations to Winnacunnet’s Billy Powers on his sweeping of the hurdle events as he repeated as high hurdle champ in 14.25, and won the 300 in 38.67. Ironically, it was the 300 where Powers won it late, over the final hurdle with a great push to the end winning by only a tenth over Marcus Manson of Windsor, CT. In the highs, his victory was never in doubt while Pinkerton’s Adam Spencer podiumed in 15.04.
Huge shout-out to NH’s top Javelin throwers, as Pinkerton’s John King is your New England Champion and record holder winning with a monster chuck of 189’4″. NH MOC Champ, Berlin’s Joey Fodor, also broke the existing New England record placing third with a mark of 181’2″.
In the 200, it was Concord’s Dalton Mutz snuck onto the podium as he placed 3rd in 22.13 winning the penultimate heat, behind John Caouette of Oakmont who won in 21.95 and Wahconah, MA’s Matthew Lighten posting a 22.09. Mutz was NH’s top finisher in the 100m dash placing 7th in 11.24. Richmond Keating (Lowell, MA) won in 10.93 outleaning Cauette in 10.98.
In the 400, Pinkerton’s Noah Woodman had to settle for runner-up position as he rolled to a 49.05 not quite catching Jevin Frett of Manchester, CT (48.62). Belmont’s Hunter Dupuis placed 7th, winning the 3rd heat, in 50.42. Also placing seventh, but in the 800, rolling to a new personal record of 1:54.73, was Ian Daly (Inter-Lakes). This event was won by Ken Little from Derby, CT in 1:53.06.
In the distance events, Exeter’s Jacob Winslow was NH’s top finisher placing 6th in 4:18.14 while Moultonboro’s Tyler McLoughlin placed 7th in 4:20.36. illiam Landowne of Stapes, CT won in 4:14.58. Concord’s Forest Mackenzie battling the entire race, placed 7th as NH’s top finisher in 9:30.29. Newton North’s (MA) Andrew Mah repeated as New England champ in 9:16.97.
Pinkerton was NH’s top finisher in the 4×400 placing 8th in 3:27.89 as Manchester, CT won in 3:21.85. East Greenwich, RI won the 4×800 rolling to a New England record in 7:46.37. Winnacunnet was NH’s top finisher in 8:15.10
Looking at the field events, Keene’s Scott Rathbun placed second clearing 14’9″. Maine’s Travis Snyder won the event clearing 15’9″. Augustus Karweh of Central, RI won in misses in 6’7″. Exeter’s Jake Langevin was NH’s top finisher clearing 6’3″.
Cayden Spencer-Thompson of Mattanawcook, ME swept the Long and Triple with leaps of 24’2.75″ and 48’3.75″. Campbell’s Lucien Mumpini was NH’s top finisher jumping 21’5″ in the Long, while Dover’s Emmanuel Nkounku was the top Granite Stater with a 42’07.50″ hop, skip and jump.
In the throws, Londonderry’s Patrick Hagearty placed 9th in the shot with a toss of 51’04” while Exeter’s Jeremiah Swett was NH’s top finisher in the Discus placing 8th with a mark of 154’11”.
On the girls’ side, West’s Julia Robitaille was NH’s top finisher in the meet, as she placed 2nd in 4:59.73 barely being outleaned by Danbury, CT’s Lauren Moore’s 4:59.68! Concord’s Grace Devanny placed third in the 400 meters in 56.31 as the top three were separated by only .06! Bloomfield, CT’s Jillian Mars won in 56.25.
Leb’s Kath Merchant also placed 3rd in the Javelin with a throw of 126’10”. Newfound freshman, Jasmine Peterson placed 9th throwing 123’0″. Sharon, MA’s Shira Stoller won throwing 143’3″.
South’s Cali Coffin was placed 4th in the 3200 out of the 1st heat rolling to a 11:02.25. Elizabeth Stockman from Rocky Hill, CT won posting a time of 10:44.99. Sanborn’s Meg Sheehan also claimed a 4th place throwing the heavy frisbee 125’5″. Amanda Howe, Southington, CT won posting a throw of 141’9″. Merchant placed 9th in this one and Dover’s Sarah Williams was 10th throwing 119’2″ and 118’6″ respectively.
Pelham’s Mia Herrling cleared 5’5″ to claim 5th place in the High Jump, as Westbrook, ME’s Nyagoa Bayak cleared 5’11” for the win. Rounding out NH’s podium finishes was CBNA’s Kathleen Collins who claimed a 6th place podium tossing the metal ball 39’5″. Molly McCreedy of U-32, VT won the shot put with a 45’8.25″. Merchant placed 8th.
In the sprints, Terry Miller of Bulkely,CT swept the 100 and 200 in 11.97 and 24.43 respectively. Nashua South’s Crismeily Borg was NH’s top finisher as she posted times of 13.18 and 25.85 (8th). NH MOC champ, Raymond’s Anna Harmon placed 8th in 2:15.86. Nikki Merrill of Portsmouth, RI won it in 2:11.52.
In the hurdles, South’s Sydney Lewis posted a time in the highs of 16.34 as NH’s top finisher as Salem’s Katya Rojco did the same in the 300 hurdles in 48.42,
Oyster River was NH’s best relay team in both the 4×100 (49.57) and 4×400 placing 8th and 15th (4:10.63) respectively, while Souhegan’s 4×800 squad placed 8th overall with a 9:31.85.
In the Pole Vault, winning clearance was 12’3″ by Megan Biscoglio of Southington, CT with Hanover’s Anna Stafford being NH’s top finisher clearing 9’9″. The long jump was won by Sharon, MA’s Jada Johnson (18’7.25″) as Sydney Ward of Exeter jumped 16’5.5″ to be NH’s top finisher. Nashua North’s Alana Choate placed 14th in the Triple leaping 35’10” as Derby, CT’s Rachel Fleischer won with a hop, skip and jump of 38’11.5″.
And that’s a wrap from NH! Good luck to all those moving on to New Balance Nationals and the NH Decathlon/Heptathlon next weekend. Special thanks to UNH for hosting as well as the NHIAA, New England Council, LancerTiming, and the volunteers from various high schools for combining forces to pull this off. You have certainly done NH proud!