Gaughan Breaks Lynn Jennings’
1978 New England 2-Mile Record!
That’s right! As NH flexed its muscle in a multitude of events, Exeter’s Jackie Gaughan not only claimed another New England title, but broke US Olympian Lynn Jennings (Bromfield HS, MA) New England Two-Mile record of 10:10 in the process by scorching a 10:09.20 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Congratulations should also go to West’s Julia Robitaille as she placed 3rd in the same race after claiming a NE title of her own in the Mile in 4:55.22.
Winnacunnet’s Billy Powers claimed another NE title in the High Hurdles in 7.40, while Milford’s Viankah Williams continued her comeback in fine style as she soared to a NE title in the Long Jump (18’0.75″).
Perhaps NH’s most powerful event came in the Shot Put as Kath Merchant (Lebanon), Sarah Williams (Dover) and Kathleen Collins (Coe-Brown) placed 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. Also medaling on the girls’ side were Raymond’s Anna Harmon (5th in the 1000).
Claiming top 6 finishes for the boys were Pinkerton’s Jadyn Ruimwijk (5th in the 300) and Adam Spencer (4th High Hurdles),