December 17, 2012DURHAM — The Prospect Mountain indoor track girls couldn't have asked for a much better start to the new season.
The Timber Wolves scored 29 points, finishing behind only Oyster River and Pelham on the opening day of the indoor track season at the UNH Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The Timber Wolves were led by senior Anna Jortikka, who took first place in the high jump with a height of four feet, eight inches, which was just good enough to best teammate Savanna DeCoff, who finished second at four feet, six inches.
Kathryn McGinnis put up a strong performance in the 600 meters, finishing third overall in 1:55.1, while teammate Angela Tidd was seventh in the same event with her time of 2:01.2.
Ali Rogers ran to a second place finish in the 3,000 meters, finishing with a time of 12:57.6.
Signe Therrien put together a strong run in the 1,500 meters, crossing the line in 5:54.2 to take fifth place overall.
Laura Fraser earned a sixth place finish in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:53.8, while teammate Annika Patterson came home with a 16th place finish in the same event in 4:10.4.
The Timber Wolf 4X400-meter relay team also picked up points on the day, running to fourth place in a time of 4:56.
Prospect had five girls in the 55-meter preliminaries, with Dagny Brown leading the way in 8.4 seconds for 13th place and Hannah LaCroix finishing in 15th in 8.5 seconds. Haley Mellon took 22nd in 8.7 seconds and Ashlee Roy was 25th in 8.8 seconds. Meghan Stackhouse finished 31st in 8.9 seconds.
Sarah Simoneau competed in the 300 meters and ran to an 11th place finish in 48.8 seconds, while Ally Cleary (11.3 seconds) and Sarah Mayberry (11.9 seconds) were 12th and 13th respectively in the 55-meter hurdles.
In addition to her high jump win, Jortikka came home with a seventh place finish in the long jump with a distance of 12 feet, 7.5 inches, while DeCoff was ninth at 12 feet, 4.25 inches and Brown was 12th with a jump of 11 feet, 8.25 inches.
Madison Morton added a 13th place finish in the shot put with a toss of 21 feet, 4.75 inches.
The Timber Wolf boys only had a handful of performers raking in top 10 performances on the day.
Cody Symonds ran to fifth in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:40.3, while Dylan Tuttle was 16th in the same event in 5:18.1.
Drew Tuttle was fifth in the 3,000 meters in 9:51.1, with teammate Mike Fife in seventh place in 10:14.8.
The Timber Wolf 4X400-meter relay team ran to a seventh place finish in 4:08.5 and Mark Jannini added an eighth place finish in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 10.4 seconds.
Matt McGinnis finished 11th in the 55-meter dash trials in 7.3 seconds, with Jacob Roy in 30th in 7.9 seconds and Julian Brown in 39th in 8.6 seconds. In the 300 meters, Roy was 40th in 50.6 seconds and Brown was 43rd in 51.9 seconds.
The Timber Wolves will be returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 22, for a 9 a.m. meet, also at the Paul Sweet Oval at the University of New Hampshire.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 569-3126