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Tuttle breaks school record in 3,000 meters

Timber Wolves compete at season's second meet at UNH

by Joshua Spaulding
Sports Editor - Granite State News, Carroll County Independent, Meredith News, Gilford Steamer, Winnisquam Echo, Plymouth Record-Enterprise and Baysider

MEGHAN STACKHOUSE (left) and Ashlee Roy break off the starting line in the 55-meter dash at UNH on Dec. 22. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
December 27, 2012
DURHAM — Despite a depleted roster due to the holiday break, the Prospect Mountain indoor track team still put up some solid numbers in the second meet of the season on Dec. 22 at UNH.

The highlight of the day for the Timber Wolves came in the 3,000 meters, where junior Drew Tuttle broke the school record with a time of 9:39 and finished third overall in what coach John Tuttle called a "very fast field."

Teammate Mike Fife also ran well in the same race, running to a time of 10:08.

While the Timber Wolves didn't have any scoring performances besides Tuttle's run, there were some solid efforts put forth.

In the 55-meter dash preliminaries, Jacob Roy finished in 8.2 seconds and Julian Brown finished in 8.5 seconds.

In the 300 meters, Mark Jannini ran to a 23rd place finish in a time of 44.2 seconds, while Roy was 34th in 49.2 and Brown was 36th in 50.2.

Shane McCartney was 13th overall in the 1,000 meters, posting a time of 3:04.3 and teammate Gabe Varney ran to 20th in a time of 3:18.

Jannini also posted a 10th place finish in the 55-meter hurdle preliminaries, finishing in 9.6 seconds.

Dylan Tuttle was 18th in the 1,500 meters in a time of 5:06.7 and Ben Drury also competed in the shot put for the Timber Wolves.

The Timber Wolf 4X400-meter relay team of Drew Tuttle, Fife, McCartney and Jannini finished eighth overall in a time of 4:11.5.

On the girls' side of things, Prospect earned points in two different events.

Senior Anna Jortikka finished fourth in the high jump with a leap of four feet, eight inches.

Teammate Ali Rogers ran to sixth in the 3,000 meters in 13:05.3 to snag a point for her team.

Prospect also had a number of other athletes competing and putting in solid performances.

In the 55-meter dash, Sarah Simoneau ran to 16th place in 8.2 seconds, with Ashlee Roy in 21st in 8.3 seconds, Dagny Brown in 35th in 8.6 seconds and Meghan Stackhouse in 36th in 8.7 seconds.

In the 300 meters, Simoneau was 28th overall in 50.4 seconds and Roy finished 41st in 54.1 seconds.

Sarah Mayberry finished 12th in the 55-meter hurdle preliminaries in 11.2 seconds and Ally Cleary was 18th in 15.2 seconds.

Jortikka also picked up a 13th place finish in the long jump at 12 feet, seven inches, just ahead of Brown, who finished 14th at 12 feet, 6.5 inches.

Madison Morton added a 17th place finish in the shot put at 20 feet, 8.5 inches and the Timber Wolf 4X160-meter relay team of Jortikka, Brown, Simoneau and Roy finished 11th in 1:39.1.

Due to early holiday deadlines, results from the Dec. 29 meet were not available as of press time.

The Timber Wolves will be back in action on Sunday, Jan. 6, at UNH at 9 a.m.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at sportsgsn@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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