Berlin boys off to a running start


Mountaineer track boys finish second in opening meet at Belmont


by Jody Houle
Contributing Writer - Berlin Reporter

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BHS star Joey Fodor dominated javelin and shot put, placing first overall in each contest during the first track and field meet on Saturday in Belmont. He placed second in the discus throw. Berlin placed second in the overall competition. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
April 17, 2017
BELMONT Late snow put a damper on the fields, but the sun has been shining and spring sports are under way.

The Berlin Mountaineers track and field athletes are off to a very good running start. At the first track and field meet in Belmont on Saturday, both the boys' and girls' Berlin High varsity teams took second place over-all between eight total teams.

For the boys' competition, the Mounties had a score of 94. Belmont took the high score of 157.

Berlin dominated shot put, discus and javelin.

Joey Fodor took first place overall in shot put, earning Berlin 10 points in the overall competition. In flight three he finished with a distance of 38 feet and three inches. In flight one, Charles Thagouras placed fourth and 27th overall with a distance of 25 feet, eight inches. In flight two, Jacob Robinson placed second and 14th overall with a distance of 31 feet, two inches.

In discus, Paul Hernandez took first place overall. In heat three he threw a distance of 105 feet, earning 10 points for the Mountaineer team. Fodor placed second overall, throwing a distance of 103 feet, eight inches, adding eight more points for the team. Robinson earned six points for the team placing third with a distance of 101 feet. Austin Couture tallied another point for the team, placing sixth overall with a distance of 91 feet.

In flight three of the javelin throw, Fodor placed first overall with a distance of 151 feet and one inch earning the team another 10 points. Connor Brown placed fourth and fourth overall with a distance of 126 feet and three inches, earning four points for the team. Keegan Lawless placed seventh in his flight and ninth overall with a distance of 107 feet and eight inches. Riley Cornish placed 10th in his flight and 19th overall with a distance of 91 feet. In flight two, Thagouras placed ninth and 22nd overall with a distance of 82 feet, seven inches.

In the long jump, Michael Moore placed third overall with a distance of 16 feet, 11 inches, earning the team six points.

In the 100-meter dash, Braeden Cooney placed eighth in his heat and 44th overall. In heat four, Parker Ayotte placed seventh and was 40th overall.

In heat six of the 200-meter dash, Brandan Gleason placed first and was 15th overall with a time of 28.29. Ayotte placed second and 22nd overall with a time of 31.68. Cooney placed third and 26th overall with a time of 34.11. In heat seven, Noah Wyatt placed second and 19th overall with a time of 30.85.

In heat one of the 400-meter dash Alex Poulin placed fifth and was sixth overall with a time of 1:00.38. In heat two, Desmond Bradford placed fifth and was 15th overall with a time of 1:06.54. Wyatt placed sixth and was 17th overall with a time of 1:08.42. Lucas Poole was right behind him finishing at 1:08.77 he ranked 18th overall. In heat three, Riley Cornish placed fifth and was 19th overall with a time of 1:08.81.

In the 800 meters, Ben Bergeron placed second with a time of 2:16.47 and earned eight points for Berlin. Thomas Sullivan took the next place with a time of 2:18.33, earning six points for Berlin. Calvin Ruediger placed ninth overall with a time of 2:27.99. In heat two, Riley Cornish placed fifth and was 14th overall with a time of 2:43.86.

In heat one of the 1,600 meters, Noah Cornish placed sixth overall with a time of 5:15.82. Sam Stiles was right behind him in seventh place with a time of 5:18.94. Ruediger placed ninth overall with a time of 5:28.91. In heat two, Kolbe Delafontaine placed third and was 15th overall with a time of 5:39.16.

In the 3,200 meter run, Stiles placed 10th and Delafontaine placed 12th.

In heat one of the 110-meter hurdles, Jason Houle placed fourth overall with a time of 19.34. In heat two, Jesse Fecteau placed fourth and was ninth overall with a time of 22.48.

In heat one of the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, Houle placed fourth and was 11th overall with a time of 1:08.73. In heat three, Fecteau placed third and was 10th overall with a time of 1:01.48.

In the 4x100-meter relay, Berlin placed sixth with a time of 51.19, tallying four team points. In the 4x400 meter relay, Berlin placed first with a time of 3:53.30, tallying 10 points. In the 4x800-meter relay, Berlin placed fourth with a time of 9:04.56, tallying four points.

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