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Knight boys, girls snag second at home meet

Kingswood track kids shine in meet at The Nick

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

DYLAN TARBOX won the 110-meter hurdles (pictured) and the 300-meter hurdles at The Nick on Tuesday. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
April 28, 2014
WOLFEBORO — The Kingswood track team hosts just one meet a season and this year, the boys and girls put on their best performances on Tuesday, April 22, with Kennett, Plymouth, Sanborn and Trinity in attendance at The Nick.

The Knight boys and girls both finished second on the day, with Kennett winning on the girls' side and Sanborn on the boys' side.

The top performer on the boys' side was senior Dylan Tarbox, who ran to victory in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. In the 110-meter event he finished in 16.85 seconds and in the 300 event he crossed in 41.83 seconds.

The Knight boys got just one other overall individual win on the day, as Hunter Miller won the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:35.

The Knight 4X100-meter team of Abe DeMaio, Clancy Mason, Evan Chasse and Tarbox ran to the top spot in a time of 46.84 seconds.

In the triple jump, Ben Craycraft leaped to second place overall with a distance of 38 feet, there-quarters of an inch, with teammate Brendan Donahue in third place at 36 feet, seven inches.

John LeMay took second in the shot put, leading a trio of scoring Knights. He threw 38 feet, six and a half inches, with Zach Mason in third at 38 feet, three and three-quarters inches and DeMaio in fourth at 37 feet, five and a quarter inches.

Mason also threw his way to third place in the discus with a throw of 110 feet, five and a quarter inches.

Craycraft also picked up a fourth place in the long jump, leaping 18 feet, two and a half inches.

Sean Stackhouse also grabbed a fourth place finish, as he crossed in 5:08 in the 1,600 meters, followed by teammate Seth Richardson in 5:10 for fifth place.

Clancy Mason finished fourth in the 400 meters, posting a time of 56.9 seconds, while DeMaio added a fourth in the 200 meters and a fifth in the 100 meters. In the 100 he crossed in 12.11 seconds and in the 200 he crossed in 24.45 seconds.

Sam Coache added a fifth place finish in the javelin at 107 feet, four inches to close out the individual scoring for the Knights.

The 4X400-meter relay team of Tarbox, Clancy Mason, Donahue and Chris Bacon was fifth overall in 3:52.21.

The Knight girls picked up three individual wins on the afternoon.

Mary Kretchmer won the 1,600 meters in a time of 6:09.89, with teammate Corrina Chasse took fifth in 6:42.89.

Emma Danais earned the top spot in the 200 meters with her time of 28.05 seconds.

And in the triple jump, Sarashea Falla was the winner, leaping 28 feet, six inches. Melissa Manson finished fourth at 27 feet, five inches and Olivia Bellemore was fifth at 23 feet, seven inches.

Danais also picked up a second place finish in the 100 meters, finishing in 13.34 seconds.

Raistlin Bittues added a second place finish as well, crossing the line in the 400 meters in 1:08.81, with teammate Becky Peternel right behind in third in 1:10.55.

Cassie Bates threw her way to two second place finishes, tossing the shot put 24 feet, nine inches and throwing the discus 70 feet, 8.25 inches. Amber Arsuaga was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 23 feet, 9.75 inches.

Annie Peternel took second place in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 18.09 seconds, followed by Kirsten Gehl in third at 18.12 seconds and Katie DeMaio in fifth at 18.9 seconds.

In the 4X100-meter relay, the team of Danais, Brynn Jeddrey, Tana Meyer and Zoe Reed took second in 58.72 seconds, while the 4X400-meter team of Danais, Bittues, Kretchmer and Chasse was third in 4:46.

Annie Peternel also added a third in the 300-meter hurdles in 56.08 seconds, with Gehl in fourth in 57.62 seconds and Mikayla Osgood in fifth in 59.58 seconds.

Lily Greene picked up a third place in the 800 meters, finishing in 2:47.83 and Rachael Steensma was third in the high jump, clearing four feet, six inches.

Randi Talbot added a fifth place finish in the javelin with a toss of 69 feet.

On Saturday, the Knights competed in the rain at the Merrimack Valley Invitational.

The top individual performance for the Knight girls was Steensma's fifth in the high jump at four feet, six inches. She was also 25th in the long jump at 12 feet, 4.5 inches

Bittues won her heat in the 400 and finished ninth overall in 1:07.02, while the Knight 4X400 team finished ninth as well in 4:45.06. The 4X100-meter team was 13th in 58.26.

Falla finished 11th in the triple jump at 26, feet, six inches, while in the shot put, Alejandra Beaudet led the Knights at 23 feet, six inches for 18th overall and first in her flight, while Arsuaga was 21st at 23 feet and Emily Crew was 39th at 19 feet, nine inches.

In the discus, Arsuaga was 22nd at 58 feet, five inches, Beaudet was 24th at 56 feet, 10 inches and Crew was 39th at 39 feet, seven inches. Allison Perkins was 25th in the javelin at 54 feet, eight inches and Haleigh Cannery was 37th at 39 feet, five inches.

In the 100, Danais won her heat in 14.32 for 16th overall, with Jeddrey in 35th in 15.01 seconds, Meyer in 45th in 15.47, Emma Bellefleur in 47th in 15.59 and Becky Peternel in 51st in 15.71. Danais also led the 200 in 30.18 seconds for 14th, with Becky Peternel 30th in 32.79, Bellefleur in 31st in 33.00 and Meyer 32nd in 33.3.

Kretchmer won her heat of the 1,600 in 5:53.19 for 13th overall, with Stacey Kelleher in 34th in a personal best 6:36 and Chasse in 42nd in 7:00.48.

In the 100 hurdles, Gehl was 12th in 18.74, Katie DeMaio was 15th in 19.44, Osgood was 25th in 20.12 and Luanne Zhuang was 36th in 22.02. Gehl was 18th in the 300 hurdles in 56.13

For the boys, Tarbox again led the charge. He won the 300 hurdles in 41.76 seconds, with Michael Crew in 24th in 59.11 seconds. In the 110 hurdles, Tarbox was fourth in the preliminaries in 16.51 seconds and fifth in the finals in 16.64 seconds.

The Knights added a second place finish in the 4X100-meter relay in 46.83 seconds and placed eighth in the 4X400-meter relay in 3:52.49. The team was fifth in the 4X800 in a time of 9:07.81.

In the 100, Mitch Tappan won his preliminary heat in 12.19 seconds and was fourth in the finals in 11.95 seconds. Evan Chasse was 19th in 12.77, Zach Ivey was 37th in 13.7 and Matt Horton was 60th in 15.58.

Abe DeMaio picked up fifth in the 200 meters in 24.65 seconds, while Tappan was eighth in 25.21 and Chasse was 31st in 27.65.

LeMay was third overall in the shot put with a toss of 41 feet, six inches. DeMaio tossed 38 feet, six inches for seventh, with Zach Mason in 17th at 35 feet, four inches and Jake Dearborn at 61st at 23 feet, seven inches.

In the 400, Clancy Mason was 18th in 57.49 and Sheldon Billings was 36th in 1:03.08. Brodie Deshaies was 26th in the 800 in 2:22.9, with Alec Kalled in 34th in 2:25.88. Stackhouse was 24th in the 1,600 in 5:08.2, with Richardson in 30th in 5:16.32 and Owen Gwizdala in 49th in 5:35.67.

Miller added an eighth overall in the 3,200 meters in 10:27.95, while Donahue finished sixth in the high jump at five feet, four inches. Alex Topliffe cleared five feet for ninth.

Ben Craycraft was ninth in the long jump at 17 feet, 7.5 inches, with John Langer in 39th at 13 feet, 5.5 inches and Chris Craycraft at 41st at 12 feet, 8.5 inches.

Donahue was also eighth in the triple jump at 36 feet, five inches, with Ben Craycraft in 10th at 34 feet, 11 inches and Stackhouse at 32 feet, 3.25 inches for 16th place.

Zach Mason threw the discus 98 feet, 11 inches for 13th, with LeMay at 82 feet, nine inches for 28th, Coache at 75 feet, four inches for 37th and Adam Keaton at 65 feet for 56th. Coache was 19th in the javelin at 104 feet, eight inches and Keaton was 61st at 67 feet.

The Knights will be back in action today, May 1, at Spaulding High School at 3:30 p.m. and will be at Coe-Brown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. The Knights take part in the Clipper Relays at Portsmouth on Thursday, May 8.

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

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