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Fuller wins shot put, breaks school mark

Daly wins 1,600, 3,200 at Wilderness

by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

Moultonborough Academy senior Morgan Fuller broke the school record in the shot put on Saturday, as her best heave of 35 feet, four inches led to a victory at the annual Wilderness League Championship at Gilford High School. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
May 26, 2014
GILFORD Morgan Fuller scored points in four different events on Saturday. But the highlight for the Moultonborough Academy senior came with one long toss of the shot put.

Fuller's heave of 35 feet, four inches on her second to last throw not only gave her the event victory, but also the MA school record in the event, breaking the 2004 mark set by Liz Pearson (35 feet, 1.5 inches) during the annual Wilderness League Championship held at Gilford High School.

Fuller scored all but two of MA's 18.5 points as a team, and the Panthers finished 10th on the girls' side well back of winner Kennett's 147 points. Inter-Lakes finished eighth as a team with 22 points on the girls' side.

The senior won the shot put, and she also took a fourth place showing in the javelin (95 feet, six inches) to round out a strong day in the throws. She was also fifth in the 100 meters (13.20 seconds) and sixth in the long jump (14-1), and she'll look to be a force at this weekend's NHIAA Division III State Championship, hosted by Inter-Lakes at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Gwen Fifield was the other girl on the MA side to score points, as she finished fifth in the triple jump with a best leap of 30 feet, 8.5 inches. Fifield finished just out of the scoring in the long jump, as she was seventh behind Fuller by just two inches for sixth position (13-9).

The Lakers were led by junior Charlotte Morrow's win in the high jump, as she paced the girls' squad with a height of five feet even. Morrow will look to defend her D-III state championship on her home track Saturday.

Teammate Jeanne Puglisi was right behind Morrow in the high jump in Gilford, as she finished an impressive third overall with a height of 4-10. Freshman Ella Flanders was the other Laker to score for the girls' team, as she was third overall in the triple jump with a leap of 31-10.

The Inter-Lakes boys' team had quite a day at the Wilderness meet, as the Lakers finished third overall with 50 points. Kearsarge won the event with a total of 81.5 points, while Moultonborough Academy nabbed 14th place with 10 total points.

Sophomore Cam Daly led the way for I-L on the day, as he pulled off the impressive double-distance win in both the 1,600 (4:21.60) and 3,200 meters (9:50.90). Daly will be one of the favorites in Saturday's 1,600 meters at the state meet.

Trevor Colby also had a big showing in Gilford, as the junior won the 800 meters with a sub-two minute time of 1:59.80 to give the Lakers quite a team performance in the middle and distance events.

Evan Candage paced the jumping team for the Lakers, as he was the long jump runner-up with a second place distance of 19 feet, 1.5 inches. Sophomore Nick Brothers scored points in the high jump, taking fourth place with a clearance of 5-8.

Two Lakers scored points in the throwing events, as Nick Galietta (shot put, 40-11) and Manson Phu (discus, 109-8) were both fifth overall in their respective events to add to the I-L team total.

The MA boys' team was led on the day by junior Tristan Price, as he took an impressive second place in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 1.25 inches. Price's efforts scored eight points towards the team total, with the other two coming from teammate Eric Dubois. The sophomore was fifth in the same triple jump event, landing with a best leap of 37 feet, 6.25 inches.

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