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Daly, Fuller capture state titles

by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

Inter-Lakes sophomore Cam Daly captured a state title on his home track, as he won the 1600 meters at the NHIAA Division III state championship on Saturday afternoon. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
June 02, 2014
MEREDITH Competing in the comfortable confines of Inter-Lakes High School, a pair of local athletes took home state championships on Saturday.

Moultonborough Academy senior Morgan Fuller won the shot put, and I-L sophomore Cam Daly captured the 1,600 meters at the annual NHIAA Division III state championship meet under mostly sunny skies.

Daly's time of 4:23.47 put him over four seconds ahead of his next closest competitor in the 1,600, and he battled for a shot at the double-distance title before ultimately taking fourth place in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:02.

Fuller's throw of 34 feet, four inches gave her the shot put title, and she also had a top 10 finish in the 100 meters where she qualified for the finals and took eighth.

In addition to Daly's strong day in the distance events, the Lakers had a plethora of strong performances across the board on their home track. Junior Charlotte Morrow was third (4-10) and freshman Jeanne Puglisi took fifth (4-8) in the high jump, while freshman Ella Flanders scored in the triple jump with a fifth place showing (32-0.75).

The I-L boys' team received a strong showing from Trevor Colby in the 800 meters, one of the more anticipated events of the day. Colby broke the two-minute barrier with a time of 1:58.08 that put him fourth overall. Campbell's Sean Munnelly won the event with a meet-record performance.

Evan Candage's leap of 20 feet, three inches put him in third place in the long jump, while Nick Brothers cleared 5-8 in the high jump to take fourth place. Both Candage and Brothers are just sophomores.

Ryan Welch took fifth place in the 400 meters thanks to a strong time of 53.75 seconds, while Manson Phu put together an outstanding day in the discus to claim fifth place (114 feet, four inches). Rounding out the scorers for the Lakers, which finished seventh as a team with 32 points on the boys' side, was the 4x400 relay team of Colby, Daly, Johnny Cox and Josh Lorden (sixth place).

In addition to Fuller's big win in the shot put, the Panthers had two other athletes score points at the state meet. Sophomore Gwen Fifield tied for sixth in the long jump with a leap of 15-4, and she also had top 10 finishes in the triple jump (seventh, 31-5.5) and javelin (ninth).

Tristan Price was the lone scorer for the boys' team at MA, as he captured fifth place in the triple jump with a best leap of 39 feet, 8.25 inches. Teammate Eric Dubois was ninth in the same event.

Freshman Megan Duddy took 10th overall in the javelin for MA in her first state meet, while Sare Campbell was 15th overall in the 1,600.

Other Lakers to compete on the day included Amanda Kurowski's 12th place finish in the 300 hurdles, as well as Lorden's ninth place showing in the 200 meters and Sarah Sundius' 17th place finish in the javelin.

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