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Boles, Zimmer nab top three finishes at MOC

by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

Winnisquam sophomore Jaila Remillard competes in the 100 Hurdles at the Meet of Champions in Londonderry on Saturday. Remillard was seventh in the event, one of three top 10 finishes on the day. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
June 09, 2014
LONDONDERRY There were impressive performances all over the place from the local contingent, as the top track and field athletes competed in the annual Meet of Champions hosted by Londonderry High School on Saturday.

Belmont High School had some very impressive showings at the MOC, as senior Joe Boles and junior Bruce Zimmer earned top three finishes and invites to the New England Championship meet. One week after finishing sixth at the D-III meet in the 800 meters, Boles nabbed a solid third place showing in the event at the MOC with a time of 1:56.44, nearly three full seconds faster than the previous week.

Zimmer was also third in the shot put, as his toss of 45 feet, 8.75 inches was over a full foot longer than his fourth place finish at the state meet.

The school record-holding 4x400 relay team of Boles, Matt Leclair, Kyle Gelinas and Tyler Rolfe closed out their run with a 10th place finish at the MOC, as the quartet crossed the line in 3:34.46.

Winnisquam sophomore star Jaila Remillard competed in an impressive three events on the day, placing in the top 10 in each of them. Remillard was seventh overall in both the 400 meters (1:00.45) and 100 hurdles (16.01 seconds), and she took 10th place in the long jump in 15 feet, 3.75 inches to round out an outstanding season that saw her win two state titles at the D-III meet.

Teammate Carissa Archibald, the D-III champ in the high jump, finished ninth in the event at the MOC, as she cleared four feet, 10 inches in Londonderry.

Gilford High School senior Emily Wernig went out in style in the discus, as her last New Hampshire track meet saw her break her own school record in the event by four feet. Wernig's throw of 117 feet, 10 inches put her an impressive second place overall in the event, finishing behind only D-III champ Morgan Ferland of Fall Mountain to give the division a 1-2 finish.

Fellow Eagle senior Becky Zakorchemny also made the trip to Londonderry, and the multi-event standout competed in the long jump where she took home 13th place overall with a best leap of 15 feet, 0.75 inches.

Inter-Lakes High School had four athletes compete at the MOC, and three of those athletes posted finishes high enough to qualify them for the New England Championship this Saturday at Bridgewater State (Mass.).

The state champion in the 1600 meters at the D-III meet, sophomore Cam Daly improved his time and finished second overall with a mark of 4:22.37.

Sophomore Evan Candage was third overall in the long jump, as he broke the 20 foot barrier with a leap of 20 feet, 9.25 inches.

Junior Charlotte Morrow joined Daly and Candage as New England qualifiers, as she tied for sixth position in the high jump thanks to a leap of 5-0.

Fellow junior Trevor Colby rounded out the MOC competitors for Inter-Lakes, as he crossed the line in 11th place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:02.40.

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