Belmont sophomore Alice Riley competes in the 3,000 meters at Sunday's NHIAA Division II state championship held at Dartmouth College. Riley finished sixth overall in the event. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
February 06, 2017HANOVER – It was a big start to Super Bowl Sunday for the Belmont High School indoor track and field team. The Red Raiders ventured to Dartmouth College for the annual NHIAA Division II state championship, and both teams managed to figure into the team standings thanks to a pair of top six finishes.
Junior Nick Randos had the best finish of any Belmont runner at the state meet. Randos nabbed a fifth place showing in the 1,500 meters, crossing the line with a time of four minutes, 23 seconds.
The Raiders had a pair of runners compete in the 55 meter hurdles, with Eli Allman taking ninth place (8.58 seconds) and Ian Remenar finishing 12th (8.97).
In the 4x200 relay, the Belmont quartet of Remanar, Allman, River Mathieu and Ben Hillsgrove took home ninth place overall in 1:39.86.
The girls' team was paced by sophomore Alice Riley, who scored the lone points of the meet for her squad in the 3,000 meters. Riley was sixth overall, posting a time of 10:46. She added a seventh place finish, just outside the scoring zone, in the 1,500 meters. Her time of 5:16 was four seconds away from a sixth place finish.
Senior Jasmine Syed was seventh in the 1,000 meters (3:19) in her final indoor state championship, while the 4x200 relay squad of Kaitlyn Delisle, Sana Syed, Emma Chase and Jasmine Syed finished 14th (2:01) and the 4x800 relay team of Alexus Day, Chase, Jessica Hutchinson and Jasmine Syed took seventh overall (10:34).
Winnisquam had one representative qualify and compete on Sunday, with senior Scott Hinds finishing eighth overall in the boys' 300-meter dash in 38.33 seconds.
Souhegan took home the D-II team title in the girls' event scoring 84 points, while Trinity was the boys' champion with 66 points.