Prospect girls soar to two meet wins



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KAITLIN HUSSEY prepares to hurl the shot put at the Timber Wolves’ home meet on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
May 20, 2009
ALTON — Even with prom calling people away near the end of the day, the Prospect Mountain track girls still managed to pick up a win in the final home meet of the season on Saturday, May 16, while the boys managed to take second to a strong Berlin team.

The Timber Wolf girls didn't have a lot of wins on Saturday, but they still came out with 151 points to best second place Berlin by 30 points.

Freshman Danielle Tidd took home two individual first place finishes. She won the pole vault by clearing six feet, six inches. She also won the high jump by leaping four feet, 10 inches.

Tidd also teamed with Erica Clemons, Kelsey Meyerhoff and Kelsey Hannafin to win an exciting 4X100-meter relay in a time of 54.9 seconds. Hannafin roared from behind on the last leg to pick up the win for the Timber Wolves.

Kaitlin Hussey took home the win in the shot put, throwing a distance of 31 feet, three inches. She also set a new school record in the discus, reaching a distance of 105 feet to take second place overall.

The lone other win for the Timber Wolves was senior Megan Farrell in the 1,600 meters. She clocked in with a time of 5:48.8.

The Timber Wolves took second in the 4X800-meter relay with a time of 11:49.5, with Kaitlyn LaCourse, Kim Sykes, Emily Morton and Cristina Varney running for the Timber Wolves.

Sykes also took second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:06.4. Meyerhoff was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 54.8 seconds and Karalee Jannini was third in 54.9 seconds.

Clemons came home second in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 27.9 seconds. LaCourse was second in the 3,200 meters in a time of 13:21.2, a new personal best.

Jannini picked up a third place in the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 19.4 seconds and Meyerhoff was third in 14.1 seconds.

"They did a really good job," said coach Kristi Hikel. "The season is starting to click together for them."

The Timber Wolf boys took second place overall and were led by a number of first place finishes.

The 4X100-meter relay team of Greg Tinkham, Ben McGinnis, Isaac Fithian and Ben Rogers took first place in 48.4 seconds. The 4X800-meter team of Ben Iannotti, Adam Cheney, McGinnis and Marcus Munroe also took first place, finishing in 9:23.

Rogers added a first place in the 100 meters with his time of 11.8 seconds, a season best and was first in the 200 meters in 25.3 seconds. Fithian won the 1,600 meters in a time of 4:32.3 and Tinkham topped the field in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.8 seconds. Tinkham also took second in the shot put with a toss of 36 feet, one and a half inches and was third in the discus with a throw of 94 feet, eight inches.

Cheney added a first place finish in the pole vault with a height of seven feet, six inches.

Jared Parker added a second place finish in the 400 meters with his time of 59.5 seconds.

The Timber Wolves opened the week with a trip to Gilford for a meet on Tuesday, May 12, where the girls dominated and the boys took third overall.

The Timber Wolf girls were absolutely invincible on the afternoon, scoring 150 points, more than 80 points ahead of the closest competition.

The two Timber Wolf relay teams were both first. The 4X100-meter team of Amanda Macaione, Clemons, Tidd and Meyerhoff was first in 55.2 seconds, while the 4X400-meter team of Clemons, Macaione, Farrell and Sykes topped the field in 4:29.9.

Hussey picked up a pair of first place finishes, winning the shot put with a toss of 34 feet, one inch, a new season best. She was also tops in the javelin with a throw of 94 feet, six inches. Hussey took second in the discus with a throw of 89 feet, six inches.

Meyerhoff took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.6 seconds, with Jannini taking second in 54.9 seconds. Hannafin was third in the triple jump in 28 feet, four inches and was third in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.9 seconds. Sykes was first in the 400 meters in 66.3 seconds and Clemons was tops in the 200 meters in 28.2 seconds. Clemons was also second in the long jump at 13 feet.

Macaione was first in the high jump with a height of four feet, 10 inches and added a second place finish in the 100 meters in 13.7 seconds.

Farrell took second in the 800 meters in a time of 2:37.6 and was second in the 1,600 meters in a time of 5:45.

Tidd took second in the pole vault with a height of six feet, three inches. She was also second in the high jump at four feet, eight inches and took second in the triple jump at 28 feet, 10 inches.

Hannafin was third in the 100 meters in 14.1 seconds.

For the boys, the Timber Wolves took third overall.

Fithian was tops in the 1,600 meters in 4:33 and in the 800 meters in 2:07. Cheney was first in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.5 seconds and in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.8 seconds.

Tinkham was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 45 seconds and took third in the shot put with a school record of 37 feet, seven inches and was also third in the long jump at 15 feet, 11 inches.

The 4X100-meter team of Fithian, Tinkham, Joe Rogers and Cheney won with a time of 47.8 seconds.

The Timber Wolves will head to the Wilderness Championships at Kennett High School in North Conway on Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m.

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