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Eagle boys fourth, girls fifth at UNH

MIKE MASON hands the baton to Michael Albert for the final leg of the 4X160-meter relay at the Paul Sweet Oval at UNH on Sunday. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
January 10, 2011
DURHAM — The Kennett indoor track team picked up fourth place (boys) and fifth place (girls) finishes in the final meet of the season at the Paul Sweet Oval at the University of New Hampshire on Sunday, Jan. 9.

Maddy Smith had a good day for the Eagles, as she raced to the top spot in the 55-meter hurdles. She finished in a personal best 9.2 seconds in both the qualifier and the finals to nab the top spot.

Vicky Weigold also had a strong day, as she posted the top time in the 55-meter dash preliminaries, finishing in 7.5 seconds. She then raced to fourth overall in the finals with a time of 7.7 seconds.

Hannah Wright ran to fourth place in the 600 meters, crossing the finish line in 1:48.3, while Georgiana Miller placed fifth in the 300 meters in 46.7 seconds and Quin Schreiber ran to sixth in 46.8 seconds.

The Kennett 4X400-meter relay team of Sarah Hernandez, Emmaline Ashe, Schreiber and Wright ran to second place overall in a time of 4:39.8.

The 4X160-meter team of Smith, Miller, Shelby Hill and Weigold raced to third place, crossing the line in 1:33.1.

Gracie Ryan also picked up points for her fourth place finish in the long jump, leaping 14 feet, three-quarters of an inch.

Smith also competed in the long jump and finished 10th with a leap of 13 feet, one and a quarter inch. Miller just missed out on making the finals in the 55 meters, as she finished seventh in 7.8 seconds. Ryan was 15th in 8.1 seconds and Hill was 21st in 8.3 seconds. Ashe turned in a time of 3:52 in the 1,000 meters to place 17th overall. Hernandez ran to 11th in the 600 meters in 1:55.2, with Ke Cawley placing 22nd in 2:12.5, Grace Townsend running to 23rd in 2:19.3 and Alyssa Lena placing 25th in 2:28.7. In the 300 meters, Hill was 11th in 47.8 seconds and Marissa Anderson was 22nd in 58.2 seconds.

On the boys' side, Dalton L'Heureux set a school record in the 600 meters and qualified for the state meet with a time of 1:28.3, which placed him second overall.

Mike Albert qualified for the 55-meter dash finals with a time of 6.8 seconds and finished fifth in the finals with the same time.

Peter Haine ran to fourth in the 1,000 meters, crossing the line in a time of 2:58.1.

Albert also picked up points in the 300 meters, finishing in 39.1 seconds, which placed him fourth overall.

The 4X400-meter relay team of Haine, L'Heureux, Scott Winters and Eli Mitchell ran to second place in 4:03.7.

The 4X160-meter team of Ryan Goodson, Austin Weber, Mike Mason and Albert set a new school record in 1:22.2 and placed third overall.

"They looked really good," said coach Bernie Livingston. "They ran well."

He noted that Albert had been running the opening spot, but an injury forced a switch and when Goodson was put in the lineup, Albert moved to the fourth spot to anchor the relay.

Mason finished 11th in the long jump at 16 feet, four and a quarter inches. Wyatt Berrier was 13th at 16 feet, two inches and Tristan MacLeod was 16th at 15 feet, four and a quarter inches. Berrier was also ninth in the shot put at 33 feet, eight inches, with Corey Crawford 10th at 33 feet, three and a half inches and Zach Poster in 13th at 32 feet, two and a half inches. Weber just missed qualifying for the 55-meter finals, finishing in 6.9 seconds in seventh place. MacLeod was eighth in seven seconds, Goodson was 16th in 7.3 seconds and Brian Caputo was 18th in 7.5 seconds. In the 1,000 meters, Andrew Casella was eighth in 3:20.8 and Alex Brown was 12th in 3:31.1. Mitchell was sixth in the 600 meters in 1:43.7, with Winters in 12th in 1:44.3 and Ethan Chalmers in 15th in 1:51.8. Weber was 17th in the 300 meters in 42.9, one spot ahead of Goodson, who finished in 43.4 seconds. Adam Levine was 20th in 44 seconds. In the 1,500 meters, Ryan Kenny was 17th in 5:21.6 and Trenton L'Heureux was 20th in 5:44.5.

The Eagles won't be back in action until the first qualifying meet, which takes place at UNH on Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.

Martin Lord Osman
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