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Eagle boys and girls win relays at Newfound

Both teams also finish second at season's first home meet

MIKE MASON leaps to first place in the long jump at Kennett’s first home meet on April 12. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
April 18, 2011
NORTH CONWAY — The Kennett track team closed out its first week of action by doing something never before accomplished in Eagle history.

The Eagle boys and girls both came home with first place at the Cornelissen Relays, held at Newfound on Saturday.

"That's the first time we've ever done that in its 17 or 18-year history," said veteran coach Bernie Livingston. "Having numbers sure helps."

The relay event features the traditional relays such as the 4X400-meter, 4X100-meter and 4X800-meter, but also includes a distance medley (400, 800, 1,200 and 1,600 meters) and a shuttle hurdle relay (100-meter hurdle run, two racers, one in each direction). Usually there is a shot put relay, but that event was cancelled due to field conditions in Bristol.

In the girls' competition, the Eagles took first place in the distance medley, with Sarah Hernandez, Emmaline Ashe, Hannah Wright and Hannah Benson doing the running in 14:18.

In the 4X400-meter relay, the team of Wright, Vicky Weigold, Ashe and Quin Schreiber raced to second place in 4:37, while the team of Benson, Wright, Ashe and Hernandez also took second in the 4X800-meter relay, finishing in 11:47.

In the 4X100-meter race, Megan Darcy, Liz Major, Weigold and Georgianna Miller raced to second in 56.1 seconds. Livingston was impressed with Darcy, who stepped in at the last minute as a sub and led off the race with a solid leg.

In the shuttle hurdle relay, Brooke Johnson and Marci Williams teamed up for fourth place in a time of 56.2 seconds.

On the boys' side, the team of Nick Jenis, Brian Fox, Dalton L'Heureux and Peter Haine finished second in a time of 11:47.

The boys' team of Jenis, Haine, L'Heureux and Mike Albert raced to first in the 4X400-meter relay in 3:44.6.

The 4X100-meter team of Ryan Goodson, Dustin Stewart, Albert and Tristan MacLeod set a new meet record with a time of 46.67 seconds, with Stewart filling in nicely for a missing starter.

The 4X800-meter team of Jenis, Haine, Fox and L'Heureux raced to first in 9:39 and the shuttle hurdle team of Zack Hill and Stewart finished fifth in 39.4 seconds.

"Having a lot of depth really helped," Livingston stated. "We had people to call on (to fill in)."

On Tuesday, April 12, the Eagles hosted their first meet of the year and came out with second place finishes for both the boys and the girls.

On the boys' side, Albert and MacLeod finished first and second respectively in the 100 meters. Albert clocked in at 12 seconds and MacLeod at 12.2 seconds.

MacLeod came back later in the afternoon and won the 200 meters, finishing in a time of 24.6 seconds.

Sophomore Henry Gotjen raced to first in the 400 meters, tying Berlin's Hunter Cote with a time of 1:01.

L'Heureux won the 800 meters in 2:10.7, then came back with a second place finish in the 1,600 meters in 4:54.1. Jenis finished third in the 1,600 meters in 4:55.4.

Jenis raced to second in the 3,200 meters in 10:54.1, with Haine close behind in third place in 10:56.1 and Fox in fourth place in 11:34.4.

Hill finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 21.1 seconds and was also fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 52 seconds.

The 4X100-meter team of Adam Levine, Mike Mason, Albert and MacLeod finished second in 48.1 seconds, while the 4X400-meter team of Albert, Eli Mitchell, L'Heureux and Jenis raced to third in 3:58.

In the pole vault, Duncan Cromwell soared to third place, clearing nine feet, while Mason won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, one and a half inches.

Wyatt Berrier was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 33 feet, eight inches and teammate Kris Tucker was fifth at 33 feet. Silas Berrier came home fifth in the javelin with a throw of 112 feet, nine inches.

For the girls, Miller and Weigold shined in the sprints, with Miller taking second in the 100 meters in 13.4 seconds and Weigold nabbing fourth in 13.7 seconds. In the 200 meters, Weigold was third in 28.6 seconds with Miller in fourth in 29 seconds. Teammate Gracie Ryan raced to fifth in 29.2 seconds.

Schreiber was second in the 400 meters in 1:05.3, with Wright finishing thirds in 1:06.1 and Sianna Streeter running to fifth in 1:07.5.

Wright took second in the 1,600 meters in 5:43.7, with Benson running to fifth in 6:05.3. Benson was also third in the 3,200 meters in 13:42.6, while Hernandez took fourth in 14:01.5.

Maddy Smith was second in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.1 seconds and Jen Vizard took third in the 300-meter hurdles in 1:00.3. Williams was fifth in the 300-meter event in 1:06.6.

The 4X400-meter team of Schreiber, Ashe, Streeter and Wright raced to second in 4:35.4.

In the high jump, Christine Malchiodi cleared four feet, four inches to finish fourth overall, while Darcy won the pole vault by clearing eight feet. Emily Leich was third at seven feet, six inches and Madi Doucette was fifth at six feet.

In the long jump, Major took fourth at 13 feet, nine and three-quarters inches, while Smith took fourth in the triple jump at 29 feet, six inches and Major took fifth at 28 feet, two and three-quarters inches.

Maggie Perkins was third in the shot put at 26 feet, six inches with Katie Anderson taking fourth at 26 feet, five inches. Malchiodi took third in the javelin at 74 feet, one inch.

The Eagles will be in action at home on Saturday, April 23, for a 10 a.m. meet. The team travels to Coe-Brown on Tuesday, April 26, for a 4 p.m. meet.

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