Freshman RJ Silva leaped to first place in the high jump Saturday at Prospect Mountain. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
April 09, 2012ALTON — The Newfound track team opened the season in fine fashion, as both the boys and girls finished second at Prospect Mountain on Saturday.
The Bear boys came up just two points short of catching Berlin for first place, while the girls also fell to Berlin in the six-school meet in Alton.
Brendan Adair and Fisher Bourbeau both finished with two wins on the day to lead the way for the Newfound boys.
Adair won the day's first running event, the 110-meter hurdles, picking up a time of 16.72 seconds. He then added a first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with his time of 44.6 seconds.
Bourbeau won the shot put with a toss of 42 feet, two and a quarter inches and then added a win in the discus with a throw of 114 feet, six inches. He also finished second in the javelin with a throw of 114 feet, seven inches.
Jesse Mitchell had a good day as well, as he ran to a time of 4:56 in the 1,600 meters to snag a first place finish, passing Drew Tuttle of Prospect Mountain in the final stretch to get the win.
Freshman RJ Silva picked up the other individual win for the Bears, as he cleared five feet, six inches in the high jump. He also was fourth in the long jump at 17 feet, half an inch and was fourth in the 100 meters in 12.09 seconds.
The Bears took first place in both relay events, winning the 4X100-meter relay in 47.9 seconds and capturing the 4X400-meter relay in 3:49.
Jake Dearborn had a solid day in his first meet, as he took second to Adair in both hurdle events. He finished in 19.34 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and in 48 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. He also snagged a sixth place in the 100 meters in 12.55 seconds and was fifth in the high jump at four feet, 10 inches.
Tyler Maviki came home second in the 200 meters in 26.9 seconds, while Devin Fields took third in the same event in 27.4 seconds.
Parker Bergholm finished third in the 400 meters in a time of one minute, while teammate Ben Learned was fifth in 1:01.7 and Matt Blake was sixth in 1:01.8.
Carl Berridge ran to third place in the 100 meters in 11.96 seconds and Oscar Tsao raced to fourth in the 800 meters in 2:19.5. Chris Cox finished sixth in the 3,200 meters in 12:28.
On the girls' side, Newfound picked up a pair of victories.
Andrea Shinn won the 3,200 meters in a time of 13:43, just ahead of teammate Abbey Symonds, who finished in 13:49. Shinn also finished fourth in the 1,600 meters in 6:45, just ahead of Allie Symonds, who finished fifth in 6:45.6 after leading for much of the race.
The other win for the Bears came in the triple jump, where Alex Jewell leaped 31 feet, three-quarters of an inch. Teammate Lindsey Bergholm was second at 27 feet, one and three quarters inches. Jewell also raced to fifth in the 200 meters in 30.5 seconds and Bergholm was fifth in the long jump at 11 feet, 11 and a half inches.
Amber Plummer leaped to second in the high jump, clearing four feet, six inches and also tossed her way to sixth in the shot put at 22 feet, eight and a half inches.
Allison Dorey finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 56 seconds, while Victoria Spencer was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.96 seconds.
Lexie Sinclair picked up two second place finishes, tossing the shot put 26 feet, eight and a half inches and throwing the javelin 76 feet, four inches. Roberta Ellis was third in the javelin at 69 feet, nine inches and Jordan Phinney was fifth at 68 feet, four inches. Lillie Worthen was fifth in the discus at 69 feet, seven inches.
The 4X400-meter relay girls finished second in 4:45 and the 4X100-meter team was third in 57 seconds.
Newfound will play host to the Corneliusen Relays on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at email@example.com or 569-3126