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Eagles win six events in first track meet


by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

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Gilfordís Emily Wernig readies for a discus toss during the teamís first meet of the season last week. Wernig won the event with a best throw of 100 feet, 5 inches. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
April 09, 2012
GILFORD Ė It was a chilly but successful start to the season for the Gilford High School track and field team on April 3, as the Golden Eagles hosted a five-school meet with Inter-Lakes, Hopkinton, White Mountains and Hillsboro.

The girls' team finished in third place on the day, as the squad totaled 55 points to finish behind White Mountains (138) and Hopkinton (74). I-L (44) and Hillsboro (25) rounded out the girls' standings.

On the boys' side, Gilford took fourth place on the afternoon with 52 points in a tight meet. Hopkinton was the top side with 82 points while White Mountains (72) and Inter-Lakes (61) took third and fourth, respectively. Hillboro finished fifth with 44 points.

Six different GHS athletes picked up event wins on the day. The girls' team was paced by Emily Wernig's win in a crowded discus field, as she finished with an impressive heave of 100 feet, five inches to lead the field and grab eight points. Teammate Sidney Stevens was the other GHS girl to pick up an event win, as she took home the win in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:08.5.

Wernig followed up her win in the discus with a second-place showing in the shot put, as her best heave measured in at 26 feet. The Gilford 4x100 meter relay team gave the Eagles another second place finish with a time of 56.74 seconds.

Sarah Veazey (long jump), Ali Remick (110 hurdles), Molly Dietrich (400 meters) and Rachael Colbath (3,200 meters) all finished in third place for the Eagles, while Mary Snow (javelin) and Remick (300 hurdles) were fourth. Maggie Fillion (long jump), Megan Pleeter (discus), Dietrich (javelin) and Colbath (800) took fifth place.

The boys' team had four event wins on the day, as Michael Skelley (long jump), Ronny Bean (shot put, javelin), Mitchell Fillion (discus) were all victorious. Skelley's leap of 17 feet, five inches was just good enough to capture his event, while Bean's throws of 37-3 (shot put) and 159-6 (javelin) earned him victories. Fillion's best throw of 105 feet in the discus earned him the eight points.

Bean took second place in the 200 meters (25.0) while Nick Amann took third in the 3,200 (12:01). Amann was fourth in the 800 (2:25) while Evan Andrews (400 meters) and Tyler Hayes (300 hurdles) finished in fifth place for the Eagles.

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