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Knights look strong at home


Kingswood track team plays host to lone home meet


by Joshua Spaulding
Sports Editor - Granite State News, Carroll County Independent, Meredith News, Gilford Steamer, Winnisquam Echo, Plymouth Record-Enterprise and Baysider

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SHELBY ERWIN clears a hurdle during action on Tuesday, April 17 at The Nick. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
April 23, 2012
WOLFEBORO — After hosting the lone home meet of the season, the Kingswood track team competed against some of the top teams in Division II at Merrimack Valley on Saturday.

In Penacook on Saturday, Dylan Tarbox had a strong showing in the 110-meter hurdles, as he ran to second in his preliminary round run in 18.63 seconds and finished sixth in the finals in 18.61 seconds.

Annie Peternel also had a nice day in the hurdles, finishing second in her preliminary round run in the 100-meter event in 18.87 seconds. She took fourth in the finals in 18.84 seconds.

On Tuesday, April 17, the Knights welcomed Trinity, Kennett and Plymouth to The Nick for an afternoon of action.

The Knight boys and girls both finished in fourth place, with Plymouth taking top honors on both sides of the scoresheet.

On the boys' side, Kingswood got two wins. Tarbox was tops in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 47.7 seconds.

BJ Smith was the other winner on the day for the Knights, as he ran to the top spot in the 200 meters in a time of 25.04 seconds. Teammate Abe DeMaio was second in 25.39 seconds and Tom McCullough came home fifth in 27 seconds.

Smith also came home third in the 100 meters in a time of 12.07 seconds and DeMaio was fifth in 12.22 seconds. Smith took fourth in the shot put at 36 feet, four inches and DeMaio finished fifth at 35 feet, 11 and a half inches.

In the 1,600 meters, Jake Saucier ran to third in a time of 5:15.65 and Sean Stackhouse took fifth in a time of 5:53.05.

In the discus, Arthur Twitchell threw his way to third place with a toss of 91 feet, five inches and Nick Woodard was fourth in at 90 feet, one inch. Twitchell was also third in the javelin with his throw of 116 feet, eight inches.

Ben Craycraft leaped to fifth in the long jump at 16 feet, three and a half inches and Chris Brooks was fifth in the 800 meters in 2:20.75. Tyler Evans snagged fifth in the 3,200 meters in 13:08.62.

In the 4X400-meter relay, the Knight team of Tarbox, Saucier, Steven Osgood and Brooks finished third in 3:57.38, while the 4X100-meter team ran to third in 48.02 seconds.

On the girls' side of the things, the Knights didn't get any victories, but had a number of scoring finishes.

Tessa Scott finished second in the 1,600 meters in a time of 6:21.36 and also added a third place in the 400 meters in 1:19.78.

In the long jump, Allison Wood finished third at 11 feet, eight and a half inches, with Lauren Burkhardt in fourth in 11 feet, four and a half inches and Scott taking fifth at 10 feet, seven inches.

Burkhardt also took third in the triple jump at 25 feet, half an inch and Wood finished fourth at 24 feet, seven and three quarters inches. Jess Colpoys leaped to fifth at 18 feet, seven and a half inches.

Cassie Bates took fourth in the discus with a throw of 59 feet, six inches, while Amber Carpenter threw her way to fifth in the shot put at 23 feet, four inches. Leah Nepumoceno jumped to fourth in the high jump at three feet, eight inches.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Peternel ran to fourth place in a time of 19.3 seconds, while Shelby Erwin was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.67 seconds.

The Knight girls finished fourth in the 4X100-meter relay in a time of 58.79 seconds.

The Knights will be at Coe-Brown on Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. and the girls will run in the Clipper Relays at Portsmouth on Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at sportsgsn@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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