SARAH SIMONEAU prepares to hand the baton to Dagny Brown during the 4X100-meter relay at Gilford on Saturday. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
May 07, 2012GILFORD — The most surprising thing about Saturday's track meet at Gilford had to be the blue that appeared overhead, as the clouds that had been present seemingly for weeks broke and allowed for a beautiful day for competition.
The Prospect Mountain track team was joined by squads from Berlin, Bow, White Mountains, Belmont and Concord Christian as well as the host Golden Eagles.
Both the Timber Wolf boys and girls came home fourth on the day. On the boys' side, Bow won the day, with Berlin finishing second and White Mountains taking third. On the girls' side, White Mountains was victorious, with Gilford taking second and Berlin finishing third.
The Timber Wolf boys snagged just one win on the day and it came in one of the last events of the day, as Drew Tuttle ran to first in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:40.1.
Though they didn't pick up any wins, Harvey Beck and Mark Jannini also had good days for the Timber Wolves.
Beck finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, five inches and also came home fourth in the 100 meters in a time of 11.92 seconds.
Jannini captured second place in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 46.18 seconds and also snagged third place in the triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, eight inches.
Quentin Gusbin finished just ahead of Jannini in the triple jump, as he leaped to second place with a distance of 36 feet, three and a half inches.
Mike Fife ran to third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:56.02, while Shane McCartney snared a sixth place finish in the 800 meters with his time of 2:18.24.
Dylan Tuttle jumped to a sixth place tie in the high jump, reaching four feet, 10 inches.
The Timber Wolf 4X400-meter relay team finished off the day with a fourth place finish in a time of 3:59.7.
On the girls' side of things, Prospect picked up a pair of victories on the day.
The 4X100-meter relay team of Jamie Fogell, Lexi Normandin, Sarah Simoneau and Dagny Brown raced to first place overall in a time of 56.35 seconds.
Sahara Brown took first place in the javelin with a throw of 120 feet. Dagny Brown took second in the long jump at 13 feet, four and a quarter inches and was third in the shot put at 28 feet, seven inches.
Savanna DeCoff and Karie Bilodeau finished in a tie for second place in the high jump, as they both cleared the bar at four feet, four inches.
Natie Kendall came home fourth in the long jump with a distance of 12 feet, 11 and a quarter inches, while DeCoff was fifth at 12 feet, 11 inches.
Simoneau captured fourth overall in the 100 meters in a time of 13.43 seconds, while Dagny Brown came home fourth in the 200 meters in 29.4 seconds.
Signe Therrien also picked up a fourth place finish, finishing the 3,200 meters in 14:00.4.
Normandin brought home two fifth place finishes on the day, as she finished the 100-meter hurdles in 19.54 seconds and finished the 300-meter hurdles in 1:00.07.
Ali Rogers also picked up a fifth place finish, crossing the line in the 1,600 meters in a time of 6:20.22.
Kathryn McGinnis had the other scoring finish for Prospect, as she ran to a sixth place finish in the 800 meters in a time of 2:45.96.
The Timber Wolves played host to four other teams on Thursday, May 3, and both the boys and girls came home second to Hopkinton.
Normandin won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.7 seconds, with Ally Cleary finishing fourth in 20.8 seconds and Sarah Mayberry in fifth in 21.3 seconds.
Simoneau won the 100 meters in a time of 13.9 seconds, while Dagny Brown finished second in 14.1 seconds. Brandy Teets won the 400 meters in 1:06.9, with Kendall in fifth in 1:10.8.
Dagny Brown won the long jump at 14 feet, three and a half inches, with Kendall in fifth at 12 feet, 11 inches. Mayberry won the pole vault at seven feet, while Sahara Brown won the shot put at 29 feet and Zaino came home third in 23 feet, five inches.
Sahara Brown also won the javelin at 114 feet, five inches, with Cleary at 86 feet, eight inches. Zaino was second in the discus at 76 feet, 10 inches and Sahara Brown was fourth at 69 feet, four inches.
The Timber Wolf 4X100-meter team also picked up the win in 55.3 seconds. The 4X400-meter team came home second in 4:54.
Dagny Brown finished fifth in the 200 meters in 30.8 seconds, while Anna Jortikka was third in the high jump at four feet, six inches. Bilodeau was fourth at four feet, four inches and DeCoff was fifth at four feet, two inches. Jortikka was also second in the triple jump.
On the boys' side of things, the 4X100-meter relay team came home first in 47.1 seconds. The other win came from Beck in the long jump, as he leaped 18 feet, one inch. Alex Rayno finished second at 17 feet, 11 inches.
Drew Tuttle was second in the 1,600 meters in 4:50.1 and the 4X400-meter team came home second in 4:03. Beck ran to third in the 110-meter hurdles in 18.5 seconds, while Jannini was third in the 300-meter hurdles in 48.2 seconds.
Rayno finished third in the 100 meters in 12.1 seconds, with Matt McGinnis in fourth in 12.4 seconds. McGinnis was also fourth in the 200 meters in 25.9 seconds and Dylan Tuttle came home fifth in 26.8 seconds.
Dylan Tuttle also finished third in the high jump at four feet, 10 inches and Fife took third in the 3,200 meters in 10:46.1. In the triple jump, Gusbin leaped to second at 36 feet, three inches and Jannini was third at 35 feet, eight and a half inches.
Rayno came home second in the pole vault at nine feet, with Dylan Tuttle in fourth at seven feet, six inches.
McCartney was fifth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:16.4, while Rich Zaino finished fourth in the shot put at 31 feet, 10 inches and Jake Piaseczny was fifth in the javelin at 100 feet, three inches.
Next up, the Timber Wolves will be in action on Tuesday, May 15, at Belmont High School for a 4 p.m. meet.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at email@example.com or 569-3126