15 area athletes succeed at UNH
DURHAM, N.H. — Brattleboro's Jasper Reed placed eighth in the long jump with a leap of 22-04.25 and 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 43-01.25 to lead all area athletes at the New England Track and Field meet on Saturday at the University of New Hampshire.
A pair of relay teams finished in 25th for the Colonels. Ben Brady, Kade Perrotti, David Pierce, and Evan Koch were timed in 3:38.50 in the boys 4x400, while the foursome of Katelyn Hamilton, Alina Secrest, Kharisma Boyd, and Maggie Lonardo teamed up to run the 4x100 in 52.19.
Reno Tuttle paced the state champion Bellows Falls boys by taking 19th in the shot put (48-07.25) and 25th in the discus (128-07). Macie Streeter ended up 24th in the 300 hurdles in 50.50, Shane Clark took 25th in the javelin with a heave of 145-02, and Savannah Bradbury threw the discus 79-11 which was good for 29th place.
Hinsdale's Caleb Steever tied for 17th in the high jump by clearing 6-00 and Leland & Gray's Dakota Fillion crossed the wire in 28th in the 400 in a time of 52.37.
One week earlier, Reed won the 100 and long jump at Vermont's Division 1 meet in Burlington. Brattleboro's Kai Boyd was crowned state champion in the javelin and the Putney School's Delaney Bullock was the boss in the 1500.
Clark captured the javelin, pole vault, and 110 hurdles as the Terriers triumphed in the D-3 boys meet in Chester. Tuttle added wins in the discus and shot put, while Michelle Marchica (triple jump), Abbe Cravinho (300 hurdles), Brigid Hodsden (100 hurdles), and Jaden Luebbert (pole vault) also claimed individual gold.
Fillion won the 200 in 23.97 seconds and the 400 in 51.94 seconds to lead the Rebels at the Division 4 state meet on June 1 in Chester. Twin Valley's Cooper Pell was the runner-up in the long jump and the triple jump.
In the girls D-4 state meet, Leland & Gray's Arin Bates prevailed in the 400 in 64.42 seconds and also took fourth in the 200. Twin Valley's Brianna O'Hearn wound up fifth in the 100.
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