New Hampshire Cross Country

Greetings to all NH track and cross-country enthusiasts. The new NH Cross Country newsletter for the 21st century has launched and can be found at this link:

Yours truly and several of my NH coaching colleagues have spent a furious last couple days getting this site up and running, we really hope you will enjoy what you see, check it out and we hope to see you all at various locations throughout the fall!!

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No More Jewelry Rule!

In a move that indicates the NFHS actually DOES listen to reason (and the voices of its state reps) starting in 2015 there will be no more violations, disqualifications, warnings, etc. for athletes wearing jewelry during competition.

Now I’m not advocating kids start dressing like this in meets, but if they want to, the sport recognizes its all about the kids and their performance.


Here’s the link to NFHS if you want to read the whole list of rule changes.

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Decathlon and Heptathlon Final Results (Courtesy of Don Mullen, Pelham)

Decathlon and Heptathlon Results

Thank you to the NH athletes who participated in this event. It was a great 2 days of completion and some spectacular performances. This is a great event and thanks go out to the Coaching Staff of Nashua South and all of the other track coaches that volunteer to be group leaders. Thanks to the Nashua Elks for a great dinner and all of the athletes and coaches who stayed for the banquet and awards.

Congratulations to Corrine Kennedy and Starlin Ortiz for Winning the Heptathlon and Decathlon respectively. That is quite an accomplishment. My takeaway is how cool it is to see athletes performing all of the track events. Not only does it show how good our NH track athletes are, but it also demonstrates the dedication and passion NH athletes have for track and field. Would love to see the day that the women do Decathlon! Would love to see NH be a leader in making this happen.

NH Girls Hep. Final Results 6-22-2014

NH Boys Decath. Final (Revised) Results 6-22-2014

Boys Top 15
1. Starlin Ortiz Londonderry 5836
2. Will Merchant Lebanon 5772
3. Quentin Bazarnicki Monadnock 5731
4. Shawn Case Memorial 5447
5. Reed Bell Kearsarge 5333
6. Joel Nkounkou Dover 5305
7. Morgan Latham Fall Mountain 5244
8. Alex Tamulonis Milford 5092
9. Tommy Harter Winnacunnet 5045
10. William Goulding Nashua North 4955
11. Keegan Hanks Merrimack Valley 4778
12. Peter Taylor Portsmouth Christian 4767
13. Alec Boucher Winnacunnet 4762
14. Ryan Hanley Winnacunnet 4699
15. Alex Rayno Prospect Mountain 4692

Girls Top 15
1. Corrine Kennedy Lebanon 4284
2. Letti Hibbard Bedford 4187
3. Lindsey Beauregard Hollis Brookline 3850
4. Anika Hibbard Bedford 3619
5. Kayla Blair Monadnock 3486
6. Jess Hackett Dover 3482
7. Becky Zakorchemny Gilford 3478
8. Jackie Luckhardt Londonderry 3359
9. Alex Curtis White Mountain 3313
10. Desmond Kelley Monadnock 3306
11. Katelyn Surprenant Pelham 3299
12. Yorgelis Ortiz Londonderry 3238
13. Emily Francouer Somersworth 3128
14. Bridget Murphy Nashua South 3120
15. Claire Russell Monadnock 3097

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NH Decathlon and Heptathlon Day 1 Standings (Courtesy of Don Mullen, Pelham)

Day 1 of Heptathlon and Decathlon Results.

Great day here in NH for the Dec/Hep. Great to see so many NH athletes putting off summer vacation and providing some great track and field competition and entertainment here in NH. Here are the Top 10 Day 1 Standings. Pelham only had female competitors today, so I only saw the heptathlon action — and was very impressed with all of the athletes and efforts What an incredible high jump competition! Bar went to 5′ 8″ which would have been a new Heptathlon record. Can’t wait for tomorrow. Day 2 is where it all happens and the boys race looks tight! Good luck to all.

Corrinne Kennedy (who knew she could high jump?) Lebanon 2666
Letti Hibbard Bedford 2563
Lyndsey Beauregard Hollis Brookline 2248
Annika Hibbard Bedford 2229
Yorglis Ortiz Londonderry 2173
Jess Hackett Dover 2150
Jackie Luckhard Londonderry 2065
Katelyn Surprenant Pelham 2057
Kayla Blair Monodnock 2028
Claire Russell Monadnock 2023

Starlin Ortiz Londonderry 3229
Will Merchant Lebanon 3006
Quentin Bozarnicki Monadnock 2970
Joel Nkounkou Dover 2944
Alec Boucher Winnacunnet 2904
Ryan Hanley Winnacunnet 2849
Alex Tamulonis Milford 2833
Morgan Latham Fall Mountain 2827
Shawn Case Memorial 2821
Tommy Harter Winnacunnet 2812


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Brooks PR Invitational

For the past two days I’ve been lucky enough to be out in Seattle for this event, with the meet starting around 4:30 ET on Saturday at flotrack. After talking to some of the Brooks guys here it’s clear that over the last 8-10 years the emergence and competition between meets like Nike Cross Nationals, Footlocker, New Balance Nationals, Adidas and New Balance Grand Prix, and a few others that the ones who have really benefited the most are the athletes. The people behind the scenes at all these meets all know each other, and each meet is trying to offer more and more to the top prep runners around the country. Hannah Parker will be facing off against Raevyn Rogers and Alexa Efraimson at 6:30 EST!!

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Gatorade Players of the Year

Congratulations to John Cioffredi of Lebanon and Hannah Parker of Coe-Brown on being selected Gatorade Players of the Year for Outdoor Track. Free swag for both schools!!

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New Balance Nationals

For the second straight year, Coe-Brown’s Hannah Parker establishes herself as an All-American, this year placing 3rd in the 800 in a time of 2:06.85, improving her 6th place finish from 2013. Congratulations Hannah and good luck in Seattle next Saturday at the Brooks PR Invitational!

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