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Hannah Parker 6th place and All American as a Sophomore…WOW!
Just wanted to let everyone know that after this week I will not be monitoring the site till Indoors. It was a great finish to the year and I think we can all agree that NE’s was the perfect finish. I want to thank all of the coaches and athletes that contributed meaningful chatter all season. I also want to wish the graduating seniors a successful college career and thank you for some great memories. Have a great summer everybody!
Any predictions for All New England or even possible winners?
What a fantastic meet today in the sweltering heat. There were many great times and performances that I think we should talk about. The girls 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m relays were very deep this year. 6 girls ran under 26 seconds in the 200m, 4 teams ran under 50 seconds in the 4x100m, and 6 teams ran 4:04 or better in the 4x400m including 2 teams breaking the state record. I also noticed 6 girls ran under 59 seconds in the 400m. What a great day!
I don’t know about you but there are quite a few races I am excited about for this Saturday depending on the fields.
1. 1600 & 3200 battle between BJ Smith and Jeremy Brassard
2. 400 record possibly by Tanner Kent
3. 4×800 Battle between Souhegan and Pinkerton
4. 800 for Boys
5. 4×800 for Girls….6 teams possibly under 9:40
6. 4×100 for girls Bed, Lond, Mil, Coe Brown
7. 400m Girls
8. Hannah Parker state record ?
And many more…..gonna be a great meet!
NHIAA OUTDOOR TRACK DIVISION II MEET
Sunday May 26, 2013
Pelham High School’s Harris Family Track and Field Complex
11:30 a.m. – Check in begins & All State Presentation (on infield)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. Pole Vault Check in, Implement Certification and Weigh In
ORDER OF EVENTS:
12:30 p.m. Field events – order is listed below
G 4 X 800 Final/B 4 X 800 Final
B 110m Hurdles Trials/G 100m Hurdles Trials/
B 100m Trials/G 100m Trials
15 minute Break
G 100m Hurdles Final/B 110m Hurdles Final
G 100m Final/B 100m Final
G 1600m Final/B 1600m Final
G 4 X 100 Relay Final/B 4 X 100 Relay Final
G 400m Final/B 400m Final
G 300m Hurdles Final/B 300m Hurdles Final
G 800m Final/B 800m Final
G 200m Final/B 200m Final
G 3200m Final/B 3200m Final
G 4 X 400 Relay Final/B 4 X 400 Relay Final
Championship Awards Presentation
Field Event Order (finals immediately following trials)
B High Jump
G Triple Jump
B Long Jump
G Pole Vault
G High Jump
B Pole Vault
G Shot Put
B Discus Throw
B Triple Jump
G Long Jump
G Javelin Throw
B Shot Put
Check Lancertiming for details but I remember last year we fought to move MOC’s to Sunday and it ended up being a great day for weather and perfomances….Stay positive people!
We can have instant discussions on the events right after they happen.
Its always interesting to sit down after the seeding meeting and see how things worked out for teams after scratches. The strategy of arranging your team to try and maximize points is such a thrill. Its also a kick in the pants when things don’t go as you expect them. Here is my take on how division 2 will pan out at the state meet.
Coe Brown will score in almost every event. Jelesa Nelson in the 100, 200, and Long Jump. Hannah Parker in the 1600 & 800. Elizabeth Danis in the 1600 & 3200. Katelyn Terry in 300 Hurdles. Samantha Toscano in the jumps and hurdles. Alley Savioli, Megan Rouillard, and Sam Donohue in the throws and Kayla Roberts in the Pole Vault. They are unbeatable for this meet.
The interesting battle lies for 2nd with Merrimack Valley in the drivers seat on paper. Problem is that they have a lot of the same girls doing a lot of events and if any have a bad day things could get ugly quick. They rely heavily on their excellent throwing crew of Mary and Maureen Mullen and Julianah Adejuyigbe. To support them is Merrideth Ramsey who is doing the triple (100,200,400) along with I assume the 4×100. And Nancy Taban is doing hurdles and the relays. With this years meet being at an 8 lane track and only 16 or less competitors it will move along a lot faster than we are used to. Those triple and quadruple events get real short rest in a meet like this and we will see how kids fare.
Right on MV’s tail is Milford and Lebanon both with a strong core of competitors. Milford will be relying on big points from their veterans Courtney Hawkins, Jessica Krafft, and Dina Pitsas not only in individual events but also relays. I believe relays will be a key in this meet for 2nd place.
Lebanon will also rely on their veterans in Moriah Morton, Kelly Ludew, Heather Selmer, and Natasha Goodwin. Leb’s secret has always been excellent peaking in the sprints and jumps at the state meet and if they can accomplish that it could be lights out for the rest.
Souhegan is dominant in almost every running event with the likes of Tanner Kent, Nate and Jake Kittredge, Sam Ballard, Jason Bender, and Ben Deforest. It is definitely their meet to win and again the Battle will be for 2nd.
Merrimack Valley seems to be in the drivers seat in this one also with Andrew Alicea, Brendan Polichronopoulos, and John Lindonen all carrying a heavy load. Their relays are also 2nd in every event. If these 3 guys come through it is theirs.
Hopefully someone can chime in with the Div 1 & 3 please.