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Dear Division 2 Coaches:
The NHIAA D2 track and field committee members listened to your concerns about having to enter your athletes into two places after each meet. It was stated that the process of adding athletes to both battlenotes and D2 championship on directathletics each week was too cumbersome. Therefore we created a single entry method to streamline the process.
After each meet you will only have to enter your athletes into the NHIAA Division II Outdoor Championships on directathletics.
Click on the above link or just login to your DirectAthletics account and go the NHIAA Division II Outdoor Championships on you meet schedule.
Enter each person who has provisionally qualified of automatically qualified into their events. Make sure you use the mark from the meet and not an old mark from the previous season.
All times submitted must be hand times. To convert automatic times to hand times subtract .24 from the automatic time and round up to the next full tenth of a second
Rich Nagy will download and post on LancerTiming twice per week. Usually on Mondays and Fridays and will post the latest results on LancerTiming under the NHIAA Outdoor Track Leagues, Division 2 battlenotes.
This means that parents will be looking for their athletes in the Battlenotes twice a week. It is up to you to keep up. This only works if you update/enter your qualifiers after each meet.
Any qualifiers submitted via the spreadsheet or e-mail methods are not in; you must enter them into DirectAthletics if you have not already done so.
Entries will close at 9 PM Sunday May 19, 2013. Make sure you are done by then.
We hope you will find this new procedure more user friendly and less time consuming.
Matt Skidds- AD, Coe- Brown
John Eastman- Coach, Souhegan
Andrew Gamble-Coach, Lebanon
Anthony Anzivino -Pinkerton
Chris Cogliano -Bishop Guertin
John Conlin -Merrimack
Chris Decarlo- Pinkerton
Alex Doyle -Merrimack
Gunnar Ericsson- Timberlane
Drew Francouer -Somersworth
Jerickson- Fredrick Salem
Samson Horne -Nashua North
Kent Horsley-Bishop Guertin
Dylan Lafond- Central
Mike Lynch- Nashua North
Devin Martin -Merrimack
Devin Motivala- Nashua North
Kevin Shea -Nashua South
BJ Smith Concord
Eric Tahtamoni Salem
Jeff Taylor- Memorial
Taylor Blood -Winnacunnet
Smita Boesch-Dining Concord
Jacilyn Briggs -Keene
Emma Checovich - Winnacunnet
Elizabeth Conway -Central
Kara Duffy -Dover
Betsy Garnick- Bishop Guertin
Rachel Hill - Somersworth
Hillary Holmes -Exeter
Hannah Kimball -Timberlane
Sydney Lagueux - Londonderry
Molly McCabe - Bishop Guertin
Adaeze Obinelo- Nashua South
Sydney Petersen Exeter
Victoria Rozumek- Salem
Abbey Smith- Pinkerton
Mary Beth Tyson- Pinkerton
Arashana Yanes- South
I hope to bring a live broadcast of the D2 Track and Field Meet on Saturday. I will try to use my phone as the internet connection. I have no idea if it will have a strongest enough AT&T signal. Good luck to everyone!! Here is the link
DIVISION I SEEDING:
The Seeding Meeting for Division I will be held at Winnacunnet High School on Tuesday, May
22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
DIVISION II SEEDING:
The Seeding Meeting for Division II will be held at Milford High School on
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
DIVISION III SEEDING:
The Seeding Meeting for Division III will be held at Newfound Regional High School on
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
The two top teams in D2 are Coe-Brown and Bedford. They both have the best depth. On paper, it is Coe-Brown. However, the Black Bears will have pick and choose Parker’s events carefully. Bedford has a little more play with their athletes.
The second tier teams are Milford, Merrimack Valley and Lebanon. These girls are in a battle for third. However, either one of them could be the sleeper which bumps into the title. Merrimack Valley will score most of their points in the throws. They have a slew of girls who can score big points. Milford is playing at home and has the most well rounded team of the bunch. Lebanon has won the last five championships. They are relying on Kelly Ludew to score big points for them. Heather King is coming off a knee injury and is starting to jump again, although she has not tripled in weeks. Moriah Morton should be a lock in the javelin. Here are my predictions.
5. Merrimack Valley
As I have stated time and time again, sprinters and jumpers win championships, but this year it could come from the mid distance folk at Souhegan. Their depth is great and they are in position to win their second championship this year. As good as they are, the Sabers will not have a cake walk toward the tite. Bedford and Merrimack Valley have well balanced teams and could pull off an upset. I give the nod to Bedford because of their all around depth. Mike Left Lebanon off his rankings last week. As their biased coach, I think he may have been a little short sighted. On paper, the Raiders are fourth, however, their injured athletes are healing and starting to get their performances in. Although, they have an uphill battle, they could be the team to pull off the upset.
This is the third year of the Stevens Twilight meet and it keeps getting better. There were 15 teams from New Hampshire and Vermont. Although the meet went from 5:15- 11:00 pm it was fun. Stevens has only one jumping pit, so there has to be minimum measurement. The pole vault started later than it should have, therefore it was the last event to be contested (coaches, remember that when the schedule says the event begins at 5:15, that means it starts at 5:15. It does not mean warm-ups start at 5:15). However, it was worth the wait.
Merrimack Valley’s, Chris Bohi, had a fantastic night clearing 13’4″. Mike Cyphers of Lebanon won the event at 14′ 9″. The best performances of the night belonged to Newport’s Elise Rubchinuk beat Moriah Morton of Lebanon in the javelin 138 to 137-01. Both girls have earned elite status on Dyestat and qualified for the national championships. Ramario Bailey had another good night winning the two dashes and he set his school record in the 300 hurdles as well.
Having a meet under the lights has a magical feel. It made competing in the cold easier There were many great performances by many athletes. Check out the results on directathletics.com.
This was a little easier even though I haven’t paid as much attention to the Boys as I did last year when Milford was in it. The road seems to go through Indoor champions Souhegan. The rest are very close and it all depends on how kids triple and quadruple at the State meet.
1. Souhegan….Depth in the mid-distance events and relays have this team running on all cylinders. They are led by their Penn Relays 4×800 team of Bert DeForest, Tanner Kent, and Nate and Jake Kittredge. Add in Ben DeForest and James Tabor and you have a very strong core of guys. They are very strong in the relays and have added points in Andrew Coates in High Jump and Alex Hodson in the Pole Vault. The meet is theirs to lose.
2. Merrimack Valley…The Pride are going on all cylinders now. Last year they kinda faltered on state meet day. This year should be different as Chris Bohi and Colton Ham have the experience to have a banner meet. They have good relays and a little help in Andrew Alicea, Cody Phillips, and John Cadiero.
3. Bedford…This team is loaded in the right events to have a great run at the championship. Dylan York, Mackenzie Turgeon, Cameron Levenstein, and Joseph Thibeault lead an experienced sprint and jump team. Add Luke McDonough and Thomas Brigham for points in the hurdles and pole vault and you have a very powerful team built for a short meet. This team could surprise everyone on the big day.
4. Oyster River…I would normally have ranked this team closer to the top but with question marks surrounding Jack Collopy, fourth is the best I could do. Ethan Druskat has been amazing and could bring 35-40 points by himself. The question will be how the distance crew can eat up points. If I know OR they will have kids peaked for the day. Ryan Brady is having a nice year but the lack of field event qualifiers could ultimately be their achilles heel.
5. Plymouth….Thats right! These kids are having a fine season behind the likes of Mike McLean in the 800 & 1600 and Rob Mills in the sprints. They have a nice hurdler in Malcom Gocha and Keegan Rasmussen in the high jump. Their key will be how well these guys triple and quad at states.
Best of the rest…..Lebanon…Hated to leave these guys out after all the wonderful season they have had but just not seeing it in the battlenotes yet. Milford…Strong in jumps and throws but not much in running. Windham….Some good sprinters and jumpers but just not there yet.
Hope this gets everyone excited for the State Meet and please use my words as motivation for your teams.