Hyde School Hosts NEPSTA Division III Meet

Shawn Campbell, a post-graduate student at Hyde School, competed in the long jump at the NEPSTA track meet, winning 1st place and setting a new New England record with a jump of 23 feet, 2 ½ inches.
Shawn Campbell, a post-graduate student at Hyde School, competed in the long jump at the NEPSTA track meet, winning 1st place and setting a new New England record with a jump of 23 feet, 2 ½ inches.

Woodstock, CT-On May 15, Hyde-Woodstock hosted over 16 track teams on its Woodstock campus for the New England Private Schools Track Association (NEPSTA) Division III meet.

This was the first year that the NEPSTA meet was hosted on the Hyde School campus. Previously, the meet was held at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island.

Attending teams included Bancroft School, Canterbury School, Cheshire Academy, Concord Academy, Groton School, Hebron Academy, Hyde School of Maine, Kingswood Oxford School, Lawrence Academy, Marianapolis Preparatory School, Middlesex School, Moses Brown School, Portsmouth Abbey School, Providence Country Day School, Roxbury Latin School, St. George’s School, Vermont Academy, Wheeler School, and Wilbraham and Monson Academy.

Overall, the Hyde School placed 10th for the girls’ team, and the boys’ team tied for 7th place with the Canterbury School.

Nora Curran ’10 successfully cleared the bar for the pole vault competition at the NEPSTA track meet this past weekend. Curran won the pole vault, setting a new Hyde School record of 8 feet.
Nora Curran ’10 successfully cleared the bar for the pole vault competition at the NEPSTA track meet this past weekend. Curran won the pole vault, setting a new Hyde School record of 8 feet.

Individual standout performances came from Nora Curran ’10, Shawn Campbell PG, and Lexi Burke ‘10. Curran placed first in the pole vault, breaking the school record by vaulting 8 feet. Campbell placed first in the 100-meter race, the 200-meter race, and the long jump, breaking the New England record for the long jump by 9 inches, with a jump of 23 feet and 2 inches. Burke placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 28 feet, 11 ½ inches.

Simi DeAngelis ’10 clearing 4 feet in the high jump competition at the NEPSTA meet.
Simi DeAngelis ’10 clearing 4 feet in the high jump competition at the NEPSTA meet.

“The meet was a great success,” says Assistant Head of School John Rigney, who also co-directed the meet. “It was great to have all of the teams on campus, and the meet ran smoothly. We look forward to hosting it again next year.”

Check out the photos from Saturday’s meet here.