April 16, 2011
At Hyde School
On an unseasonably cold spring afternoon, Hyde School’s Track and Field program hosted a tri-meet with Kingswood Oxford School (KO) and Providence Country Day School (PCD). With Hyde parents lining the track, the men were able to prevail with a win, while the women secured second place as all athletes demonstrated heart, determination, and teamwork throughout the afternoon.
Hyde School – 79
Kingswood Oxford – 76
Providence Country Day – 19
Hyde garnered great momentum for the win with the effort of the field competitors. In the shot put, Hyde took first, second, and third place points with the efforts of Justen Wilson PG, Jalen Hill PG, and Quincy Faulk ‘12. Wilson earned another first place finish in the discus, out throwing his competition by nearly 24 feet. Also adding to Hyde’s points in the discus was Greg Munetz ‘13 with a solid second place finish. Munetz also contributed with a third place finish in the javelin, with Tom Rich ’12 taking first place in the event with a throw of 100’7”. The jumpers also did well for the team, with Apache He ’12 earning second place in the triple jump with Thomas Nixon ’14 just behind him, Will Davis ’13 taking fourth in the long jump, and Brian O’Dea ’13 and Max Pruzinsky ’12 taking second and third in the high jump. O’Dea helped to secure Hyde’s excellence in field events by taking first place in the pole vault.
Hyde also saw great performances on the track from the team’s male athletes. Apache He continued his contribution with a fourth place finish in the 100 meter dash, while Hill added another set of second place points with his performance in the 400. Also earning second place points for the WolfPack were Pruzinsky in the 110 high hurdles, Ming Xiao ’11 in the 300 hurdles and Dan Weintraub ’12 with a solid 800m race. Hyde’s most outstanding second place finish came with the outstanding race of Nick Dresch ’12 in the 1500m. With a personal best of 4:38.83, Dresch lost a first place finish by a mere 0.3 seconds and showed tremendous athleticism and determination through the finish of the race. In order to secure a victory over KO, Hyde earned first place finishes from Xiao in the 110 high hurdles and a fantastic race from Mac McGuire ‘11, who won the 400m by 3 full seconds.
Kingswood Oxford – 94
Hyde School – 45
Providence Country Day – 33
Though the Hyde women are small in numbers this year, they showed their strength in athleticism throughout the day. Rachael Weyhe ’12 was able to earn the team six early points with a pair of second place finishes in the long jump and high jump. Earning victories and five points each for the team in field events were Amelia Lyle ’14 in pole vault and Mari Barnett ’11 in the high jump. Barnett was a standout throughout the day in performance and leadership as she earned two more first place finishes for the team in the 100m high hurdles and 300m intermediate hurdles. Lori Allen ’11 also led the WolfPack with a third place finish in the 300m intermediate hurdles and a solid second place finish in the 100m, earning a personal best time with 13.8 seconds. Also impressive was Gillian Weintraub ’12, who scored second and third place finishes in the 3000m and 1500m runs.
With an all-around team effort, Hyde looks forward to improving times and earning more personal bests with better weather Wednesday April 20 at St. George’s School.