Wolfpack Track & Field Solid at PA Meet

April 27, 2011

At Portsmouth Abbey School

The Hyde School Track and Field Team traveled to Portsmouth Abbey School Wednesday afternoon.  With drizzle dampening the track, the athletes endured a slippery surface to showcase further improvements and an increased sense of team unity, as the boys were able to capture first place against teams that have historically outperformed the WolfPack.

Girls’ Track and Field

Portsmouth Abbey – 89

Bancroft School – 81

Hyde School – 8.5

Though small in numbers and limited in impact, the Hyde School Girls Track and Field Team saw solid contribution from its members. Rachael Weyhe ‘12 offers points in the high jump with a third place finish, as did Lori Allen ‘11 with a third place finish in the 100 meter dash.  After a disappointing fall in the 100 meter high hurdles, Mari Barnett ‘11 rallied to earn fourth place in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles.  Amelia Lyle ‘14 added to the team’s efforts with a third place finish in the javelin and fourth place in the 800 meter run.  Andrea Crute ‘12 rounded out the scoring for the girls with fourth place in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes.  The girls will continue to work toward personal best times in order to make a large splash with a small roster in future meets.

Boys’ Track and Field

Hyde School – 67.5

Bancroft School – 66

Portsmouth Abbey – 47.5

The Hyde School Boys’ Track and Field Team had great all around contribution from its members to solidify first place in this competitive meet.  Addison Wheat ’11 earned fourth place points for the WolfPack with a solid 3000 meter run, while Tom Rich ’12 continued his javelin work to garner third place and Ming Xiao ’11 also took home third in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles.  The shot put proved a lucrative event for Hyde, as Justen Wilson PG took first place, Jalen Hill PG second, and Greg Munetz ’13 fourth.  Wilson added significant points with a first place finish in the discus throw as well, while Munetz took second in the same event.  Thomas Nixon ‘14 also contributed with a 4th place finish in the 200 meter dash and 3rd place in the triple jump.  Great all around performances were seen fromApache He ’12 and Brian O’Dea ’13.  He took third place in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump and 100 meter dash, while O’Deaearned major points with a fourth place finish in the high jump, third in the 400 meter dash, and first place, once again, in the pole vault.  Mac McGuire ’11 and Dan Weintraub ’12 continued their intra-squad battle, competing in the 200, 400, and 800 meter races.  Weintraub had great second place finishes in all three events, while McGuire took third in the 800 and first place in the 200 and 400 with great runs for both.  The scoring was rounded out by a great first place performance by the 4×400 meter relay team of McGuire, Weintraub, Hill, and O’DeaMcGuire, Weintraub, and O’Dea finished the day earning points in every event in which they competed.