April 30, 2011
At Hyde School
The Hyde School Track and Field Team hosted a tri-meet for the women and quad-meet for the men Saturday April 30. Both teams saw marked improvement with the women earning personal best performances from a number of athletes and the men able to seal a victory with usually quiet runners making significant contributions.
Girls’ Track and Field
Marianapolis Preparatory School – 78
Providence Country Day School – 47.5
Hyde School – 41.5
The small roster did not prevent the Hyde School Girls Track and Field Team from impressing spectators and coaches. The WolfPack utilized its strength, scoring in all but one running events as a result of all athletes pushing themselves in order to best contribute to the team. Katie Mehiel ’14 earned her first points of the season with a fourth place finish in the 400 meter dash, as did Danielle Woytowitz ’12, garnering fourth place in the triple jump. Amelia Lyle ’14 added second and third place points in the 800 meter run and javelin throw respectively. Gabby Bergeron ’14 contributed major points as she placed fourth in the 800 and 1500 meter run and second in the 3000 meter run. Lori Allen ’11 continued her team contribution with a second place finish in the 100 meter dash and fourth place in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. Standouts for the day were Andrea Crute ’12 and Mari Barnett ’11 who both scored in all of their events for the day. Crute earned two first place finishes, in the 100 and 200 meter dashes with personal best times in both events, and third place in the 100 meter high hurdles. Barnett earned fourth place in the high jump and first place in both the 100 high and 300 intermediate hurdles, beating her own school record in the 100 meter high hurdles. Crute and Barnett, joined by Allen and Rianna Arellano ’12, rounded out the day’s scoring with a competitive second place finish in the 4×100 meter relay. Though the team lost by a hair in the last leg of the race, they dropped their personal best time by more than 3 seconds. Showing marked improvement all around, the women athletes have much more confidence in the team’s performance as the season charges forward.
Boys Track and Field
Hyde School – 101
Marianapolis Preparatory School – 56
St. Thomas More School – 48
Providence Country Day School – 41
The Hyde School Boys Track and Field Team continued its run with impressive performances and contributions from all members of the team. With three of the top runners unable to compete in this meet, several members of the WolfPack stepped in to ensure another notable performance on the men’s side. This all around team win was bolstered by the team’s ability to score in all but two events. Jeremy O’Connell ’14, Matt Wysocki ’13, Kevin Ding ’13, Dustin Bo ’12, and Feng Xu ’11 all earned their first points of the season. O’Connell, who has been improving significantly in his work ethic and performance, earned third place in the 3000 meter run. Wysocki returned from his injury with a solid fourth place finish in the 1500 meter run. Ding edged out Wysocki to finish in third place in the 1500 meters, and also hurdled at his best to earn fourth place in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. Bo and Xu finished in fourth and fifth in the 800 meter run, while Xu also picked up fifth place points in the 1500 meters. Consistently solid javelin thrower Thomas Rich ’12 earned third place in his event, while Apache He ’12 continued his tremendous jumping with second place in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. Thomas Nixon ’14 also maintained his solid performances with fourth place in the triple jump and fifth place, and a personal best time, in the 200 meter dash. Max Pruzinsky ’12 hurdled well in the meet with a fourth place finish in the 110 high hurdles and third place in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. Ming Xiao ’11 held onto his place as the WolfPack’s premier hurdler with first place finished in the 300 intermediate hurdles and a solid second place finish in the 110 high hurdles. Earning first place points for the WolfPack were Brian O’Dea ’13 andWilliam Shaw ’12 in the pole vault and 3000 meter run respectively. Marcos Mercado ’14 became a major contributor for Hyde with a third place finish in the 800 meter run and second place in both the pole vault and the 1500 meter run. Greg Munetz ‘13 continued his improvement in the throwing events, taking fourth place in the shot put and third in the discus. Justen Wilson PG earned first place in the shot put, but, more impressively, had season personal bests in his second place discus throw and fifth place 100 meter dash. Mac McGuire ’11 proved man of the meet with a third place finish in the 200 meter dash, and a pair of first place finishes in the 800 and 400 meters, earning another personal best in the 400 meters. With such an all-around team effort, the WolfPack is in good standing to continue its impressive finishes as the season moves into tournament meets.