Wolfpack Grit Shows in SENE Track & Field Championship Meet

SENE League Championship

May 14, 2011

At Moses Brown School

The Hyde School Track and Field Team spent a cool, overcast, perfect weather for running day at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI competing in the SENE League Championship Meet.  Though both teams fell to second place, the WolfPack saw true grit from its athletes with 25 personal best performances and one new school record.

Boys’ Track and Field

Moses Brown School – 133

Hyde School – 92

Marianapolis Preparatory School – 53

Providence Country Day School – 34

Wheeler School – 26

The Hyde School Boys’ Track and Field Team capped off a great SENE season with a solid second place finish in the league championship.  With a true team effort, the WolfPack was able to rally through two of its top performers’ inability to score due to PG status, and its captain plagued with illness.

On the field, Apache He ’12 took fourth place in the triple jump, with Thomas Nixon ’14 just behind him in the same event.  Brian O’Dea ‘13 swept the pole vault with first place points, while Max Pruzinsky ’12 took fourth in the high jump.  Greg Munetz ’13 earned fourth place in the javelin throw, shot put, and discus, while Roy Wang ’13 took third in the shot put and fifth in the discus.  Justen Wilson PG andJalen Hill PG focused on their throwing technique with the second and third farthest shots, and Wilson had the furthest discus throw on the day as well.  Both look forward to their New England Championship competition.

The running events opened with Nick Dresch ’12 shaving 10 seconds off his best 1500 meter finish to take first place with a time of 4:28. Dresch also took third in the 800 meter run with another personal record.  Leonard Solovey ’14 took his first points of the season with fourth place and a personal record in the 3000 meter run.  Ming Xiao ’11 had another great hurdling day, taking first in the 110 high hurdles and second in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, earning a personal record.  Also contributing in the hurdles were Max Pruzinsky ’12 and Yiren Jiang ’13.  Pruzinsky took third in the 110 and fourth in the 300, with a personal best.  Jiang had personal records for both the 110 high and 300 intermediate hurdles, earning fourth and sixth place respectively.  The Hyde men had an excellent showing in the 400 meters, with Dan Weintraub ’12 taking second place with a personal best time, an ill Mac McGuire ’11 taking fifth, and Brian O’Dea ‘13 earning a personal record and sixth place.  Weintraub also had a great 800 meter run earning first place points, while McGuire took fourth and his personal best time in the event.  Weintraub ended the day with a fifth place finish in the 200 meter dash and an excellent 400 meter relay, along withDresch, McGuire, and O’Dea, that took second place and beat the season’s best time in that event as well.

Girls’ Track and Field

Moses Brown School – 134.5

Hyde School – 66

Marianapolis Preparatory School – 57.5

Providence Country Day School – 49

Wheeler School – 31

After a long season of struggling with a short roster, the Hyde School Girls’ Track and Field Team had a phenomenal day, showing that heart and grit can go a long way in athletics.  Though scoring options were limited purely by number of team members, each athlete made the best of her day in order to secure a second place finish for the league championship.

In the field events, Amelia Lyle ’14 secured Hyde’s first full point count for the day with a top finish in the pole vault.  Rachael Weyhe ’12took fourth in the high jump, while Danielle Woytowitz ‘12 has a pair of fifth place finishes and personal records in the long and triple jump. Rianna Arellano ’12 beat her personal best by a whopping 20 inches to take first place in the long jump.

On the track, Arellano, along with Lori Allen ’11, Mari Barnett ’11, and Andrea Crute ’12 shaved another second off the 100 meter relay season’s best time to earn second place in the day’s first running event.  Allen and Crute also added points in the 100 meter dash, taking fifth and fourth place respectively, with Crute adding a second place, and personal best, finish in the 100 meter high hurdles and third place in the 200 meter dash as well.  Amelia Lyle ’14 earned her personal best time in the 800 meter run, taking fifth place and furthering her contribution to the team.  Mari Barnett proved the premier point earner, adding another second place and season best relay finish in the 4×400 meter, withWeyhe, Allen, and Lyle performing well for the team also.  Barnett proved her team value with two first place hurdle finishes.  After taking first in the 100 meter high hurdles, Barnett slashed her own personal record in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles to be the top finisher and break a ten-year-old school record in the event.

The entire WolfPack has shown great heart, determination, and sheer will throughout the 2011 Track and Field season, leading to this great whole team finish in the SENE.  Although all athletes will not be able to compete, the team looks for a solid performance at the New England Championship next Saturday, May 21, at Hyde School.