Wolfpack Track v. Marianapolis Prep v. Providence Country Day School

Wolfpack Track v. Marianapolis Prep v. Providence Country Day School
Saturday, April 7th 2012

Women’s Track
Hyde-Woodstock- 26
MPS- 82
PCD- 63

Men’s Track
Hyde-Woodstock- 101
MPS- 32
PCD- 44

Yet another sunny and blustery day in Woodstock met the tri-meet this past Saturday. Competitors from Providence, RI and from nearby Thompson, CT came to compete in Wolfpack territory, as the home team was hungry for vengeance and vindication following a scalding from the Phoenix of Hyde-Bath this past Wednesday. The spirit was competitive and cordial, with emotions running high due to so many spectators present to enjoy the competition.

The women seemed shaken by the numbers of visitors present, but hung in there to earn what points they could. Andrea Crute ’12 was the individual point leader for the women again with 13 points. She brought gold home in both the 100m (15.55) and the 100 high hurtles (20.8), and took silver in the 300 intermediate hurtles (58.48). Leana Reagan ’12 grabbed an uncontested gold in pole vault (4’6) for her first competition in the event. Sarah Fan ’15 followed close behind Crute to earn third in the 100m (16.43) to bring in 2 points. Katie Meihel ’14 supported the ‘Pack with 2 fourth place finishes in the 400m (1:18.24) and the 1500m (6:59.35). Yoomi Ji ’13 also earned a point in the 800m (3:25.36) with her fourth place finish.

The relay teams for the women brought in a combined 5 points for their silver in the 1600m (6:13.76 – Reagan, N. Zhang ’13, Grace Briggs ’13, Ji) and their bronze finish in the 400m (1:06.16 – Briggs, Gaffney Tucker ’15, Mingxi Shen ’13, Crute)

Overall, the ladies have a lot of work to do in order to stay competitive through to the South Eastern New England competition, especially in the field events.

The men had a tremendous day versus the broad field of competition besting both teams combined and then some. Greg Munetz ’13 lead the team with 13 points for his gold/gold/silver domination of the shot put (35’1), discus toss (88’5) and javelin toss (89’3) respectively. Kenrick Vincent ’12 brought in 10 for his stellar competition in the hurtles: 110 high hurtles (21.55) and 300 intermediate hurtles (54.40). Nick Dresch ’12 earned first in the 1500m (4:52.93) and second in the 800m (2:22.13) for a combined 8 points. Marcos Mercado ‘14 scored first in the pole vault (10′), and third in the shot put (26’11) to summon seven for the team. Thomas Nixon got second in the 110 high hurtles (21.6), third in the triple jump (34’5), and fourth in the 100m dash (12.88) to gather 6 for the ‘Pack. Jahvaney Beckford ’13 won the 400m (54.67) and then fourth place in the high jump (5’2) for a total of 6 as well. The five point earners were numerous and included: Tom Rich ’12 – discus 2nd (71’2.5) and javelin 3rd (86.5), Brian O’Dea ’13 – pole vault 2nd (10′) and high jump 3rd (5’4), Apache He ’12 – triple jump 2nd (37’4) and long jump 3rd (16’4.25), Dan Weintraub ‘11 – 800m 1st (2:21.22), Brendan Murray ’14 – 3000m 1st(11:31.18). Sam Finkenstaedt ’13 earned second place in the 1500m (5:08.29) and fourth place in the 400m (1:02.05) for a sum of 4. The fourth place finishers in their events earned 3 points each: Van Zhou ’13 got second place in the 200m (25.98), Rob Lewis ’12 got second in the 100m (11.90), and Felipe Azevedo ’14 got 3rd in the 400m (59:29) and 4th in the discus toss (66’5). Steve Wang ’13 got 4th in the triple jump (31’2.75) and Sam Debessay ’13 in the shot put (26’9) to add 1 point each to the tally.

The 1600m relay team of Dresch, Beckford, Weintraub, and Lewis also dominated to score first and the 400m relay team of Beckford, Vincent, Lewis, Weintraub scored second.

All in all a wonderful day with help coming from faculty and family alike. The spirits were high to end the afternoon and the ‘Pack has a week of preparation to gear up for our first away meet next Saturday.

I hope to see you there,

Coach Harrington