Wolfpack Track Hosts Tough Field of Competitors

Wolfpack Track v. Wheeler v. Providence Country Day v. St. George’s v. Moses Brown at Woodstock, CT
Wednesday, April 18th 2012

Women’s Track
Wheeler- 6
Moses Brown- 88
PCD- 23
St. George’s- 205

Men’s Track
Hyde-Woodstock- 119
Wheeler- 12
Moses Brown- 28
PCD- 57
St. George’s- 134


Sun shine and a mild wind transformed into overcast skies with a chill wind as this midweek track event wore on. The Wolfpack defended their honor at home against a tough field of very competitive teams.

Seniors Andrea Crute ’12 and Leana Reagan ’12 took the team on their backs once again with superlative efforts in multiple events.Crute earned 4th home in the 100 high hurdles (21.47) and in the 100m (13.82), and a hard fought bronze in the 300m intermediate hurdles (59.06) to bring home a total of 8 team points. Reagan ran the 3000m to a new personal record by nearly 28 seconds (15:02.41) but still only managed 4th against the tough St. George’s and Moses Brown runners. She also placed 3rd in the pole vaultwith a height of 5’6 and brought the team total up four more points. This brought her total number of team points contributed up to 6.

The final points for the ladies came from a third place finish in the 1600m relay thanks the team of Naiwen Zhang ’13Yoomi Ji ’13,Mingxi Shen ’13, and Crute with a time of 5:59.33. Jessie Schwartz ’14 broke her own personal record in the 200m during the meet. Overall, the ladies demonstrated tenacity against a deep field with some truly gifted athletes competing against them. They maintained composure and put forth their best effort in most every event. We look forward to growing from the experience and developing skill over the long week until our next meet.

In the male events, the 400m relay team of Jahvaney Beckford ’13Kenrick Vincent ’12Rob Lewis ’12, and Thomas Nixon ’14scored 3rd with a time of 47.14 to jump off the meet to earn 3rd in the event. In individual events, Beckford got second place in the high jump (5’10) and got 3rd in the 400m (55.87) just a second and a half shy of the first place PCD runner. Brian O’Dea ’13 ran for the gold in the 110 high hurdles (18.27), leapt to 1st in the pole vault (11’), and scored 4th in the high jump (5’4). Nixon stole gold once again in the 300m hurdles (47.01) shaving over a second off of his previous meet time, and he scored 3rd in the 110 high hurdles (20.47). Greg Munetz ’13 shot put for the bronze with a distance of 35’3. Apache He ’12 achieved 2nd again in the triple jump (37’5) adding 3.5 inches to his distance meet to meet. Rob Lewis ’12 got 4th in the 100m (11.97). Marcos Mercado ’14 after taking silver in the Pole Vault (10’6), he scored sixth in both the Javelin and 300m intermediate hurdles, illustrating once again what a diverse field the ‘Pack faced. Nick Dresch ’12 earned gold in the 1500m (4:39.74) and silver in the 800m (2:14.64) improving his time by nearly 6 seconds. Saffi Hasseeb ’12 4th in the shot put (34’9). Vincent ran both hurdle events to earn 4th in the 300m intermediates (50.41) and 4th in the high hurdles (21.44). Jack Yan ’13 scored 5th for his personal record of 5’ in the high jump. Brendan Murray ’14 ran for 2nd in the 3000m (10:40.85) shedding 3 seconds of his prior time, and also placed 5th in the 300m intermediate hurdles (51.31). Dan Weintraub ’12 was back in the thick of things for this meet to earn 3rd in the 800m (2:16.51) after getting 4th in the 200m (40.48). In the 3000m Felipe Azevedo ’14 along with Matt Wysocki ’13 took 4th and 5thfor times of 11:30.85 and 11:33.45 respectively. Sam Finkenstaedt ’13 earned 4th for his effort in the 1500m (5:06.71) and Sean-Michael McCrystal got in behind him for 5th (5:22.39). Ben Tatro ’12 ran for 5th in the 3000m with a time of 12:19.96.

The relay team of DreschLewisWeintraub, and Beckford worked hard to earn a first in the 1600m with a time of 3:41.37. The Men’s Wolfpack continues to demonstrate their depth and competitive spirit to post significant points. Consistency is the key as we hurdle forward and build synergy and become more proficient in each event.

The ‘Pack has a week to regroup iron out some bumps before traveling to the Portsmouth Abbey School to face another team with drive, depth, and dicipline.

I hope to see you there,

Coach Harrington