The Hyde School track and field team had their first home meet this past Saturday, competing against athletes from Kingswood Oxford School and Paul Cuffee School.
The men’s team again had a solid performance, winning the meet with a score of 95 points over the second place finish of 62. The men dominated the field events, taking first in most events as well as a number of seconds and thirds. Highlights included the high jump, where Jared Larsen ’13, Feda Durisic ’14, and Brendan Murray ’13, a first time high jumper, swept first, second, and third places. These performances were supported by Graham Davidson ’13 and Sean Michael McCrystal ’13, who took first and second place in the javelin, and Greg Munetz ’13, Evan Berger ’14 and Cheng “Kevin” Wang ’16 who took first, third, and fourth in the discus.
In the running events, the men had a strong showing, getting a number of key places to ensure their win for the meet. Jared Larsen ’13 broke the school record in the 400 by about 2 seconds, running a time of 51.61 seconds, and placed third in the 200. Jay Watkins ’13 placed second in the 100, first in the 200, and was a member of the winning 4 x 100 relay team. Brian O’Dea ’13and Thomas Nixon ’14 continued to show their strong athleticism, taking first and second in both the 110 high hurdles and the 300 intermediate hurdles. These performances were rounded out by the efforts of Jesse McKiernan ’15, who placed second in the 150 and third in the 800, Felipe Azevedo ’14, whose strong race in the 3000 earned him second place, and the 4 x 400 team that placed first.
With a relatively young team, the women’s team brought a solid effort to the meet, ultimately finishing second out of three teams. Key scorers included Lila Paulsen ’15 and Amelia Lyle ’14,Lila placing third in the shot put, second in the discus, and second in the javelin, and Amelia winning both the javelin and the pole vault. Supported by Megan Belka ’14, Gaffney Tucker ’14,and Jamie Zins ’16, the women dominated the shot put, discus, javelin, and pole vault, earning most of the places in each event. On the running side, Janicha Diaz-Carrion ’14 and Amanda Diedrick ’13 earned points for the team with their respective fourth place finishes in the 400 and 1500, and both relay teams earned second place in their events. Overall, it was a great day for the Hyde Wolf Pack and a strong first home meet of the season!