On Wednesday, April 17th, the Hyde-Woodstock Track and Field team travelled to Middletown, RI to participate in a five-team meet with St. George’s School, Moses Brown School, Wheeler School, and Providence Country Day School. Although it proved to be a long day for the Wolfpack, both the boys and the girls made strong showings amidst tough competition.
The boys team placed second out of the five teams, falling to St. George’s by 36 points. Brian O’Dea ’13 and Jay Watkins ’13 continued to be key scorers, as O’Dea placed first in the 110 high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles, and pole vault and Watkins won the triple jump, placed second in the 200, third in the 100, and was a member of the second place 4×100 relay team. A number of other athletes earned some key points in support of this effort, including Brendan Murray ’13, who gutted it out in the 1500 to earn fifth and placed second in the high jump, Marcos Mercado ’14, who earned third in the javelin and fourth in the pole vault, and Hyde’s 3000 runners—Felipe Azevedo ’14, Dylan Marx ’14, and Edison Yin ’15—who collectively placed second, fourth, and fifth in their race.
The girls team finished the meet in third place, beating out the teams from Wheeler and Providence Country Day. Amelia Lyle ’14 led the girls with scoring through her first place finishes in both the javelin and the pole vault and her participation in the relays. Janicha Diaz-Carrion ’14 rounded out the points for Hyde with a second place finish in the 300 intermediate hurdles, showing some great improvement. Although they did not place, Amanda Diedrick ’13 earned a new personal record in the 1500 and Kelsi Honeyman ’16 had a great first track meet with her efforts in the high jump.
Overall, both the boys and the girls teams put in solid efforts and should be proud of the places they earned!