Inclement Weather Doesn’t Dampen Hyde Track & Field Efforts

Hyde Wolfpack travelled to Portsmouth Abby School this past Saturday to compete in the O’Dell Invitational. This invitational was the championship for the SENE and EIL Track and Field divisions. Despite inclement weather, the Wolfpack was able to rally around some consistent efforts from seniors in order to pick-up as many points possible.

The boys team came into the SENE Championships with a full head of steam ready to compete with the powerhouse Moses Brown. With multiple injuries and post-graduate standout Jay Watkins ’13 being deemed ineligible for scoring due to league rules on post-graduate students participation, Hyde placed second in the SENE with 143 points to Moses Brown’s 196 points. On the track, Tyquan Ekejiuba ’13 andBrian O’Dea ’13 had quality performances on the track, leading the team in scoring for the day. Jesse McKiernan ’15 narrowly missed qualifying for New England’s and will earn one of the team’s wildcard spots for competition.  The boys team had two individual champions on the day, Brian O’Dea ’13 in the pole vault and Fedja Durisic ’14 in the high jump.

The girls team was undermanned and outgunned during the SENE Championships, finishing last among SENE teams, but the fight and resolve of these ladies was impressive. Janicha Diaz ’14 placed third overall at the meet, improving her personal best by over three seconds. Her improved time should place her in one of the scoring heats for New England’s to conclude the season. Jamie Zins ’16 also placed third overall in the girls pole vault, also with a New England qualifying vault.

Hyde will look to cap their season at the New England Championships this upcoming weekend.

 

Coach Mellenger