Hyde vs. David Prouty- Hyde 28 David Prouty 54
Hyde vs. Oxford- Hyde 18 Oxford 72
Hyde vs. Northbridge Hyde 18 Northbridge 59
Hyde vs. David Prouty- Hyde 8.5 David Prouty 54.5
Hyde vs. Oxford- Hyde 12 Oxford 33
Hyde vs. Northbridge- Hyde 3 Northbridge 82
Hyde Woodstock attended our first SWCL Indoor Track Meet on 12/12. A little explanation of how these meets run may help others to make sense of the results. At each meet 10+ teams attend and run against each other in open heats. Scores are then compiled as “Dual Meet” scores, team vs. team, according to a schedule that will have each team compete “head to head” throughout the season. Most of these teams are larger public school squads of 40-90 girls and boys. When results and places are listed in my write ups they will usually reflect our athletes places out of all competitors in an event. This is essentially their place out of half the competitors in the league of 945 athletes.
Our boys team of 9 athletes put up a good fight but were beaten by their competitors who were far greater in number. Some stand outs were Thomas Nixon who took 2nd overall in the 50m hurdles running 7.7 seconds. He was also 3rd overall in the 50m dash finishing in 6.1 seconds. Rob Ficara managed a 2nd place overall sending the shot 40’ 11 ½” Just a few inches behind first. He was a bit disappointed in his throws but he came back strong to finish 12th overall in the 50m dash in 6.3 seconds picking up a 2nd and a 3rd in dual meet scoring. With a little block work he may become a competitor at that distance. New comer Joe Deliso put in a valiant effort in his first meet trying out the 50m dash, and showing some talent in the 600m. Joe finished the 600m in 1:54 earning 9th overall, and was a scoring finisher in each of our dual meets picking up two 2nd place finishes and a 3rd. Bill Lin also put in an impressive effort finishing 10th overall in the 2mi and 11th in the 1000m making him a scorer in two of three of our dual meets.
On the girls squad, or dynamic duo, Amelia Lyle and Katie Mehiel participated in the shot put. Katie placed 24th throwing 13’ 1” in her first time ever picking up the implement. Amelia, also throwing for the first time placed 7th overall, after losing a tie breaker for 6th, with a throw of 23’4”. She picked up two 1st place finishes and a 2nd place finish in dual meet scoring. Amelia also picked up some points in the 1000m and the 50m dash accounting for all of the points for the girls team in this meet.
In closing I would say this. We have two very small teams who represented themselves very well in a field of much larger teams. We aren’t likely to pile up many wins this season but with improvement I think we can give them a run for their money. What I was most impressed with was the way they handled themselves. Everyone put in an excellent effort, our athletes were respectful and hardworking, and folks jumped into new events when asked. Sometimes we found success, and sometimes we found out what we wouldn’t be doing in future meets, but even out of their comfort zone they gave it their best. Best of the best here is that they worked as a team, they were lap counters for each other, gave each other tips and encouragement, and acted as assistant coaches in times where I needed to assist with running the meet. They all exceeded my expectations for camaraderie and team work. Excited for the season to come.