Wolfpack Track & Field at Worcester Academy, April 12, 2014


Worcester Academy – 172

Kingswood Oxford – 90

Marianapolis – 49

Hyde School – 32

Bancroft – 6



Worcester Academy – 144

Kingswood Oxford – 110

Marianapolis – 41

Hyde School – 27

Bancroft – 26


The Wolfpack Track & Field team traveled north to Worcester Academy for a beautiful spring day.  Both teams were missing a number of their best performers for various reasons.  Fortunately, this provided other athletes with the opportunity to step up and test their abilities.

Due to absences the girls  team was made up of Dossou Ndiaye ‘15, Janicha Diaz ’14, Mandy Yang ‘15, Lizzie Xu ‘14, and Sarah Fan ‘15.  Mandy showed tenacity and perseverance in her long races.  Sarah’s form in the triple jump shows great promise and she set her personal record at 24’ 9”.  Lizzie fought through illness and rallied to run the 400 in 1:31.1.  Janicha also rallied her attitude to compete and surprised herself with a third place finish in the 100 High Hurdles (19.0) and a second place in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles (55.1).  Dossou came through for the team in all of her events: 3rd place in the 400 m (1:10.6), 1st in shot put (29’ 4”), and a third in the triple jump (31’ 1.5”).

The boys  team opened the meet with a disappointing 4 x 100 disqualification. Lots of potential in this group but more practice will be needed to maximize passing.  In the 1500 m Felipe Azevedo ’14 dropped almost thirty seconds and garnered a second place finish in 5:03.9.  Competing in the 400 m, Dorje Kutler ’17 again had a solid run, shaving another couple of seconds off his time.  In the 100 m, Kyle Jordan ’14 brought home a 3rd place in a time of 11.8.  Running in the 800, improvements were again made by Kutler (shaved off 12 seconds) and Tyler Jenkins ’15 (dropped 13 seconds) and Ivan Xu ’15 (dropped almost 17 seconds!).  200 m runners all showed improvement in block use, including Justin Irby ’14 and Marcus Greenidge ’15 who got third place.  Jordan secured a second for the 200 m with a time of 24.41.  In the 3000, freshmen Alex Wang and Tom Huang both worked diligently and showed promise.  Among the field events significant improvements in personal records were shown by many.  In the discus Rob Ficarra ’14 came in third with a 101’ 4” throw.  In the triple jump, Peter Yang ’17 came in 3rd with a jump of 34’ 3/4”.

The team will recharge on Sunday and prepare for its first home meet on Wednesday followed by a long trip to Maine for the President’s Cup on Thursday.