Hyde school hosted its first home meet of the season on Wednesday, April 16th. It was a cool, windy day to host a quad meet and the whole Hyde community should be commended for sticking it out and running an efficient meet.
Three girls put up the bulk of Hyde’s points at this meet. After a missed event and a struggle to a positive attitude together, Janicha Diaz rallied, and came out to win the 300m hurdles. Amelia Lyle took a first place in the pole vault with 8’, just below her own school record. The girl with the most points on the meet was Dossou Ndiaye. Dossou pulled in first place finishes in the shot put with 28’9” thrown. She also took first in the triple jump with 29’ and tacked on a 5th place finish in the long jump accounting for 13 of the teams 37 points. Fifth place finishes for Lizzie Xu in the 800m and Sarah Fan in the long jump took in a point each, with the remainder of the points being scored by the 4×400 and 4×100 teams. In the end, the girls were 3rd as a team, just behind PCD but suffering a significant loss to Moses Brown who won the meet with 115 points.
On the boy’s side, the sprinters and mid distance from Moses Brown proved too fast for Hyde to take a first in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 4×100 or 4×400. Kyle Jordan did manage to take in a second place in the 200m at 24.22 and third place in the 100m in 12.19. Thomas Nixon and Dexter Thompson were nipping at Kyle’s heels in the 100m dash taking fourth and fifth place points with a 12.61 and 12.82. Unfortunately due to injury Thomas was unable to compete in the 100HH and 300IH where he typically picks up the bulk of his points. Jesse McKiernan ran a hard fought race in the 800m taking second place with a 2:12. As he learns more about pacing, and gets a bit stronger, it will be interesting to see if Jesse can make a run on the school record of 2:04 this year. Scott Leonard was a major contributor to the teams points by taking 1st place in the pole vault in his first attempt at the event and came back to take 1st place in the 3000m run. Felipe Azevedo couldn’t quite fend Scott off and took 2nd place just two seconds behind Scott’s 11:08 finish. Felipe also took 3rd place in the high jump clearing 4’ 8”. In the throws, Rob Ficarra took first place in the shot at 43’ 2” and 3rd in the disc at 109’ 8”. Peter Yang took 5th place in the long jump and 3rd in the triple with 16’7” and 33’ 11” putting four points on the board.
Both teams would end this meet at about 6pm on Wednesday, and hop on a bus the following morning to head up to Bath for another long, cold, track meet. Write up coming soon…