Hyde-CT Hosts SENE Track Championships

On Saturday, May 10th, Hyde School hosted the SENE championships. What started off as a rainy day turned into beautiful weather for a track meet, which allowed many competitors to excel.

The girls team placed 4th out of 5 teams, with a total of 72 points. Dossou Ndiaye, Amelia Lyle, and Janicha Diaz greatly contributed to the teams overall score. Ndiaye placed first in both shot put and triple jump, and scored third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:06.75. Lyle easily took first place in the pole vault, vaulting 8’6”. Diaz dominated the hurdles, placing first in the 300 meter hurdles, and third in the 100 high hurdles. Alyssa Egan and Mandy Yang ran some of their best times in the distance events, while Grace Briggs, Tracy He, and Sarah Fan contributed in the sprints and jumps.

The boys team placed 3rd out of six teams, with a total of 100 points. In the sprinting events, Dexter Thompson, Marcus Greenidge, and Thomas Nixon stood out. Thompson and Greenidge both took 7th place in their events, and Nixon scored top three in the 110 and 300 hurdles to earn points for Hyde. In the distance events, Felipe Azevedo and Bill Lin showed great effort. Azevedo placed 9th in the 1500 with a time of 4:46.6. Rob Ficarra and Kenny Grant earned points for the boys team in the throwing events. Ficarra earned 5th place in both the shot put and discuss, and Grant took 3rd in the shot put. Thompson and Peter Yang represented Hyde in the long and triple jumps, scoring 10 points for the team collectively. Marcos Mercado was also a stand out athlete this meet. He took first place in the pole vault, and third in the javelin, earning points for Hyde in both events.

Both the boys and girls teams showed great effort in the meet and proved their determination to finish the season strong!