On Saturday, May 17th, Hyde School Track & Field’s qualified athletes headed to the New England Division 3 championships in Bath, ME. Although the weather conditions were less than optimal, the competition remained stiff and the intensity was definitely up on the infield of the Morse High School track as all prepared for their final performances of the season.
The Boys team placed 14th out of the 21 teams in the meet. Rob Ficarra ‘PG was the leading scorer for the Wolfpack, placing fourth in both the shot put and the discus with his season’s best throws. Backing up his efforts, Kenny Grant ’14 placed fifth in the shot put and Marcos Mercado ’14 placed fourth in the javelin throw to round out the team’s scoring. Fedja Djurisic ’14, Felipe Azevedo ’14, Kevin Wang ’16, and the Boys relay teams put in solid efforts in their events, but came up short of hitting new personal records. The key athlete at the meet for the boys was Thomas Nixon ’14, as he ran the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays as well as competied in the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles.
The Girls team had a solid day, placing 8th out of the 17 teams present. Janicha Diaz ’14 and Amelia Lyle ’14 played key roles in the scoring and overall performance of the team. Diaz placed sixth in the 100 high hurdles and second in the 300 intermediate hurdles, missing the school record by a mere second. Lyle won the Pole Vault and participated in both relay teams with Diaz. Dossou Ndiaye ’15 placed third in the triple jump but unfortunately did not get an opportunity to perform in the shot put. Sarah Fan ’15 competed in both the long and triple jumps, nearing her season bests with both performances. The team capped off the day with a good effort in the 4 x 400 by Lyle, Diaz, Fan, and Tracy He ‘15, taking 30 seconds off of their best season time.